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Fight The Fix (UEFA FTF)

The Fight The Fix programme (UEFA FTF) equips professionals involved in fighting matchfixing with the knowledge, tools and skills needed to gather intelligence, lead investigations and assist in prosecution proceedings.

Programme overview

The UEFA FTF programme is a unique training opportunity for professionals working in the field of antimatch-fixing, focusing on the competencies required to lead investigations and prosecute those involved. As well as providing participants with an in-depth knowledge of the phenomenon, the latest developments and monitoring tools, it also addresses the conditions and procedures of investigation and prosecution, from A to Z.

To develop capacities and strengthen relationships, the programme is also open to and beneficial for representatives of other institutions involved in the fight against match-fixing, such as public and law enforcement authorities and other sports organisations. The programme is designed to accommodate different profiles and backgrounds, taking into consideration differences and synergies among the participants when organising group work and activities.

Quick view

Type of learning
E-learning Face-to-Face
Skills Trained
Soft skills Hard skills
Estimated hours of learning
120

Faq

  • Who Integrity officers and representatives of institutions involved in fighting match-fixing, such as public and law enforcement authorities, and sports organisations
  • When Every second year; first intake starts in September 2022
  • How long Three one-week sessions over seven months
  • Where One face-to-face seminar at UEFA in Nyon One online seminar One face-to-face seminar at FIGC in Rome
  • Price €4,900
  • Number of participants 24 (max.)
  • Certification Certificate of completion from the UEFA Academy and the University of Lausanne
  • Language English

Important dates

  • 27 Jun 2022 Applications open for the first edition
  • 07 Aug 2022 Applications close for the first edition
  • 29 Sep 2022 Programme starts

Takeaways

  • Analytical and technical skills and intelligence-gathering and investigation (I&I) capabilities needed to successfully identify, investigate and prosecute match-fixing cases
  • Key tools and methodologies used in detecting and assessing suspected match-fixing
  • Guidance on analysing data collected from a wide range of sources
  • Best practices for information sharing and storage
  • Skills needed for effective witness inquiry management, investigative report writing and hearing preparations
  • How to collate sufficient admissible evidence to go to sports courts
  • How to work effectively alongside public authorities and law enforcement

Roadmap

1. Common thread practical exercise During the programme

In line with the programme’s emphasis on hands-on practice, a fictitious match-fixing case will run the length of the programme. Working in small groups, participants will investigate suspected match-fixing, following the full intelligence and investigation process from identification to prosecution. The final stage will be a moot court, in which participants will be involved in simulated sports arbitration proceedings.

Common thread practical exercise
2. Kick-off 29 September 2022, online

A short introduction to the programme, its main actors, components and participants

Kick-off
3. Face-to-face seminar 1 7–11 November 2022, UEFA, Nyon

Defining match-fixing and recognising its early signs

Establishing theoretical frameworks, detection best practices and the analytical landscape

Face-to-face seminar 1
4. Face-to-face seminar 2 6–9 February 2023, online

Investigating match-fixing to provide evidence

Getting acquainted with I&I tools and techniques as well as information-sharing frameworks

Face-to-face seminar 2
5. Face-to-face seminar 3 17–21 April 2023, FIGC, Rome

Bringing match-fixing evidence before courts

Preparing documentation and admissible elements to be brought to sports courts

Face-to-face seminar 3

WHAT OUR EXPERTS SAY

Vincent Ven
"The UEFA FTF programme is a unique opportunity for professionals involved in combating match-fixing to hone their skills and make a difference in their field of expertise. Under the guidance of leading anti-match-fixing experts, participants will master real-world tools, strategies and processes that will enable them to make a real and positive impact on the fight against match-fixing globally. Don’t miss it!" Vincent Ven Head of Anti-Match-Fixing, UEFA
Sophie Kwasny
"Integrity is essential in sport. The UEFA FTF programme strengthens the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions. Through targeted education, including the powerful legal framework of the Macolin Convention, you will be in better position to combat match-fixing. Learning and sharing knowledge are essential when it comes to countering the phenomenon and the fixers. Be part of the change!" Sophie Kwasny Head of the Sport Division, Council of Europe
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