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:

Suzanne Alexander Italy I am an organic farmer. Farmers still grow some of the food that Europe eats; we are also caretakers of the landscape & environ. We have a patrimony of knowledge; we must have a voice. (Erasmus, European St. BA, Bi-lingual, IT, G.A.S.food activist)
Alberto Alvarez Portugal Work experience on the developed and developing worlds, on academic, consultancy, humanitarian and grass roots sectors, in areas of sustainable development, climate change, renewable energy, organic farming, and fair trade.
Anke Arb Germany I am Anke Arb from DSC Leipzig. My interests are in environmental protection. I like to dance, to sing, to play flute and to tinker. Democracy ist the basic to live peacefully together. We should use our possibilities.
Yunus Arikan Germany I am an expert on climate policies and global governance of sustainability.
Emma Ascaso Igual Spain I am a political scientist and sustainable development specialist, with a career focus on empowerment and capacity building. I am very interested in the relationship between social justice and sustainability, and I try to bridge both concepts by work
Amedeo Beck Peccoz Spain Over the past two decades Amedeo focus has been on health, nutrition and quality of life, rejecting the estiblshed industry-dependent health systems in place today and promoting alternative, economic self-healing techniques.
Pedro Bento Portugal Sociology student. Left Bloc member.
Tommaso Bicego Italy Ragazzo di 29 anni, milanese, italiano, europeo.
Félix Blanc France philosophe et activiste
Ali Boulmpoul Greece Urban and Regional Planning Student, DiEM25 member since the movement's first days.
Stanka Brljevic Croatia Visual media artist. Interested in Sociology of Culture. Social change activist.
Nathalie Bron Switzerland A promoter of DiEM25 even before it was born last February. Interested in what is common to all of us humans and not in our differences. A citizen of planet Earth (tagged Swiss). This world needs DiEM25. Together we always do better.
Nichol Brummer Netherlands Nichol Brummer, fysicist, @twundit, @olivineCo2, interested in climate, activism
Francesco Caccavari Italy ESRCITO LA PROFESSIONE MEDICA,ATTUALMENTE SONO CTU DEL TRIBUNALE DI CROTONE.HO MILITATO ,ILLO TEMPORE,NELLA COSIDETTA SX EXTRAPARLAMENTARE.ATTUALMENTE SONO IMPEGNATO NEL PERCORSO COSTRUTTIVO DI SI.
Nadia Conti Italy Da sempre impegnata nelle politiche dei diritti e del sociale. Sono stata Presidente negli anni 200 di una Pubblica Assistenza, consigliere comunale e Assessore. Attualmente impegnata nei comitati in difesa della salute e dell'ambiente.
Gabriela Cretu Romania Leftist. Feminist. Politician. Human being.
Daniel Cruz Spain Tengo 25 años, esespecialista en comunicación y miembro del grupo local de DiEM25 Barcelona 1 desde el principio. Europa debe mirar hacia un futuro más trasparente, con aportaciones de abajo a arriba. Carpe DIEM!
Esmeralda Cullhaj Italy Esmeralda Cullhaj
Alek Cywinski Germany Hi, Im a true European, born on 15.09.1978 this is when European Monetary System was first conjoled. It gets only better, Im of dual Polish-British citizenships, and have two , soon 3 kids born in 3 different European countries. Living in Germany.
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.
Mattia Da Re Italy I'm 31, I live in Milan, Italy and I graduated in philosophy. I'm a human & civil rights activist who has been enrolled for many years in the "Radicali Italiani" movement. Actually I am also interested in antispeciesism and animal liberation.
David Del Río Spain Basque. Law&Economics graduate, music lover and currently working in Africa
Lode Devos France Je suis de nationalité Belge. Ancien danseurs et directeur de compagnie de danse, maintenant chorégraphe et prof de danse. Actuellemen résident en Gouadeloupe. 51 ans. Ayant vecu dans beaucoup de pays en Europe ainsi que en dehors de l' europe.
Joren De Wachter Belgium Entrepreneur, investor, startup specialist, trained as a lawyer. Aspiring polymath & nexialist. And I play the guitar in a band.
Maria Anna Dewes Germany Hi everybody, may name is Maria Anna and I am artist (Fine Arts) and live in Düsseldorf. Grown up in Düsseldorf and Sweden, I feel more european than german. Looking forward to work with lots of people from different european countries!
