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Sport&EU Round table on the European Model of Sport


We are extremely pleased to announce that the Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union (Sport&EU), Rijeka University’s Law Faculty and Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences have joined forces to organise a Round Table discussion on the European Model of Sport.

The event will take place on 2nd December between 11.00 and 14.00 (CET) at Rijeka University’s Faculty of Law, and will also be streamed online for those unable to join in person.


This hybrid event will include a keynote speech by Prof. Simona Kustec, longstanding member of Sport&EU and former Slovenian minister of Education, Science and Sport, who was in charge of the EU presidency when the Council adopted conclusions on the European Sport Model. This will be followed by a round table discussion, and Q&A.


Round table participants will include Sport&EU’s honorary chair, Professor Richard Parrish (Edge Hill University), Dr Zlatko Matesa (President of Croatia’s NOC), Paulina Tomczyk (EU Athletes Secretary General), Dr Christophe Lepetit (Centre for Sports Law and Economics, Limoges, TBC), Ass. Prof. Vanja Smokvina (Rijeka University).


The schedule of the event is as follows

11.00 CET: Opening

11.30 CET: Keynote lecture (Prof. Simona Kustec)

11.50 CET: Round table discussion

13.20 CET: Q&A with the audience

14.00 CET: END


This event launches a longer-term research collaboration on the European Model of Sport between Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and Rijeka University’s Centre for Sports Law, Sports Policy and Sports Diplomacy, led by Dr Borja García and Ass. Prof. Vanja Smokvina.


The event is open to all, and we would invite UACES members to join us on the day for discussions on European sport regulation just a few days before the CJEU Advocate General delivers their opinion on the landmark ISU and Superleague cases.


The event is FREE to attend, but registration is necessary.

If you are interested, please register using this link.


We hope to see many of you, either in person in Rijeka or online, for this exciting event.

2 Dec 2022 Rijeka, Croatia