Democracy in Europe Movement 2025


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DiEM25 docu night: Life in Syria before the war

In line with the Sunday cinema at B-Lage and the festival “Offenes Neukölln” DiEM25 invites you to our seventh DiEM25 docu night. With the movie we want to give an insight into the life in Syria before the war. With that we can get a different view on our lives and the lives of our Syrian friends. Following the movie, we want to discuss: What should politics on European and local level do for a better living together?

Panel discussion Liquid Democracy e.V.

DiEM25 takes part in a panel discussion at the summer party of Liquid Democracy e.V. together with DEMOKRATIE IN BEWEGUNG.
Come along and support us!

DiEM25 Berlin gathering

DiEM25 Berlin invites you to an assembly and discussion. You are welcome to bring drinks and something to eat. This will be our talking points:

  • Welcome
  • Presentation and discussion about European Constitutions
  • Report of DiEM25 @ G20 in Hamburg
  • Organisational structure of DiEM25 in Berlin
  • July events from Liquid Democracy and Offenes Neukölln
  • Other points

We will meet at the room “Versammlungsraum” (Mehringhof, Gneisenaustr. 2a, 10961 Berlin). To get there, you enter the yard, then turn left, pass by the bar, enter another yard where you take the stairs on the right side, leading up to Versammlungsraum (2nd floor, behind “Blauer Salon”).

Afterwards we will go for a little drink in one of the surrounding bars:)

DiEM25 @ G20 in Hamburg

New Deal Task Force Meeting

Dear DiEM members,

we would like to kindly invite you to the next meeting of the NewDeal Task Force in Berlin!

When: Thursday, 22nd of June, 2017, 7pm-9pm


  • 7pm-7.30pm: Organisational issues, current topics
  • 30pm – 9pm: Focused discussion
    • Topic: A public digital payment platform for Europe?

Where: Fehmarner Straße 8 (ring at Alt/Nonhoff/Kobrin)

No prior knowledge is needed. At the outset of the discussion, all relevant economic topics are shortly introduced and are presented in an easily understandable manner.

About the New Deal Task Force

The Task Force New Deal of Berlin’s DSC (DiEM Spontaneous Collective) contributes to and comments on economic and financial policy positions within DiEM as a whole. In doing so, it aims to build up a common pool of economic knowledge and make it accessible for all DiEM members. Results from our discussions are intended to serve as short lexicon articles explaining key concepts and terms of relevance to DiEM and the economic policy field while also clearly pointing to advantages and drawbacks from a political perspective.

Status Quo

Earlier this year Diem25 has presented its vision for the economic future of Europe, the European New Deal. All over Europe, local collectives have formed to give input for Diem’s first position paper, and a central collective of specialists has assembled these suggestions and formed them into a coherent proposal. The Berlin New Deal group continues to debate specific proposals from the New Deal paper in order to be able to communicate them eventually.

A brief introduction to the New Deal as well as the entire paper is available here https://diem25.org/end/.

Further information and the current state of debate can be found in the channel #p1-newdeal in the communication platform Slack which the Berlin DSC of DiEM25 uses for coordination.

We’re looking forward to discussing with you and to your input into DiEM’s New Deal for Europe!

Carpe DiEM!

The Berlin New Deal Task Force

Newcomer meeting

On Monday, June 19 we, the DSC (DiEM Spontaneous Collective = Local Group) Berlin invite you to our monthly newcomer meeting, at 19:00 in Roter Salon of Brotfabrik, at Caligariplatz 1 in 13086 Berlin.

Are you interested in DIEM25 and would you like to get a glimpse? Then you are very welcome. At the meeting, we will get to know us each other over coffee and conversation in a relaxed environment. You will have the opportunity to get to know more about DIEM25 and our DSC, to discuss, to complain or simply, to listen.
Whether you are completely new to the topic, already have specific ideas for our common future or bring experience from other movements or parties;
Whether you define yourself as old, young, rich, poor; whether you graduated from the streets or from a school.
Whether you consider yourself left, liberal, conservative, or don’t fit in any category;
Together, we want to stop the disintegration of Europe, find a way forwards to a better future.

Come join us, we are looking forward to meeting you!

DiEM25 docu night with “War Zone”

According to her own words, War Zone is a direct response of a filmmaker and producer Maggie Hadleigh-West to the experiences of being involuntarily exposed, judged and assaulted that women are forced to go through on a everyday level. She did this by bringing those not hesitating to exercise their power on any occasion to publicly talk about it while she and her associates have been filming these spontaneous encounters.

