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:

Pablo Andrés Netherlands Joyful militant at Political Ecology Workgroup of https://twitter.com/DiEM25dscZH . Agrarian, Food and Environmental Politics graduate.
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
Vera Baldini Italy I'm a recently retired TV journalist , I've been a leftist since my first political thought but never properly "a militant". Now it's time for me too to take direct responsability and help, if I can
Massimo Balestra United States Hi, my name is Massimo. I am Italian, I live in the USA and I have the double citizenship. I believe in democracy. I believe in equality. I have a lot of things to say but this box is limited. Thank you for reading.
Anthony Barbour Great Britain Heavily involved in promoting cooperatives and community enterprise, executive member cooperative party NI committed european union reformer social activist
Tomas Bastys Sweden A researcher and a true inter-European having lived across several European countries by now.
Maeva Bennetto Peris Spain I am a political economist with a primary interest in agricultural trade and policy.
antonio berenguer Netherlands I work in the Netherlands as a software tester and would like to help Diem25 in the ways I can.
Stanka Brljevic Croatia Visual media artist. Interested in Sociology of Culture. Social change activist.
Lilia Christova-Savva Greece Biomedical engineer. Speaking Bulgarian, Russian, English and Greek. Team worker.
Monica Cirigliano Italy I joined DiEM25 2 months ago. Currently part of the Italian translator/subtliters Collective and the Task Force on Feminism, Diversity and Disabilities.
Gabriela Cretu Romania Leftist. Feminist. Politician. Human being.
Roberta De Franco Netherlands I’m Italian but I currently live in NL. I work at university, I’m a mum and a wife. I’m interested in politics, environment and social justice.
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.
Graham Dickson Great Britain Hello, I live in Leith, Scotland and I am a musician. I also volunteer with a local community kitchen.
Asta Engebretsen Great Britain I am a healthy woman, mother of four, with much life and work experience to draw from. I retired as a Counselling Psychologist but have had other careers too.
Robert Fenech Malta I am an activist for progressive issues in Malta, and have particularly worked on campaigns related to environmental planning, drug reform, and anti-corruption.
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
Johanna Fisher Germany I live and work in both Germany and the US and feel that I can bring a global perspective to the work of Council. I am a professor of literature and languages. I am committed to the work of DiEM 25.
Samuel França Portugal I strongly believe in the power of the union, from the family, local community, city, country to form a true European Union. Not a union for individual interests but a union of shared interests. Fostering a progressive movement of sharing.
Marten Gallagher Great Britain A European with a passion for true democracy and respect for the individual, the collective and the whole.
Inés García Saillard Spain Me llamo Inés García Saillard, resido en Madrid (España) y soy miembro de Diem25 desde hace varios años. Soy filóloga y me encantaría participar de manera activa en el progreso y la consolidación de Diem25 en España y en Europa.
Michele Gargamelli Italy I'm a Cybersecurity consultant interested also in politics and social matters, with a clear progressive and democratic orientation. Public Health, human rights and environment protection ara my main areas of concern and interest
Jörn Gerken Germany Zeit das sich was dreht!
Regina Gruber Austria motto: "do what is to be done" - profession: corporate social researcher - initiator & leader of regional citizens' action committees in Austria (participation, urban development, regional planning) - DiEM25: former dsc koordinator Vienna (2016-2018)
Sampé Gwen France Jazz singer, performance artist with a keen interest in environmental, food, artistic, cultural and racial topics.
Theresa Halder Germany a young european with the version of a unified, democratic and liberal europe
Creag Hayes Czech Republic Although originally from the US, I have been living in the Czech Republic since 1997 and have dual citizenship. I’m retired but tutor English part-time. Prior to moving to Prague, I owned and managed two retail bicycle shops in Portland OR. However,
charles hope Cyprus Semi-retired geoscientist, full-time contrarian, part-time skier and outdoors enthusiast.
Tara Jović Croatia Politics & Economics student from Croatia, currently based in France.
Nikolaos Katomeris Greece .
Ariane Kovacevic Belgium I always find this self-description thingy awkward. So here's what I came up with for my twitter account a long time ago. It still applies. Well, mostly, as life is made of chaos: 8 years a union rep. Unashamedly loyal to ideals. TINA? A lie &scam!
Stefanie Lebowski France Member since March 2016 (France, Paris)
Pieter Leffers Netherlands I am a recent member of DiEM25 who is trying to slowly get involved in activities of the organization. I am also a member of Volt, because both parties aim at better organizing an effective and democratic European union.
Micheál Mac Gearailt Ireland It's Micheál Mac Gearailt, almost-archaeologist with a radical twist.
Nasreen Mahmud United States I am a British anarchist ceramicist living in Santa Cruz, CA :)
Lidia Malara Germany I have been thinking about engaging somehow in this political challenge for quite some time, enthusiastic of the priciples inspiring Varoufakis since the very beginn of his political career in Greece , 2015. Now I feel ready to give it a try.
