Consell de Validació

Some decisions transcend the Coordinating Collective’s coordination role. As these decisions will often need to be validated quickly, it will not be possible to mobilise the entire DiEM25 membership to vote within a tight deadline. For this purpose, a Validating Council composed of 100 DiEM25 members selected by sortition from all members is instituted. To learn more about DiEM25’s Validating Council (VC), please visit the movement’s Organising Principles.

According to the new Organising Principles, any DiEM25 member with voting rights (i.e. verified identity, up-to-date membership fee) can be randomly picked for the Validating Council at any time. You do not need to apply anymore.

Les següents persones formen el nostre Consell de Validació actual:

Natalie Agostinis Alemanya I am Natalie, 42 years old, from Nuremberg in Germany. I am a technical writer and mother-of-three. I believe that saving the eco system must not mean sacrifice for the many and business as usual for the few.
PAOLO ALDI Itàlia I am 67 years old and I live in the Italy. Visual artist and photographer. We are lonely women and men, unable to live in solitude, longing within ourselves for relationships but now incapable of having them. While nature is being destroyed, the right of everyone to have the necessary food, the right to personal dignity and fairness are also being denied on a daily basis. It is a world to be changed.
Renata Avila Xile Use my council bio.
Aljaž Bašin Eslovènia Participation is responsibility.
Diana Brauchle Alemanya My name is Diana. I am a graphic designer from southern Germany concerned about the state of Europe and the world. I want to change things together with other people so that we can all look forward to a democratic, just and livable green future. Carpe DiEM!
Hélène Chany França A retired teacher, politically aware and interested in international relations at least since the seventies. Keen on languages and much more. Will do my best to contribute as a DiEM25's VC member.
Dimitris Daskalakis França I am a Greek national that lived in the UK for several years and moved to France in 2018. I work in IT. I was never really involved in a political movement before but some years ago I came to realise that there is absolutely nothing to expect from traditional politics and unless we do not self-organise, our future will be distopic. I work full time and I have a family, so spare time is scarce. But I try to be as informed and as politically active as possible. This is why I am here.
Claire Delstanche Bèlgica Old activist since the Vietnam war, I've never been member of any political party. Deeply chocked by the Greek crisis, I joined DiEM25 since the day it was launched, Feb. 9 2016.
Jan De Tremerie Bèlgica Active member of Diem25 Gent, helped developing LETS systems in Belgium, likes to be practical backed by good theory, experience (international consulting in organizational development, HR, marketing, risk management)
Sedeer el-Showk Finlàndia I am a 43-year old immigrant with a PhD in biology and over a decade of experience as a science writer/communicator. I have some (but not much) practical experience as an activist. Anticolonialist & anticapitalist (the two can't be separated) and always eager to learn.
Marco Ferri Itàlia I live in Italy, where I grew up. Currently working for a non-profit organization.
Corinna Franchino Itàlia I am a 50 year old psychologist with a very strong interest in politics. I have been dealing with translations, writing and proofreading of texts, documents and videos of the main EU agencies since 2008.
Adams Fusheini Sierra Leone I’m because we’re! I’m a universalist from Ghana, in Africa, I believe that injustice and insecurity anywhere threatens the security and freedoms and peace of everyone, everywhere. I’m a democratic governance professional passionate for efforts aimed at achieving effective and compassionate representative democracy everywhere. Avid believer that together we can always do better!
Kate Gale França I'm an American living in France. I'd like to echo Varsha Gandikota-Nellutla in saying: our mission is solidarity. We are not alone comrades.
Sarah Gall França A retired freelance copywriter turned artist. Born in West Africa, brought up in the UK, moved to France in 1997 when technology enabled remote working and in 2022 to Greece in fulfilment of a long-held dream. Actively working to expand my consciousness in readiness for the new world that is being birthed and in which DiEM25 is playing a vital role. I’m honoured to accept a term on the movement’s Validating Council.
