Avancerade studier i europeisk idrottsjuridik och -politik i Leuwen

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The Leuven Research Network on Sports Governance & Regulation is happy to invite you to the second edition of the

Certificate of Advanced Studies in European Sports Law and Policy

The “Certificate of Advanced Studies in European Sports Law and Policy” offers an intensive study period on law and policy as applied to sport. This is done in an international and European context. Topics covered include those presenting a particular challenge to the world of sports today.

The programme is English taught and will take place from 5 – 8 February 2013 at the University of Leuven, Belgium. It consists of 4 modules involving an interdisciplinary approach towards law and policy in sport.Participants will be awarded with an official Certificate of Advanced Studies, issued by the Faculty of Law.


DAY 1, Tuesday 5 February 2013: EU sports law – general outlook

This module deals with the relationship between EU law and sport. It discusses the sport article, freedom of movement including the major cases of the Court of Justice of the EU (from Walrave till Bernard), social dialogue, competition law, image and TV/media rights, the differences with the US model of sports law and the role of the EU institutions.

DAY 2, Wednesday 6 February 2013: A multi-disciplinary approach on sports policy

In this module, speakers from different academic backgrounds give their view on sports policy. The academic fields that are being treated include political science, sociology, marketing and criminology.

DAY 3, Thursday 7 February 2013: Hot topics in European sports law & policy

This module treats different topics that are high on the agenda in European sports law and policy, including competitive balance measures, the emerging EU sports policy and contractual stability in football.

DAY 4, Friday 8 February 2013: Doping and safety

The first part of this module puts emphasis on doping and its regulation. It discusses the role of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the UNESCO convention against doping in sport, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and an overview of its relevant case law in the global fight against doping. The second part of the module is concerned with safety and security policy at major sports events.

For more information and registration form, see www.kuleuven.be/SGR.

The programme brochure, including detailed preliminary programme, can be downloaded here.

As a limited amount of 30 places is made available, registrations will be closed when this number is reached, and registrations will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

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