The movement

DiEM25 is a pan-European movement of democrats, united under the conclusion that the European Union will only survive if it is radically transformed.

We must replace the current structure, serving the rich and powerful, with a union of all European countries under an independent parliament, operating based on a Constitution that protects all Europeans as equal citizens, and is designed to ensure their welfare and happiness. To achieve this, we need to be honest about who stands in our way.

The reaction of those in power has been to further reinforce the same politics that brought us to this mess. Borders are being closed, solidarity is extinct, member countries are leaving or becoming outright fascist.

All the political elites can think to do is to cover their failure with lies and tricks that make them seem involved, when all they do is increase the power and riches of the same few. This is understandable: they see their survival is at risk, and they withdraw and defend themselves with everything they’ve got. We cannot expect the solution to come from the political elites that have prioritized their own gains over the wellbeing of Europeans.

We must now unite under a common Vision for Europe that recognizes the current limitations of the European Union and that seeks to build new forms of transnational solidarity.

Times of great crisis are also times of great opportunity. That is why we have come together in order to take over the EU. Abandoning the European project and returning to separate nations is not an option. The environmental, economic and coronavirus crises have proven what we already knew: real solutions for the many, not the few, can only come when we join forces beyond borders.

This is DiEM25’s mission: a coordinated effort, everywhere in Europe, to unite like-minded citizens and create enough power to save the EU from itself. The EU will unite, or it will perish. We must act quickly, before it is too late: that is why we are the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25).

Our Policies

DiEM25 has eight Pillars on which it builds its road to a truly democratic Europe: Transparency, Technology, Economy, Environment, Refugees and Migrants, Culture, Post-capitalism, and a European Constitutional Process. These policies are developed through a unique cooperation between the movement’s membership, the intellectual expertise attracted by our project, and the general public.

Together we build our vision for tomorrow’s Europe. We do not simply demand change: we describe it and then fight for it.

The Coordinating Collective

The Coordinating Collective (CC) is the body tasked with directing DiEM25 across Europe and beyond, coordinating the strategy and policy of the movement, while enabling members to take the fight to the Establishment. Each year, half of the seats of the CC are open to election. The following people make up the current CC:

The Advisory Panel

From its inception, the ideas and principles of DiEM25 have attracted influential personalities from across the globe to its cause. They enrich the movement’s thinking, contribute to our events and campaigns, and help us share our message through their platforms. They make up the Advisory Panel.

The National Collectives and Electoral Wings

We organise our work nationally through National Collectives (NCs) which take care of the movement coordination in each country, and Electoral Wings (EWs) which assess the electoral opportunities for our policies and recommend actions to the CC based on their analysis. All members of these bodies are elected on a pan-European basis, meaning that they do not represent a national version of the movement, but the entirety of the membership in their country (e.g. the DiEM25 NC in France rather than of France). Our call for radical, democratic internationalism is not just a motto: it’s a way of operating!

View the people making it all happen in each country: