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"Football in Europe" Panel Speaker

Arnout Geeraert, MA
(University of Leuven)

Arnout Geeraert holds an MSc in International and Comparative Politics from KU Leuven and an LLM in International and European Law from the University of Brussels (VUB). He is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences and a researcher at HIVA (Research Institute for Work & Society), and the Policy in Sports & Physical Activity Research Group, Department of Kinesiology at the University of Leuven, Belgium. His research focuses on democratic networked governance and good governance in general in international sports governance and the role of the EU therein. Arnout Geeraert is involved in the Preparatory Action in the Field of Sport on good governance, funded by the European Commission’s Sport Unit. He is managing the Certificate of Advanced Studies in European Sports Law & Policy at KU Leuven, in which he also lectures. He has published articles in international journals on the role of the EU in sport and he is co-editor of a forthcoming book on sports governance.

Main publications:

  • Geeraert, A., Bruyninckx, H. and Scheerder, J. (2013). The prospects of achieving Environmental Policy Integration in EU sports policy. Forthcoming.
  • Geeraert, A., Bruyninckx, H. and Scheerder, J. (2013). The democratic anchorage of sport governance networks: Is the Social Dialogue Committee in professional football a suited venue for democratic network governance? Forthcoming.
  • Geeraert, A., Scheerder, J., Bruyninckx, H. (2012). Het governancenetwerk van de Europese voetbalsport. Het introduceren van nieuwe governancebenaderingen om voetbal te sturen op EU-niveau. Res Publica: Tijdschrift voor Politologie, 54 (3), 383-386.
  • Geeraert, A., Scheerder, J., Bruyninckx, H. (2012). The governance network of European football. Introducing new governance approaches to steer football at the EU level. International Journal of Sport Policy, 4 (3), 1-20.
  • Colucci, M., Geeraert, A. (2012). The ‘Social dialogue’ in European professional football. Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, 33 (1), 203-234.
  • Colucci, M., Geeraert, A. (2011). Social dialogue in European professional football. International Sports Law Journal, 3 (4).
  • Geeraert, A., Scheerder, J., Bruyninckx, H. (2011). The governance network of European football. Towards a more important role for the EU and football’s stakeholder organizations. International Sports Law Journal, 11 (3-4), 130-139.
  • Geeraert, A., Bruyninckx, H., Scheerder, J. (2013). Towards stronger governance in European sport. Forthcoming.
  • Geeraert, A., Bruyninckx, H., Scheerder, J. (2012). The historic treble in football. The legal, political and economic driving forces behind football's transformation. Sport Policy & Management, 15. Leuven: KU Leuven/ Policy in Sport & Physical Activity Research Group.
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