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).
 
 
21.06.2017
EU Projects Key Points of Convergence
 
 
15.06.2017
Veille hebdomadaire de l’Observatoire géostratégique du sport n°182
 
 
Final Report
 
 
Conclusion of the PreCrimBet EU Programme coordinated by IRIS with Partners
 
 
27.04.2017
Sweden Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
 
 
20.04.2017
Portugal Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
 
 
19.04.2017
Spain Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
 
 
03.04.2017
Germany Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
 
 
29.03.2017
Poland Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
 
 
02.03.2017
Denmark Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
 
 
27.02.2017
Lithuania Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
 
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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