The third session of the second edition of the Executive Master in European Sport Governance (MESGO), focusing on the governance and regulation of sporting competitions, took place from 14 to 18 January in London.
During the week, the debates focused on the financial regulation of sport, notably analysing the UEFA financial fair play initiative, the licensing system of the German football Bundesliga and other regulations existing in Premiership Rugby in England. Other presentations focused on the regulation of sports labour markets from both a legal and economic point of view. The role of agents and the current debate surrounding third-party ownership were also among the topics covered. Finally, the role of supporters as stakeholders in the governance of sports clubs, especially in football, was debated.
Daily gatherings took place at Wembley Stadium, Lords Cricket Ground, Arsenal Emirates Stadium and in the premises of the MESGO’s local academic partner, Birkbeck College.
The 20 MESGO participants also took the opportunity to attend the English FA Cup football match between Arsenal and Swansea.
The next session will take place in Brussels in March and will be dedicated to the legal framework of European sport.