Validating Council

Some decisions transcend the CC’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 comprised of 100 DiEM25 members selected by sortition from a pool of self-nominated candidates is instituted. To learn more about DiEM25’s Validating Council (VC), please visit the movement’s Organising Principles.

The following people form our current Validating Council:

Yovelina Angelova Atanasova Spain Muy buenos días a tod@s,me presento como mujer eficaz,eficiente,polivalente,aprecio la vida,el amor y la libertad.Mi lema-si quieres-encuentras oportunidad,si no-buscas excusas!Nuestro propósito es Evolucionar!
Dolores Bajo Alonso Spain Hello, from Barcelona I want to help DiEM25 and now I have the opportunity to do it from the VC.
Ryan Bestford United Kingdom A legal aid lawyer working at the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit.
Linda Bjuvgard Sweden Free thinking, progressive woman with a heart ticking especially for the young in our world. The children and youth need their own voice in DIEM25.
luigi branchetti Italy Seventy years old, designer involved in several co-operation project in Africa and in Italy with african migrants. In DiEM 25 since August 2018. Member of a small DSC ( the only one) in Perugia.
Stanka Brljevic Croatia Visual media artist. Interested in Sociology of Culture. Social change activist.
John Broomer United States Fundamentally I am a pretty average individual, good in some areas lacking in others. I have strong communication skills ( I can listen as well as talk clearly). I am good at making decisions, not necessarily good decisions but good decisive.
Argirios Cholidis Germany Hallo Freunde, mein Name ist Argirios und ich freue mich Teil von DiEM zu sein. In meiner Vergangenheit studierte ich u.A. Physik und Informatik. Die politische Zukunft Europas und der Welt mit zu gestalten empfinde ich als Berufung.
Alistair Connor France Français de Nouvelle Zélande et fier d'être européen! DSC Lyon
David Cunningham United Kingdom I'm a fairly new member of DiEM25, from the UK. I am keen to serve, and selection for the VC is one way to do it - though I am looking for others. I solemnly swear that if picked for the VC, I will vote!
Gabriela Czowalla Germany Seit Anfang an habe ich mich für DIEM25 als Mitgllied engagiert. Nach dem Studium VWL/Informatik arbeite ich jetzt als IT-Consultant. Ich bin 66 Jahre alt und möchte meinen beiden Enkeln ein friedvolles, demokratisches Europa hinterlassen.
Susana de Sousa Portugal My name is Susana and I am from Portugal. All my adult life i have been looking for a movement or political party that would deal with the issues that matter to me and DiEM filled that void.
Jan De Tremerie Belgium 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)
Goran Drobnjak Bosnia and Herzegovina My name is Goran Drobnjak, I'm 38 year old finance expert from Bosnia and Herzegovina experienced in audit of financial statements. Involved as a volunteer in few ecological movements. Never been a member of any political party.
Paolo Galli Italy Paolo Galli, 29 anni, residente in Lombardia. Offro il mio aiuto perchè credo nella visione futuristica di Varoufakis.
José-Carlos García Méndez Spain Licenciado en CC.Políticas y Sociología, Asesor Fiscal y Discapacitado por lesión medular debido accidente. Miembro activo de la sociedad Canaria y europeista convencido por el cambio.
Meera Ghani Belgium As a muslim immigrant and a woman on colour with disabilities (hence at the intersection of many marginalised identities) I want a Europe that is inclusive -where its democracy is participatory and its justice transformative.
DANIEL GINEBROZA CONDE Spain Creador incansable que busca la complementariedad de las naciones.
Alberto Girlando I am 72 year old, I completely share the manifesto. I would like to help.
Gerard Grasa Vidal Spain Sociologist and Music Producer. Engaged on the construction of a more democratic Europe and the building of an International progressive movement.
Aaron Happel Germany Ich heiße Aaron Happel und bin 34 Jahre alt . Ich bin seit 2016 Mitglied bei DiEM25 und seit 2018 Koordinator der Lokalgruppe Mittelhessen. Ich verstehe mich als Europäer und möchte die Zusammenarbeit und Solidarität aller Europäer ausweiten.
