News: April 2016
Over the course of the last six months, Michael Pedersen has been supporting the development and launch of the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) as a member of its Steering Group on Good Governance in Sport.
SIGA is an independent multi-stakeholder alliance, which brings together individuals and organizations across sectors, sports and countries. The Alliance aims at protecting the integrity of sport through good governance and financial transparency in sport. At the time of its official launch, the Alliance counted more than 50 leading representatives from sport, government, academia, sponsors and other international organizations. ICSS Europe has been instrumental in leading the development of SIGA.
Michael’s support included attending steering group meetings in New York City, USA; Geneva, Switzerland; Brussels, Belgium; and London, United Kingdom. It also included attending the event to formally launch the Alliance, which took place at Prado National Museum in Madrid, Spain on 6 April 2016, hosted by Mr Miguel Cardenal, Secretary of State of Sport of Spain.
At the time of the launch of SIGA, Michael Pedersen took stock and stated that “
it is has been a pleasure and a privilege to support the development and launch of SIGA. There is an urgent need for developing a common understanding and appreciation of the scope of sport governance and of the nature of evolving good governance practices in sport; across countries and regions as well as across stakeholders in and of sport. SIGA is particularly well placed to make an important contribution in doing exactly that. Also, with more and more national, regional and international sport integrity initiatives and partnership being developed, I hope and think that SIGA can play an important role in aligning, scaling and replicating a range of well-intended efforts.”