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:

Ruth Aylett United Kingdom Long-time Labour Party member fighting for socialism, now also Momentum, computing academic and researcher Edinburgh, Scotland
daghan azakli Turkey conscientious objector and anti-authoritarian/anarchist/libertarian
Alessandro Balnelli Good morning. My name is Alessandro and I'm an physician anesthesiologist. I've grown up with the idea of a united Europe as a conquer and I've alweays loved it. I would candidate myself as a member of the VC because I deeply trust the Movement!
Nicolette Bellini Italy I, Nicolette Bellini, understand the requirements and want to apply to be a member of the Validating Council.
Michal Beluský Czech Republic Media/tech lawyer based in Prague, Czechia.
antonio berenguer Netherlands I work in the Netherlands as a software tester and would like to help Diem25 in the ways I can.
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.
Olivier Blond Argentina Living in Argentina, Buenos Aires, I believe Diem25 goals for EU are important to reach a pacified world economy . Green lights on.
Felix Bodea Netherlands I stand for democracy and fairness at every step of the way.
Heliodoro Briongos Spain PhD,(Burgos,Spain) M.Ed (Alberta, Canada) Licenciate (Valladolid, Spain).Born 1946. resided in Alberta, Canada from 1973 to 1974.Actually residing in Burgos, since 1984. Former High School and University teacher and Councillor at small town council.
Stanka Brljevic Croatia Visual media artist. Interested in Sociology of Culture. Social change activist.
Dominique Burney Mathioudaki 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)
Innocenza Busa Italy Sono Innocenza Busa' una donna di 49 anni di Acireale (CT). Mamma di due ragazzi liceali, lavoro come ricercatore presso l'Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania. Non ho un colore politico ma sono dalla parte delle buone idee, da qualunque parte vengano
Maxime Caillon France Environmental and occitan activist, trade-unionist. I want to work for a democratic Europe necessary to solve social and environmental issues.
ANDREAS CHALARIS Spain Δικηγόρος ποινικολόγος, εγκληματολόγος, ειδικευμένος στο ναυτικό και ποινικό δίκαιο. Διεθνής διαμεσολαβητής.
SYMELA CHARALAMPIDOU United Kingdom My name is Symela Charalampidou I am from Greece although for the past two years I am living in Scotland. I have worked in the bank sector in Greece for the past twelve years mainly in Agricultural Bank . I would love to help the way its possibleDIEM
Mario Chatzidamianos Greece With a 20 years background as a journalist (senior political-diplomacy / parliamentary / war correspondent / webTV producer), Social and Solidarity Economy Knowledge Broker.
Lefteris Christodoulou United Kingdom Classicist living in Ipswich, UK. Politically, particularly interested in disability reform and municipal democracy.
Gabriela Cretu Romania Leftist. Feminist. Politician. Human being.
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.
YIOTA DIMITRIADI Greece Γεννηθείς το 1973 στην Γερμανία, Τελειόφοιτη γερμανικής Σχολής διαχείριση και οικονομία τουριστικών μονάδων. Ζω από το 1989 στην Ελλάδα και εργάζομαι εποχιακά σε μεγάλο όμιλο Ξενοδοχείων ως Food & Beverage Manageress από το 2003.
Goran Drobnjak Bosnia and Herzegovina My name is Goran Drobnjak, I'm 37 year old finance expert from Bosnia and Herzegovina with over 10 years of experience in audit of financial statements. Involved as a volunteer in few ecological movements. Never been a member of any political party.
Vasco Esteves Germany Bin Mitglied von DIEM25 seit 2016. In Portugal geboren, 1969 als Flüchtling nach Deutschland gekommen. Bin Mathematiker und Schauspieler.
Helmut Fischbeck Germany Demokratie in Europa, gerecht, links, feministische, 50/50 Männer und Frauen. (Am Smartphone könnte die Seite besser funktionieren, teilweise werden Textpassagen an den Rändern überdeckt}
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.
Andrea Gino Denmark I grew up and lived in rural Italy until 2008, since then I have lived in Denmark, Ireland, China, Saudi Arabia and Norway, now I'm back in Denmark working as a constructing architect and I hope one day to live in a fair EU.
Alberto Girlando I am 72 year old, I completely share the manifesto. I would like to help.
Antonio José González Hernández Spain Varón, 55 años, licenciado en Derecho. Interesado en políticas sociales, humanitarias y participativas. 15 años de ejercicio de la abogacía. 8 años de funcionario superior en Administración Local. Buen dominio del inglés, hablado y escrito.
Malte Janosch Grapentin Germany As a German living, working and studying in the Netherlands for me Europe is home. It's where I grew up in and it's where I want to spend the rest of my life. It has always been important for me to learn more about Europe and make it better!
Sampé Gwen France I am a musician, composer, performer born and educated in the USA but living in Europe for many years, with dual nationality. I am interested in political and social issues, with a particular interest in food culture, member of the SlowFood movement.