Alison Geldart Espanya I'm a writer/editor from the UK building a new life in Barcelona. My vision is of a democratic, postcapitalist, postcolonialist society that respects the rest of the living world too.
Gabriele Giordano Itàlia Hello, my name is Gabriele Giordano, I am 23, and I am an Italian student of the University of Turin. I'm very keen on politics, since it is the field that I study at the university, and I am very glad to be part of Diem. I do hope that this political group will help consolidating a more active and ethical form of political commitment among the people, which would mean a betterment of the living conditions and of our democracies.
Rhys Hamilton Regne Unit I'm a 26 year old Economics student specialising socio-economics and business economics. I'm a full time support worker for autistic students at University and colleges around Scotland. I've been working with LGBTQIA+ Rights movements, the Autism and disability rights movements since I was a kid and I regard myself as a Market Socialist.
Tatjana Miriam Hasse Alemanya
Karl Hochholzner Alemanya Als überzeugter Europäer gilt für mich die soziale, ökologische und liberale Perspektive. Ich sorge als Beamter der Bundesverwaltung für die Suche nach einem sicheren nuklearen Endlager für Deutschland. As a devoted European, I stand for a social, ecological and liberal perspective. As a federal public servant, I stand for the site selection of Germany's safe disposal für high acitve nucklear waste.
Malte Hoge Alemanya
Doreen Hosking França I am Scottish but live in France and am now retired. I am a committed climate activist. I also believe strongly in a United Europe but am aware that our democracy is under threat and needs to be brought up to date. We all need to take responsibility for that.
Penny Jones Regne Unit I am a mother, a grandmother and an artist. I live on the island of Crete, thus an immigrant from the UK. I love the planet and want to save our environment. I believe in equality, transparency and integrity so I joined Diem25 as soon as it was constituted and since then also Progressive International and Μερα25. I am honoured to be part of the Validating Council and hope to contribute as wisely as possible.
Loukas Kemavor Grècia Hey, I am Loukas from Greece. I am currently working as a laboratory assistant and hope to become a teacher soon. I have a great interest in environmental and social issues. Through my daily job and my interaction with people, I am trying to share information and motivate people to learn regarding important issues. Having the luck to be chosen as a member of the Validating Council, I'll be able to do more of that, as I'll have more motivation to learn more myself and discussing with the rest of the council.
Georgios Konstantinidis Noruega
Stefanie Lebowski França Member since March 2016 (France, Paris)
Wulf Luck Alemanya I am a physicist with an interest in climatology, green technology, and International Relations, live in Berlin.
BERAL MADRA Turquia I believe in the essentiality of DiEM25 Manifesto within the conflictual conditions of today2s democracy and capitalism.
Valerie Matarese Itàlia I'm a biologist working as a scientific editor/writer in Italy (and beyond). Originally from the US, I have Italian roots and now also Italian citizenship. I am new to political activity (and nervous!), but I wholeheartedly agree with DiEM's platform. Help me meet this new challenge!
Thilo Matzkeit Alemanya I like to strenghen the movement by participating in the validating council and it is an honour to me to be nominated.
Ozge Memisoglu Grècia I am an International Relations analyst, humanitarian specialist, and academic with Ph.D. in Political and Social Science, currently based in Athens. The main topics of expertise are human trafficking, social inclusion, Refugees & Migration Policies with a particular focus on the relationship between Turkey- Greece. I have a work experience with UNHCR and collaborate with local NGOs in different countries. I advocate for human rights, integration, social justice, and democracy. I am very fluent in English, Italian, and Turkish, moderate in French, and slightly well in Greek.
Agnès Merlin Suïssa Deeply honoured to have been chosen to be a member of the Validating Council. French, I moved to Switzerland more than 2 decades ago for work, as an IT Program Manager. I feel deeply concerned about building a democratic EU.