Xanthos Hatzimihail Greece I am self employed and operate a number of businesses in Greece and Australia. I am active in grass root politics and have found an infinity with DiEM25 manifesto and position.
Andrea Hirschmann Germany Born 1964 in Germany, employed, eager to work for a life in dignity and a future for those who will come after me. Let's be friendly to each others!
Antonín Hořčica Czech Republic My name is Antonín Hořčica, 59 years old, live in České Budějovice, the Czech Republic. I am coordinator of DSC South Bohemia and admin of FB page DiEM25 Czech Republic. It is nice to be with DiEM25 and its bright vision of the future of Europe.
Lisandro Illa Spain Interdisciplinary artivist based in Barcelona. He has psychology studies and is a creative producer.
Lazaros Ioannidis Germany Electrical Engineer, greek, living in Munich
Rita Isabel Isidro Portugal With faith in Europe, in the world, in the neighborhood
Guy Jeffries Jeffries United Kingdom Recently politically active due to gross injustice/incompetence, resurgence of UK Labour, educating myself and the coming mass automation/AI. Owner of a mirco business. 3 older children.
Tigran Kalaydjian Cyprus I'm a writer, editor and activist based in Cyprus. I'm a graduate of the LSE and have spent the last decade working to achieve social and economic justice, an end to austerity, and improved workers' rights. I'm fluent in three languages.
Maximilian King Germany I live, work and travel as a european & world-citizen across borders. I believe in freedom & equality. Im, 29, musician and currently studying environmental & political Sc. I consider myself responsible to cultivate the european idea collectively.
Georgios Konstantinou Switzerland Research engineer with a PhD in applied physics and a passion for accelerating technology. Having lived in 6 european countries, I consider Europe my home and I strive to help transform it socially, ecologically and technologically.
yannis kotronis Greece I am an electrical engineer (AUTΗ 1980-1985), a co-founder of the www.polyodigos.gr. Humanist, an informed and responsible citizen, an enemy of corruption.
Ariane Kovacevic Belgium Only child of only chlidren, so probably mean-tempered and stubborn. ^_- I've wanted to change the world since I was a teen. As I'm no hero of mythology, I'm content with bringing my drop (or two) to the ocean.
Thomas Leon Kremer Germany I`m a democracy-enthusiast trying to do my part in fighting the rise of another nazi-like-regime in europe. Born in Aachen, Germany in 1995, I currently study medicine (with a focus on psychiatry) in Heidelberg, Germany.
Angela Lacerda-Nobre Portugal I AM ACTIVILY ENGAGED WITH DIEM25 PRINCIPLES OF CONDEMNING ANTI-IMMIGRANT AND RACIST AND HOMOPHOBIC POSITIONS NO QUESTIONS ASKED ZERO TOLERANCE BE RADICAL DE FUNDAMENTALIST BE ORIGINAL GO BACK TO YOUR ROOTS TO YOUR FUNDAMENTS TO YOUR ORIGINS AND FIND
Harry Laoulakos United Kingdom Europe needs to change.
Stefanie Lebowski France Communication, event organizer & photographer worker, I developed the french movement 03/2016 > autumn 2017. Some people in the french group made obstacle to action & destroyed the movement. I left. Convinced by selection by draw, I will vote every T
Alexandra Liava Italy Of Greek nationality, I am a medical doctor specialist in Neuroscience and neuropsychiatry, I live and work between Milan and Locarno ( Swiss), I am absolutely interested and highly motivated to support DiEM25 and above all Mera25
Nasreen Mahmud United States I am a British anarchist ceramicist living in Santa Cruz, CA :)
Tomas Mancin Italy Architect, facilitator and collaborative economy researcher/evangelist
Gabriel Marcelli Italy Ingegnere informatico, lavoro nell'IT da oltre 10 anni. Attualmente funzionario presso la Banca d'Italia. Europeista ma veracemente convinto che non si possa andare avanti così, l'UE ha bisogno di una profonda ristrutturazione.
