Borja García is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Management and Policy at Loughborough University (United Kingdom). In 2005, as a PhD student, he founded Sport&EU together with An Vermeersch and David Ranc to create a forum to develop the nascent academic interest on EU sports policy and law that, however, lacked a community for common discussion, analysis and academic exchange. Borja has worked as executive director of the association since its foundation. His main academic interests are the European Union sports policy, the governance of sport, and the political activism of football fans.
Prof. Dr. An Vermeersch is a founding member of Sport&EU. She teaches sports law and European law (Ghent University & Ghent University College). She holds a PhD on EU sports policy and sports law (2007) and has written numerous academic publications. An is an arbitrator at the Belgian Court of Arbitration for Sport, a disciplinary judge at the Flemish Sports Tribunal, a member of the working group on the review of WADA governance reforms and an independent board member of the Flemish Tennis Federation.
Steering Group Member
Dr Andrea Cattaneo lectures in EU Law at Edge Hill University. A graduate of the University of Milan, Andrea holds a PhD in EU Competition Law and Sport. Andrea has worked on EU-funded projects exploring the regulation of football agents within the EU and the development of the EU’s sports diplomacy strategy.
Andrea has authored a number of works in the area of EU Sports Law, including the monograph ‘EU Sports Law’ published by Wolters Kluwer in 2020.