Following the success of the first SportsBites event entitled ‘The sustainable financing of sport and the future role of Sports organisers’ rights in the EU’, the second instalment of the series is quickly approaching.
The second SportsBites lunchtime debate will be held on 10 April; its topic will be: ‘Safeguarding the integrity of sport – how to protect the integrity of sport competitions?’
The discussion will be opened by a speaker yet to be confirmed who will give a short introduction on the problem of match-fixing. Emine Bozkurt, MEP and member of the special committee on organised crime, corruption and money laundering, will then discuss the role of the European Parliament in helping combat match-fixing. Chris Eaton, Director of Sport Integrity at the International Centre for Sport Security, will then finally outline potential global strategies to rescue football.
The event will take place between 12.30 and 14.00 and will be hosted by Burson-Marsteller, 37 Square de Meuûs, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. As the title suggests, the discussion will be fuelled by a light lunch. Aspiring participants should contact Alexander Bielefeld by clicking here.
Sport&EU and Burson-Marsteller hope to organise one more ‘SportBites’ event before the summer break.