MERA25 launches European election campaign: ‘Peace, Solidarity, Freedom: Our Campaign for Europe’

MERA25 Germany is running for the European elections under the motto “Peace, Solidarity and Freedom” and will host its launch event for the campaign on Friday, 17 May 2024, at the Oyoun Cultural Center in Berlin.

The event will focus on MERA25’s vision for Europe and journalists will have the opportunity to speak with MERA25’s European election candidates, including lead candidate Karin De Rigo and others.

The event offers a diverse programme: opening speeches by the MERA25 candidates, thematic workshops on important topics such as freedom of expression, the abolition of Frontex and the recovery of the commons. Finally, there will be a panel discussion entitled “Interconnected Struggles”, focusing on the ongoing genocide in Gaza and the critical future of Europe. Participants on the panel are MERA25 candidates Yanis Varoufakis and Iris Heftes from the organisation Jewish Voice for Just Peace in the Middle East

Event details:

  • Date: Friday, 17 May 2024
  • Time: Admission from 16:15; event starts at 17:00, ends at 21:00, followed by a get-together.
  • Location: Oyoun Cultural Centre, Lucy Lameck St. 32, 12049 Berlin


  • 16:15: Admission
  • 17:00 – 17:20: Opening speeches by the MERA25 candidates.
  • 17:20 – 17:45: Keynote speech by Yanis Varoufakis
  • 17:45 – 19:15: Thematic workshops (freedom of expression, migration policy, recovery of the commons).
  • 19:45 – 21:00: Panel discussion: Interconnected Struggles.


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