The fight against corruption has been highlighted as one of the central themes in sport. In line with this idea, promoting integrity and values in sport is one of the main challenges in this context. Nowadays, the increasingly repeated cases of match fixing have weakened the fight against corruption and impacted on the image of sport for the community. “Sport Against Match Fixing” – SAMF – project aims to raise awareness among grassroot athletes about the nature of match-fixing and the negative impact of this practice on the careers of the athletes. By providing the proper tools, we will be supporting them to consolidating attitudes to best responses to this type of corruption.

The project has three main objectives:

1) To identify and explore the “state-of-the-art” in the Match-Fixing and its impact on athlete career context;

2) To promote an awareness campaign of SAMF Project;

3) To develop a game-based learning program tailored to grassroot athletes.

Project will be coordinated by Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), and 6 other organizations from Portugal, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, and the Netherlands as partners. Over 24 months, the project will hold 5 work packages and will produce research reports, an awareness campaign with implementation online and offline, and game-based learning (based on web app gamification from real stories about athletes involved in match-fixing cases). For the massification of the project, a Final Conference will be organized with the presence of relevant stakeholders, and a Handbook with guidelines for implementation will also be provided, allowing any organisation in the Members States to adopt this project.