Erasmus+ Sport Cluster Meeting on
“The Integrity of Sport”

4 - 5 December 2018

Brussels, Thon Hotel EU – Rue de la Loi, 75

Tuesday 4 December 2018
14:00 - 15:00 REGISTRATION
15:00 - 15:20

Welcome session

Ute Haller-Block, Head of Unit, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

Yves Le Lostecque, Head of Sport Unit, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Barbara Spindler-Oswald, Chair of the Council Working Party on Sport, Austrian Federal Ministry for the Civil Service and Sport

15:20 - 16:35

Policy session on the integrity of sport


Keynote speech: "Why is integrity vital for the future of European sport?"

Harri Syvasalmi, Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS)


Round-table discussion on "How can the EU and its Member States support sport organisations in protecting the integrity of sport?", moderated by Jutta Buyse, European Lotteries:

- Ramunė Bistrickaitė, Sport Lawyer specialising in Sport Integrity

- Clare Barrell, International Relations Advisor, UK Sport

- Narcisa Lecusanu, Executive Member, International Handball Federation

- Massimiliano Michenzi, Integrity investigator, Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)


Coffee break and networking

17:00 - 18:15

Policy session on good governance


Keynote speech: par "How does Erasmus+ contribute to improving the good governance in sport?"

Mathieu Fonteneau – Erasmus+: Sport expert

Round-table discussion on "How can sport organisations progress towards a better governance?", moderated by Sir Graham Watson, President, EuropeActive

- Michael Trinker, Deputy Executive Secretary, Council of Europe’s Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport

- Folker Hellmund, Director, European Olympic Committee (EOC) EU Office

- Heidi Sulander, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Education and Culture (FI)
- Thomas Capdevielle, Deputy Head, Athletics Integrity Unit


Concluding remarks

Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

18:30-20:00 Cocktail reception

Wednesday 5 December 2018
09:30 - 10:15

Introductory session to the workshops

Presentation of the Study on “Mapping and analysis of sport and corruption” - Elisavet Manoli, University of Loughborough

Overview of the projects funded under Erasmus+: sport
Luciano Di Fonzo and Myriam Rancon, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee break & networking

10:30 - 13:00

Parallel workshop sessions


Workshop 1

Good Governance

Paola Ottonello, EC
Luciano Di Fonzo, EACEA

Workshop 2


Ramunas Linartas, EC
Viera Kerpanova, EACEA

Workshop 3


Olivier Fontaine, EC
Andrea Szakonyi, EACEA


Lunch & networking


‘Sum up’ of the workshops’

Discussion with the three rapporteurs, moderated by Lucian Mircescu , attaché, Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU
Interactive session with the audience


Concluding remarks