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FIFA/CIES International University Network

Ninth Edition of the FIFA/CIES University Network Prize: 14 Projects Competing for the 2019 Award!

For the ninth edition of the FIFA/CIES International University Network, CIES has received 14 projects before the stipulated deadline. An international jury will next select the award-winning project on 20th February 2019.

The FIFA/CIES International University Network Prize was created in 2011 following a suggestion by the Universidad Católica in Argentina. The aim of the prize is to reward original work, further the understanding of sports-related phenomena, and also to develop innovative projects on a continental, national, regional and local level. The Prize consists of a trip to Switzerland to visit the FIFA and CIES headquarters as well as the opportunity to present the conclusions of the winning project to the FIFA Master class during the Neuchâtel module. The prize journey will take place in the week from 1st - 6th April 2019.

The 14 projects selected by the CIES partner universities for consideration are as follows:

Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fernando Romano, Gonzalo Huerta, Lucia Gonzalez, Mariana Detoni

« Development Plan for Football and the Women’s League in Argentina »


Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Sénégal

Fatou Diabaye, Celestin Dieme, Djibril Gaye, Abdoul Baidy Ndiaye,Abacar Talla Niang

« A Model for the Development and Creation of Elite Women’s Football in Senegal: S.O.S. Foot’Elles Group »


Universidad Santo Tomás, Santiago, Chile

Alejandra Cassi, Jeffrey Thomas, Alvaro Salas, Camilo Martinez

«A Proposal to improve the current Management Model of Club de Deportes Santiago Wanderers – Transition towards a “B” Management Model: Analysis based on the B Principles and Content of the FIFA/CIES Executive Programme»


Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Marianne Dimitry, Sara El Sefi, Omar Tarek, Ahmed Toukhi, Ismail Abdelaziz

«To Develop… to Scout – For a new Generation! For a better Future!»


Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

Mónica Campos Rojas, Catalina Mena Picado, Alexánder Loría Ortega

«MIPYME : Baby-Sitting Services in Sports Centres »


The University of the West Indies, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Adil Abrahim, Damian Gopee, Damian Lopez, Ngozi Ezenwaka, Yannick Duchaussee

«Proposal for the Launch of a Beach Barge Football and Exhibition Event»


Birzeit University, Ramallah, Palestine

Malak Mansour, Heba Karram

«The Palestine Adaptive Sports Center (PASC)»


Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain

Ángel Vancells Prat, María Rubiera Hidalgo

«Project for the Promotion of Amputees’ Football »


Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil

Gabriela Caribé, Leonardo Giannetti

« Transport Project: Sport as a Transgender Inclusion Tool »


Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil

Andre Figer, Hugo Abreu, João Paulo Gomide da Silveira, Nelson Oliveira, Ricardo Costa de Almeida Rêgo

« Football as a Social Inclusion Instrument in the Humanitarian Refugees’ Crisis»


Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela

Miguel Angel Mea Vitali, Diego Alfredo Salas Pérez, José Luis Sblendorio, Vicente Suanno,

« From Professional Footballer to Investor »


Universidad San Martín de Porres, Lima, Peru

Enzo Diego Medina Vásquez, Oscar Martín Pardo-Figueroa Méndez, Arturo Díaz Bravo, Frank Tonny Frías Cabezas

« Multisports Academy for Adults »


Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland

Mateusz Gotz, Alicja Rzewnicka

« Development of Field Hockey based on the Establishment of the Masovian Field Hockey Foundation in Collaboration with 4F»


Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

Anastasia Kalashnikova, Anton Lipatov, Dmitry Puchkov, Viacheslav Smirnov

« Development Model for a Small Town on the Basis of a Sports Complex»