While at national and international level the main authorities are currently taking their responsibilities with regards to the fight against match fixing and the protection of sports, the project intends to defend the integrity of the betting market in itself, from the threats of fraud, money laundering, corruption, conflicts of interests and criminal infiltration.
This project proposes to first of all conduct a pioneer risk-assessment analysis of the betting market, the results of which will be published under the form of a report on the criminal risks linked to betting (phase 1), containing concrete and policy-oriented recommendations. 12 national seminars will then be organised to inform and assist EU national authorities in keeping their betting activity clean and innocuous to society and sport (phase 2).
This programme will provide unique knowledge on the reality of betting criminal risks and tailored guidance at the service of national authorities. It will build upon the former IRIS project “What national networks in the EU to fight against match-fixing?”.
National good practices, compositions of national stakeholders networks and all scientific findings relative to the programme will be disseminated in the view to promote exchange of information and cooperation at European level. Moreover, the networks and information drawn from the project will ultimately serve as important tools for the EU institutions in further cooperation and harmonization efforts between the member states.