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:

michele aveline France Bonjour, je m'appelle michele aveline . Je travaille dans l'événementiel , basée dans le sud de la France. Je suis tres impliquée dans un collectif de migrants et RESF, militante à gauche depuis toujours, je suis pour une Europe des régions démocrat
Ruth Aylett United Kingdom Long-time Labour Party member fighting for socialism, now also Momentum, computing academic and researcher Edinburgh, Scotland
Dolores Bajo Alonso Spain As a member of DSC-Barcelona1, I would like to take part in this CV to be able to help DiEM25 in everything I can. Thank you.
Olivier BALMARY France Retraité du Ministère Economie Finances Paris
Tomas Bastys Sweden A researcher and a true inter-European having lived across several European countries by now.
David Belay Germany I have been a member of Diem 25 from Day 1. Joining Diem 25 was a no-brainer as I was deeply shocked by the Greek crisis of 2015. It represented not just the triumph of bad ideas over reason but also a defeat of democracy.
Kai Bergmann Germany Studierter Philosoph und derzeit als Redakteur tätig.
Theodor Biros Greece Professor of Physics, Director of ahigh school in Greece
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.
Harry Burke Germany English native speaking writer based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany with interests in democracy and the greening of agriculture.
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)
Panayotis (Παναγιώτης) Cangelaris (Καγκελάρης) Greece Retired diplomat. PhD in history, jurist, state and political scientist. Author of various books and articles. Art collector and philatelist. Believes in a democratic Europe of Nations that respects human rights and personal dignity of its citizens.
Tony Carbone Italy Human, European, lives in Italy.
Martin Castro Germany I am a Political Scientist from Argentina, residing in Berlin, Germany. I also hold a a Master Degree in International Cooperation. I usually work as a consultant for public agencies, NGOs and international organizations.
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
Jaime Charlotte Hungary Io, Jaime Charlotte, comprendo i requisiti e desidero fare domanda per essere un membro del Consiglio di Approvazione.
Sibylle Ciarloni Switzerland Writer and artist, based in Switzerland and Italy.
Alina Corradini Italy 43 anni di Roma. Sono laureata in scienze politico con indirizzo politico-economico. Penso che DIEM 25 sia una possibilità concreta per un'Europa democratica
Stephanie Delauw Netherlands I'm a lawyer currently working for the department of healthcare in the Netherlands. I'd like to contribute to a European union based on democracy and solidarity.
Susana de Sousa Portugal Born in the Algarve, south of Portugal. Studied History and Cultural Heritage in the Universidade do Algarve. Areas of interest: refugees, gender equality and interculturality.
Xavier Devillers Belgium Multilingual European with degrees in Modern Languages, Musicology and Music.
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.
Maria D'Onofrio Diemers from the beginning, and I'm still here!
Nick Falconer United Kingdom Working as a Legal Professional, with Masters degrees in both Economics and Law. Passionate about advancing a 'new' politics.
Emiliano Ferrari Italy Emiliano Ferrari. Lavoratore precario; Laurea in sociologia (attualmente magistrale in processi di globalizzazione). Vorrei - nei limiti delle mie possibilità - portare un contributo a DiEM25
Konrad Fischer Germany I'm an engineer for sustainable energy, writer, musician and entrepreneur. I am part of Diem25 because I believe that we need to start changing our path now and that this can only be successful on a more than national basis.
Nathalie Garcia France Spécialiste en Education au Développement Durable et plus particulièrement en Economie sociale et solidaire, et Gouvernance démocratique
Luca Gianotti Italy Supporto con entusiasmo DIEM25, ho 55 anni, un impegno nei movimenti sociali e civili in passato, un lavoro nel mondo delle scelte di vita consapevoli e alternative. Mi metto a disposizione, cambiamo il mondo dal basso. Carpe diem!
Regina Gruber Austria Ich glaube an Selbstwirksamkeit und Mitbestimmung auf Basis politischer Bildung und kämpfe für eine bahn-brechende Bewegung zu einem gemeinsamen und vielfältigen Europa
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.
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!
Giuseppe Iamele Italy 30 years old young professional, citizen of the world with global life experiences. One main principle drives my global mentality: breaking assumptions. We need to look at complex scenarios for what they are, ready to make brave decisions.
Gannard Julien Luxembourg Engineer, French living in Luxemburg, associative responsible, less than 40 years old and conviced pro-European
Antonios Karagiannis Greece Γεννήθηκα στην Αθήνα το 1964. Οι σπουδές μου είναι στην Μηχανολογία, την Διοίκηση Επιχειρήσεων και International Management. Είμαι μέλος του DIEM25 γιατί θέλω να δημιουργήσω καλύτερες συνθήκες ζωής στις γενιές που έρχονται.
Nick Kasimakis United States Energetic, diligent with academic and work experience in management and web development. Strong communication and leadership skills with background in IT management.
