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FIX the FIXING: Proactive quelling of sports events manipulation
Start date: Jan 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Match fixing represents and ongoing threat to the integrity, reputation, and societal welfare dimension of sports. It is an illegal activity with an international dimension, and is directly linked to gambling and criminal networks exploiting unregulated gambling markets. Previous EU projects focused on awareness raising campaigns and suggested that match-fixing is a relatively unexplored research area that requires more systematic empirical study; prevention efforts should be evidence-based and multidimensional, and multiple stakeholders should be involved. Project FtF was developed in order to address each of these areas by developing a European-wide strategic partnership between academic institutions and sports organizations, in order to empower and strengthen the fight against match fixing. Project partners will work together with those at risk for match fixing in order to develop an innovative, web-based education tool (FtF Tool). This web-based tool will target those at risk for match fixing, and will be used as an educational resource for effective interventions.The objectives of FtF project are to: 1. Measure public and stakeholder atittudes, values, norms and expectations towards match-fixing as a threat to the integrity of sport. 2. Identify trends in match-fixing discourse and public views at a massive scale by analyzing public and open social media data. 3. Co-create an evidence-based education tool with multiple stakeholders in the field of sport that will increase their awareness about corruption, fraud and match-fixing in different types and levels of sport; teach coping skills on resisting offers and temptations to engage in match-fixing; and indicate ways to properly report match-fixing incidents to the relevant authorities.4. Develop policy recommendations to guide further education and training of stakeholders about match-fixing in sports, and accordingly inform existing and ongoing EU-level policy initiatives.
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