In the SEE-I project (SEE countries for the Integrity of football clubs) we will explore the structural weaknesses of football clubs by looking at 4 pillars of integrity:
- Match-Fixing: According to the Expert Group on Match Fixing – EU Work Plan for Sport 2014 – 2017, “Match-fixing is in fact a symptom of the problems and challenges now facing many sports, as well as betting regulators and law enforcement agencies.”
- Substance use: We will rise awareness on the anti-doping regulations (According to the Details of Treaty No.135, Anti-Doping Convention)
- Sport ethics: we will encourage football clubs in SEE countries to publish clear guidelines on what is considered to be ethical or unethical behaviour (According to the Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)9 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the revised Code of Sports Ethics.)
- Corruption: SEE-I aims to increase knowledge of corruption in sport/football by trying to identify the players, methods and conditions that favour this.
The National University of Physical Education and Sports
Their Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (DPESS) specializes in: a) the social-psychological study of substance use, exercise participation, and behaviour change across the lifespan, and b) the design and application of health promotion and behaviour change interventions.
An important aspect of the mission of the National Sports Academy is supporting the positive influence of sport on social development. The university participates with research outcomes and academic opinion in different scientific and social discussions on young people and sport.
With regards to the protection of sports integrity, IRIS became a leading European authority, through the publication of a White Book on “sports betting and corruption” in 2012, which was the result of a one-year research program on the issue.
The Romanian Football Federation assumes responsibility in Romania for: a policy of zero tolerance in issues of integrity of the football clubs; initiating and implementing effective education and prevention programs; optimizing the rules that criminalize match-fixing and any other form of corruption that may affect the integrity of the game.
The Play Fair Code (Association for Protecting the Integrity in Sports), which is a non for profit association, was founded early 2012 on the initiative of the Austrian Sports Ministry, the Austrian Football Association and the Austrian Football League.