Integrisport Next (EU co-financed ERASMUS+ project 2021-2022) coordinated by CSCF Foundation for Sport Integrity.
Integrisport Next (2021-2022) is a two-year project of which GLMS is a partner, with the ultimate goal of contributing to the efficiency of sport manipulation-related crime investigations and prosecution activities by providing awareness raising for law enforcement officers, judicial authorities, and other important stakeholders of the country partners on all aspects of manipulation of sports competitions, including the following topics:
Related criminal offences (corruption, fraud, money laundering)
Policy-making and National and international co-operation
GLMS’ Cassandra Fernandes and Daniel Chan were present via videostream at the first awareness raising session for law enforcement and judiciary of Estonia, held on 28-29 September 2021. They delivered a session on sports betting and manipulations as well as their reports and participated in a Peer-to-Peer meeting on how to fight sport manipulation. Read more.
This time in Finland on 3-4 November, Cassandra and Daniel delivered a lively session to Finnish law enforcement, sports stakeholders, prosecutors and other relevant stakeholders, including the national platform base and coordinator, FINCIS (Finnish Center for Sport Integrity) on investigation materials and interstakeholder cooperation. GLMS lottery member Veikkaus also delivered a presentation on the issues from the sports betting sector and working hand in hand with GLMS. Read more.
On 24-25 November 2021, Cassandra, together with Analysis and monitoring coordinators Chris Yaakoubian and Benoit Borsato, delivered a similar session to Swedish law enforcement and judiciary, this time supported as well by Svenska Spel. Read more.
GLMS was then present on 5-7 April 2022 in Cyprus, discussing with Cypriot law enforcement and judiciary on tackling sports manipulations, as well as participating in a peer to peer session involving Interpol and the Spanish law enforcement representative as well. GLMS was represented onsite by Cassandra Fernandes and online by Chris Yaakoubian. Read more.
Later in April 2022, on 25-26, Cassandra and Luca Esposito both attended the session in Malta, accompanied online by Brian Petersen, in what was regarded as a widely successful session also involving Interpol once again, as well as supporting partner FIFPro and Council of Europe, together with the Hungarian Prosecutors that participated in the largest European match-fixing investigation to date – the Bochum JIT Veto Case. Read more.
The final implementation phase session will be in Georgia in summer 2022.
The closing conference will be taking place in The Netherlands at the FIFPro headquarters on 4 November 2022.