The partnership of the European Week of Clean Sport Project consists of four National Anti-Doping Organisations and EuropeActive; and is supported by two academic experts.

The Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority (CyADA) is the national anti-doping organization for Cyprus. CyADA was established in 2009 and is the competent authority responsible for the implementation and management of efficient anti-doping policy in Cyprus, in line with the World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards of the World Anti-Doping Agency, the relevant legislation of Cyprus (Law 7(III) of 2009, as amended) as well as the International Convention against Doping in Sport of UNESCO, the Anti-Doping Convention of the Council of Europe and any other obligations of the Government of Cyprus.

CyADA has considerable experience with EU-funded projects having previously participated in “Strategy for Stopping Steroids” (SSS), “Forum for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport” (FAIR), “Forum for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport 2” (FAIR+) and “Developing Communities of Practice to Maximize the Usability and Impact of Clean Sport Education in Europe” (IMPACT).

CyADA - Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority, Website

The Anti-Doping Center is a national authority to the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Rebullic of Bulgaria, established to realize the doping control and prevention of the use of substances and methods prohibited in sport.

The mission of the Anti-Doping Centre is to prevent the use of substances and methods prohibited in sport and combat this phenomenon to its final abolition.

The Anti-Doping Centre carries out its mission to fight against doping while at the same time protects the dignity and rights of every athlete and complies with national and international law, the World Anti-Doping Code, international standards and the best practices.

The Anti-Doping Centre cooperates with WADA and other national and international institutions and organizations involved in the prevention and fight against the use of the substances and methods prohibited in sport.

Bulgaria National Anti-Doping organization, Website

The Portuguese Anti-Doping Authority (ADoP) is the national antidoping organization with functions in the control and fight against doping in sport, namely as the entity responsible for adopting rules with a view to triggering, implementing or applying any phase of the doping control procedure, exercising its competences in the national territory and, whenever requested by WADA or international federations, abroad.

ADoP, in carrying out its mission, is governed by the principles of scientific independence, precaution, credibility and transparency and confidentiality.

Portuguese Anti-Doping Authority (ADoP), Website

The Polish Anti-Doping Agency (POLADA), is a team of experienced experts who work together to promote integrity and cleanliness in sport. POLADA is responsible for anti-doping controls and investigations, anti-doping education, as well as cooperation in the area of promoting wise and responsible physical activity. In 2019, POLADA created the ‘Playing Fair’ project under whose banner all educational meetings take place. Since 2021, POLADA has been implementing its flagship project “I run for pure fun”, aimed at amateur athletes. This is the first event in the history of Polish mass events that was created of the idea of caring for clean sport.

The Polish Anti-Doping Agency has been in existence since 1 July 2017. Its inception is seen as a watershed moment in building a modern anti-doping system in Poland. POLADA is now one of the leading agencies in the Europe, particularly in the field of anti-doping investigations.

Polish Anti-Doping Agency (POLADA), Website

EuropeActive was originally founded in 1996 as a no-profit organisation, wand continues to be the sole voice addressing key EU institutions on behalf of the European fitness and physical activity. EuropeActive represents a sector that generates revenues of more than EUR €28.2 billion annually, with over 64,000 facilities used by more than 64 million customers in Europe. The main goal remains the fight against inactivity, while our objectives outline our long-term focus on the continuous development of the sector through our work with the EU Institutions, national associations, fitness operators and suppliers, our front-line professionals, and through our growing number of Europe-wide events.

EuropeActive proactively represents its members and stakeholders’ interests with the main EU institutions, the OECD and WHO, as well as other civil society organisations. It coordinates with debates, discussions and hearings of the European Parliament and Commission and at a significant number of conferences seminars and expert groups throughout the year. EuropeActive also cooperates with the European Standards Body CEN and have a long record of delivering high-quality outcomes in over 18 EU-funded projects that are helping to build the capacity of the fitness and physical activity sector. Its principle mission is to get more people, more active, more often.

EuropeActive, Website


Prof Lambros Lazuras
Prof Lazuras is a Chartered Psychologist (BPS) and Professor of Sport & Exercise Science, at the School of Sport & Exercise Science, University of Lincoln, UK. His research focuses on the social and psychological drivers of doping behaviour in elite and recreational sport. Prof Lazuras has a track record of >30 research publications and book chapters in doping behaviour and has led Erasmus+ Sport projects on clean sport education. Together with Dr Barkoukis, he has co-authored the book “The Psychology of Doping in Sport”.
Dr Vassilis Barkoukis
Dr Barkoukis is Associate Professor of Sport Pedagogy & Learning at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research focuses on the motivational aspects of doping behaviour and the development of clean sport education programs. He has led clean sport education projects funded by the European Commission, the World Anti-Doping Agency, and the International Olympics Committee.