Prisoners On the Move
The preparatory action ‘Prisoners On the Move’ ran from January 2011 till June 2012 with financial support from the European Commission. The ‘Rode Antraciet’ (link) coordinated the project involving 12 partners from six EU Member States, including ICES. The goal was to explore the opportunities and possibilities for sport and physical exercise within prison walls. ICES in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE) conducted a study on sport in prisons in six EU countries. The main output was a set of recommendations to the EU with regards to the opportunities that sport can offer in prison.
Ethics in Sport
ICES coordinated the project ‘Ethics in Sport: to provide expertise in the domain of ethics in sports, including issues with regard to integrity, sexual abuse and violence.’ commissioned by the Flemish Department of Culture, Youth, Sports and Media. This project included scientific research which was translated into tools for sport practices. ICES played a guiding and supporting role towards the sports sector to implement these tools. In order to reach these goals ICES cooperated with the four universities (KUL, UA, UGent and VUB) and with other partners related to the Flemish sports landscape (VSF, ISB, Panathlon Flanders…). Sport federations were supported with the development of their ethical policies (based on personal guidance and training moments). Tools and instruments were developed on sexual behavior.
Safeguarding Youth Sport
The European SYS project, managed by the International Centre Ethics in Sport (BE) in close collaboration with ten partners from eight EU Member States, ran for 18 months from 1 January 2014 until 30 June 2015 and received funding through the 2013 Preparatory Actions in the Field of Sport of the European Commission. Its aim was to safeguard elite young athletes from integrity threats by improving training and competition conditions. The lead partner and applicant was the International Centre Ethics in Sport. The ten partners involved in the project were: Croatian Olympic Committee (HR), German Sport University (DE), ENGSO Youth, Lithuanian Sports University (LT), Netherlands Olympic Committee and Sport Federation (NL), Panathlon International, University of Oradea (Romania), Child Protection in Sport Unit (UK), University of Southern Denmark (DK), and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE). The partners exchanged expertise during four meetings across Europe. The kick-off event took place in Ghent (BE), 4-6 March 2013. A final conference was held in Brussels on 13 May 2015.