Conference programme

Monday 27th June 2016

09h00 – 09h30 Registration

09h30 – 10h00 Welcome

10h00 – 10h45 Keynote lecture: The reinforcement of good governance: new sport’s horizon
Professor Luis María Cazorla Prieto, former first Vice-President of the Spanish Olympic Committee and former member of the Legal Commission of the International Olympic Committee. Chairman of Cazorla Law firm

10h45 – 11h00 Coffee break

11h00 – 12h30 Round table: Is EU sport policy making a diference?

Chair: Dr Borja García

  • Santiago Fisas Ayxelá MEP
  • Carole Ponchon, PR & Projects Manager at the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment​ (EOSE)
  • Agata Dziarnowska, European Commission Sports Unit (DG EAC)
  • Xicu Colomar (ENGSO Youth)

12h30 – 13h15 Poster session

13h15-14h30: Lunch

14h30 – 16h00 Parallel session 1

Panel 1A: Football supporters as social and political actors in Europe: Results from the FREE Project

Chair: Alexander Brand

  • Özgehan Şenyuva (Middle East Technical University), Ramón Llopis Goig (University of Valencia) and Borja García (Loughborough University): Football Fans 2.0: Transnational support in Europe
  • Başak Alpan (Middle East Tchnical University) and Tanil Bora: Turning fans into political subjects: the case of Passolig in Turkey
  • Borja García (Loughborough University) and Ramón Llopis Goig (University of Valencia): A comparative analysis of fans opinions on governance in Europe

Panel 1B: Sport, equality, participation and fundamental rights

Chair: Roberto Vallina

  • Max Mauro (Southampton Solent University): The dissolution of the right to play. European countries, FIFA regulations and the ‘new’ challenges of immigration
  • David Ruano Delgado (University of the Basque Country): The future of CAS in light of the fundamental rights protection in Europe: an approach from doping cases
  • Snjezana Vasiljevic (University of Zagreb): Equality and diversity in sport: Game Breaking

16h15 – 17h45 Parallel session 2

Panel 2A: Inter-disciplinary approaches to regulating European sport governance

Chair: Adam Pendlebury

  • Arnout Geeraert (University of Leuven): Legitimating international sport federations: a principal-agent analysis
  • David Webber (Warwick University): Governmentality’ in the global game: FIFA, Foucault and the neoliberalization of world football
  • Carmen Pérez González (Carlos III University): Transparency, good governance and the fight against corruption in sport: The quest for an international sports law

Panel 2B: The importance of gender in sport

Chair: Cristina López de Subijana

  • Aleksandar Vuletić (University Union Nikola Tesla Belgrade): Gender differentiation in the language of sport: Can motional suffixes make women more visible?
  • Angela Busacca (Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria): Woman and sport in Italy: a proposal on “female professional sport” over gender discrimination
  • Aitor Canibe Sánchez (European University Sports Association): Gender equality in university sport in Europe  

21h00 Dinner

Tuesday 28th June 2016

9h30 – 11h00 Round table: Can sport be ‘governed’ through competition policy?

Chair: Dr An Vermeersch

  • Dr Ben Van Rompuy, TMC ASSER Institute & FREE University of Brussels
  • Alfonso Rincón García Loygorri, Senior associate at Martínez Lage, Allendesalazar & Brokelmann law firm
  • Roberto Vallina Hoset, Roca Junyent Law Firm
  • Melcior Soler, Audiovisual Director of the Spanish Football league (LFP)

11h00 – 11h15 Coffee break

11h15 – 12h45 Parallel session 3

Panel 3A: Methodological innovations in the study of sport fandom

Chair: Basak Alpan

  • Alexander Brand (Rhine-Waal University of Applied Science) and Arne Niemann (University of Mainz): It’s the methods, stupid! (Really?) – Football fandom, identity discourse, and the potentials of qualitative data analysis tools
  • Martin Hölzen and Henk Erik Meier (University of Münster): Are football fans ignorant? Investigating public responses to FIFA’s corruption scandal by analyzing twitter data
  • Geoff Pearson (University of Manchester) and Jessica Richards (University of Sydney): Understanding fan-zones at football mega events: A socio-spatial inquiry

Panel 3B: Competition policy and sport: New frontiers?

Chair: Jerónimo Maillo

  • Oskar Van Maren (ASSER Institute) and José Antonio Rodríguez Míguez (Galician Competition Authority): The developments of complainants’ rights in state aid procedures: a red card to future cases in the professional football sector?
  • Andrea Cattaneo (Edge Hill University): The issue of EU law guidelines in relation to sport
  • Katarina Pijetlovic (Liverpool Hope University): The ISU case and the role of the EU Commission in the sporting sector: Antitrust and jurisdictional analysis

13h00 – 14h00 Lunch

14h00 – 15h30 Parallel session 4

Panel 4A: New perspectives in the analysis of EU sport policy

Chair: Katarina Pjetlovic

  • Serhat Yilmaz (Loughborough University): The EU sports policy and players’ agents: how does the beliefs system of actors impact on policy discourse at European level?
  • Till Müller-Schoell (German Sports University): Party-orientation, national interest or epistemic community – what drives sports policies of the European Parliament?
  • Jan Exner (Charles University Law School): Sporting nationality in the light of European Union law

Panel 4B: Politics and policies of sport at local, regional and national level

Chair: Richard Parrish

  • Dragan Atanasov and Ivanka Gajić (Unversity Union Nikola Tesla Belgrade): Funding programme in the field of sport at the level of local municipality in the Republic of Serbia
  • Jim O’Brien (Southampton Solent University) and In’utu Jacqueline Mubanga (Loughborough University): The Basque Country and Catalonia: Urban and regional identity in a European football context
  • Ninja Putzmann (German Sports University): Interpenetration of sport system and political system: A comparative perspective between European sport policies

15h45 – 17h15 Parallel session 5

Panel 5A: The social role of sport

Chair: Özgehan Şenyuva

  • Cristina López Subijana (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) et al.: The adjustment to life after sport retirement: A gender approach
  • Daniel Haxall (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania): 'England Till I Die': Nationhood, soccer and contemporary Art
  • Julia Koehler (University of Applied Sciences Mittweida) et al.: Flipping the classroom – An innovative blended learning approach to facilitate dual careers of student top athletes

Panel 5B: Legal regulation of sport management

Chair: Geoff Pearson

  • Vanja Smokvina (University of Rijeka): Fixed-term work in professional sports: Dahmane, Müller… next please
  • Cecilio Molina Hernández (CEU-San Pablo University): Responsibilities concerning managers of professional sports associations that are reliant on venture capital funding
  • Víctor Jiménez Díaz-Benito (Camilo José Cela University): Reasons for the lack of professional recognition of a graduate in Sports Science in Europe

17h15 – 17h30 Conference conclusions: Professor Miguel Cardenal Carro, Spanish sports minister.