The project’s key aims are to raise awareness on match-fixing and sports betting risks and to provide practical assistance with implementing necessary measures and promoting the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions.

Its objectives are to:

  • gather information on the current status in the fight against match fixing and sports betting regulations and to build a network of national contacts
  • offer practical assistance and to facilitate the exchange of good practices among countries through regional seminars, study visits and expert missions
  • assist with the setting up of national platforms, regulatory structures and other supporting structures and to strengthen the institutional capacity of relevant authorities
  • assist countries in implementing the convention nationally, including transposition of the Convention into national legislation.

The project partners include the UK Gambling Commission, ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity), INTERPOL, Oxford Research, The European Lotteries, The Finnish Olympic Committee, The French Online Gambling and Regulatory Authority (ARJEL), The International Olympic Committee and The Norwegian Ministry of Culture.

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