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Riitta Mikkola


Riitta Mikkola (Finland) has graduated from the University of Tampere as a historian and teacher of history and social studies.
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Ann-Laure Liéval


Ann-Laure Liéval graduated from Artois University (Arras, France) with a Master in Ancient Greek History.
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EuroClio is a non-profit NGO and a registered association according to Dutch law. As a member-driven organization it is led by a General Assembly, an elected international Board of volunteers (governance experts and history educators) and run by a professional Secretariat. The Board of EuroClio is elected by the General Assembly, a body made up of EuroClio member organizations that convenes each year at the EuroClio Annual Conference.  The Board acts as a Supervisory Board, tasked with the overall responsibility for governing the organisation and to ensure wide and successful implementation of its core mission. The Board supervises the work of the Director, who manages the Secretariat. The Board and Secretariat work together in a Finance, Membership, and Policy Committee and meet at least 3 times a year.

Board roles include:

  • Fundraising beyond the “traditional” public (at present mainly EU) grants;
  • Working with the Secretariat and members to develop and deliver our vision, as envisaged in the recently co-created Strategic Framework 2018-2020;
  • A supervisory role overseeing the Secretariat in a monitoring and accountability role;
  • Maintaining member relations and building individual membership.

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Lars Peter Visti Hansen


Lars Peter Visti Hansen studied at Roskilde University in Denmark, Middlesex University in London and Université des Sciences Sociales in Grenoble, France.
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Frank van den Akker

Board member

Frank van den Akker (the Netherlands) brings a wealth of international experience in senior positions as well as a considerable international network...
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The cooperation and division of responsibilities between the Board and management is laid down in a Management Agreement. The roles and responsibilities of the Board are set in the statutes and further defined in the internal rules (by-laws). The management at the Secretariat has set a well-defined management grid, executes frequent performance reviews and involves staff as much as possible in key decisions, envisioning and contacts with membership.