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:

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
Dolores Bajo Alonso Spain Hello, from Barcelona I want to help DiEM25 and now I have the opportunity to do it from the VC.
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.
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.
Alistair Connor France Français de Nouvelle Zélande et fier d'être européen! DSC Lyon
Gabriela Cretu Romania Leftist. Feminist. Politician. Human being.
David Cunningham United Kingdom I'm a fairly new member of DiEM25, from the UK. I am keen to serve, and selection for the VC is one way to do it - though I am looking for others. I solemnly swear that if picked for the VC, I will vote!
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.
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.
DANIEL GINEBROZA CONDE Spain Creador incansable que busca la complementariedad de las naciones.
Alberto Girlando I am 72 year old, I completely share the manifesto. I would like to help.
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
Aaron Happel Germany Ich heiße Aaron Happel und bin 34 Jahre alt . Ich bin seit 2016 Mitglied bei DiEM25 und seit 2018 Koordinator der Lokalgruppe Mittelhessen. Ich verstehe mich als Europäer und möchte die Zusammenarbeit und Solidarität aller Europäer ausweiten.
Xanthos Hatzimihail Greece I am self employed and operate a number of businesses in Greece and Australia. I am active in grass root politics and have found an infinity with DiEM25 manifesto and position.
Rita Isabel Isidro Portugal With faith in Europe, in the world, in the neighborhood
Guy Jeffries Jeffries United Kingdom Recently politically active due to gross injustice/incompetence, resurgence of UK Labour, educating myself and the coming mass automation/AI. Owner of a mirco business. 3 older children.
Tigran Kalaydjian Cyprus I'm a writer, editor and activist based in Cyprus. I'm a graduate of the LSE and have spent the last decade working to achieve social and economic justice, an end to austerity, and improved workers' rights. I'm fluent in three languages.
Nikolaos Katomeris Greece .
Georgios Konstantinou Switzerland Research engineer with a PhD in applied physics and a passion for accelerating technology. Having lived in 6 european countries, I consider Europe my home and I strive to help transform it socially, ecologically and technologically.
Thomas Leon Kremer Germany I`m a democracy-enthusiast trying to do my part in fighting the rise of another nazi-like-regime in europe. Born in Aachen, Germany in 1995, I currently study medicine (with a focus on psychiatry) in Heidelberg, Germany.
Angela Lacerda-Nobre Portugal I AM ACTIVILY ENGAGED WITH DIEM25 PRINCIPLES OF CONDEMNING ANTI-IMMIGRANT AND RACIST AND HOMOPHOBIC POSITIONS NO QUESTIONS ASKED ZERO TOLERANCE BE RADICAL DE FUNDAMENTALIST BE ORIGINAL GO BACK TO YOUR ROOTS TO YOUR FUNDAMENTS TO YOUR ORIGINS AND FIND
Harry Laoulakos United Kingdom Europe needs to change.
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
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 :)
Tomas Mancin Italy Architect, facilitator and collaborative economy researcher/evangelist
Antonio Martínez Picar Belgium I'm looking for myself in the process of rescuing Europe. Maybe this is a good place to start.
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
Noemi Mensua Calzado Spain Geógrafa especializada en cartografía y ordenación del territorio. En busca de una Europa íntegra y honesta
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.
Luis Müller-Gerbes Germany I am a young political science student driven by the idea of a just and peaceful World
Selma Muminovic United States https://designicolor.wixsite.com/selmamuminovicdesign,
Ioannis Papagaryfallou United Kingdom 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.
richard pawlowsky France Les Mondes créent les changements. La cristailière, Média Universel "égalité de la parole" , Hypercrate.eu/8d/HypercrateManifeste : abaisser les croyances pour faciliter les relations entres altérités , AIR architecture indépendante de ressources,
Martin Pedersen Honoarary Research Fellow, Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University with an interest in reforms of food and agriculture systems towards a regenerative, agroecological framework connecting soil, community, and planetary health
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.
Andre Philippe France 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
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.
Plamena Popova Bulgaria DSC Coordinator, Bulgaria
João Ramos Portugal I have 55 years old and worked 22 years in the Education Sistem of Portugal as a Sport Teacher.
Nigel Randsley Portugal Researcher, Cultural Activist, Cultural Events Programmer, Photographer, Film Director, Political Activist
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 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 anthropology student committed to the democratization of europe
Robert Serrano Gil United Kingdom 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 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
André Silva Ireland I believe that a better world is within reach and that's in our hands to make it a reality.
Deborah Smith United Kingdom 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.
Paul Smits Netherlands As a convinced green postnationalist, I strive to protect the vulnerable, break stereotypes, and build a social society where freedom is enjoyed by one and all within the planet’s means.
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.
Marina Tassara Italy Laureata in Filosofia impiegata
Hendrix Ton Netherlands Longterm activist in grassrootgroups. Father of two sons. Retired psychologist. Writing for neighbourhood paper. Initiator community gardens. In defence of rights of unemployed people.
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.
Marianne Wagner Turkey Ich bin Theaterwissenschaftlerin und arbeite als freie Kuratorin für zeitgenössische Kunst in Slowenien, Serbien, Deutschland und der Türkei.
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.
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.
Γεώργιος Βόντζος Greece Είμαι 50 χρόνων, απόφοιτος Διοίκησης και Οικονομίας, έχω παιδαγωγική επάρκεια απο ΑΣΠΑΙΤΕ και έχω τον ξενώνα "Μυρέσιον" τα τελευταία 11 χρόνια (www.miression.gr)
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.
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.
Βενετια Λιναρδου Greece Ονομάζομαι Λινάρδου Βενετία, είμαι μέλος του diem25 και του ΜέΡΑ25 από το 2018. Είμαι ελεύθερη επαγγελματίας στον τομέα της μουσικής εκπαίδευσης ενώ έχω υπάρξει πολλές φορές μέλος εθελοντικών οργανώσεων (περιβάλλον, ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα, ζώα κλπ)
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
ΣΠΥΡΙΔΩΝ ΜΑΝΩΛΑΚΟΣ Greece Ηλεκτρονικός, με ειδίκευση στις τεχνολογίες διαδικτύου. Διαχειριστής ιστοσελίδων και ομάδων συζητήσεων στην Ελλάδα. Πιστός στον άλλο δρόμο απέναντι στις καταστροφικές πολιτικές της λιτότητας και απόλυτα δημοκράτης.
Αργυρώ Μουστάκα Βρεττού Greece Έχω λιτό bio
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.
Βασίλης Ραφτογιαννης Greece Φιλόσοφος, ερευνητής, αγοραγολόγος, εικαστικός, μέλος του Μέρα25 από τον Μάιο του 2018 (αν το θυμάμαι σωστά).
Χρήστος Σάββας Greece Psychologist, with marketing background and long experience in business consulting.
Μαρία Σταματάκη Greece Δυναμική, ευθύς , φιλόπατρις και πάνω απ'όλα κοινωνικό και εξωστρεφές άτομο.
Πολυξένη Συμεωνίδου Greece Η Π. Συμεωνίδου σπούδασε ελληνική φιλολογία στο Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης (2005-2009), απ' όπου έλαβε και ΜΔ.Ε. στη Νεοελληνική Φιλολογία (2014). Σήμερα είναι υποψήφια διδάκτωρ του ιδίου πανεπιστημίου και υπότροφος του ΕΛΙΔΕΚ
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 September 09, 2021. Apply to be a member of DiEM25's Validating Council: https://internal.diem25.org/en/vc/apply