Dan Harward Jones New Zealand Dan was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides in New Zealand, where he has extensive involvement in various political and legal campaigns through official roles and volunteering, in the comprehensive pursuit of human rights and democracy.
Stian Herberg Sweden Pan-European father in a Mediterranean-Scandinavian family with a home in Sweden. Works as a language consultant.
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!
Rita Isabel Isidro Portugal With faith in Europe, in the world, in the neighborhood
Alexandra Jakobsen Denmark single parent, student of classics and philosophy with special interest in politics,
Polychronis Karampelas Greece Graduate Student of Political Science
Thomas Kellermann Germany Gründungsmitglied des Berlin DSC, Mitglied von Demokratie in Europa
Anastasia P. Kiourtzoglou Netherlands Project Coordinator, PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam with 20 years experience in two major industries in Europe: education and health.
Christoph Kokkinos Austria I have my roots in Cyprus, was born and raised in Germany and now I'm studying Psychology in Austria. "It's easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." ― Frederick Douglass
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.
Timon Krause Germany I fight against the absurdity of life. By researching about the self and identity, creating some art and protesting in the field, I hope that my eyebrows aren't the only ones to dance.
Uwe Kw Germany Uwe Kw 54 j. male - politisch erfahren, interessiert, libertär denkend. Nicht links -rechts orientiert sondern vorne (= progressiv denkend). Der Mensch steht im Mittelpunkt.
Maria Lambides United Kingdom Australian born Greek with background in strategy and research, I only recently moved to London and am passionate about Europe and want to contribute in any way I can to ensure a future Europe for my daughter.
Ivan Alberto Larosi Italy I am a film-maker, visual-communication professor and democratic activist, striving to promote participatory democracy all over the planet. I was attracted to DiEM25 by fellow partners in the politic's arena and I am amazed but the DiEM25 thinking.
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
Letícia Lukács Hungary education: EU economics, English
Adina Mahic Bosnia and Herzegovina Professional of 20 years with experience in management, marketing, communications, liaison/networking in private, public & civil sectors; experienced in international development projects; interested in int'l relations.
ELENI MANOLAKAKI Greece Είμαι απόφοιτος του Τμήματος Μαθηματικών του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών και κάτοχος Διδακτορικού Διπλώματος Φιλοσοφίας του Πανεπιστημίου του Εδιμβούργου. Είμαι επίκουρη καθηγήτρια Φιλοσοφίας στο Τμήμα Ιστορίας
Konstantinos Mantis Greece Η διάσωση της Ευρώπης είναι δική μου υπόθεση, είναι υπόθεση όλων των Ευρωπαίων πολιτών!
Hans Peter Marti Turkey I was born in Switzerland. I love this planet and all forms of live on it. I,ve spent many years in Canada and more in Turkey. Research on Cynicism is high on my agenda.
Noemi Mensua Calzado Spain Geógrafa especializada en cartografía y ordenación del territorio. En busca de una Europa íntegra y honesta
Michaela Mersetzky Italy Italian-based journalist, editor and translator, member of the German translations team, collaboration with the GER press team during EU-elections, very dedicated strategic advisor and head of comms for GER to the GNDE campaign, DiEM’s web editor.
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
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.
Marianne Oppitz Belgium I was candidate to the European Spring in Belgium. I am very concerned about the future of Europe. We must fight for it and make it our home again!
Christine Patte France Européenne convaincue, je veux participer activement à la vie politique et citoyenne européenne. Jusqu'à maintenant j'ai été européenne dans mes activités professionnelles (énergie). Je veux maintenant compléter mon engagement européen.
Angela Perletti Italy Obiettivoi costruire un'Europa aperta, libera, con grande attenzione per gli ultimi. Un Europa che pone in primo piano l'umanita' e lotta X abolire ingiustizie e guerre che servono solo a distruggere le relazioni umane e ad arricchire i potenti
Florin Emilian Platon Romania Left Activist and Pirate
Plamena Popova Bulgaria DSC Coordinator, Bulgaria
Joshua Prasannan Germany I am a generation Y precariat. I have been a member of DiEM 25 since the end of 2017 and an active member of the Berlin DSC since January 2019
Mateo Ptičar Croatia Young climate justice activist from Croatia who believes in equality, united Europe and the Green New Deal.
Angelo Radmüller Belgium born 1981. one child. based mainly in schaa/erbeek. sympathy for DIE PARTEI. trained chef & exmatriculated student of religion, politics and psychology. worked for the academia as an academic, bureaucrat, and chef. if work for $ in kitchen.
Alice Ivana Ravara Hungary faccio domanda per il consiglio di approvazione
Milena Repajic Serbia Member of DSC Belgrade1. I'm a historian, with a PhD in Byzantine studies. I work on narrative and discourse theory. I joined DIEM25 because I strongly believe Europe must be democratized and politics ought to be the matter of the people.
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.
Delfí Roca Andorra Andorran, 57 years old. Political, social and environmental activist. Promoting osmosis between humans and nature @delfiroca
Francesco Russo Hungary Io, Francesco Russo, comprendo i requisiti e desidero fare domanda per essere un membro del Consiglio di Approvazione.
