The fourth session of the second edition of the Executive Master in European Sport Governance (MESGO), dedicated to the legal framework of European sport, took place from 4 to 8 March in Brussels.
The session was organised in four sections, moving from in-house issues (e.g. matters of internal organisation) to others that, despite appearing more distant, are no less important (e.g. issues relating to EU law). In particular, the session concentrated on the management of legal disputes (internal and external), with a special focus on the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and EU law (EU lobbying, jurisprudence from the Court of Justice of the European Union and the impact of EU law on sporting regulations).
Speakers included representatives of sports organisations (clubs, European federations), lawyers, attorneys specialised in sports law, representatives of EU institutions (the European Commission and the European Parliament), well-known sports law professors and CAS representatives.
The debates took place at the Royal Belgian Football Federation, Constant Vanden Stock Stadium (home of RSC Anderlecht), the European Commission and the European Parliament.