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THE SPECIFIC NATURE OF SPORT

AND YOUNG PLAYERS TRAINING

IN EUROPEAN UNION LAW

ITALIAN PRESIDENCY EVENT

organised by the ITALIAN NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (CONI)

in collaboration with the PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

co-funded by the EUROPEAN COMMISSION - DG EAC

Rome, 11th December 2014

Palazzo H  - Salone d’Onore

Largo Lauro de Bosis, 15

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9:00 - Registration

9:45 - Welcome and introductions

Giovanni Malagò (President of CONI)

Graziano Delrio (Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers)

Jens Nymand Christensen (Deputy Director-General, DG Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, European Commission)

10:15 - Keynote speech

Mario Pescante (Professor of Public Law at Roma Tre University, President of the Sports-Justice Reform Commission, Coordinator of CONI Sports Law Journal – Rivista di Diritto Sportivo )

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10:45 - Session One

The European regulatory system for sport: one size fits all?

This first session aims at providing the general framework regarding the fundamental principals and rules governing sport at European level, in order to elaborate on the concept of "specific nature" with regards to sport in general as well as to specific disciplines.

Speakers:

-      Santiago Fisas Ayxelà (Member of the European Parliament, Initiator of the Sports Intergroup – former Spanish Ministry of Sport)

-      Yves Le Lostecque (Head of Sport Unit, European Commission - Directorate General Education and Culture)

-      Antonio Naddeo (Head of Department for Regional Affairs, Autonomies and Sport - Presidency of the Council of Ministers)

-      Gabriella Palmieri Sandulli (Barrister - Italian Government Legal Services)

-      Robert Siekmann (Professor Emeritus, Chair of International and European Sports Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam)

-      Christoph Vedder (Faculty member of the Augsburg Law School, Professor of Public International and European Law and Sports Law )

-      Walter Veltroni (Honorary President of the Italian Basketball League)

Session coordinator: Giulio Napolitano (President of the Sports-Justice Reform Commission, Sports Law Journal – Rivista di Diritto Sportivo)

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12:00 - Introductions

Sandro Gozi (Undersecretary of State responsible for European Affairs and Policies)

12:15 - Session Two

The European Union and young athletes' training

This session will investigate the mechanisms introduced by the European Union with regards to free movement of athletes as workers across Member States. It will stimulate discussion regarding UEFA rules on "home-grown players" and it will examine its extension and adaptability to other sports. Finally, lessons learnt and policy recommendations will be investigated.

Speakers:

-      Stefano Bastianon (Professor of European Law at the University of Bergamo)

-      Sophie Dion (Member of the French Parliament – Lawyer - lecturer of Sports Law at the Sorbonne University)

-      Franco Frattini (former European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security, currently President of the High Court of Sports Justice)-      

-      Karen L. Jones (Lecturer in international sports law, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, John Marshall Law School (USA); Managing Editor, International Sports Law Journal (ISLJ) Asser International Sports Law Centre & Springer Press)

-      Jean-Pierre Siutat (Member of FIBA Europe Board and President of the French Basketball Federation, FFBB)

-      Michele Uva (Director General at the Italian Football Federation, FIGC)

Session coordinator:Francesco Soro (Head of Cabinet - CONI)

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14:00 - Light lunch

Light Lunch at Circolo del Tennis

 

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