Giovanna Martelli Italy Nasce a Torino nel dicembre del 1963 e inizia la sua attività politica alla fine degli anni ’70. Ha un figlio di 27 anni, Gianmarco che lavora come operaio in in azienda alimentare. Lavora nei Servizi alla Persona occupandosi di programmazione zonale
Antonio Martínez Picar Belgium I'm looking for myself in the process of rescuing Europe. Maybe this is a good place to start.
Carlota Martinho Germany European citizen, internationalist, pragmatic idealist, macroeconomics master's student
Diogo Medroa Portugal 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.
MARCEL MENENDEZ DE LA TORRE Spain INGENIERO MECANICO INDUSTRIAL EN CUBA,TITULO HOMOLOGADO ESPAÑA, RESIDO VILLAVICIOSA ASTURIAS , TENGO 73 AÑOS , FUI DIRIGENTE, CUBA ,MIEMBRO CON.MINISTROS Y VICEMINISTRO, Y LIDER DE UNA EMPRESA NORUEGA LINK GROUP
Luis Müller-Gerbes Germany I am a young political science student driven by the idea of a just and peaceful World
CHIARA MUSSINI Italy Insegno materie letterarie e latino in un liceo. Laureata in Lettere e in Lingue e scienze del Linguaggio, ho approfondito tematiche interculturali europee in un dottorato internazionale in letterature comparate.
Luigi Narbone Italy Funzionario europeo in aspettativa, attualmente Direttore di un programma internazionale di ricerca dedicato al nord Africa e medio oriente .
Mioljub Nesic Serbia An engineer with PhD in applied physics, working as a cientific researcher in a state-owned institute. Secretary of a syndicate. Fluent in English, doing well in French. Using bicycle as means of commuting whenever possible.
Cornelius Obonya Austria Ich bin Schauspieler in Österreich und Deutschland. Über meine Arbeit an dem Film ADULTS IN THE ROOM von Costa-Gavras habe ich die Bewegung und Yanis Varoufakis kennengelernt. Seither versuche ich mich zu engagieren.
Ioannis Papagaryfallou Great Britain I am a researcher at the London School of Economics, and was also a member of DiEM's DSC Peace and International Policy. I live in Kingston upon Thames.
Luca Partesotti Italy Sono avvocato a Venezia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luca-partesotti-965250a7. Twitter: @lucaparte
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.
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.
Anastasia Plaskasoviti Romania Ονομάζομαι Αναστασία, είμαι 28 ετών και ζω στη Ρουμανία. Είμαι project manager στο κομμάτι του continuous improvement και τα ψηφιακά εργαλεία. Είμαι φοιτήτρια μεταπτυχιακού στις Διεθνείς Σχέσεις, την στρατηγική και την ασφάλεια.
Helga und Hermann Pulz Germany Wir, Jahrgang 1944 bzw. 1942, seit 51 Jahren verheitratet - miteinander. Absolventen - erfolgreich - eines Ökonomiestudium in der DDR.
João Ramos Portugal I have 55 years old and worked 22 years in the Education Sistem of Portugal as a Sport Teacher.
Thibaud Rebeyrat Germany French guy living in Germany. I am a believer and a product of the EU idea and I want to take part in the change, in order to save it.
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.
Ernestina Rubio Spain Ernestina es empresaria, consultora y auditora internacional, especializada en marketing estratégico y desarrollo sostenible en el sector turístico. Compagina el trabajo en su empresa con el mundo académico como profesora de diversas Universidades.
Dominique Simone Rychen Switzerland studied political sciences (rather critical sociology) , international education expert , working in international cooperation, Swiss and global citizen
Salvatore Saitta Italy Sempre attento a nuove forme di Partecipazione, ho trovato in DiEM25, il migliore dei percorsi possibili per democratizzare l' Europa.
Leonidas Samiotis Great Britain I'm 44 years old permanent resident in UK for the past 16 years and I'm originally from Greece.
Jochen 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
Robert Serrano Gil Great Britain I have passively followed the movement since the beginning and now I believe it is time to get actively involved. I do believe in a strong good moral character necessary to deal with nowadays difficult challenges.
Megan Georgina Sherman Great Britain 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
Deborah Smith Great Britain Now a smallholder cultivating land according to permaculture & rewilding principles. Before that , decades working in econimic development and advising big companies on how to be more socially and environmnetally responsible.
Suvi Soininen Finland Researcher, Ph.D. (esp. mass democracy critique, political theory, conceptualisation of freedom), Finland.
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.
Jiří Šteg Czech Republic Macroeconomist by education and retired civic activist focusing on theme of inequality. Participant in pan-european/global campaigns against TTIP/CETA and ISDS agreements. Former advisor to MEP and PM.
Susie Stone New Zealand Consultant based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Caterina Strambio De Castillia United States I am a scientist, mother, woman. I believe in Democracy, Freedom and Equality. I think that in order to move past the tremendous challenges we are facing as a society we need to move past Capitalism.
