July 1st 2010

9.00-9.30: Registration and welcome coffee

9.30-10.00: Welcome and introduction

  • Mr. Paul Van Cauwenberge, Rector Ghent University, Belgium 
  • Mr. Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister of Sport 

10.00-11.00: Guest lecture: Prof. Ian Henry (Loughborough University, UK): European models of sport governance and the development of policy delivery through local partnership and networks in the UK

11.00-11.15: Coffee break

11.15-12.15: Research panel I

  • After Lisbon: Challenges for the Sport Education and Training Sector (Karen Petry, German Sports University Cologne, Germany)
  • What do football hooligans and terrorists have in common? (Peter Coenen, University of Lucerne, Switzerland)
  • Can't even shoot straight (Ben Baks, European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation)

12.15-13.15: Lunch

13.15-14.15: Research panel II

  • Player release: Securing the pathway for rugby league players selected to an international representative team (Leanne O'Leary, Trinity College, Dublin)
  • International Transfers of Under-18 Football Players: FIFA’s Next Crusade? (Kayla McCulley, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
  • Agents and intermediaries in English football (Anna Semens, Coventry University, UK)

14.15-15.45: Round-table: EU sport policy after the Lisbon Treaty

: Borja García García (Loughborough University, UK)
Speakers: Ms. Ellen Valkenborgs (assistent of MEP Ivo Belet); Mr. Pedro Valzquez (Deputy Head of the Sport Unit, European Commission); Mr. Folker Hellmund (EOC-EU Office),

15.45-16.00: Coffee/refreshments

16.00-17.00: Sport&EU Committee Meeting

20.00: conference dinner at 'Brasserie Pakhuis'

July 2nd 2010

10.00-11.15: Research panel III

  • How sporty is the joint sale of sports broadcasting rights? A critical reappraisal of the status of professional sport leagues' commercial activities under the EC antitrust rules (Ben Van Rompuy, Free University of Brussels, Belgium)
  • The list of major events regime and the 'must-broadcast' obligation (Katrien Lefever, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
  • Media economic challenges for exclusivity in sports broadcasting (Tom Evens, Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Socio cultural protection vs economic interests in sports broadcasting: Legal and regulatory aspects (Daniel Geey & Simon Boyes, Nothingham Trent University, UK)

11.15-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-12.30: Research panel IV

  • Sport governance in a globalised world through the small states' lense. The case of anti-doping policy (Simona Kustec Lipicer & David McArdle, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia & University of Stirling, Scotland)
  • Watching an athlete's every move: The whereabouts rule and the right to privacy (Adam Pendlebury, Edge Hill University, UK)
  • Integrating gambling in the governance of sport: Financial opportunities and ethical challenges (Jean-Patrick Villeneuve & Madalina Diaconu, Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration & University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-14.30: Research panel V

  • Europeanisation of Greek national sport policy (Sakka Stavroula & Efthalia Chatzigianni, University of Peloponnese, Greece)
  • Governance through sports development? - Potentials and benefits of a problem related and dialogical approach (Stephan Klaus, University of Osnabrück, Germany)
  • Lobbying and the Europeanization of sport interests (Efthalia Chatzigianni, University of Peloponnese, Greece)

14.30-15.30: Research panel VI

  • The challenges of sport governance in achieving gender equity in sport: Case study of Canada's actively engaged sport policy (Inge Derom, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Governing the football community agenda (David Hindley, Nothingham Trent University, UK)
  • Government structure and sports performance (Caroline Buts, Cindy Du Bois & Bruno Heyndels, Free University Brussels, Belgium)

15.30-15.45: Networking and informal discussion with coffee/refreshments

15.45-16.00: Concluding remarks: Prof. Richard Parrish (Edge Hill University, UK, and Honorary Chair of Sport&EU)