Blowing the Whistle in Sport: Lessons from Swiss Sport Integrity

Join the discussion – Blowing the Whistle in Sport: Lessons from Swiss Sport Integrity

FHGR Standort Zürich | Limmatstrasse 21 | Zürich | Room Z.0.22 on September 2, 2024 at 17:00h CET

Speaker: Markus Pfisterer, Head of the Ethics Violations Department, Swiss Sport Integrity.

As a result of the cases of abuse within sports organizations, an independent reporting office, to which victims or witnesses can report an incident or suspicion, began its work on January 1, 2022. The reporting office is a unit within Swiss Sport Integrity. Victims from both professional and amateur sports can report to Swiss Sport Integrity. People who are not directly involved but who observe incidents can also report. This includes coaches, parents, spectators or club representatives. Swiss Sport Integrity can be contacted online via a reporting portal or a telephone hotline. Victims and witnesses can also use the hotline to receive advice and information on how to proceed without having to make a report. In 2022, Swiss Sport Integrity received 264 reports. In 2023, there was a 42 percent increase to 374 reports. Approximately 30 percent of the reports relate to psychological injury and another 30 percent relate to physical or sexual assault. During the event, Markus Pfisterer will present the work of the independent reporting office and how it manages the increasing number of reports. The Q&A session will be moderated by Christian Hauser.

As the number of participants is limited to 25, we suggest to register early.

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  • Blowing the Whistle in Sport: Lessons from Swiss Sport Integrity
    2 September 2024
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location

FHGR Zurich
Limmatstrasse 21, Room Z.0.22, Zurich, 8005