Marina Tassara Italy Laureata in Filosofia impiegata
Nomazulu Thata Germany I am a political activist, born in Rhodesia now Zimbabwe in 1957. I have lived in Germany for 42 years prior to 4 years stay as a refugee in Zambia between 1973 and 1978. I started active activism in 2009 and began writing essays on Zimbabwe social m
Chris Torch Italy An independent intercultural expert and policy advisor. Project designer. Curator. Artistic director. Mentor.
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.
Conchita Varicak Great Britain A retired PCET Lecturer, a socialist, fluent, (lived) in: Spain (12 yrs), Italy (2yrs), England (49 yrs). Husband (of 30yrs) is Sarajevan, of Lika: Mlakva origin, now Londoners.
Franziska Voigt Germany Aus Berlin, 33 Jahre und Historikerin der Globalgeschichte. Derzeit arbeite ich in einem Stadtentwicklungsprojekt für starke Nachbarschaften für Menschen mit und ohne Fluchtgeschichte.
Gabrielle von Bernstorff Switzerland I am an artist living in Switzerland, deeply committed to the EU, including all immigrants, races, ethnic groups independent of sexual orientation. I believe poverty together with the climate crisis are the most important challenges facing us.
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.
Adele Wilde Great Britain I am a retired secondary school teacher of politics and sociology who has recently emigrated to Germany as a direct result of Brexit
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 .
Ορέστης Αλεβίζος Greece Life-long observer of politcs. Member of DiEM25 since Feb 2016. Founding member of MERA25.
Νίκος Βακολίδης Greece The DiEM website is very well organized and helps all, members and not, understand the purpose of the movement and for what we stand for.
Χρήστος Δεμοίρος Greece I have been a member of DiEM25 since 2019, attracted by the prospect of a democratic Europe. My studies are MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Msc in Applied Mathematics. University of Athens
Λάζαρος Ιωαννίδης Greece Electrical Engineer, greek, living in Munich
Παναγιώτης 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.
ΣΩΤΗΡΙΑ ΚΑΛΟΤΑΝΤΑΝΟΥ Greece Είμαι απόφοιτος Οικονομικής σχολής με πτυχίο και μάστερ, δραστηριοποιούμαι εδω και 9 χρόνια στον χώρο της εστίασης. Είμαι παντρεμένη με 2 παιδιά και ευελπιστώ να μπορώ να διαθέσω τον απαιτούμενο χρόνο για την σωστή διεκπεραίωση του ρόλου μου
Ελισάβετ Λογοθέτη Greece propagator and 'doer' re green transition principles / XX virgin olive oil producer at the foothills of the Hymettus mountain in Attica / biocyclical agriculture / EU Labelling Health Claim 432/2012
Παναγιώτης Μαρκόπουλος Greece Είμαι τελειόφοιτος φυσικός. Ζω στην Αθήνα και δουλεύω στο ερευνητικό κέντρο "Δημόκριτος" για την πτυχιακή εργασία μου.
Ηλίας Μαυροματίδης Norway I am 36 years old electronics engineering educator from Greece, currently working as Coordinator for Refugees Education in a refugees camp in Greece. I have a master degree in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oslo.
Δομινίκη Μπάρνεϋ - Μαθιουδάκη 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)
Ανδρέας Μπρακούλιας Greece Studied Biochemistry, Bioinformatics at the University of London. Focus on climate change & transition towards a sustainable civilisation. DiEM25 member, founding member of ΜέΡΑ25, Athens1.DSC coordinator, member Green Transition DiEM25 GR / MeRA25.
ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΚΑΣ Greece it is very difficult to descreibe my self
Δημήτριος Παναγιώτου Greece Εκπαιδευτικός με φιλοσοφικούς, κοινωνικούς και πολιτικούς προβληματισμούς. Προσπαθώ να σκέφτομαι ελεύθερα και πολύπλευρα, να εκλογικεύω καταστάσεις και να βρίσκω τις αιτίες των προβλημάτων προτείνοντας ταυτόχρονα λύσεις ενίοτε και ανορθόδοξες.
Νίκος Παπαδόπουλος Greece Ο λόγος που θέλω να συμμετάσχω στο ΕΣ είναι για να βοηθήσω στην διατήρηση της συν-έχειας των θέσεων του Μέρα25.
Χρήστος Σάββας Greece Psychologist, with marketing background and long experience in business consulting.
ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ ΣΚΟΥΡΑΣ Greece simple person
Νίκος Φραγκούλης Greece I was born in Athens on 1972 and I leave in Patras Greece. I own a Degree in Physics, a Masters Degree and a PhD in computer science. I have co-founded a small business producing software for Computer Vision.
Σόνια Χαραλαμπίδου Greece Εκπαιδευτικός, υπέρμαχη της εκπαιδευτικής αυτονομίας

The next VC drawing will take place on June 09, 2022. Apply to be a member of DiEM25's Validating Council: https://internal.diem25.org/en/vc/apply