Geostrategic Observatory on Sport
 Geostrategic Observatory on Sport
The sport research department of IRIS has become a leading authority in the EU on the analysis of the position and role of sport within international affairs. The area of research covers sport diplomacies, sports economy, governance and integrity, as well as the societal impacts linked to sport competition and activities. IRIS cooperates with organisations such as UNESCO (IRIS is a member of the Permanent Consultative Council of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS)), the Council of Europe or the European Commission. With regards to the subject of sports integrity, IRIS has notably led a landmark European program “What national networks to fight against match-fixing?” (2012-2014) and is currently coordinating a program for the European Commission: “Preventing criminal risks linked to the sports betting market” (2016-2017) . IRIS is also taking part in the European project “Fix the Fixing” (2016-2017 ; led by the University of Thessaloniki).

In France, IRIS has been assisting the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs on the formulation and implementation of a specific French sports diplomacy since 2012. In this framework, IRIS has analyzed in detail several examples of sport diplomacies (United States of America, Qatar, United Kingdom, Brazil, China) and proposed recommendations to the French state for its own sport diplomacy (Program “Diplosport” – 2012).
 
 
15.12.2016
[Preliminary Report] Preventing criminal risks linked to the sports betting market
by IRIS, CK Consulting, Danish Gambling Authority, University of Liverpool, Academicon, University of Hamburg, Clairance Avocats
 
 
23.11.2016
Preventing criminal risks linked to the sports betting market (update on the Precrimbet programme)
Interview with Pim Verschuuren, Research Fellow at IRIS, Coordinator of the PreCimBet Programme
 
 
29.09.2016
Veille hebdomadaire de l’Observatoire géostratégique du sport n°146
 
 
06.01.2016
#PreCrimBet: IRIS and Partners start a new EU Program
 
 
10.06.2014
What National Networks to fight against Match-Fixing? Program Conclusions presented in Brussels
IRIS
 
 
28.05.2014
UK Seminar : “WHAT NATIONAL NETWORKS TO FIGHT AGAINST MATCH-FIXING”
IRIS
 
 
06.05.2014
Greece Seminar : “WHAT NATIONAL NETWORKS TO FIGHT AGAINST MATCH-FIXING”
IRIS
 
 
24.04.2014
Spain Seminar : “WHAT NATIONAL NETWORKS TO FIGHT AGAINST MATCH-FIXING”
IRIS
 
 
14.04.2014
Finland Seminar : “WHAT NATIONAL NETWORKS TO FIGHT AGAINST MATCH-FIXING”
 
 
Portugal Seminar : “WHAT NATIONAL NETWORKS TO FIGHT AGAINST MATCH-FIXING”
 
 
08.04.2014
Estonia Seminar : “WHAT NATIONAL NETWORKS TO FIGHT AGAINST MATCH-FIXING”
Contact
Head of Project
Pim Verschuuren

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Carole Gomez

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Program “Preventing criminal risks linked to the sports betting markets” (#PreCrimBet)
Program sponsord by the European Commission, intending to create consistent and authoritative knowledge on the criminal risks linked to the sports betting market, assist national authorities in protecting betting integrity and building networks of concerned public and private stakeholders at national level.
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Fix the fixing
IRIS is a partner of a research program « Fix the fixing », sponsored by the EU Commission: http://fixthefixing.eu/
Fix the Fixing aims to develop a user-friendly educational tool to raise awareness among sports authorities and athletes about match-fixing, teach coping skills on resisting match-fixing approaches, and indicate ways to properly report match-fixing incidents to the relevant authorities.
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What national networks to fight against match-fixing
National seminars in EU countries to mobilize the sports administrators fot the protection of sports integrity.
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