Academic journal article The International Sports Law Journal

3rd Annual Sport&EU Workshop

Academic journal article The International Sports Law Journal

3rd Annual Sport&EU Workshop

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Organisers: Sport&EU and the Centre for Sports Law Research, Edge Hill University

Implementing the European Commission White Paper on Sport

4-5 July 2008

Scarisbrick Hotel, Southport, United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker:

Pedro Velazquez, Deputy Head, Sports Unit, European Commission

The Centre for Sports Law Research at Edge Hill University is pleased to announce the third annual Sport&EU workshop, sponsored by the Centre for the Study of International Governance at Loughborough University, the University Association for Contemporary European Studies and Edge Hill University and organised jointly by Sport&EU and the Centre for Sports Law Research.

The workshop is open to all. For further details and updates, please visit

www.edgehill.ac.uk/Faculties/FAS/LawandCriminology/CSLR/ WPConferenceJuly2008

4. July

Welcome and Introduction 13:00-13.15

Professor Alistair McCulloch, Dean, Department of Research and Knowledge Transfer, Edge Hill University

Richard Parrish, Director, Centre for Sports Law Research and Reader in Law, Department of Law and Criminology, Edge Hill University

Keynote speech 13.15-14.15

Pedro Velazquez, Deputy Head of Unit, Sport Unit, European Commission

The EU and Sport: the implementation of the White Paper and Future prospects

Panel I 14.30-18.00 The Organisation of Sport (Chair to be confirmed)

a. Jonathan Hill, UEFA

The European Commission's White Paper on Sport: A step backwards for specificity?

b. Borja Garcia, Loughborough University

New Governance in sport after the White Paper: The demise of the European model?

c. Roberto Branco Martins, TMC Asser Institute and Edge Hill University

European Social Dialogue and Sports Governance

Coffee Break

d. Alexandre Mestre, PMLJ Law Firm, Lisbon, and Edge Hill University

The Lisbon Treaty and sport

e. …

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