Conference Programme

12th Sport & EU Annual Conference

Molde University College, 29-30 June 2017


Wednesday 28 June 2017


20:30 – 22:00 Early registration and welcome drink @ Scandic Seilet Hotel – Sky Bar


Thursday 29 June 2017

08:45 – 09:15 Registration

09:15 – 09:45 Welcome – (Room A-112]

09:45 – 10:30 Keynote speech I (plenary) – [Room A-112]

Karen Espelund (former member of the executive committee of UEFA): Is sport self-cleaning?

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break


11:30 – 13:00 Parallel sessions – [Rooms A-112 & A-285]


Panel 1 [Room A-112]: EU sport policy development and organisational consequences

 Chair: Borja Garcia Garcia

  • Jürgen Mittag (German Sport University Cologne): Assessing sport organisation’s orientation towards the European level: On fragmentation, differentiation and coordination
  • Hallgeir Gammelsæter & Christos Anagnostopoulos (Molde University College): Institutionalized hypocrisy in sport bodies
  • Richard Parrish (Edge Hill University): The Birth of EU Sport Diplomacy


Panel 2 [Room A-285]: A sociocultural approach to sport actors and governance structures

Chair: Solveig Straume

  • Gökhan Dinar Different actors in the football field in Turkey: The role of the translation and the translator
  • Luca Culeddu (University of Valencia): The footballer’s body: from social hero to media idol
  • Feyza Basar (Gedik University): Accountability and transparency in sport management in Turkey and France from comparative perspective


13:00 – 14:15 Lunch


14:15 – 15:45 Parallel sessions


Panel 3 [Room A-112]: Sport’s social responsibility

Chair: Christos Anagnostopoulos

  • Jorid Hovden (Norwegian University of Science and Technology): Gender diversity in European sport leadership. Status, challenges and strategies
  • Arnout Geeraert & Ryan Gauthier (KU Leuven): Out-of-control Olympics: why the IOC is unable to ensure an environmentally sustainable Olympic Games
  • Jan Šneler (University of Zagreb): How to bring sport back to the base and still be successful?


Panel 4 [Room A-285]: Public and private regulation of sport activities

Chair: Hallgeir Gammelsæter

  • Zehra Betul Ayranci (Istanbul Bilgi University): Right of publicity of athletes in the United States and in Europe
  • Marlena Wyskok (Eugeniusz Piasecki University): German Association of gymnastics in Poland as an example of interference of State in ethnic minority’s sports matters


Social Activity: 17:00 – 19:00 Social activity: Molde FK Stadium tour & Molde Museum in town.


20:00 – 22:00 Conference Dinner downtown (Amelie Restaurant)



Friday 30 June 2017


10:00 – 10:45 Keynote speech II (plenary) [Room A-112]

Kjetil Siem (FIFA Director): From the East, South, West and North. The Governance of Multicultural Sport

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break


11:15 – 13:15 Parallel sessions


Panel 6 [Room A-112]: Sport and Governance

Chair: Arnout Geeraert

  • Joost Vynckier (KULeuven): The protection of (major) sport events against ambush marketing – A matter of good governance?
  • Özgehan Şenyuva, & Borja Garcia-Garcia (Loughborough University): Beliebers vs. Footbalistas: football governance and efficacy
  • An Vermeersch (Ghent University): Strengthening governance in anti-doping. What role for Europe?
  • Simon Gardiner (Leeds Beckett University): Integrity and Corruption in Sport: an analysis of Superficial Correlatives


Panel 7 [Room A-285]: Sport for development and integration

Chair: Oskar Solenes

  • Solveig Straume (Molde University College): Sport for development and peace in the urban global south – a study of 36 SDP organizations
  • Michał Mazurkiewicz (Jan Kochanowski University): Sport and development – the activity of SALOS RP
  • Doga Atalay & Emre Erdoğan: Football and immigrants: Can the ‘beautiful game’ help immigrant integration?
  • Silvija Mitevska (NGO TACT): Sport in refugee camps: Sharing experiences from a local NGO perspective


13:15 – 14:15 Lunch



14h15 – 15:30 Roundtable [Room A-112]: The Governance of Sport

Facilitator: Christos Anagnostopoulos


Hallgeir Gammelsæter (Molde University College), Jorid Hovden (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Borja Garcia Garcia (Loughborough University), An Vermeersch (Ghent University)


15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break


16:00 – 16:30 Closing and farewell remarks [Room A-112]



17:30 – 20:00 Social event for those who stay (Trekking to Varden: Molde Panorama).


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