Alexandra Katsaitis Greece Συμβολαιογράφος, συγγραφέας, πρώην υπευθυνη επικοινωνίας του Μουσείου Γουλανδρή Φυσικής Ιστορίας, βοηθός της Προέδρου Νίκης Γουλανδρή και υπεύθυνη διοργάνωσης μεταπτυχιακών σεμιναρίων και διεθνών εκδηλώσεων του ΜΓΦΙ.
despina koutsoumali Greece Eίμαι αυτοαπασχολούμενη graphic designer, blogger - κύριος σκοπός της συμμετοχής μου είναι η προβολή και επίλυση του προβλήματος διαβίωσης του OPen Pit στη Χαλκιδική
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.
Antonios Krasoudakis Greece 52 ετων Ιατρος Νευροχειρουργός Δ/ντης σε Δημοσιο Νοσοκομειο. Εκλεγμενος αντιπροεδρος Ιατρικου Συλλογου Χανιων.
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.
Panagiotis Kyriakou Switzerland Panagiotis Kyriakou is a lawyer from Greece and Cyprus. He is currently a teaching assistant and a PhD candidate at the Graduate Institute, where he assists and lectures in trade, investment and general international economic law.
Claudia Laux Germany Claudia Laux *08.06.1966, Bernkasteler Str. 50, D-54518 Osann-Monzel verheiratet, drei erwachsene Kinder, Finanzwirtin, parteipolitisch aktiv bei Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Grundeinkommensbefürworterin, möchte mich u.a. einsetzen für eine Harmonisierung
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
Adrianna Llongueras Vicente Spain Experta en ciberseguridad; he trabajado en la OTAN consejo de la UE ,actualmente trabajo en Paris como consultant en ciberseguridad.
Alan L. Stewart United States Editor of "Carpe DiEM25 - USA Review Weekly" a weekly review of DiEM25 targeting USA readers. A original member of DiEM25, Historical Fiction Author, Director of Progressive Global Commons, Ecosocialist, Activist.
Letícia Lukács Hungary education: EU economics, English
Anastasia Mallidou Canada Assistant Professor, School of Nursing University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
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
Gloria Martínez-Dorado Spain Doctora en Ciencias Políticas por la UCM. Master en Sociología por la New School for Social Research. Investigadora independiente Sociología Histórica. Activista digital de múltiples causas por la libertad.
Xavier Martínez-Galiana Spain I'm a Euromediterranean storyteller who loves to get lost in bookshops and would like to draft a Constitution for Europe
Peter F. Mayer Austria long time Tech-journalist, contributing to TechDSC; politically active since anti-nuclear-movement and fighting for democracy and socialism
Matthew J McDonald United Kingdom 36 year old male (engineering grad) who is well on his way up the corporate ladder. But since 2015 I have embarked on an intellectual journey starting with Stiglitz, then Piketty, then Chomsky, and of course Yanis. I'm ready and passionate.
Alyssa McMurtry Spain I am a journalist and writer based in Oviedo, Spain.
Francine Mestrum Belgium Retired social researcher and retired (free lance) conference interpreter of the European institutions. Since the 1980s active in several 'resistance' movements at the European level.
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.
Alexandra Neumann United Kingdom Feeling the divide and overcoming it for a united Europe is very close to my heart - and DNA: daughter of a German mother and Greek father, I founded my first business in Spain and became a psychotherapist and organisational coach in the UK.
Andreina Noli Italy I split my life between Milan and Berlin and have a son who is studying in London. Because of that I really want a more strong but democratic EU
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!
Eduardo Pagani Italy Io, Eduardo Pagani, comprendo i requisiti e desidero fare domanda per essere un membro del Consiglio di Approvazione.
Ioannis Papadopoulos Sweden Υπέρμαχος της σωστής παιδείας στην κατώτερη και ανώτερη κατηγορία.
Marianna Pastore France Italo-Française, depuis trois ans je réside en France. J'ai fait tous mes études en Italie, en relations internationales-spécialisée en Afrique et Asie et migrations; maintenant je travaille en tant qu'intervenante technique dans un organisme d'assis
Stefano Patrizi Italy I am an economist specialized in cooperatives and their systems. I am also an expert in the creation and management of democratic, economic and social systems. I am 41 years old, I live in Ravenna, Italy!
Laura Peek Netherlands Ik denk dat veel van onze problemen veroorzaakt worden door het ondemocratische karakter van onze politiek, dat kunnen wij veranderen, onder andere door lobbyen terug te brengen naar een democratisch niveau.
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
Christos Piniatides Czech Republic Automotive and Industrial designer. Worked in China for 3 years and now living in the Czech Republic designing a portable computer.
Panagiotis Prodromakis Greece In a few words the website contains everything someone needs to know in order to be updated in all current matters the movement is dealing with.
João Ramos Portugal I have 51 years old and worked 22 years in the Education Sistem of Portugal as a Sport Teacher.
Francesco Rampazzo Italy mi sono appena iscritto a Diem, frequento già alcuni DSC
André Rebentisch Germany Passionate about EU institutitutional reforms, better access to documents and reaping the benefits of digital technologies
Delfí Roca Andorra Andorran, 57 years old. Political, social and environmental activist. Promoting osmosis between humans and nature @delfiroca
Dominique SImone Rychen Switzerland studied political sciences (rather critical sociology) , international education expert , working in international cooperation, Swiss and global citizen
Diana Schiavon Italy Io, Diana Schiavon, comprendo i requisiti e desidero fare domanda per essere un membro del Consiglio di Approvazione.