joaquin martinez-campillo garcia Spain Geologo, Master en Gestion Sostenible del Territorio, Master en Administracion de Empresas, Master en Gestion de Comercio Exterior, Experto en Economia Social y Emprendedores, Experto en Gestión Sostenible del Territorio y en Patrimonio Geologico
Thilo Matzkeit Germany as a passionate supporter of a democratic european unification DiEM25 is for me the best chance to bring this project to success
Noemi Mensua Calzado Spain Geógrafa especializada en cartografía y ordenación del territorio. En busca de una Europa íntegra y honesta
Asimina Michailidou Norway Asimina Michailidou is researcher in political communication at the ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, dealing with democracy and the media, particularly digital media, EU politics and Euroscepticism
Adolfo Morales Cordero Spain Lamento no tener nivel de desarrollo en inglés. No debería ser un handicap esta limitación.
Maria Carmen Morodo Testa Spain Born in Barcelona, with an academic background in Engineering and Law, I have been working for close to 20 years as an international civil servant in Geneva and Paris. Europe is too important for its citizens to be left to technocrats only.
Selma Muminovic United States https://designicolor.wixsite.com/selmamuminovicdesign,
Murat Olgun Turkey I am one of the first members in Turkey and I look forward to being more active in DiEM25.
Elena Papanikolaou Greece Ειμαι 39 ετών, διδάκτωρ Φιλοσοφίας και εργάζομαι ως διευθύντρια προγράμματος για εναν ομιλο επιχειρήσεων Νιγηριανών συμφερόντων.
Luca Partesotti Italy Sono avvocato a Venezia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luca-partesotti-965250a7. Twitter: @lucaparte
Giovanna Paterna Germany Geldsystem soll unter ethisch-moralischen Aspekte reformiert werden, damit es nur noch dem Allgemeinwohl dienen kann. Geld soll ein Verfallsdatum bekommen.
richard pawlowsky France Les Mondes créent les changements.
John Martin Pedersen Denmark Honoarary Research Fellow, Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University with an interest in reforms of food and agriculture systems towards a regenerative, agroecological framework connecting soil, community, and planetary health
Andre Philippe France 56 years old, I work in software industry. Apart from my professionnal activities, I believe that art is a strong way and leaver to share and develop common vision thru music, painting, theater, movies, etc... among european people
Plamena Popova Bulgaria DSC Coordinator, Bulgaria
Marko Popović Slovakia Documentary filmmaker, film and theater producer, event manager and film curator. Born in Belgrade, studied in Prague, lives in Bratislava. Supports banning targeted ads, abolishing stock markets, enforcing public services & international solidarity
Helga und Hermann Pulz Germany Wir, Jahrgang 1944 bzw. 1942, seit 51 Jahren verheitratet - miteinander. Absolventen - erfolgreich - eines Ökonomiestudium in der DDR.
Vassilis Raftoyiannis Greece Φιλόσοφος, ερευνητής, αγοραγολόγος, εικαστικός, μέλος του Μέρα25 από τον Μάιο του 2018 (αν το θυμάμαι σωστά).
Nigel Randsley Portugal Researcher, Cultural Activist, Cultural Events Programmer, Photographer, Film Director, Political Activist
Giovanna Righi Italy Semplicemente, credo nell'uguaglianza di tutti gli esseri umani. Ogni persona deve essere messa in condizione di esprimere al meglio le proprie potenzialità. La politica deve essere votata al raggiungimento di questo obiettivo.
Dominique SImone Rychen Switzerland studied political sciences (rather critical sociology) , international education expert , working in international cooperation, Swiss and global citizen
murat sabuncu Turkey I am a DiEMer for about 6 months and member of İzmir1 DSC in Turkey. I'm at the age of 36 and work as a mechanical engineer for 13 years.
