Peter Fischer is a Policy officer in the sport unit of the European Commission’s department for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. His main areas of responsibilities are Green Sport (he coordinates the work of the Commission’s Green Sport Expert Group); the international dimension of sport (including sport diplomacy); the European Week of Sport beyond Borders; and the new Erasmus+ action Mobility of sport staff.
Prior to joining the sport unit, Peter has gathered experience in various policy and communication units of the European Commisison, where he worked on International cooperation, Regional policy and EU accession policies.
He is a big basketball and football fan, both sports he used to play in amateur leagues; nowadays he keeps himself fit with cycling, indoor rowing and kayaking.
Peter Gelius is a research associate at the Department of Sport Science and Sport at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, and co-director of its WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity and Public Health. He has a Ph.D. in political science and a research doctorate in sport science.
His main expertise is in PA policy development and monitoring, participatory approaches in PA, and structure and agency in health promotion. He has been involved in various projects to monitor and evaluate PA policy at the local, national, and international level, and has been collaborating with the EU and WHO around policy monitoring since 2014.
Philipp Lahm, one of Germany’s most successful footballers, was born in Munich on 11th Nov 1983.
He played for Germany in 113 international matches between 2004 and 2014, and captained the national team that won the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. For over a decade he was a regular and an icon of his home team FC Bayern, with whom he won 21 titles; in 2011 he was made captain and led the team to numerous honours including the 2013 treble – the UEFA Champions League, the Bundesliga (German league cup) and the DFB cup (German cup). He is known as Mr. Fairplay, as he did not receive a single red card in 757 games and did not serve a suspension.
In December 2017 he was the sixth player to be named honorary captain of the German national team. In the same month he was appointed honorary ambassador for Germany's bid to host the UEFA Euro 2024. Since June 2019 he has been one of two managing directors in the DFB Euro GmbH and, as tournament director, is preparing the 2024 European Championship in Germany.
In 2007 he founded the Philipp Lahm Foundation for Sport and Education. He is chairman of the organization and actively involved in promoting and running its projects, especially the Philipp Lahm Summer Camp and Philipp Lahm School Tour. In his projects Philipp Lahm Summer Camp, Philipp Lahm School Tour as well as Soccer in Philippi and Shongi Soccer and the newly initiated project Treffpunkt Fußball, he is committed to equal opportunities and participation.