Sport&EU Conference 2013

The Eighth Annual Conference of Sport&EU was hosted by the Sports Studies Research Centre at Kadir Has University. The conference took place on 27-28 June 2013. The timely theme of the conference was “Sport in Times of Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities”.


The conference program, with access to some of the papers presented, can be viewed here.  

Recorded videos of the conference sessions can be accessedhere:


The 2014 Sport&EU Conference will be hosted by the German Sports University in Cologne (Germany) and co-organised with the University of Mainz.
A call for papers wil be available in Autumn 2013.


Kadir Has University

Kadir Has University




William Gaillard was the keynote speaker of our 2013 conference

We are pleased to announce that William Gaillard, personal advisor to UEFA president and a senior director at UEFA, delivered the conference’s keynote speech. Mr. Gaillard keynote was titled ‘Football and the EU in a wider historical perspective’. Very much in line with the recent research initiative of the FREE Project, Mr. Gaillard will trace back the contribution of football competitions to European integration. Mr Gaillard will also have a look at recent UEFA initiatives, such as Financial Fair Play and the pan-European EURO 2020. Sport&EU is pleased to welcome such an important figure to our conference and we are convinced his intervention will raise interesting debates. As a senior director at UEFA, William Gaillard has been heavily involved in the governing body’s dealings with the European Union. He is often in Brussels meeting EU institutions and other stakeholders. You can review Mr. Gaillard keynote speech int he video below. 





Conference dates and times

The conference will run from Thursday 27 June at 9:00 through Friday 28 June at 14:00. A lunch will follow Friday’s closing.

A pre-conference evening will be organised starting on Wednesday 26 June at 17:00.

Conference delegates will have the opportunity to attend the match France vs. Spain, of the FIFA U20 World Championship, which is played on Thursday 27 June at 21.00 in the Ali Sami Yen Stadium.

All times are local.