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We need creative DiEM25ers to fuel our #gifparade!

What is a #gifparade!?

A #gifparade is a joint online action where we will provide a line of code that everyone who controls (or can get control) of a website could paste into any HTML file. The result will be an animated GIF army on the websites in question:

The idea is to create an online collection of gifs that relate to the topics of DiEM25 and the European Spring in an artistic, funny or creative way. Our workgroup will provide browser add-ons and some other gimmicks to make it look like if e.g. the website of the European Central Bank was occupied. The pictures of occupied and supposedly occupied websites will be shared via social media.

We have a team of gif artists, developers and conceptualists ready in Berlin, but we’ll need the help of many talented gif artists and webmasters within DiEM25s membership.

Do you like to create gifs or online memes?
Do you have a blog or website and want to support us?
Please contact me and i’ll add you to our mailing list:

Some of the gifs we’ve already collected (to be updated):

DiEM25 Newcomer Meeting

DiEM25 gets involved in the 2019 European Election!

Our transnational list #EuropeanSpring will present a progressive alternative in next years’ European elections. The aim: to make Europe more democratic. Do you want to learn more about our plans?

Meet us on Monday, 30. July 2018 @ 7pm in the Weinbergspark (see exact location on photo in the comments here (marked with an X) – and hopefully a DiEM25 flag will make us easy to find, too. We look forward to your questions, your enthusiasm and your ideas. Bring your friends, as well as some drinks and snacks (if you like).

We are looking forward to meet you!

Picture Credits:

Volkspark am Weinberg by Axel Kuhlmann – CC-BY (

Impressions of the Creative Resistance Workshop July 14th @ Café Aufsturz

thx to Marcin Gajewski for the pics

DiEM25 Creative Resistance Meeting July 14th @ 12:30 pm

News from the pillars: Questionnaire »Technological Sovereignty«

The development of the 1st Green Paper for the seventh pillar of DiEM25s Policy: »Technological Sovereignty« is in progress.

In this phase, which runs until July 5th, members of the DSC »Democratic Technologies« are gathering input on this questionnaire. In July we will work on the first draft of the Green Paper until August 5th. In order to work, we’ll need your ideas!

Your ideas do not have to be fully elaborated. Think about what might be wrong or be better in our (computer-)managed world. Can you name practices in any technology that you would consider »undemocratic«? How can we foster the privacy of European citizens and protect their data from misuse by private corporations? How can we regulate the Internet monopolists (GAFAM)? How can we think about technological development – our future – in a creative way and beyond economic imperatives? How should copyright laws be reformed? The full list of questions can be found in the questionnaire.

Send your suggestions, ideas and policy proposals to
(Needless to say: Input that arrives after the 5th of July will also be considered.)

For your inspiration here are two brief proposals made by the author of this piece:

1. The European Union is in need of a multilingual content platform that stores and delivers content produced by the distinct national public stations. This so called European Media Platform would deliver subtitled and/or voiced-over content produced or licensed by EU public entities to enrich an european public debate. A european democratic Netflix!

2. A decentralized, autonomous, encrypted peer-to-peer-network as opposed to the commercial and centralized server farms of the internet giants. The EU should set up a European Save Networking Fund that encourages research on an open-source and easy-to-use solution implementing an Autonomous Data Network. With this fund the EU e.g. provides bootstrap servers and minimum amount of storage capacity (storing encrypted data chunks) to get the network up and running.

This idea and your ideas will be developed during the paper development process. Again: Send your suggestions, ideas and policy proposals to

We have a lot of plans and we still need fellow combatants. If you want to join us now or in future meetings, please find more infos in the Mattermost-Team »TechPillar«, write an e-mail to or or hit me up on twitter.

Find more infos on our communication platform Mattermost here.

Picture Credits:

Message from artificial intelligence.. by Michael Cordedda – CC-BY (

The databending of phantom pink + green flowers in surveilled gardens where paranoia grows by torley – CC-BY-SA (

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