ERASMUS+ Player Agents - Promoting and Supporting Good Governance in the European Football Agents Industry

Head of project:
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mittag

IESF staff entrusted with project:
Maximilian Seltmann

Period of research:
Jan 2018 – Dec 2019 

Project coordination
Edge Hill University

Consortium Partners:
Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln
Umea Universitet (Schweden)
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Espana)
University of Rijeka (Pravi Fakultet Sveucilista u Rijeci, Croatia)

The project, ‘Promoting and Supporting Good Governance in the European Football Agents Industry’ analysed the operation of the 2015 FIFA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries (RWWI), particularly in relation to the implementation of the regulations at National Association level across the territory of the EU. In this regard, the final report of the project team presented a comprehensive picture of how intermediary regulations have historically developed and how the 2015 RWWI have operated across the territory of the EU, encompassing 31 National Associations. The study supports key private stakeholders and public policymakers by providing evidence-based options and recommendations in terms of future regulatory initiatives in the sector informed by principles of good governance.