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:

Hans Androg Holandia guitar playing socialist on retirement
Ruth Aylett Wielka Brytania Long-time Labour Party member fighting for socialism, now also Momentum, computing academic and researcher Edinburgh, Scotland
Dolores Bajo Alonso Hiszpania 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.
Paolo Bartucciotto Włochy Hi, I dream a truly united Europe because I feel that I'm part of this incredible Melting Pot full of history that is EUROPE. I'm convinced that the only way to survive in this modern complex scenario is to unite the forces of this continent.
Jérome Beauverd Szwajcaria Grown up in France up to the age of 28, I then move to german speaking Switzerland, Zürich. Following technical engineer study, I work in the IT department of a universal bank. Since age of 16 I always been interested in politics.
Julian Bila Niemcy Ich möchte Europa demokratisieren
Łukasz Boniecki Polska Long-time activist, member of Partia Razem (Together Party). Radical feminist and socialist.
Stanka Brljevic Chorwacja Visual media artist. Interested in Sociology of Culture. Social change activist.
Matteo Cappelletti Włochy Mi chiamo Matteo, vivo a Milano e faccio l'editore musicale. Parlo correntemente 5 lingue, sono diplomato in composizione e laureato in filosofia.
Simon Coss Francja I'm a France-based UK film maker. I've covered EU affairs since 1993. I was based in Brussels for many years. I still work there often and have close contacts in the EU institutions. I'm English-French bilingual. I've worked in all EU countries.
Maurizio Costantino Włochy Social worker and psychologist, now retired.The realization of a European Welfare System, valid in every country is my main preoccupation.
Gabriela Cretu Rumunia Leftist. Feminist. Politician. Human being.
Gabriela Czowalla Niemcy 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.
Andrea D'Acunzo Wielka Brytania Italian student living in the UK, long-time activist and advocating no-nonsense politics.
Gareth Davies Wielka Brytania Welsh,British and European in that order. Believe in a fair democratic society for all.
Mino Dentizzi Włochy Medico, geriatra. da sempre impegnato nel sociale, da sempre di sinistra
Michele De Rosa Dania I am an environmental scientist and I hold a PhD in Agroecology. I have been involved in radical left movements since my teens and in DiEM25 since the beginning. I was in Athens in July 2015. I wish to see DiEM25 grow and change the course of the EU.
Nick Deschacht Belgia economist (Belgium)
Susana de Sousa Portugalia 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.
Joren De Wachter Belgia Entrepreneur, investor, startup specialist, trained as a lawyer. Aspiring polymath & nexialist. And I play the guitar in a band.
YIOTA DIMITRIADI Grecja 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.
Marianne DUFOUR Francja I have a scientific background (Astrophysics), and became for some years electrical logistician in Antarctica, and then settled down in the (french) Alps to practice ma passion of alpinism. Strongly feminist and ecologist
Barbara Edmonds Francja I am a British citizen now retired, residing in France. I believe passionately in a democratic Europe and endorse the principles of DiEM25. I am a Fellow Royal Society of Arts, MSc Policy Studies and hold a professional physiotherapy qualification.
Farah El-Sharnouby Wielka Brytania I am a young Muslim woman who wants to fight to avoid losing everything that makes me love Europe: democracy, equality and multiculturalism, to the forces of illiberalism and xenophobia
Cristina Escarmis Homs Hiszpania
Lígia Ferros Portugalia Ligia Ferros, Ph.D. University Professor. Clinical Psychologist. Entrepreneur.
Kate Fistric Niemcy Writer, teacher, migrant.
Gearóid Fitzgibbon Grecja community organiser, turned advisor on citizen energy projects. Politics is fine, it's just the politicians, no, not individual politicians, but the fact of having a permanent political class - lets rediscover random selection & direct democracy
Laber Florian Niemcy Publisher on theatre and arts since 1982, up to date hippie, able to see and think clearly enough to cope with the requirements of the VC
Stelios Fragkoulis Grecja -
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 Hiszpania 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.
Giorgos Garganourakis Grecja Striving for a Democratic Europe
Meera Ghani Belgia 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.
Al Gonzalez Wielka Brytania Spanish lefty Londoner studying philosophy.
Pepa Gorgieva Irlandia LL.M, Economics, Business & Management Accounting
Andrea Granata Włochy vivo a Lecco, regione Lombardia, Italia. Di professione medico. Desidero fare parte del consiglio di Approvazione per partecipare in modo più attivo alla vita di DIEM25
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
Andrea Hirschmann Niemcy 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 Czechy 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.
