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The delegation of the Croatian Olympic Committee (COC), headed by President Zlatko Matesa, attended on March18th, 2011 an official reception held by the Croatian president Ivo Josipovic, during which they introduced him to current preparations for the organization of the 17th European Fair Play Congress, which will, under patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, be held from September 28th to October 1st in Porec.

The delegation of the Croatian Olympic Committee (COC), headed by President Zlatko Matesa, attended on March18th, 2011 an official reception held by the Croatian president Ivo Josipovic, during which they introduced him to current preparations for the organization of the 17th European Fair Play Congress, which will, under patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, be held from September 28th to October 1st in Porec.
The organizers of the 17th European Fair Play Congress, the COC and the European Fair Play Committee, are planning - in cooperation with national and international sports institutions - to bring together a number of eminent scientists and experts in the field of physical education, media, sociology, psychology, history and other sciences to discuss two main themes: “Sports as part of the culture" and "Fair play as a part of sports culture”.
The Congress sub-themes will be "The impact of sports on the moral changes in society", "Ethical behavior of coaches, " "Media and Violence in Sport", "Fair play and fans’ behavior ". Among the invited domestic and foreign lecturers were prof. PhD. Benjamin Perasovic, BA. PhD. Drazen Lalic, prof. PhD. Franjo Prot, prof. Zrinko Custonja, prof. Jura Ozmec, prof. PhD. Gilad Weingarten from Israel, Dr. Patrick Duffy from the United Kingdom, and Spyros Kapralos and Yannis Daras from Greece. Along with president Matesa, the President's delegation was comprised of COC’s Vice-President and member of Croatian Fair Play Committee Nada Sencar, COC’s Secretary General Josip Cop, a member of the Council and the Croatian Fair Play Committee Morana Palikovic Gruden, president of the Croatian Fair Play Committee Biserka Perman and Project Manager of the EFP Congress 2011, Biserka Vrbek.