top of page


The Sport&EU Association organises events amongst its members to promote dialogue and research, and share and develop knowledge amongst academics, researchers and practitioners. 

Short Talk:
Publishing in Academic Journals

Tuesday, May 14  2024

4 pm - 5 pm GMT+1

In this Short Talk, we are joined by editors of prominent academic journals to discuss key aspects of manuscript submission, maximizing research impact, engaging with policymakers, and practical tips for success.

With:  Prof. Roberta Guerrina, Dr Kirstin Hallmann and Prof. Mark James

Short Talk:
Esports and Doping

Thursday, April 25 2024

10 - 11:30am GMT+1

Esports, much like traditional sports, face the challenge of doping. in this Short talk, the panel examined the types of doping in esports and the strategies to prevent and address this issue. 

With:  Anne Tjønndal, Andrew Richardson, Ian Smith, and Zsolt Demetrovics

Short Talk:
Doping and Amateur Athletes

Thursday, 22 June 2023

17:00h-18:30h CET

The event discussed the topic of doping in amateur sports, and possible strategies to reduce substance use and reduce health harms. 

With: Olivier de Hon, Eric Vandenabeele and Luke Cox

Contemporary Challenges of Football

Thursday, 13 April 2023

13:00h-15:00h CET

Debate on the development of football, European Model of Sport and other football related topics

With: Zvonimir Boban, Richard Parrish, Simona Kustec, Vanja Smokvina and Julien Zylberstein

Short Talk
Athlete Representation

Thursday, 9 February 2023

17:30h-19:00h CET

This online Short Talk staged a debate about current topics related to the representation of the athletes' voice in the governance of sport.

With: Camille Delzant, Andy Harvey, Alistair Brownlee, Topias Koukkula and

Maximilian Seltmann


Round Table
The European Model of Sport

Friday, 2 December 2022

11h-17h CET

This hybrid event included a keynote speech by Prof. Simona Kustec-Lipicer, longstanding member of Sport&EU and former Slovenian minister of Education, Science and Sport, who was in charge of the EU presidency when the Council adopted conclusions on the European Sport Model. This was followed by a round table discussion with leading experts and key stakeholders.


Short Talk
The AG's Opinion in the Superleague and ISU cases


Monday, 19 December 2022

12h-13h CET

This online Short Talk staged a debate on the opinion given by the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice on the cases of the Superleague and the ISU.

With: Katarina Pijetlovic, Miguel Maduro, Vanja Smokvina, Borja Garcia and representatives of the stakeholders

Short Talk
Sport Diplomacy's Influence to Address Inequality

Thursday, 28 April 2022

16h BST / 17h CEST

This discussion was about the role, responsibility and influence sport diplomacy has when addressing inequality. It was discussed why elite athletes are often looked up to by their fans and other audiences for leadership both on and off the court.

With: Amran Malik (England), Lindsay Krasnoff (USA), Ashton Hewitt (Wales) & Aashika Doshi (England)

WhatsApp Image 2022-03-16 at 12.55.50.jpeg

Short Talk
The European Sports Model

Thursday, 24 March 2022

18h GMT

The first edition of the Sport&EU Short talk will be dedicated to discuss the European Model of Sport, and its relevance in policy-making and regulation.

With: Rui Jesus (Portugal), Boaz Sity (Israel), Paulina Tomczyk (Poland) & Morgens Kirkeby (Denmark)

The Rise and Demise of the SuperLeague

24 April 2021


In our first event, our members discuss the rise and demise of the SuperLeague.

With: Dr Andrea CattaneoDr Borja GarciaDr Katarina Pijetlovic & Sean Hamil

This video has been deleted.
bottom of page