Safeshred project spans 24 months (2021-2022) and is structured into the following key phases:

The official launch of SafeShred took place in May, 2021. The meeting has been conducted online due to the current Covid-19 situation and has been hosted by the World Snowboard Federation, the project coordinator.

SafeShred is a unique education program in the domain of good governance, which provides awareness-raising on ethics issues to grassroots snowboard riders, on important topics, including tackling:
● Manipulations of sports competitions
● Doping
● Harassment/Bullying
● Corruption
● Whistleblowing system/Awareness on communicating with the responsible person
● Fundamental human rights

Through the specially developed training and e-learning, young riders all over the world are able to understand the basic ethical principles related to sport and will be able to provide answers in case they face any of these issues. The project also empowers young riders with a sound knowledge of their basic human rights regarding their sport careers. SafeShred is coordinated by the World Snowboard Federation and developed by CSCF Foundation for Sport Integrity and the snowboard federations of Austria, Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland. The academic basis is delivered by Ramon Llull University.

Our Partners:

CSCF is a non-profit organization that works to protect sport from negative aspects including manipulations in sport, corruption, doping and harassment.

The main activities of the foundation are to provide education and consultation in the domain of sports integrity and law enforcement.

The aim of the foundation is to encourage respected and experienced experts to share their experiences and raise awareness on sport integrity with athletes, sport officials, law enforcement, governmental officers and the judiciary.

These experts have sound experience in building and educating good governance and strategies of sports and combating serious crimes and strategies. They have proficiency in preventing, identifying and investigating sport disciplinary or criminal cases in the domains of sport integrity and ethics, and sport-related crimes, such as money laundering, corruption and fraud.

Founded in 1987, the VÖSS (Verband österreichischer Snowsurfer) was the first independent sports association for the then young snowboard sport. In 1994, not only was the name modernized, but the organization’s direction was also renewed. The Austrian Snowboard Association is a non-profit organization located in Innsbruck. It is a member of WSF and partners with several associations, regions, and institutions like World Snowboarding, Snowboard Germany and Snowboard Tirol. ASA focuses on promoting young talents, local events as well as networking the Austrian athletes internationally. Organizing the Austrian Cup Tour and Austrian Masters the association has created an independent platform for snowboarders and event organizers from all federal states. For the Austrian Cup Tour around 420 local riders participate in 12 events per season.

To pursue the promotion of young athletes ASA is highly engaged in several projects like World Rookie Tour, WSF Banked Slalom Tour, and Burton Riglet Program.

Finnish Snowboard Association is a state aid legitimate national sport organization which operates as umbrella organization for 18 Finnish snowboard clubs. In addition, it is a member of WSF as well as Finnish Sports and Exercise Federation and has the authorization to represent snowboarding in FIS. The association cooperates with the Finnish Ski Center Association (SHKY), Finnish Ski Instructors (SHORY), Ski Sport Finland and other snow communities to develop snowboarding and competitive conditions in Finland.FSA’s mission is to be responsible for international competing of Finnish riders, to promote the sport and to organize competitions and training events in Finland. It is their goal to establish and maintain a healthy and vibrant snowboard culture that includes both, strong hobbies and extensive competitive activities among young people and adults. QKLS Tour, Spring Camp, Para Snowboard World Cup, and QKLS Rookie Fest Ruka, which is also qualification for World Rookie Tour, are some of the events FSA is organizing. Sport development is key for the Finnish Snowboard Association, which has been implementing the Burton Riglet Program in elementary schools in the country for the past two years, showing a strong interest in a healthy future of the sport.

Snowboard Germany is Germany’s national snowboarding association and member of WSF. It is accountable for athletes of all levels and disciplines in snowboarding: Freeride, Freestyle, Racing, and Boardercross. Promoting athletes and ambitious riders is Snowboard Germany’s main focus. With economical and industrial partners, the association is the voice of national snowboarding for internal and external affairs. Snowboard Germany has a good governance representative and report on that. They are taking regular doping controls on their athletes. There is an ethics code within the association for compliance of transparency, compliance with rules and fair play, which is followed by all employees. Also, the association is divided into three bodies that control each other:

  1. The Association Day
  2. The Main Committee
  3. The Presidium

The Presidium of Snowboard Germany meets at regular intervals to discuss the concerns of the association. An Athletespokesman with voting rights offers all athletes the opportunity to exert influence in the Presidium’s voting.

The association has a procedure to handle cases of bullying or harassment ethically correct. This guideline is adapted by a representative in the association regularly.

