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).
Sweden Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
Portugal Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
Spain Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
Germany Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
Poland Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
Denmark Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
Lithuania Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
UK Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
Greece Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
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
France Precrimbet Seminar Synthesis
Head of Project
Carole Gomez

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Fix the fixing
IRIS is a partner of a research program « Fix the fixing », sponsored by the EU Commission:
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.
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.
What national networks to fight against match-fixing
National seminars in EU countries to mobilize the sports administrators fot the protection of sports integrity.