Young TI-session: The World Cup of Corruption – Football & Fraud

Lotte RooijendijkAlgemeen, Corruptie, Evenementen, Feature, Nieuws, Organisatie, Sport

Amsterdam, 4 May 2018 – On Thursday 7 June from 18:00 to 21:00 Young Transparency International is organising a Young TI-session on corruption in the world of football at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam: The World Cup of Corruption – Football & Fraud. This session will give you insight into the game of corruption on the World Cup bidding process. For the sake of the game, join us on 7 June in the fight for fair play in sports!

World Cup of Corruption

With the World Cup around the corner, we focus on the allegations of corruption in the 2018 (Russia) and 2022 (Qatar) allocation of the World Cup. Both countries are known for their human rights violations and high levels of corruption, which does not seem to match with FIFA’s ‘core values’ such as integrity, justice and accountability.

During the session Bonita Mersiades will give us insight into the game of corruption in the bidding process. In the Garcia report – looking into the 2018/2022 World Cup Bidding Process – Bonita was identified as a whistleblower. She advocated for the independent reform of FIFA and recently published her book Whatever It Takes: The Inside Story of the FIFA Way.

Gerke Berenschot, lawyer, researcher on corruption in sports and former board member of Transparency International Nederland, will engage with us on the issues of corruption in sports.

The full programme will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

For the sake of the game, join us on 7 June in our fight for fair play in the World Cup!

Registration is open now:

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