“After we could only work online so far, it would have been both important and nice to finally meet again in person. Unfortunately, the ongoing pandemic did not allow this.", says Severin Moritzer, CEO of the Play Fair Code. "The meeting marked the baptism of fire for the new training tool, the creation and production of which was led by the Play Fair Code."
The panel of experts with partners from Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, France and Austria developed a new training tool for clubs that includes the four integrity topics of sports ethics, substance use, match-fixing and whistleblowing. By integrating video sequences with animated characters, specially created for this purpose, an innovative approach to knowledge transfer was developed. In addition, special manuals have been written for each chapter, which are intended to guarantee and simplify the consistent presentation and implementation of training courses.
All those involved were able to see the results of this collaboration. Moritzer: "We are now entering the final project phase in order to successfully complete SEE-I at the end of the year, with two workshops still to be held in Bucharest and Thessaloniki."
It is due to Corona that the Erasmus+ project SEE-I (Southeast European Countries for the Integrity of Football Clubs) has so far been carried out in an online mode mainly. Under the project management of the Romanian University of Sports (UNEFS), an international team of renowned integrity experts, including the Play Fair Code, has tasked itself with the development and implementation of specialized training materials for the Southeastern European region.