Transnational Meeting - Paris - 17-19 October 2018


The i-Protect Consortium met in Paris for the second Transnational Meeting from the 17 to the 19th of October. The very productive meeting was hosted by the  French Ministére des Sport and opened in a welcome speech by the Ministere of Sport Director.  Facilitated by Mr. David Brinquin, the i-Protect Consortium attended two round tables offered by the Ministry which covered interesting topics:

  1. The scope of child protection (impact on the scope - The French legal framework on child protection

    • Mrs Mestrallet – Deputy Head of the Office of General Criminal Policy - Directorate of Criminal Affairs and Pardons- Ministry of Justice
    • Mr. Borrel – Deputy Head of the Office of Public Protection, Health Promotion and Anti-Doping - Ministry of Sports
    • Mr. Merciris - Lawyer- Office of the Child Protection in collective receptions and Local Education Policies – Ministry of Education
  2.  The implementation of Child Protection in France
    • Mrs. Darani - Head of communication (SNATED-119) 
    • Mr. Peretou – Office of Institutional Partnerships and  Regional Development- Youth Judicial Protection Directorate - Ministry of justice
  3. Presentation of the project “Start to talk”, carried out by the Council of Europe/European Commission by Mrs. Clotilde Talleu

Then the i-Protect Team concentrated on project work regarding, administration, internal processes, logo contest results, content development, platform technical development, next steps, etc.

Special thanks to our French partners, Mr. Pierre-Emmanuel Panier and Sòlene Chauray for the excellent organization and thank you all for the productive meeting and the wonderful team time in beautifull Paris.

The next meeting was set for April, 4-5 in Antwerp and will be hosted by the Belgium i-Protect partner.  

Kick-Off Meeting - Madrid, February 23-24, 2018

The Spanish High Council for Sport hosted in Madrid the Erasmus+ i-Protect in Sport Kick-Off Meeting on the 23rd and 24th of February. 


The Sport Director General of the High Council for Sport and Vice President of the Fundación Deporte Joven, Coordianting partner of this Erasmus+ project, Mr. Jaime González Castaño, welcomed the participants.  Mr. González opened the event emphasizing the  compromise of the Spanish Government with the protection of children in sport  and the importance of working on this topic within the framework of the new "Organic Law for the Eradication of Violence Against Children and  the Protection of Children's Rights and Physical Integrity in the Context of Sport".  Mr. González spoke about the concerns that the Spanish Government shares with the European Union.  The EU Work Plan for 2017-2020, establishes the topic of child protection as a key topic that must be addressed as a priority by the EU Member States.  

For the Director General, "the frequent and disturbing news appearing in the media  about abuse cases in the context of sport, rresent only the tip of the iceberg and are a clear call to action.  Luckily, for this project,  we have a great team of partners and experts and the support of the European Commission to develop this learning platform targeted at children, families, coaches and managers.  We believe it will contribute to eradicate  abuse against children in sport for ever." 

Two days of meetings were held for partners to get to know each other,  learn about the financial and management framework of the project, coordinate working teams, establish scope and goals of the Erasmus+project and begin the work on the technical development of the platform and  the content that will be offered in the program.

The next transnational meeting of the i-Protect Project will take place in Paris on the 18-19 October 2018.