In the frame of our Erasmus+ project, 2016 PROtect Integrity conference co-organized in partnership with Interpol has taken place in Lyon, France between 13-15 of April.

During two busy days, the representatives of player unions have participated in Train the Trainer seminar led by Daniela Giuffre from Interpol Integrity in Sport Unit. The program included sessions on integrity in sport, session planning or practical case studies, which have led to interesting exchanges between trade union members and Interpol, working together for the first time. With newly acquired Interpol’s certificates, the participants will soon start delivering face to face match-fixing education via team visits.

The conference was enriched with the interventions from George Paterson related to the European Commission’s role in the fight against match-fixing and Yvonne Nolan, on the Rugby World Cup 2016 Integrity Programme. Sessions on social media and communications and the practical aspects of Erasmus+ project implementation completed the 3 days seminar.

The last day of the event coincided with the #EUSportIntegrityDay held on the 15th of April every year and once again was an opportunity to express our commitment to fight against match fixing. 

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