An intense knowledge-sharing exercise took place mid-June between the Play Fair Code and UEFA’s Anti-Match Fixing’ Integrity Department, at the invitation of UEFA General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis.
UEFA Integrity Officer Dr. Chris Bonett and Intelligence Coordinator Graham Peaker presented the wide range of different activities being undertaken by UEFA in the battle against match-fixing and betting fraud. They focused strongly on how the areas of activity of the 55 national Integrity Officers were being sustainably and homogenously enhanced as part of the ‘Integrity Officer Version 2.0’ programme.
Play Fair Code President Günter Kaltenbrunner and CEO Severin Moritzer painted a picture of the situation in Austria for the audience, focusing on the Austrian stakeholder approach, the comprehensive training measures put in place by the Play Fair Code (also in cooperation with UEFA), and the way the Play Fair Code has been successfully positioned as a model for best practice internationally.
Areas in which the two organisations might collaborate in future provided another subject of discussion.
Play Fair Code CEO Severin Moritzer said the following: “We are not just happy about the high regard in which we, the Play Fair Code, are held by UEFA. Most importantly of all, we all agreed on our wish to strengthen the excellent cooperation between the two institutions meaningfully and sustainably in the future.”