Pim Verschuuren

Research fellow, IRIS

Pim is an IRIS research fellow since 2010, he is specialized on international sports issues. Among his main subjects of studies are the strategies of sports diplomacies implemented by the states. He directed a research program on the integration of sport in foreign policies and counselled the French Ministry of Foreign affairs in the setting up of a specific French sports diplomacy. He also works on the governance and integrity of sports organisations. After having co -directed two research programs on Sports betting, corruption and money laundering, he ran a European program which consisted in hol ding seminars in 23 EU countries to raise awareness among national sports administrators on the threat of match -fixing (2012-2014). He currently coordinates the program « Preventing criminal risks linked to the sports betting market » which is financed by the EU Commission (DG Home Affairs). He is also in charge of IRIS representation at the Permanent Consultative Council of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport of UNESCO. Pim is a graduate of the Political Study Institute in Rennes (IEP) and holds a Master II degree in Law and Politics of International Security from the Free University of Amsterdam.