GLMS joined on 30-31 January 2019 a series of strong partners in the official kick-off of the IntegriSport project. The project, which is co-funded by the EU ERASMUS+ programme, will seek to raise awareness among law enforcement authorities across Europe on risks related to sport competition manipulations. With criminal organisations infiltrating sports, strong education and capacity building activities for law enforcement agencies are crucial for the global fight against the phenomenon.
The project that comprises two phases – the research phase and the awareness-raising phase – is run by CSCF – Foundation for Sport Integrity and beyond GLMS, its partners include 7 Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) across Europe. The project will also have the support of the Council of Europe – which was present at the kick-off meeting – and will be complementary to the Keep Crime out of Sport (KCOOS+) of the Council of Europe, in which GLMS is also a key partner.
Project Manager, Norbert Rubicsek, has stated “I am delighted that GLMS is a partner to this project. I am looking forward to further cooperating with GLMS and I am sure that with the years of expertise in the Sport Integrity field and thanks to its global network, GLMS will significantly contribute to the success of our project.” GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi has added: “It is with great pleasure that we are part of this important initiative. GLMS is very well placed to support the project partners in the development and deliverance of the educational tools and we look forward to the next steps to cooperate effectively with all key stakeholders”.