Eric Hügel Niemcy I am an accountant and university lecturer, environmentalist and Europe-enthusiast.
Corinne Iehl Francja 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.
Teodor Kalpakchiev Bułgaria Teodor Kalpakchiev is a graduate of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy and the College of Europe. He is a federalist-technocrat interested in regional and environmental governance and held various trainee and research positions.
Giannis Kalpouzos Grecja ΥπαλληλοςΔΕΔΔΗΕ.Γενικος Γραμματεας Πανελλαδικου Συλλογου Καταμετρητων Κλαδου Ηλεκτρικης Ενεργειας.Επιχειρηματιας
Maximilian King Niemcy I live, work and travel as a european and world-citizen across borders. I believe in freedom & equality. I'm, 28, musician and a current student of Environmental Sc. I consider myself responsible to cultivate the european idea collectively.
Linke Klaus Niemcy Journalist, running an independent online magazin for and about musicians, born 57, political active since 70 - always left wing - recently member of Die Linke (AKL)
Antonios Krasoudakis Grecja 52 ετων Ιατρος Νευροχειρουργός Δ/ντης σε Δημοσιο Νοσοκομειο. Εκλεγμενος αντιπροεδρος Ιατρικου Συλλογου Χανιων.
Timon Krause Niemcy 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.
Morgane Le Roux Francja Morgane Le Roux, Vannes (Morbihan - France), 30 ans
Gervasio López Trincado Hiszpania Economista y ciudadano. Europeísta convencido buscando que las instituciones vuelvan a trabajar para el pueblo.
Volodymyr Machuskyy Ukraina Volodymyr Machuskyy, Ph.D. in Law, Associate professor of Legal regulation of economic department, Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman.
Cearbhall Maguire Niemcy Grassroots activist, Berlin, Germany.
Federico Malerba Włochy Sono Federico Malerba, un ventunenne studente di Matematica all'Università di Padova.
Anastasia Mallidou Kanada Assistant Professor, School of Nursing University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Roberto Mamone Włochy Ho 58 anni. Sono un biologo ed un cooperante nei PVS. Sono Segretario di una Sezione ANPI e referente del Comitato per il NO alla riforma costituzionale per il voto degli italiani all'estero
Sylvia Mang Niemcy Sylvia Mang, Soziologin, Philosophin, Demokratin, Weltbürgerin zeitlebens kämpferisch unterwegs für eine gerechtere, zukunftsorientierte Welt, in der alle Menschen ein lebenswürdiges Leben führen können.
Roberto Mattiussi Włochy Militant for our utopia
Diogo Medroa Portugalia 26yo Portuguese by birth, 5th Medical Student residing in Budapest. Above all remodeling or even better applying of Human Rights, transparent Economics and Politics, without those 3 we fall into a downward spiral, much like a Blackhole.
Ana Milosevic Belgia Ana Milosevic, Academic Researcher at the University of Leuven (Belgium)
Marko Mitic Portugalia I am Marko, graduate of Ethnology&Antrhopology, currently on MA in Urban Studies. I lived to feel a harsh breakup of a society with all its sad contents and costs. I like active life, subscribing to equality, fairness and rational choices.
António Moniz Portugalia Sociologist, professor at Uni Nova Lisbon and researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, founding member of the Left Bloc (BE) in Portugal
Tommaso Natoli Włochy Tommaso Natoli is currently Research Fellow of International Law at Roma Tre University, where he focuses his research activities on Human Rights Law.
Andreina Noli Włochy 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
Enrique Pañeda Pañeda Reinlein Hiszpania Economista y politólogo, profesor jubilado, participante en distintas plataformas y colectivos
Hana Parčová Czechy antiracist football fan - Czech Republic
Christine Patte Francja 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.
Miguel Pereira Fernandes Portugalia Hi, I'm a 51 years old working class guy, married father of 4, granfather of anoher 4, left wing democrat, union lider with expectations to leave a better Europe for my kids - better than this one...
Sascha Peric Niemcy I am Sascha, 37 years old, self-employed it-engineer, born in germany with roots in former yugoslavia and interested in finding better ways for political systems.