Matteo Di Pietro Italy Salve a tutti e a tutte! Sono orgoglioso di far parte di questo movimento perché credo fortemente in Europa più giusta e solidale! Sono un precario e vivo a Roma, attualmente in corso di studio in Scienze Politiche e Relazioni Internazionali
Francesco Discanno Italy I am an Italian economist, working as a corporate teacher and as an examiner for the University of Cambridge and other bodies. I have been interested in the activity of prof Varoufakis and I am interested in the programs of Diem 25.
Maria D'Onofrio European, atheist , Cooperative , loyal. I do not like the world I live in and, in my own right, I want to do my part to get it better.
nathan fain Germany A writer, theatre performer, reverse engineer and technologist
Maximilian Freudenthaler Austria I am a 25-year old political science graduate. I grew up in Austria, but over the last 6 years I have studied and worked in 6 different European countries. I am truly convinced that the European idea is still alive and deserves a 'better' EU.
Yolanda García Spain Nací y vivo en España. Tengo la licenciatura de Psicología y trabajo como funcionaria del Estado. Independientemente de que consigamos o no nuestro objetivo de hacer más "humana", democrática Europa, tenemos el deber moral de intentarlo.
Fernando Garcia de Rivas United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Grassroots democracy across Europe needs to guide urgent EU tranformation. Engaging the peoples of Europe in a Pan-European political movement for a better Europe for all
Eusebio F. Giandomenico Italy Project managers and auditor. Since 1992 consultant in the business and non-profit organization for the design and management of computer services or otherwise related to the world of communication.
Pepa Gorgieva Ireland LL.M, Economics, Business & Management Accounting
Patrick Greß Germany Student of computer science and private tutor. Hoping for a more transparent Europe.
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
Barbara Heitkämper Germany Barbara studied English Literature and Philosophy (M.A.), worked several years as a publishing assistant and is currently an office manager in Berlin.
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!
Corinne Iehl France Bonjour, je suis actuellement élue écologiste à la métropole de Lyon, sociologue et anciennement journaliste, depuis de longues années impliquée et intéressée par les questions europénnes.
Raphaële Javary France French, 26, living in Paris. Masters degrees in political philosophy and publishing. Project coordinator at Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation, Centre Pompidou. Volunteers' coordinator for Diem France.
van hove jo Belgium jo van hove - nick name 'sciurus' - father of 3 adolscents - idea coach, entrepreneur, disruptive thinker
Joana Job Portugal With a degree in Language and Literature as well as post graduation studies in Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication, Joana is an established English teacher, translator and seeks audiovisual projects in her spare time. She has been part of DiEM25
Gannard Julien Luxembourg Engineer, French living in Luxemburg, associative responsible, less than 40 years old and conviced pro-European
Peter Keating United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland I am a carer, so I no longer work as a teacher, I believe in a Better Europe for it's people, currently Europe needs DiEM25 vision of a better future for all of us. I live in the UK, I am Irish and wonder what the future holds?
Florian Kleine Germany Hi, my name is Florian Kleine and I work in my profession as an actor in germany and uproad.
Makrina-Viola Kosti Greece I received my BSc degree in Informatics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and have also completed the postgraduate program “Computer Science and Business Administration” in AUTh. I am currently a Phd student.
Nikos Koumpetsos United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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.
Giovanni Leone Italy Geologo e vulcanologo planetario, scopritore di 16 nuovi vulcani su Marte dall'anno 2013, ha un progetto per portare piú trasparenza in una comunitá scientifica dove ormai la politica e non i dati decidono la scienza.
Cédric Libert Belgium 34 ans. J'ai étudié la physique, le droit et la comptabilité publique. Je travaille pour le secteur public. Pour ma part, la démocratie réclame une parfaite information des citoyens et donc la transparence en plus de la liberté et de l'égalité.
Gervasio López Trincado Spain Economista y ciudadano. Europeísta convencido buscando que las instituciones vuelvan a trabajar para el pueblo.
Tomas Mancin Italy Architect, facilitator and collaborative economy researcher/evangelist
Aniello Margiotta Italy I'm an italian chemical engineer and teacher in secondary school, I'm 61 years old and I lives in Naples. Member of italian left parties, PCI, PSI, RC . I stopped political activities 20 years ago but now interesting to help european progressists
Xaime Martínez Spain Desde DiEM25 quiero hacer de Europa un lugar mejor para vivir. Gracias por tu voto. Un saudo dende Galicia.
