Addressing inequality, enhancing diversity and facilitating greater dialogue in the hosting of sporting mega events.

Coventry University Project Team 
Ian Brittan
Rui Biscaia


Value to Coventry University

Total Value

Duration of the Project
1st Dec 2018 to 30th Nov 2022

Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM)
University of the West of Scotland (UWS)
University of Peloponnese (UOP)
Goeteborgs Universitet (UGOT)

North Carolina State University (NCS) USA
Meiji University (MU) Japan
The University of Western Ontario (UWO) Canada
Fundacao Getulio Vergas (FGV) Brazil
George Manson University (GMU) USA

Project Objectives

A primary objective of EventRights is to provide an environment for academic and non-academic partners to access learning and training opportunities and to develop their knowledge of the subject and methodologies relating to MSEs through staff exchange.

Impact Statement

With our research, we extend previous evidence provided in the scientific literature, practice, and public policy in three ways: (1) we refer to the different stages that determine social outcomes of MSEs; (2) we study the peculiarities of the different stakeholders that are involved into MSE management from an interdisciplinary perspective, providing insights into the different facets of the concept; and (3) we build up sustainable platforms
for learning and knowledge sharing across European countries. The EventRights project seeks to make a substantial impact in three main areas:

  • Advance expertise of a rights-based agenda in connection with MSEs, their measurement and viability.
  • Establish a strong and enduring global network between academics and other stakeholders with an interest in a rights-based agenda and MSEs in order to enhance knowledge transfer and understanding.
  • Strengthen the career prospects for researchers and non-academic stakeholders in the field


The intention is to adopt a wide variety of dissemination formats and methods ensuring that information is provided in both academic and non-academic language in order to ensure its accessibility to as wide an audience as possible. Dissemination to academic peers will occur through a wide range of outputs including journal articles, conference presentations, online (e.g. blogging, twitter, researchgate, in-house online open access publications).

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