Ricardo Senovilla Rodriguez Spain Miembro de Attac y de la Asamblea Ciudadana de Valladolid, estudiante de energías renovables y siempre abierto a nuevas aportaciones. Me defino como ecologistas, amante de los animales y vegetariano.
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
Giovanna Sissa Italy Sono ricercatrice universitaria, mi occupo di innovazione digitale, di ambiente e di consapevolezza ambientale. Sono da sempre europeista, penso che l’Europa vada rafforzata in senso democratico. Sono antifascista.
john smithe United Kingdom I am an energetic, committed, 36yo IT professional, originally from the south of england and now living in Manchester where I run my own consultancy and am one of 4 Co-Organisers for the DiEM25 MCR DSC.
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.
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.
Irena Sumi Slovenia I am an anthropologist, 58, active in the DiEM in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from the very beginning.
Marina Tassara Italy Laureata in Filosofia impiegata
Stephen Thomas United Kingdom Born 1956 in Wales. Very proud husband and father. Business career. Always held faith in people and a belief in teamwork; working together as equal partners for wider community benefits.
Neus Torne Sabate Spain Soy una persona que lucha en Barcelona en Comu , que no le gustan las desigualdades y quiere una Europa justa para todas, donde se pueda vivir, sin que los grandes lobis dominen y haya transparencia .
Mahi Traka Greece μελος diem25 greece
Thomas Tzathas Greece Born in Athens in 1965, Thomas Tzathas is an artisan working in construction. A high school graduate from Vancouver B.C. Canada living permanently in Greece since 1998. A father of three children and a firm believer in the democratic process.
Stella Voltan Italy I do love the transnational vision and principles of our marvellous DiEM25 movement!
Martin von Necker Germany My name ist Martin from Munich, Germany. I am 45 years old and just finished my studies becoming a social worker (B.A.) here in Munich. Before that new "career" I earned my living in the constructon business beeing an entrepreneur.
Nick Watson Italy Kenya born UK citizen living permanently in Italy, multicultural, looking forward to the day I can get a European passport.
Myriam Zekagh France DiEM25 member, for a better Europe!
Σταύρος Αγογλωσσάκης Greece Political activist, ecologist, founding member of Greek Degrowth Network.
Δημήτρης Βουζουναράς Greece Προγραμματιστής, ελεύθερος επαγγελματίας, συνιδρυτής του Κοινωνικού Φόρουμ Κορινθίας, συγγραφέας του βιβλίου "Πραγματική Δημοκρατία - Από την υποταγή στην απελευθέρωση" https://www.realdemocracy.gr
Άκης Γεωργακόπουλος Cyprus Είμαι ένας Έλληνας φοιτητής Πολιτικών Επιστημών στο Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου
ΑΘΗΝΑ ΔΙΩΤΗ Greece ΔΗΛΩΝΩ ΟΠΑΔΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΙΚΗΣ ΑΝΥΠΑΚΟΗΣ ΠΟΥ ΖΗΤΑ ΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΣΥΝΘΗΚΩΝ ΖΩΗΣ 'Η ΚΑΙ ΟΛΙΚΟ ΕΠΑΝΑΠΡΟΣΔΙΟΡΙΣΜΟ ΤΟΥΣ.
ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ ΛΙΟΦΑΓΟΣ Greece John Lenon - Imagine
ΜΑΡΙΟΣ ΛΥΓΚΩΝΗΣ Greece Γεωπόνος MSc, Στέλεχος Εξαγωγών
Γιώργος Μαντζαγριωτης Greece Ειμαι γεννημένος στην Καστελλα του Πειραιά και διαμένω τα τελευταία 15 χρονια στα Μελισσια. Ειμαι πιλότος αεροπλάνων κυβερνήτης, εκπαιδευτής ιπτάμενων και εχω διοικητικές θέσεις στις εταιρείες που εργάζομαι. Ειμαι
Σπυρος Μουσελιμης Greece Αρχιτεκτονας με δραστηριοτητα στο χωρο της Ηπειρου,διαμενω στην Ηγουμενιτσα,ετων 59,δημοκρατικων(αριστερων)ιδεων
Ιωάννης Πρίφτης Greece Η αλλαγή που πρέπει να γίνει στην ανθρωπότητα, είναι οι άνθρωποι της
ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΤΣΟΥΡΗΣ Greece Ονομάζομαι Γιάννης Τσούρης και βρέθηκα για το πρώτο μεταπτυχιακό μου στο Βέλγιο λίγο πριν την ένταξη της χώρας μας στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση και έκτοτε παρακολουθώ στενά τις εξελίξεις αλλά και εργάζομαι σε επιχειρήσεις σε θέσεις ευθύνης .

The next VC drawing will take place on December 09, 2019. Apply to be a member of DiEM25's Validating Council: https://internal.diem25.org/en/vc/apply