Helga Moss Noruega I am a Norwegian bureaucrat, specialized in development (globally, locally and in pubic organizations (mostly governmental)). I am also a team- and personal coach. I became a member of Diem25 in 2017 mainly because of reading stuff from Yanis Varoufakis. Most (all?) leftists in Norway are against becoming a member of the EU. So I accept joining here with huge load of cognitive dissonance;-) Love Europe though, as a traveler of Europe and as a child of Voltaire and Marx. If not to speak DeBeauvoir. Viva Diem25 with a ingenious proposal on the Ukraine war. Makes me proud.
Gea Mulder Portugal Dear Diem25 people, My name is Gea Mulder. Originally I come from Holland, but have been living in Portugal for 20 years now. I am 63 years old. I support DIEM25 because it is the political movement that really wants to make changes where money gets a different, less important position. As an administrator I have been working in a Southafrican political refugee camp in the '80s, at the university in Holland in the '90s and running a campsite with my husband in Portugal the last 20 years. I want the world not only to move the focus from money to nature, but continue this path to synergy with nature in which every person takes his responsibility and is learnt how to do that.
Una Nardone Irlanda I am a part time phlebotomist and am a full time carer for a family member. I believe in a better Europe for all of us but especially for the next generations. Education, compassion and respect with action is vital for the way forward. .
Stephen Nye Luxemburg
Evangelia Papada Suècia I am 45 years old and have been active in the global justice movement in the 2000s and with asylum rights later on. I live in Sweden and have a two year old son. I am currently employed at the university. I am a feminist and go by she/her.
Androklis Paraponiaris Alemanya My name is Androklis. I am 37 years old from Greece, living in Stuttgart. Climate change and eurozone debt austerity brought me here.
Luca Partesotti Itàlia avvocato e altro - Venezia, lawyer and more - Venice :
Ana Pereira Portugal
Viktorija Petrena Eslovènia I'm an economist, working for an IT firm which provides a financial SW. I can see in real time what kind of money is moved around the globe only to make more of it but not doing any good for the masses or the environment, so I'd like to do something for the greater good.
Lucas Pfeiffer Alemanya I work together with emigrants as a teacher (adult education) and I see Europe's shortcomings every day. This let me to DiEM.
Georg Rackow Espanya I'm 41, from Germany and I'm a digital nomad. I work as a teacher for German language for migrants in Germany. Deliberative Democracy is a matter close to my heart.
Miguel Angelo Ramos Nobrega Regne Unit From Portugal, currently living and working in the UK. I'm interested in tech, philosophy and how the world works in general. I support the democratic process and wish to work towards improving it's functions.
Sonia Ravanelli Suïssa I am a scientific researcher in the fiels of molecular biology, I dislike competition in favour of collaboration.
Jacob Readman Regne Unit 23 year old. I have an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and recently completed a master's degree in International Relations. I have experience working in a Human rights consultancy, where I worked with people from all over the world. My aim is to transform the system that we live in to one that is equitable and fair for everyone.
Manuel Ricardo Portugal Born in 1940 in Portugal on the border of Spanish Extremadura, also citizen of Canada and France and fluent in English, French, & Italian, conversant in Esperanto, German & Greek, Architect who trusts education for a novel society.
Fernando Santamaria Lozano Espanya I’m 65 years old. I’ve been a Latin teacher for twenty years. I live in Spain, a weird place in my opinion. Almost everything about me can be found at this address (most of it in Spanish).
Laura Schiavetta França Physiotherapist and multi-curious woman, I strongly believe our european and global way of life must be think over deeply, happy to help DiEM25 to function properly and to continue to ask the fundamental questions and give thorough answers.
Maqboul Sidiqi Alemanya I am Maqboul Sidiqi, was born in Afghanistan, grow up in Pakistani in a refugee camp, was in Paganai detention center for Refugees in Lesbos, stay in Greece for almost 4 years, I help volunary in Lesbos and support the Refugees, I am helping in friends in Lesbos in the Greek Election campaign. I live in Berlin and in Greece. I am German, European, Afghanistan citizen.