Roberto Mattiussi Italy Militant for our utopia
Noemi Mensua Calzado Spain Activista de "sofá" por falta de tiempo. Creo en una Europa inclusiva, abierta y democrática en la que quepamos todas
Alfonso Muñoz Mendoza Spain Soy militante socialista, ahora sin afiliación a ningún partido excepto Diem25, dada la situación de desconcierto que atraviesa España. Soy Ingeniero de Caminos, Master en Urbanismo y con Doctorado en Ciencias Políticas.
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
Gareth O'Reilly Ireland I am a secondary school maths teacher from Dublin, Ireland. I believe in the idea of a European Union, however I believe it needs to be reformed through democratic debate outside the current established routes.
Katarzyna Paprota Poland I'm a Polish politician, member of RAZEM party. I'm a feminist and pro-LGBT+ rights activist. The more equality, the less violence!
Denise Parizek Austria Curator and gallerist, selfimployed, fed up with our political situation, engaged in cultural movements like #istnoetig, trying to establish a fair and transparent art market and to fight against precarious life situations of most of the artists
Franz Piribauer Austria Harvard Graduate in Health Policy Management. Physician, Group-Psychotherapist, selfemployed Business Consultant mostly in Health Care Systems in Austria. Working Member of Transparency International Austrian Chapter 2005 - 2017.
Rado Carlo Poggi Slovenia Italian due to his father, Slovenian due to his mother, born and educated in Germany he developed very early a quite social and political engaged profile. After his studies of economics and political science, he started working in the cultural field.
Alessandro Porcelluzzi Saudi Arabia 35 years old, Italian. Master Degree in Philosophy, Phd in Labour relations law. Journalist, consultant on European projects, HR professional and Counselor. Currently teacher, History and Philosophy, at Scuola Italiana di Atene (Athens).
Matias Posada Jubin Spain Matias Posada, 19 años estudiante de Ciencias Politicas y Gestion Publica de la Universitat Autonoma de Catalunya. Busco la democratizacion de las instituciones Europeas para hacer una sociedad mas justa y igualitaria en las oportunidades sociales.
Sofia-Maria Prentou United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Studied political science and international politics, now working as a marketing assistant. Still have a keen interest in politics.
Giulia Priora Hungary Dottoranda in diritto commerciale internazionale, membro e traduttrice dagli albori di DiEM25, membro di European Alternatives e Commonswatch
Helga und Hermann Pulz Germany Wir, Jahrgang 1944 bzw. 1942, seit 51 Jahren verheitratet - miteinander. Absolventen - erfolgreich - eines Ökonomiestudium in der DDR.
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, 56 years old. Political activist, social and environmental. Progressive militant. Communicator. Columnist. Quadrilingual. I have experience in being part of international virtual working groups. facebook.com/DelfiRocaRoche @delfiroca
Rafael Romero Blanco Spain Naci en Melilla 1944, pase por los jesuitas de Malaga, ET superior Ing Ind Madrid y Citesa Malaga, desde Podemos contra la mentira y la corrupcion. Activista moneda socialy defensor de la resiliencia local y de la soberania alimentaria y energetica
Katia Rossi United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 44 years old Italian, working and living in the UK since 1999. Mother to a two months old boy, that I would like to see growing up as a European citizen.
Sandra Rudman Germany I am a PhD Candidate in Literature and Cultural Studies, with an interest in transcending borders between theory and practice,
Dominique SImone Rychen Switzerland studied political sciences (rather critical sociology) , international education expert , working in international cooperation, Swiss and global citizen
Robin Scheben Germany Hi, I´m Robin from Cologne Germany. I´m 25 years old with a Bachelor degree in information economics. I´ve worked with several initiatives, parties and collectievs in the past, but they never had a political vision so they werent succesfull at all.
Volker Schiffer Germany I believe in europe. A Europe without hegemonic structures and the paternalization of other countries. I believe in a Europe of equality and freedom.