Angela Perletti Włochy 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
Andre Philippe Francja 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
Calmeilles Pierre Francja French, local journalist in central France, 37 years-old
Alisa Pitic Włochy Sono nata a Sarajevo (BiH), venuta in Italia come rifugiata della guerra, di conseguenza sulla pelle ho vissuto tutto da perdere casa vita ad vivere un stato pieno dei pregiudizi verso se stesso figuriamoci verso altri.
Plamena Popova Bułgaria DSC Coordinator, Bulgaria
Guillermo Reher Hiszpania Cultural heritage expert and university professor.
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.
Manuel Ricardo Portugalia 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.
Nacho Romero Wielka Brytania Fully committed European; together we can always accomplish more!
Katia Rossi Wielka Brytania 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.
Jude Rowley Wielka Brytania As a young socialist, I think it is vital that the interests and concerns of my fellow young DiEM supporters are voiced and internally represented, in the interest of upholding democracy in Europe and strengthening it for future generations.
Juliane Schreiber Niemcy 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.
Daniel Schroeder Niemcy My name is Daniel (39) and I work as psychotherapist for children in Berlin. My main reason for joining DIEM is to defend free society in Europe against nationalistic and neoliberal movements.
Eric Schultz Francja 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.
Patrizia Scroccaro Włochy Mi occupo di fisco e amministrazione, in un ente di formazione, sono sposata ed ho un figlio grande, vorrei vivere in un'europa solidale e pacifica, dove le persone sono al CENTRO dell'europa.
Giovanni Silingardi Włochy Avvocato ... sono qui perché tra 10/20/30 anni vorrei poter dire ai miei figli "non sono stato in silenzio"
Tania Stanković Hiszpania barcelona dsc
Marina Tassara Włochy Laureata in Filosofia impiegata
Mahi Traka Grecja μελος diem25 greece
Katerina Tsakmakidou Niemcy Katerina Tsakmakidou is experienced in planning, submitting and implementing European funded projects both for NGOs and the public sector. She has developed a taste for taking initiatives and creating new research partnerships in various countries an
Nikolaos Vassiliades Grecja Ο Νίκος Βασιλειάδης γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1963. Σπούδασε Θεολογία και Φιλοσοφία στο Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών και ολοκλήρωσε τις μεταπτυχιακές του σπουδές στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Εδιμβούργου στην Σκωτία στην Σύγχρονη Φιλοσοφία.
Wouter Vlaminckx Belgia 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.
Ivo Vlasatý Czechy I'm 25 years old from Czech Republic, active member of Pirate Party, father on parental leave.
Νικόλαος Αθανασόπουλος Grecja Είμαι Έλληνας πολίτης, 29 ετών, με ανησυχίες για το μέλλον!
Γεωργιος Αμπαδογιαννης Grecja Καλησπέρα.Ονομάζομαι Γιώργος Αμπαδογιάννης ειμαι 28 χρονών και εργάζομαι στο τμήμα πωλήσεων μιας πολυεθνικής εταιρείας. Το μόνο που θέλω είναι να καταφέρω να βάλω και εγώ ένα λιθαράκι σε αυτή την πολύ σημαντική προσπάθεια αλλαγής του συστήματος.
ΠΑΝΑΓΙΏΤΗΣ ΙΟΡΔΑΝΟΓΛΟΥ Grecja Φοιτητής ΑΣΠΑΙΤΕ
ΠΑΝΤΕΛΕΗΜΩΝ ΚΛΩΝΑΡΗΣ Grecja 56 year old General Surgeon, work in Kalmnos Island - Greece, divorced, two daughters, first time in politics.
Χρύσα Αριάδνη Κουσελά Grecja Documentation Specialist of Audiovisual Cultural Heritage, art director and author of the 1st contemporary political comic book named "WOW-V for V" about Greek and European austerity and the institutional crisis in European Union.
ΦΩΤΕΙΝΗ ΤΟΝΙΕ ΡΗΓΑ Grecja Δικηγόρος, μιλώ γαλλικά , αγγλικά, έχω γαλλική , ελληνική υπηκοότητα, εργάστηκα στις Βρυξέλλες, στο Παρίσι και στο Μαλαμπό (Γουινέα του Ισημερινού) και τώρα εργάζομαι στην Αθήνα.

The next VC drawing will take place on maj 23, 2018. Apply to be a member of DiEM25's Validating Council: https://internal.diem25.org/pl/vc/apply