Born in 1974 in Białystok, Poland, Tomasz Frankowski is a former Polish national footballer. He played in several football clubs such as Jagiellonia Białystok, Wisła Kraków, RC de Strasbourg, Potiers, Martigues, Elche, Nagoya Grampus Eight, Wolverhampton Wanderers, CD Tenerife and Chicago Fire. He is the third most successful goal scorer in Polish football league history.
After his successful football career, he became a member of the Civic Platform. Following his election to the European Parliament in 2019, he is a member of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) and a coordinator of the EPP Group in this committee. He is also a co-Chair of the Sports Group in the European Parliament. Tomasz Frankowski was also appointed the EP rapporteur on “EU sports policy: assessment and possible ways forward” report which was adopted by a large majority at the plenary session in Strasbourg in November 2021.
Vincent Ven is a Swiss/Hong Kongese sports lawyer who has undertaken several roles within football governing bodies since 2012. From 2017 to 2020 he held the position of Head of Integrity at FIFA and in August 2020, Vincent joined UEFA as Head of Anti-Match-Fixing.
His and his unit’s core responsibilities and activities are to promote and preserve the integrity of European football matches and competitions. More specifically, Vincent’s role is to develop UEFA’s anti-match-fixing strategy through preventive measures, integrity related investigations and the establishment of integrity programs in coordination with various stakeholders such as the 55 UEFA National Associations, international organisations and law enforcement agencies.
Besides, Vincent has been elected as a member of Tennis Europe Ethics Commission in 2023.
Viviane Hoffmann is Deputy Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture in the European Commission, since 2018.
From 2014 to 2018, she worked as Director in the Commission's Directorate-General for Communication.
She previously was Deputy Head of Cabinet of former Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding (Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship). She was also Mrs Reding's Deputy Head of Cabinet during her mandates as European Commissioner for Information Society and Media (2004-2010) and for Education and Culture (1999-2004).
In 1997-1999, Viviane Hoffmann worked as assistant to the Director-General for Health and Consumer Protection in the European Commission. In 1996-1997, she was an assistant to the Secretary-General of the European Commission, after having worked in the Commission's Secretariat-General since 1988.
Viviane Hoffmann studied political science and international relations at the "Université Libre de Bruxelles".
Viviane Hoffmann speaks Luxembourgish, French, German and English.