Dr Vertommen holds a MA in Ethics, a MSc in Criminology and a PhD in Medicine and Health Sciences. Tine heads the Forensic Psychology research team at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, Belgium. Her research focusses on the prevalence and prevention of harassment and abuse in sport.
Her latest projects focus on the development of bystander interventions to detect and adequately respond to harassment and abuse in local sport clubs. At the international level, Tine coordinates the International Research Network on Violence and Integrity in Sport (IRNOVIS) and is a member of the Council of Europe's Safe Sport Pool of International Experts.
Her valorization impact is demonstrated by IOC’s selection of Dr Vertommen as one of the 12 leading international experts drafting the forthcoming IOC Consensus Statement on Safeguarding in Sport (2023). She is also appointed as the external expert consultant to the newly established IOC Safe Sport Unit, where she is responsible for the knowledge transfer and the evidence-based development of the IOC’s tools, policies, and procedures to promote safe sport.
Tomas works in the National Sports Agency, a public governing body responsible for sport in the Czech Republic. He is responsible for creating strategies for Czech sport and EU relations.
During the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2022, Tomas chaired the Working Party on Sport and lead the work on the topic of sustainable and accessible sports infrastructure.
Tomas is based in Prague and is an avid sports fan and active sportsman.
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.