Study Visit 2 UK
The European Union and Council of Europe Joint Project “Keep Crime Out Of Sport” organised a study visit of the United Kingdom National Platform, in collaboration with the Gambling Commission on 13, 14 and 15 December 2016. This was the second study visit out of four planned for the project. The participants from the three participating countries (Albania, Belgium and Ukraine) were selected from among applicants who participated at regional seminars (earlier phase of the project). Before the visit, the countries prepared assessment reports of the national situation. In Birmingham they were presented with a model national platform for combating match-fixing and visited the headquarters of the UK National Platform, as well as betting operator sites and the Sports Betting Integrity Forum. They were also exposed to criminal aspects and investigations of combating sports manipulations.