Catarina Santos Portugal anthropology student committed to the democratization of europe
Pietro Sardaro Bosnia and Herzegovina A staunch believer in a free, open and transnational society, I feel the urge to take concrete action - right now - in defence of liberal values, social justice and fundamental rights.
Theresa Schlichtherle Germany 29 years, german, based in Venice, Italy; feminist, eutopist; currently studying teatro e arti performative; working as theatre director and performer on themes: Eutopia, Feminism and Theatre of Pluralism
Vladimír Šebo Slovakia Website from movement Diem25 which is changing thoughts of people about the future of Us
Megan Georgina Sherman United Kingdom Megan is a veteran leftist who has dabbled far and wide in social justice campaigns and is an experienced organiser committed to fairness, transparency and justice.
Aðalbjörg Eva Sigurðardóttir Iceland Aðalbjörg Eva Sigurðardóttir is my name and I’m Icelandic. I am studying philosophy, politics and economics. I believe that DiEM25 is the answer Europe so desperately needs. To move forward towards a better, more equal and tension free Europe
Ellen Silva United Kingdom For #REPARATIONS instead of aid. For positive subversion to spread knowledge and action worldwide. For more people participating in democracy. For veganism. Against neo-colonial conglomerates.
André Silva Ireland I believe that a better world is within reach and that's in our hands to make it a reality.
Katja Simončič Slovenia A researcher with a background in Law, International Development and Criminology focusing on sustainable development and alternatives to capitalism from a zemiological perspective.
Paul Smits Netherlands As a convinced green postnationalist, I strive to protect the vulnerable, break stereotypes, and build a social society where freedom is enjoyed by one and all within the planet’s means.
Electra Stamboulis Italy I was born in 1969 in Bologna, my parents were political refugees. I grew up in Italy and I became an Italian citizen when I was 19. I was, since my 16, engaged in politics. In particular in non violent movement in Italy.
Ivana Stankovic North Macedonia A learning driven professional with experience in public finance and investment management. Former Advisor to the Minister of Finance on matters related to financial system, macroeconomics, international finance, public debt and finance management.
Kenneth Stiller United Kingdom Hi All, I am Kenneth from Bremen and I am currently doing a Master's degree in International Relations. I decided to join DiEM25 as I think that every effort to reshape Europe is doomed unless there is significant participation on European issues.
Ralph Striewski Germany Hallo, ich bin 61 Jahre alt, Pilot und habe Politik studiert an der HfP in München. Ich bin leidenschaftlicher Europäer, der die strukturellen Schwächen der EU verbessern will. Der Planet braucht Zusammenarbeit statt Spaltung.
Marina Tassara Italy Laureata in Filosofia impiegata
Hendrix Ton Netherlands Longterm activist in grassrootgroups. Father of two sons. Retired psychologist. Writing for neighbourhood paper. Initiator community gardens. In defence of rights of unemployed people.
Haris Trgo Germany I am 24 years old, live in Cologne and work as IT coordinator. I care most about making a progressive, just and green economy possible, but also generally about making our society better.
Anandi Vinken Spain Former professional dancer, MCs Political Science (Political Economy) and Sociology with special interest in migration and refugee issues. Aspiring permaculture farmer.
Laura Vivas Sweden Bachelor of Business Administration and Ph.D. in Finance where I studied the Market´s impact of Corporate Governance and Sustainability reports. Now, I'm trying to aware society of the real need for a change in the economic model to save the planet
Marianne Wagner Turkey Ich bin Theaterwissenschaftlerin und arbeite als freie Kuratorin für zeitgenössische Kunst in Slowenien, Serbien, Deutschland und der Türkei.
Karin Susanne White Ireland I live in Ireland and lecture in Social Sciences. I have been working in Community Development, with minority ethnic groups and nomadic communities. I am committed to interculturalism, anti-racism, social justice, human rights and a democratic EU.
