24-25/1/2018. SAFEYOU team member Dr Barkoukis participated in the “Preventing Doping in Professional and in Grassroots Sport through Education and Investigation” in Sofia, Bulgaria.
This high-level 2-day Event brought together representatives from the European Commission and the European Parliament, the member states, the Olympic movement, the civil society organisations and further stakeholders. The event was opened by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Edcation, Culture, Youth and Sport.
The first panel dealt with the investigation and data protection by presenting the Study on data protection and anti-doping which represents one of the many consequences of the new GDPR. Moreover, it has been showed the state of play of the fight against doping by the Interpol and WADA representatives and how the cooperation between law enforcement and anti-doping authorities should increase.
The second day focused on prevention through education.