19 to 20 February 2024 Online

Countering Sports Corruption in the EU

Challenges and Insights

Published 2 months ago


Global sporting events and the revenues from their immediate derivative products, such as television rights and sports betting, have been growing at an exponential rate. A negative side effect of the globalisation of sports has been an increase in abuse of the betting market as a mechanism for money-laundering.

The current patchwork of policies against illegal betting and frameworks for sports governance is exploited to fuel the criminal economy by providing a means to launder massive amounts of illicit revenues. Criminal individuals and groups have been known to penetrate leagues and teams through ownership or contractual arrangements, which positions them to manipulate results.

This online seminar will analyse current measures to combat sports corruption within the EU and what more can be done to improve the investigation and prosecution of these crimes.

Key topics

  • Facts and figures on sports corruption and how it feeds into the wider field of organised crime
  • Analysis of current legal and regulatory framework to counter match-fixing
  • Law enforcement and judicial challenges in countering the crime
  • Case studies and promising practices in countering sports corruption

Who should attend?

Prosecutors, judges, law enforcement officers, lawyers, civil servants and policymakers.

Interactive online conference

The event will be hosted on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Participants will be able to participate actively and interact immediately and directly with top-quality speakers and other participants. ERA will make the most of the technical tools available to deliver an intensive and interactive training experience. The highest security settings will be applied to ensure that one can participate safely in this high-quality online seminar.