Leonidas Samiotis United Kingdom I'm 44 years old permanent resident in UK for the past 16 years and I'm originally from Greece.
Catarina Santos Portugal I'am an anthropology student. Have worked in Portugal, Germany and Cape Verde, as a dancer, film producer, video director, a business manager and have created a small hotel. At the moment Diem25's values and purposes are my priority
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.
Diana Schiavon Italy Io, Diana Schiavon, comprendo i requisiti e desidero fare domanda per essere un membro del Consiglio di Approvazione.
Jochen (Joachim Hermann Leopold) Schult Greece After more than 40 years of political absence I reached a point where I want to be involved, where I want to take action and participate in a democratic process of decision making. I am fascinated with the idea of a transparent pan-european system
Eric Schultz France Favorable aux valeurs portées par DiEM25, je suis actuellement engagé dans la création du DSC Strasbourg et suis prêt à participer plus activement à la vie du mouvement. Je suis disponible et prêt à donner de mon temps pour cela.
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
João José Silva Portugal I'm a Human Being that tries to, whithin the limits os subjectivity, make the World a more ethic and racional place - guideed by the princicles of justice and equality. I'm also a Philosophy teacher.
Mario Sommella Italy Marito, padre, ex operaio metalmeccanico, non vedente, aderente al movimento mondiale "Vita Indipendente", attivista Comitato 16 Novembre malati SLA, co-promotore del movimento "Prima Le Persone", difensore delle differenze di condizione/genere
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.
Maria Stoia Italy mi sono appena iscritto a Diem, frequento già alcuni DSC
CHRISTINA THEOCHARI Greece Εραγαζομαι ως καθαριστρια. Δεν θελω να πω περισσοτερα.
Ale Trevisan United Kingdom I do love the transnational vision and principles of our marvellous DiEM25 movement!
Vasileios Tsatsaias Greece Είμαι Ηλεκτρολόγος μηχανικός και Μηχανικός ηλεκτρονικών υπολογιστών, απόφοιτος του Α.Π.Θ.. Δούλεψα για πάνω από δέκα χρόνια σε πολυεθνική εταιρεία ανάπτυξης λογισμικού. Μεγάλη μου αγάπη είναι το θέατρο.
Gianni Vacca France I am an enthusiastic proponent of a United Europe. It just so happens that it is NOT the *current* one I support, rather the one described in DieM 25's manifesto.
Eleonora Vasques Italy Eleonora Vasques, 24 anni, studentessa della School of Oriental and African Studies a Londra. Appassionata di European Affairs partendo da Altiero Spinelli fino a Yanis Varoufakis.
Joergen Wilson Spain Entreprenuer in Electronics Industry. I want to work towards securing a bright future for my young children´s generation where they can enjoy true democracy and social justice.
Evangelos Xanthakis Greece Στοχαστής της ελευθερίας και της οικολογίας!Υποστηρικτής του Ελευθεριακού Κοινοτισμού. Ριζοσπάστης αντι-κεφαλαιοκράτης και φανατικός συνήγορος της διοικητικής αποκέντρωσης της κοινωνίας.
Yigit Yilmaz Turkey I have completed my Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Relations. I also participated in EU Erasmus+ Exchange twice, in Estonia and Portugal. I'm eager to make a positive contribution to DiEM25 on a goal to build a democratic EU
Derya Yuksek Christophides Cyprus Researcher and international projects organizer living in Cyprus
Στρατής Αθανασέλης Greece Ορθοπαιδικός Χειρουργός, πατέρας, σύζυγος, έντονα πολιτικοποιημένος και πολύ ανήσυχος για το παρόν και το μέλλον
ΑΘΗΝΑ ΔΙΩΤΗ Greece ΔΗΛΩΝΩ ΟΠΑΔΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΙΚΗΣ ΑΝΥΠΑΚΟΗΣ ΠΟΥ ΖΗΤΑ ΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΣΥΝΘΗΚΩΝ ΖΩΗΣ 'Η ΚΑΙ ΟΛΙΚΟ ΕΠΑΝΑΠΡΟΣΔΙΟΡΙΣΜΟ ΤΟΥΣ.
ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΔΟΥΚΑΣ Greece Δημοσιογράφος, Μουσικός, Ποιητής
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
Γιάννης Κοτρώνης 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.
ΕΥΘΥΜΙΟΣ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΟΥ Cyprus αισιόδοξος
ιορδανης μαυροματιδης Greece Ελεύθερος επαγγελματιας . Δικηγορος απο 2008 στη Θεσσαλονικη
Παύλος Τζεγιαννάκης Greece Είμαι φοιτητής στον τομέα της Επιστήμης Υπολογιστών, Junior προγραμματιστής και ενεργό μέλος της blockchain και cryptocurrency Ελληνικής κοινότητας.

The next VC drawing will take place on June 09, 2020. Apply to be a member of DiEM25's Validating Council: https://internal.diem25.org/en/vc/apply