Frank Schmidtsdorff Germany Wirtschaftswissenschaftler, Schwerpunkt strategisches Management, Erfahrung aus Buchhandel und Sozialwirtschaft (NPO); politsche Erfahrung aus Sozialdemokratie und Grünen auf Landes- und Bundesebene. 1 Kind, leben in Hamburg (DE) und Peyia (CYP).
Juliane Schreiber Germany Hello, I'm Juliane from Berlin - as a gradstudent in politics and international relations, online-editor for the political show " Jung & Naiv" I strongly believe in the spirit of Diem25 as a transparent, progressive and international movement.
Mats Sederholm Sweden Mats Sederholm is a writer, speaker and chronicler. He is a system critics who, for the past 20 years, have been analyzing the power structures and standards of the West - his driving force a strong belief in humanity and in a kinder society.
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.
Guilherme Serodio Belgium European living in Brussels, Project Manager turned entrepreneur. Focus on transparency and technology, horizontal organizations and alternative democratic practices.
Miran Andre Sestan Bosnia and Herzegovina Born in Mannheim (Germany). Currently living in Sarajevo (B&H) where I am finishing my law studies.
João Soeiro Portugal I am Portuguese, 69 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 1974 in Portugal. I don't want to lose democracy again !
Mang Sylvia Germany Sylvia Mang, Soziologin, Philosophin, Demokratin, Weltbürgerin zeitlebens kämpferisch unterwegs für eine gerechtere, zukunftsorientierte Welt, in der alle Menschen ein lebenswürdiges Leben führen können.
Vaia Taousiani Greece speech therapist M.Sc. Ex candidate at Greek parliament elections 2015. The point is that i am unemployed.
Marina Tassara Italy Laureata in Filosofia impiegata
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.
Karl Uyttenhove Belgium Christian-democratic Europeanpsychoanalyst wanting to save democracy from being downplayed through compartmentalise it into small entities that have to compete which each other to be as week as possible in order to please and attract global capital.
Cesar Vargas Lopez Belgium I am a citizen world who is worried about our future and I will do my best to make it plenty of freedom and justice
Gregor Vesel Slovenia Film&commercial director. Partner at Kinomotel. Slovenia.
Wouter Vlaminckx Belgium I work for the Belgian Immigration Office, single parent with 3 kids, even before the creation of Diem25 already an active advocate of real democracy as opposed to profit as a guiding principle.
Alexander von Massenbach United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland I consider myself more European than German, having lived and worked all around Europe and the world. Currently in the UK and shocked by Brexit I believe we need to do more than press "like"-buttons to make a difference and improve our society.
Kurt Wissendorf-Moeller Denmark I'm of Danish origin and political organized in a party that supports DIEM25. I see DIEM25 as a necessary organization as a place from where the future can be shaped with the help of ordinary people. Therefore I wish to give a hand .
Rita Zagari Italy 51 anni. medico. madre di una ragazza di 17 anni...per lei vorrei un cambiamento, un'europa davvero europa, la possibilità che cominciando NOI, i nostri figli possano vivere meno di economia e riscoprire valori sociali. insomma una sognatrice...
Στρατής Αθανασέλης Greece Ορθοπαιδικός Χειρουργός, πατέρας, σύζυγος, έντονα πολιτικοποιημένος και πολύ ανήσυχος για το παρόν και το μέλλον
Μαρια Σακελλάρη Greece Maria Sakellari is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the School of Media of the University of Brighton. Previously she held research positions at the Natural History Museum of Crete and at the Technological Educational Institute of Crete.
ΠΕΤΡΟΣ ΣΟΥΦΛΑΣ Greece Είμαι 56 χρονων παντρεμένος έχω δυο κορες ,ειμαι ελεύθερος επαγγελματιας έχω συνεργείο αυτοκινήτων μαζί με τον αδελφό μου.
Κωνσταντινα Χατζινα Greece Κοινωνιολόγος στο πρόγραμμα Βοήθεια στο σπίτι του Δήμου Αίγινας και εθελόντρια στο Λαογραφικό Μουσείο του νησιού μας.Μου αρέσει να βοηθάω τον συνάνθρωπο και λατρεύω τη διά βίου μάθηση. Αισιοδοξώ και συμμετέχω δυναμικά στο DiEM25, υπάρχει ελπίδα.

The next VC drawing will take place on August 22, 2017. Apply to be a member of DiEM25's Validating Council: https://internal.diem25.org/en/vc/apply