In this personal and intimate documentary resulting from hundred of interviews that Hadleigh-West conducted with men and women across the United States, she managed to show how their different views on meaning of sex and gender are being a source of what she called war zone.

Some of her respondents were obviously annoyed, often reacting in arrogant if not a violent manner, while on the other occasions they’ve been simply revealing their own fears and insecurities in a funny and emotional way. This is the confirmation of Maggie’s talent to prove her point in her own and distinctive way, characterizing her other movies as well. One of the commentators of her work described it as a street credibility that she poses.

During this evening we would like to address the relationship between private and public space, love and politics and the problem of sexualized violence as a symptom of the structural mechanisms of power and hierarchies rooted in our contemporary societies. We would also like to discussion about the alternative politics to these practices that are unfortunately still present in our everyday surrounding.

In order to keep doing our work we will also ask for a small donation (~3 €) to finance the costs we have.

That astonishingly there is an alternative for Europe!

On 25th and 26th of May DiEM25 members from all over Europe came together in Berlin to exchange their work and ideas on democratising the EU. People from countries like Finland, Serbia, Ireland, Spain, Romania, Poland, Norway, France, Italy, Austria and Germany discussed how to build a solidly united system in Europe that offers equal rights and opportunities for everybody living on the continent.

The Democracy in DiEM25 (DiD) group shared their ideas on Distributed Network Collectives and Grassroots Democracy. We think internal democracy is crucial and communication and transparency are the key elements. DiEM25’s European Gender group pointed out that gender equality and diversity are everyday practices and should be embraced to foster our democratic discourse in including and representing as much perspectives as possible.

The DiEM25 Spontaneous Collective (DSC) Berlin provided an input on the topic of Multiparty Politics. The debate will go on: Should we found the first exclusively pan European Party? This question is crucial when thinking about strategies to put our agenda to the ballot boxes at the European elections of 2019! Of course endorsing candidates or parties in the elections are the other possibilities, as we recently did in the French and English elections. It’s clear for us that we will put an end to the politics of “There Is No Alternative” (TINA) and challenge the national phlegmatism of Lexiteers. We therefore say “TATIANA” (That Astonishingly There Is AN Alternative!) to Angela Merkel, Wolfgang Schäuble, Jean-Claude Juncker and everybody else: The European New Deal!

The DSC Belgrade later asked: How to deal with the European New Deal? And presented answers like “With the European New Deal paper we are able to embrace the robot army appearing on the horizon and let them work for us.” We are going to put forth green investments and finally regulate the banking sector. We are going to provide a job guarantee, basic goods and social housing for everybody.

In other workshops we pointed out that art should question the morality of the public and shift the thinking of people. Art as a fundamental form of societal and political expression will be at the heart of DiEM25 (DiEM25 Voice). Furthermore we learned about the peculiarities of the French elections from DSC Lyon and the history of the disintegration of Yugoslavia through an economic crisis from DSCs Ljubljana and Belgrade.

We also exchanged our ideas for a European Constitution after an input from DSC Asturias and elaborated on: “Let’s democratise Innovation and Production!” With a political framework for the encouragement of free and open source products that will empower us to become smart citizens instead of being controlled by overbearing smart cities. During the last panel we concluded that it’s about time to form a truly democratic European demos and put our ideas into practice.

We closed these incredible two days and twelve hours of workshops with a dinner at a Croatian Restaurant in Berlin. We thank all participants for the sparkling atmosphere, splendid talks and valuable inputs. We will very eagerly work on our policies and ideas, together with our new friends from all over Europe.

Some more impressions about the whole event are provided in this Video:

Bike rally against the ‚G20-Africa-Conference‘


DiEM25 Berlin gathering

DiEM25 Berlin invites you to an assembly and discussion. This will be our talking points:

  • Welcome
  • Recap Volksbühne Event
  • DiEM25 organisation in Berlin
  • Report of DiEM25 @ G20 in Hamburg
  • Report about a meeting with SPD Europarunde des Landes Brandenburg
  • July events from Liquid Democracy and Offenes Neukölln
  • Others

We will meet at the room “Versammlungsraum” (Mehringhof, Gneisenaustr. 2a, 10961 Berlin). To get there, you enter the yard, then turn left, pass by the bar, enter another yard where you take the stairs on the right side, leading up to Versammlungsraum.

Afterwards we will go for a little drink in one of the surrounding bars:)

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