Finally, Snowboard Germany promotes voluntary work as a significant and indispensable added value for sport.

Since 1986 FSI has been exclusively dedicated to the development and promotion of the sport of snowboarding in Italy at all levels and for all ages, from competitive snowboarding in various disciplines, to recreational ones, to promotional and educational activities. The Association promotes snowboarding directly and through the clubs and members distributed throughout Italy. FSI is the organizer of various activities, courses, promotional and competitive events like Italian Snowboard Tour, Italian Masters and Rookie Tour Italy. As a member of WSF, they also participate in the WSF Banked Slalom Tour.

The Swedish Ski Association is one of Sweden’s largest sports associations and member of WSF. Their objective is to get as many people as possible to discover the joy and benefits of being active in the snow. Covering and arranging national and major international championships, youth activities, encouraging exercise, improving public health and through this making social impact. The association’s core values are sustainability, lifestyle, equality, transparency, and respect.

Swiss Ski is one of the most important sports associations in Switzerland. It specifically promotes the top-class sport. Another core task of Swiss-Ski is the promotion of popular sports. The association organizes several events in the areas of Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, and freestyle. Swiss Ski is a member of FIS, WSF, IBU, ESF and Swiss Olympic Association.

Ramon Llull University (URL), located in Barcelona, is a private, not-for-profit university, with a Humanist and Christian inspiration that promotes public service. Its main aim is to provide quality, personalised education to respond to society’s needs.

URL comprises 11 higher education and research institutions with a long tradition and a prestigious reputation in Catalonia (IQS, Blanquerna, La Salle, Faculty of Philosophy, ESADE, Pere Tarrés Faculty of Social Education and Social Work, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi, Ebro Observatory University Institute, Vidal i Barraquer Mental Health University Institute, Borja Institute of Bioethics and ESDi Higher School of Design, an affiliated centre).It is as a whole one of the most innovative teaching institutions in Catalonia and in Spain, committed to academic and research excellence. In addition, the multidisciplinary nature of the University’s federated structure offers its community of researchers wide opportunities for synergy, collaboration and high-level training, as well as guaranteeing guidance for open-access to research results.  Applying its own methodology but meeting the standards of the European Higher Education Area, URL prepares future professionals using a comprehensive training programme in each of the areas of knowledge and promotes mastery of new technologies, all via a methodology based on encouraging students to develop their skills in small working groups and building a close relationship between students and teaching staff.

Committed to first-order scientific research and its internationalisation, URL has internship agreements with more than 4,000 companies and institutions around the country and more than 200 agreements with international companies, along with 526 agreements with universities around the world.

At URL, we see R&D&I as a public service that fosters research and knowledge, and strives for societal impact. Our research activity centres on three strategic areas, as detailed in the Strategic Research Plan: • Technology: biotechnology and IT • Management • Social sciences and humanities

In terms of social challenges and, thus, in terms of research focus, URL has selected five areas as the primary focus of its activity, mainly in response to increasing social demand and the capacities of our groups. These areas are:
• Social innovation and change
• Management and social responsibility
• Education: innovation, competencies and values
• Health and biosciences
• Energy and sustainability

In keeping with its federal structure, Universitat Ramon Llull drafts an overarching research strategy through its Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation. That strategy is then applied by all the federated centres through their own Strategic Research Plans, each with its own approach associated with the specific area of knowledge it addresses.

Thanks to these strategic plans and our research community’s constant activity, URL has succeeded in fomenting R&D&I, reflected in the 51 research groups recognised by URL, where more than 470 researchers are at work in the departments at our university centres. With this critical mass, we have created and currently offer a number of PhD programmes.

At the same time, the university also encourages knowledge transfer activities to meet the R&D&I needs of the business community and society at large. We believe that a key priority for research should be for citizens to benefit. For this reason, URL has professional research management structures in place to successfully transfer the knowledge and technology we create.

Similarly, URL’s research is currently undergoing an important internationalisation process, with the aim of adapting to the important social and economic challenges of the contemporary world and increasing our global presence and visibility. The university has fomented the mobility of its research personnel and faculty, the participation of our research groups in European projects and, within the framework of ACM 2015, developed a series of strategic alliances with internationally renowned universities such as Georgetown University, Boston College and Fordham University.

Additionally, the University fully adheres to the principles of the European Charter and Code for Researchers, having the applicant been awarded with the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) logo, which is currently implementing as part of its commitment to promote open recruitment and attractive working and employment conditions.