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Integrity officers

 
Published: Wednesday 1 May 2013, 12.03CET

Since 2011, UEFA has established a network of integrity officers throughout its 53 national associations.

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Integrity officers at UEFA HQ in Nyon

As well as acting as liaison officer for cooperation between the football authorities and state law enforcement agencies in relation to suspected match-fixing, integrity officers exchange information and experience with the UEFA administration regarding the prosecution of corrupt or criminal practices affecting football, monitor disciplinary proceedings and coordinate action in this sphere. They also organise educational programmes for players, referees and coaches as part of an effective prevention strategy to combat match-fixing.

UEFA's own integrity officer works alongside his or her national counterpart in a mutually supportive manner. In this connection, the UEFA integrity officer supports the operation of the network, as well as overseeing intelligence gathering and information and experience exchange, all with the aim of ensuring that European football is best able to tackle the threat of match-fixing in an efficient, coordinated and professional manner.

Regional seminars are being run in order to share expertise and update the national integrity officers with strategies and tools for their daily work in investigating and preventing match-fixing.

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