Last Month in DiEM25: June 2020

by DiEM25 Communications

As DiEM25 prepares for the summer, we are reflecting on our achievements this June and preparing for what’s ahead.

External Actions

This month we: 

Participated in several Progressive International (PI) events:

The Progressive International (PI) expanded its social media platforms into new languages such as French and Portuguese! Follow them on Twitter here.

Held A Vision For Europe 2020 Book Launch with Yanis Varoufakis, David Adler & Shoshana Zuboff!

Continued our Green New Deal for Europe articles series on why this COVID-19 crisis is a critical moment to address ecological breakdown.

DiEM25 France is working towards a European Rent Strike, preparing a set of EU-wide demands ‘Free low-income Europeans from rent burden’ during COVID-19.

DiEM25 France supported and joined the anti-austerity protest in Paris, on June 16.

The Luxembourg DSC started compiling testimonies of short-time work fraud.

The Dublin DSC released an open letter to IT staff during the Facebook walkouts on June 18.

DiEM25 supported the Green-Left Coalition in the Croatian national elections, which won 7 seats in the country’s parliament!

Continued building on the success of DiEMTV with Yanis Varoufakis’ series “Another Now”. We focused on discussing the pandemic’s effect on our socioeconomic system, and what post-capitalism could look like! Yanis has hosted the show with guests such as editors from OpenDemocracy, contemporary artist Anish Kapoor, and American economist Richard D Wolff! We also had “The Future of Freedom” with Lara Feigel and Lyndsey Stonebridge. Watch the episodes on our YouTube channel!

Internal Actions

This month we: 

Launched the six All-Member Votes for the implementation of DiEM25 2.0! By doing so, we enhanced our participatory processes and strategies to boost the movement’s impact.

Built on our grassroots DIEMTV goes local! initiative — which is a members-led ‘television’ platform highlighting issues across Europe — by training our members to produce video content through a workshop!

Received the results of our first members’ survey to help us better understand the interests of the membership and improve our capacity for coordinated and impactful actions. These results are being analysed and will be made available soon.

Continued to hold transparent live-recorded CC meetings open to the public on YouTube.

First meeting about the implementation of the educational platform made a lot of progress. The first course will be a welcome package and a guide for new members. Soon DiEMers will have a new exciting way to share their knowledge in order to expand DiEM25!

Next Month in DiEM25: July!

DiEM25 is back! A decision by the CC is pending on whether we will embark on a major long-term project to engage with local communities across Europe and jointly develop a plan for the kind of Europe we want to build, together. Throughout July and August, DiEMers will be asked to submit the questions they believe anyone should be able to answer in order to be politically relevant in their city, region and country. They will be the foundation for the questionnaire we will use to go out as of September and inspire citizens to engage with our project! The CC will discuss this on Wednesday 08/07 at 18.00 CET, and if it goes ahead: keep an eye on your inbox for the next steps!

Our movement will engage in the implementation of the results of the Prague Process (member proposals for actions and campaign, and the CC vision) based on the results of AMVs.

Another season of DiEM25 TV! Stay tuned and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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