ACTION was started in 2011 and is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation registered in Brussels.
President – Mark Corner
Dr Mark Corner is a lecturer at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He lectures in history, politics, economics and the European Union. He has written the following books:
Director – John McClintock
John McClintock is an agricultural economist. He has lived and worked in Belgium, Ethiopia, France, Malawi, Poland, Senegal, Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom.
He has written a book on how the world could be better governed. It is entitled: The Uniting of Nations: an essay in global governance. The third edition is published by Peter Lang in Brussels (2010).
Programme Officer – Riccardo Benvenuti
Riccardo holds a Master’s Degree in International Politics and Diplomacy from the University of Padua (Italy). He has been an exchange student at the University of Reading (UK) and at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to joining ACTION he worked at the Political Office of the Italian Embassy in Cairo and at the Election Observation Unit of the European Parliament.
In Brussels he collaborated as a Research Assistant with Human Rights Without Frontiers and as a Project Assistant with Partners for Democratic Change International.