Filip Simić Sèrbia
David Alex Sisti Polònia Hi! I'm Alex, born and raised in the countryside of Greece from a mixed race family. Currently living in Poland. I have a major in arts, studied in Armenia, and was always involved with the art movement and the leftist groups/coalitions. I'm in DiEM & ΜεΡΑ because I uphold the principles of our movement and I want to further contribute to our goal.
João Soeiro Portugal I am Portuguese, 74 years old, retired Captain of the Portuguese Navy. To fight dictatorship I organized with other fellow military the movement that lead to the Revolution of April 1974 in Portugal. I don't want to lose democracy again and I don’t want the EU to be a pawn in the superpowers game !
Marco Sorbona Regne Unit Politics, history, and science enthusiast. Interested in shaping healthcare policies to improve people lives
Boris Stemberger Eslovènia
Nicolas Tavitian Bèlgica Nicolas is a life-long environmental and peace activist based in Brussels. He is currently involved in sociological research on Europe's diasporas.
Jenny Thompson Regne Unit I am now retired but formerly worked as a freelanceTV director making documentaries and factural programmes. Later I co-directed, with partners in France and Germany,a MEDIA funded European script development programme for children's film and TV and most recently as a teacher for adults of literacy and English. I hold UK and Czech citizenship, as the daughter of a refugee, and consider myself European, rather than British.
Matina Vatavali Grècia I'm Matina, 55 years. I am a graphic designer from Greece, I live and work in Athens and I am concerned about the state of Europe and the world. I am looking for a better future, for all, with equality, equity, and care! I believe that the earth is enough for everyone if there is proper management!
David Vicente Dinamarca I have been a member of DiEM 25 since the beginning of 2021. Since I joined, I have been involved mostly with the Lisbon collective, where I contributed to the debate about affordable housing, a fair and collectively driven green transition among other topics. I am currently interested in studying and debating democratic governance systems for the post-capitalist era, where collective ownership and decision making should be core.
Marios Vlachos Grècia I was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece. I live and work in Kavala, Greece, at the IT Department of the International Hellenic University (IHU). I studied at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece: "Applied Informatics" (BSc) and at the Hellenic Open University, Greece: "Acoustic Design and Digital Sound" (MA).
Sam Webb França I'm Sam, a 35 year old Australian living for five years in France. Working in environmental policy and international development, with an academic background in political economy.
Marcus Weeks Regne Unit I am a 70-year-old non-fiction writer (philosophy, psychology, politics etc) and musician (composer and trombonist) living in Hastings, on the south coast of England, wanting to rejoin and reform the EU.
Kaya Yazgan Turquia I live in Ankara, Turkey and took initiative in the Translation and Peace groups of DiEM25.
Atran Youkhana Alemanya I am a convinced enthusiast for the ideas and policies of DiEM25 and co-coordinate the meetings of the Munich Collective. Educated a political scientist, I learned my politics outside the faculty from people like Chomsky, Varoufakis and Graeber and work professionally in the field of trauma and peace. Will give my best to help in the decision-making.
Thanos Zartaloudis Regne Unit I am an academic (law, philosophy, classics) in England, originally from Greece, I have been supporting Diem25 from the start and look forward to building its future. I was involved in the global justice movement in the 2000s, the occupy movement, the student movement in the UK and various other political causes. He/him, ally, feminist.
Mateja Zupancic Eslovènia An international development professional - and yet - still an optimist!:)
Ανδριάνα Αγγέλου Grècia I am from Greece and I live in Athens. I've studied Political Science and Public Administration and my academic interests include research into the history of philosophical systems (and their divergences), as well as the relationship of the political phenomenon to gendered public space, literature and filmmaking. I believe that human nature is made for the best and the worst, regardless of whether the latter is usually chosen. So I joined the movement in order to practically support the poet's words: "I insist on another world. I have dreamed of it so much, so much have I wandered around it so by now it can't but exist."
