Education & Evénements

Young TI - What factors increase the risk for corruption in international sports federations?

Date : 27/09/2016

Next Young TI meeting: Tuesday 27 September 2016 - "What factors increase the risk for corruption in international sports federations?"

Last year, Transparency has started an international initiative around "Corruption in Sports". On that occasion, on the 23rd of February 2016, Transparency International issued the report "Global Corruption Report: Sport".

Our Young TI event of the 27th of September will be about corruption in sports. Billions of euros per year are money laundered via illegal gambling in sports and multiple other shapes and forms violating integrity in the sector flourish. 

Attempts to stop corruption in sport, are still at an early stage. How come this problem is so hard to tackle?


Arnout Geeraert PhD, research fellow at LINES institute (KU Leuven International and European Studies). His work explores the role of the European Union in achieving good governance in international sports and looks into elements of good governance in sports organisations in general. Arnout will talk about how a lack of good governance in international sports federations is a major source of corruption and ineffective leadership.

Els De Waegeneer, Postdoctoral Researcher Sport Ethics, Ghent University. Ms. De Waegeneer's dissertation was entitled 'Fair play in sports organizations: effectiveness of ehtical codes'. She has specific expertise in ethics in sports in Flanders.

Moderator: Mathieu Baert, Attorney-at-Law Everest Law and member of Transparency International Belgium


18.30-19.00: Registration 

19.00-20.00: Speakers

20.00-20.30: Q&A

20.30-21.30: Food and drinks


Transparency International Belgium, Nijverheidsstraat 10 rue de l’Industrie, 1000 Brussels.

Registration is free but mandatory (see form below)

If you would like to support our cause; sports Tshirts stating "ZERO CORRUPTION IN SPORT" will be sold at the event (€20, Man M, L, XL; Woman S, M, L)

About Young TI

Transparency International's mission is to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society.

Our vision is that young people must not wait for the current leaders and managers to act but must be proactive and advocate change.

Young TI meetings take place every last Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm when an interesting speaker is invited to discuss a topic closely related to our mission, followed by a drink and a snack.

Furthermore we discuss publications, research projects and other activities from Transparency International as well as developments in society.