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Our fragmenting Europe and DiEM's response

A video edit from the 1st Session of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) launch in Berlin, kick starting the conversation that DiEM25 is facilitating to put the demos back into Europe’s democracy. ( 27 mins.)

A video edit from the 1st Session of DiEM25's launch in Berlin to kick start the conversation on putting the demos back into Europe’s democracy, how to address the various crises currently tearing Europe apart, and how to organise our political interventions in our localities, regions, countries and, of course, at the European level.

Session / OUR FRAGMENTING EUROPE & DiEM’s RESPONSE Re-conceptualising the centrifugal forces and multiplying divisions tearing the EU apart: refugees, borders & fences (Schengen), Fortress Europe (Frontex), inequality-poverty, chauvinism, nationalism, insecurity.



Introduction & Moderation: Srećko Horvat (DiEM, Croatia)
1. Baier, Walter (Transform! Network – Austria)
2. Buden, Boris (public intellectual / activist, Germany/Croatia)
3. Büllesbach, Daphne (European Alternatives / Germany)
4. Demh, Dieter (MP, Germany)
5. Fassin, Eric (Academic, France)
6. Guerot, Ulrike (European Democracy Lab, Germany)
7. Krempaska, Alena (Human Rights Institute, Slovakia)
8. Martin, Luis (Journalist, Spain)
9. Meddeb, Hind (Filmmaker/Journalist, France)
10.Morel Darleux, Corrine (Activist, Deputy for Rhône-Alpes, France)
11.Mezzadra, Sandro (Public Intellectual-Activist, Italy)
12.Negri, Toni (Public Intellectual-Activist, Italy)
13.Papastergiadis, Nikos (Academic, Australia-Greece)
14.Pisarello, Gerardo (First Deputy Mayor, City of Barcelona, Cataluña)
15.Richter, Angela (Theatre Director, Germany)
16.Sierakowski, Slavek (Krytyka Polityczna, Poland)
17.Tsomou, Margarita (Author-Journalist, Germany/Greece)
and Jacob Appelbaum, independent journalist, computer security researcher and core member of the Tor project.
(Video: Hind Meddeb)

 

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The Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, or DiEM25, is a pan-European political movement launched by former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis. Their movement aims to reform the European Union's existing institutions to create a "fully-fledged democracy with a sovereign parliament respecting national self-determination and sharing power with national Parliaments, regional assemblies and municipal councils."

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