Kick-off Erasmus Center for Sport Integrity & Transition (ESPRIT)

Erasmus Center for Sport Integrity & Transition
Thursday 15 Sep 2022, 15:00 - 18:00
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Campus Woudestein, Sport Centre
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Today more than ever, modern sports face many interrelated integrity challenges, such as harassment, doping, matchfixing, undermining, violence and discrimination. ESPRIT will help sports governing bodies and all other related stakeholders in this social practice. How? By pooling Erasmus University’s unique expertise in sports - ranging from ethics, law, health, economy and social sciences and combining it with a team of sports dedicated, research minded experts - our Transition Managers.Together we will tackle these challenges and get ready for the emerging future. 

If you’re curious to learn more about this innovative way of working and want to meet the interdisciplinary ESPRIT team, then please join us on for the Launch. The EUR academic staff and embedded ethics team, led by Managing Director Dr. Sandra Meeuwsen will tell more about their vision. But during the launch we also love to hear your take on sport integrity challenges.

Moderation by Olympian Minke Booij. Minke is an Olympic Gold medalist in field hockey, who played more than 150 international matches for the Netherlands national team. After her sporting career Minke joined the Dutch organization “Spieren voor Spieren” as a director. This organization is involved in funding scientific research into neuromuscular diseases and.   

Keynote by Jens Sejer Andersen, Director ‘Play The Game’, on the urgent question as to whether an independent Integrity Agency is needed, to assess sport’s morality on integrity issues.

More information on ESPRIT

The Erasmus Center for Sport Integrity & Transition (ESPRIT) aims to accelerate the ongoing transition of modern sport, taking its current integrity crisis as momentum for transition. To do so, ESPRIT brings together all relevant knowledge and experience into modern sport within Erasmus University Rotterdam, offering a unique combination of embedded ethics within the very heart of modern sport, and scientific research to support the challenges modern sport faces. The basic objective of ESPRIT as a transdisciplinary research group, is to explore and address complex integrity issues in sport, amidst a postmodern world in transition. ESPRIT offers both embedded ethics, scientific research, academic education and societal outreach, building on multiple expert perspectives on sport, to support a responsible systemic transition.

The Erasmus School of Philosophy, hosting ESPRIT, engages both ESL (Erasmus School of Law), ESHCC (Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication), ESSB (Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences), ECASE (Erasmus Center for Applied Sport Economics), ESHPM (Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management), Erasmus University Medical Center (healthcare and sport medicine), and DRIFT (Governance, Politics, Transitional Design).

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More information

For more information (general): Bastiaan van der Zeeuw / / +31 28198382

For more information (press): Press Officer Eddie Adelmund / / 010 408 89 79

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