Meeting 09-02-2017

Diem25 Dublin-1 DSC Meeting

We had another great meeting tonight with the Dublin-1 DSC. We discussed the European crisis, Brexit, the election of Trump in the US and we managed to progress our idea for a Dublin meeting, which will be a “World Cafe” event.

The minutes of our meeting can be found below:

Present: Ezekiel, Killian, Wessel, Chris, Dolores, Kim, Kevin, M-A.

Chair: Wessel

  • Opening
  • Discuss letter Pedrojuan

>> We proposed to use the World Cafe format for the meeting

>> Belfast is out of the picture

>> We are in contact with DiD about the date(s)

>> Letter without the apology, why apologise?

>> Action Pedro: Send letter to Judith Meyer

  • Date for the Dublin-1 event

>> 1st week of May bank holiday

>> 9th-20th of May Kim is on holiday

>> June might be better than May

>> There’s a bank holiday in the 1st week of June

>> Second weekend of June might be ideal

>> DiD poll also influences the date

  • Discussion World Cafe format

>> March for democracy? Before our coinciding with the event.  

>> Two day event. Worldcafe + democracy day.

>> Project team: Ezekiel, Kim, Pedro, Wessel, Orla

>> Location: The Unite Hall, Teacher’s Club, Jigsaw, Chris

>> Get a flag for the meetings

>> Action: Kim has access to a badge maker

>> Action: Wessel checks for flyers

  • Any other business

>> Thematic meetings

  • Next meeting

>> 23rd of February 2017.

  • Closing

Minutes 19/01/2017

Minutes Diem25 Dublin-1 Meeting 20/01/2017

Minute taker: Wessel

  1. Why are not enough people showing up to the meetings?
  • We have to reach out to people, asking them why they came in the first place, but what they’re not finding currently
  • Under what circumstances is it worth to make an effort to get the ball going
  • We should tell every Thursday that Yanis is coming
  • Would the location be an issue?
  • Perhaps it’s a feature of the Irish culture
  • What kind of people do we want to bring into Diem25? Working class?
  • The core problem might be that we don’t know what Diem25 really is
  • There seems to be a lack of a strategy
  • There’s a lack of work in Diem25
  • Building a network of Irish movements was a good idea
  • We could make a one-year plan
  • We could have a talk about a topic every meeting – make the meetings thematic
  • We should use FB in a better way – communication strategy Action point (Kim)
  1. Diem25 Launch in Ireland event
  • Maybe we should organise the event independent of the CC
  • As long as we stay within the Diem25 guidelines
  • March is not feasible – we should target a later point in the year
  • We will communicate to Belfast and the CC that we are not ready for March (first on Slack) – Action point (Pedrojuan)
  • The event will still happen – but rather in May/June
    • One of the themes of the event: the internal workings of the EU (the deal with Turkey/ the new president of the EP)
  • We have to plan everything without CC support in principle
  • We will do it according to the World Cafe format and we will invite other DSCs
  1. Elements for a year plan for DSC Dublin
  • Action point (Wessel): Start a year plan for DSC Dublin
  • A communication strategy (social media etc.)
  • Starting new DSCs
  • Getting in touch with other Irish movements

Next meeting:

2nd of February, 6pm, Jigsaw

  • Point for agenda: Website – mimic the DiD website

About Diem25 in Dublin

DiEM25 is a pan-European, cross-border movement of democrats. We believe that the European Union is disintegrating. Europeans are losing their faith in the possibility of European solutions to European problems. At the same time as faith in the EU is waning, we see a rise of misanthropy, xenophobia and toxic nationalism.

If this development is not stopped, we fear a return to the 1930s. That is why we have come together despite our diverse political traditions – Green, radical left, liberal – in order to repair the EU. The EU needs to become a realm of shared prosperity, peace and solidarity for all Europeans. We must act quickly, before the EU disintegrates.

Diem25 in Dublin is dedicated to spreading the message of Diem25 across Ireland and to build bridges between the Irish people and our fellow Europeans. We contribute to the Diem25 project by organising regular meetings, setting up inclusive discussions about the main issues the organisations aims to solve and by bringing people from different cultural and political backgrounds together to democratise the European Union.

You can read the Diem25 manifesto, which is outlines the core ideas of the organisation, here.



There are several ways in which you can contact Diem25 in Dublin.

  • To join any of our meetings, please go to our meetup site at All the information about the time, location and program of the meetings will be posted there. To indicate that you’re joining one of the meetups, sign up with and click “join us” on the Meetup page.
  • To join the ongoing online conversation of Diem25 in Dublin, please go to!aboutgroup/diem25ireland and click “subscribe to this group” to be part of our mailing list.
  • If you’d like to be part of the ongoing organisational issues in Diem25, for now you can join our “Slack” account.
    • Once you have joined, we will send you an invitation to Slack by e-mail
    • In the Slack invitation email click on the “Join Team” button
    • Enter your name, choose a username for yourself and click on the “Next” button
    • Now choose a slack password and click on the “Join Team” button