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3rd annual Sport&EU workshop.

Organisers: Sport&EU and the Centre for Sports Law Research, Edge Hill University

Implementing the European Commission White Paper on Sport

4-5 July 2008

Scarisbrick Hotel, Southport, United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker:

Pedro Velazquez, Deputy Head, Sports Unit, European Commission

The Centre for Sports Law Research at Edge Hill University is pleased to announce the third annual Sport&EU workshop, sponsored by the Centre for the Study of International Governance at Loughborough University, the University Association for Contemporary European Studies and Edge Hill University and organised jointly by Sport&EU and the Centre for Sports Law Research.

The workshop is open to all. For further details and updates, please visit

www.edgehill.ac.uk/Faculties/FAS/LawandCriminology/CSLR/ WPConferenceJuly2008

4. July

Welcome and Introduction 13:00-13.15

Professor Alistair McCulloch, Dean, Department of Research and Knowledge Transfer, Edge Hill University

Richard Parrish, Director, Centre for Sports Law Research and Reader in Law, Department of Law and Criminology, Edge Hill University

Keynote speech 13.15-14.15

Pedro Velazquez, Deputy Head of Unit, Sport Unit, European Commission

The EU and Sport: the implementation of the White Paper and Future prospects

Panel I 14.30-18.00 The Organisation of Sport (Chair to be confirmed)

a. Jonathan Hill, UEFA

The European Commission's White Paper on Sport: A step backwards for specificity?

b. Borja Garcia, Loughborough University

New Governance in sport after the White Paper: The demise of the European model?

c. Roberto Branco Martins, TMC Asser Institute and Edge Hill University

European Social Dialogue and Sports Governance

Coffee Break

d. Alexandre Mestre, PMLJ Law Firm, Lisbon, and Edge Hill University

The Lisbon Treaty and sport

e. Ben Van Rompy (Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussels) & Caroline Pauwels (IBBT-SMIT)

The recognition of the specificity of sport in the European Commission's Article 81 EC case law related to sports media rights

Dinner 20.00

5. July

Breakfast

Panel II 9.30-11.00 The Societal Role of Sport: Social Inclusion Chair: Barrie Houlihan, Loughborough University

a. Jack Anderson, Queen's University Belfast

Creating Synergies? Social Inclusion in the European Commission's White Paper on Sport

b. Tina Nobis & Jurgen Baur, University of Potsdam, Department of Sport Science

Integration of adolescent migrants and persons of foreign origin into organised sports--A Discussion about the potential of sport for social inclusion regarding the German Case

c. Chris Platts & Andrew Smith, University of Chester

Education and Welfare Provision in Professional Football Academies in Europe: Some implications of the White Paper on Sport

Panel III 11.15-12.45 The Societal Role of Sport: Violence and Doping (Chair to be confirmed)

a. Peter Coenen, University of Lucerne and Edge Hill University

Football- Law' in the Netherlands; The proposed Dutch Football Law and lessons learned from the English approach to violence in football

b. Michael Mutz, (Potsdam) Jurgen Baur (Potsdam) & Ulrike Burrmann (University of Dortmund)

Can Physical Activity Prevent Violence? Sport Participation and Violent Behaviour Among 15-year Old Adolescents

c. Magdalena K_dzior, School of Law and Public Administration, Rzeszow, Poland

Anti-Doping Policy of the EU-recent developments

Closing remarks 12.45-13.00

Lunch 13.00
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