Where today Cannes is celebrating the final day of the international film festival, the “Festival de Cannes” three months ago the WADA Education Conference was run.

With its highest attendance the Global Education Conference staged at the palais de festival in Cannes three months ago, demonstrated that education is an integral pillar of anti-doping, and a central resource in the protection of clean sport.

Under the theme of ‘Cultivating Our Collective Creativity’, more than 400 participants including IFA President Jörn Verleger contributed to a common education agenda.

“The WADA Global Education Conference in Cannes has changed by view on our clean sport education agenda. We have to change our compliance mindset to a prevention mindset and should much more focus on prevention, value based education and collaboration”, said Verleger.

The fourth edition of the Global Education Conference demonstrated the values of education (not only ins sports) and the importance of continuous improvement through monitoring and evaluation of existing programs and guidelines.
Planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of effective education programs are core objectives of the WADA 2021 International Standard of Education.

„Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world“ (Nelson Mandela)