Κωνσταντινα Αναστασιου Grècia Hello, my name is Konstantina and I am a political science and international relations student. I am a member of Diem 25 since 2022 and I will happily help to the Validating Council.
Πάτυ Βαρδάμη Grècia Pati Vardhami, feminist activist and Albanian migrant living in Greece, member of MeRA25. My academic and work experience are in Economics, Political and Social Studies, Contemporary Philosophy and Art Theory. I acquired my degrees in Athens and London.
ΧΑΡΑΛΑΜΠΟΣ ΒΑΦΕΙΑΔΗΣ Grècia I am a multidisciplinary professional and professor in the financial IT sector, and the educational sector. I follow the political evolution in Greece in overseas. I look forward to bring in the table experience, expertise, good judgement, and critical mind .
ΑΙΚΑΤΕΡΙΝΗ ΓΛΕΖΟΥ Grècia Dr. Katerina D. Glezou, 60 years old, retired secondary school teacher (philologist) Master in Philosophy, King's College London PhD in Philosophy, School of Philosophy, University of Athens Motto: "Philosophy explains the world. But the point is to change it." Carl Marx
Δημήτρης Ζαδέλης Grècia I live in Heraklion city, the capital of Crete Island, in Greece. I studied Political Science at Panteion University in Athens and have worked in tourism for the last 25 years as a receptionist. A humorous and very sociable guy. I am interested in human rights, against any forms of discrimination, green economy as well as technological innovations.
ΚΑΤΙΑ ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Xipre Retired. Has been working in the private sector as export director.
Μαριανέλα Κλώκα Grècia Greek, advocacy on human rights in an greek NGO, co-director in the international press agency for peace and nonviolence, pressenza.
Γρηγόρης Μάστορας Grècia Innovator, believer of Direct Democracy. Currently switching careers from Business Analysis to Agriculture. From Greece, currently living in Netherlands, and soon to be moving to Costa Rica.
ΧΑΡΑΛΑΜΠΟΣ ΜΠΑΛΤΑΤΖΗΣ Grècia As a 30YO Greek back in 2008 I saw my country’s policymakers and powerful elites gain full control over Greece’s infrastructure, natural resources and accumulated wealth; an electorate refusing to abolish the idea that contemporary political parties that ran the country since 1974 are the only way to a stable democracy and growing economy; a EU of two speeds - one part suppressing the other for growth. DIEM25 is the only entity that could explain to me the “why”; open my eyes. The only thing I want is to help other people see what I saw. Realize the corruption in this new world order and make better decisions for ourselves and for our children’s future.
Δήμητρα Βανέσσα Μπούνα Grècia I'm 34 year old single cis bi woman (with three cats) and I work in technical support. The system needs to change and it can only do so if we become a part of that change.
Φανή Παρτσαφυλλίδου Grècia I am Fani, 30 years old, from Thessaloniki, Greece. I am a project manager in the non-profit sector. Basically? I help people have fun while making the world a better place. Often in Berlin and England.
Παναγιώτης Ρεντίφης Grècia I am 47 years old,I live in Athens Greece, married with 3 children. I am a pharmacist, I have also studied Social Anthropology and I work as a musician as well.
Ιωάννα Σκουλαρίκη Grècia Mother of four and working!
Αναστάσιος Χάρδας Grècia
Γιασεμη Χιλμι Regne Unit BA, MA German. Following Varoufakis closely since 2015, which inspired me to complete the postgraduate programme in Public Administration at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (UCL). I am Greek from Thessaloniki, grew up in Milan and long-term resident of North London.
Χρήστος Χουλιάρας Grècia I am 52 y.o. , chemical engineer and working fo a better world.
ΧΡΥΣΑΥΓΗ ΧΡΟΝΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ Grècia My name is Chrysavgi. Ι live in Athens and i work as an accountant. I have been a member of Diem25 and Mera25 since march 2019. I have dealt with trade unionism and i always strive for the human rights.