Prof. Michael O. Zimmermann JCD ECS Germany Retired Prof. (CASS) for Economics and Management, former lead negotiator, former due-diligance provider for corporations aiming to go public! Now living as a retiree in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Γεώργιος Βόντζος Greece Είμαι 50 χρόνων, απόφοιτος Διοίκησης και Οικονομίας, έχω παιδαγωγική επάρκεια απο ΑΣΠΑΙΤΕ και έχω τον ξενώνα "Μυρέσιον" τα τελευταία 11 χρόνια (www.miression.gr)
ΑΘΗΝΑ ΔΙΩΤΗ Greece ΔΗΛΩΝΩ ΟΠΑΔΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΙΚΗΣ ΑΝΥΠΑΚΟΗΣ ΠΟΥ ΖΗΤΑ ΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΣΥΝΘΗΚΩΝ ΖΩΗΣ 'Η ΚΑΙ ΟΛΙΚΟ ΕΠΑΝΑΠΡΟΣΔΙΟΡΙΣΜΟ ΤΟΥΣ.
Θεοδώρα Κοσσερη Greece Είμαι 46 ετών παλιά ΠΑΣΟΚ. Έχω φτάσει σε απόγνωση. Νομίζω ότι κάτι πρέπει να γίνει για το καλό της πατρίδας μας και κατά επέκταση και της Ευρώπης γιατί τα πάντα έχουν φτάσει σε τέλμα
Βενετια Λιναρδου Greece Ονομάζομαι Λινάρδου Βενετία, είμαι μέλος του diem25 και του ΜέΡΑ25 από το 2018. Είμαι ελεύθερη επαγγελματίας στον τομέα της μουσικής εκπαίδευσης ενώ έχω υπάρξει πολλές φορές μέλος εθελοντικών οργανώσεων (περιβάλλον, ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα, ζώα κλπ)
ΣΠΥΡΙΔΩΝ ΜΑΝΩΛΑΚΟΣ Greece Ηλεκτρονικός, με ειδίκευση στις τεχνολογίες διαδικτύου. Διαχειριστής ιστοσελίδων και ομάδων συζητήσεων στην Ελλάδα. Πιστός στον άλλο δρόμο απέναντι στις καταστροφικές πολιτικές της λιτότητας και απόλυτα δημοκράτης.
Αργυρώ Μουστάκα Βρεττού Greece Έχω λιτό bio
ΔΟΜΙΝΙΚΗ ΜΠΑΡΝΕΥ - ΜΑΘΙΟΥΔΑΚΗ Greece Δομινίκη Μπάρνευ Μαθιουδάκη, συνταξιούχος, εργάστηκε ως Ακόλουθος Τύπου στη ΓΓΤ κ Επικοινωνίας, υπεύθυνη Δημοσίων Σχέσεων στο Athenes Accueil (Σύλλογος Υποδοχής Γαλλόφωνων στην Ελλάδα, μέλος του Συμβουλίου Γάλλων στο εξωτερικό)
ΝΙΚΟΣ ΣΤΑΘΟΡΑΚΗΣ Greece My name is Nikos Stathorakis. I live in Greece. I have a degree from University of Aegean ( Department of Mediterranean studies). In my free time i am writer. I want the best for all people.
Μαρία Σταματάκη Greece Δυναμική, ευθύς , φιλόπατρις και πάνω απ'όλα κοινωνικό και εξωστρεφές άτομο.
Πολυξένη Συμεωνίδου Greece Η Π. Συμεωνίδου σπούδασε ελληνική φιλολογία στο Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης (2005-2009), απ' όπου έλαβε και ΜΔ.Ε. στη Νεοελληνική Φιλολογία (2014). Σήμερα είναι υποψήφια διδάκτωρ του ιδίου πανεπιστημίου και υπότροφος του ΕΛΙΔΕΚ
Σοφία (Σόνια) Χαραλαμπίδου Greece Εκπαιδευτικός, υπέρμαχη της εκπαιδευτικής αυτονομίας

The next VC drawing will take place on June 09, 2021. Apply to be a member of DiEM25's Validating Council: https://i.diem25.org/en/vc/apply