Release: Yanis Varoufakis to Launch DiEM25 in Ireland on May 27

A weekend-long event will put Dublin at the heart of progressive European politics

May 15, 2017. Dublin, Ireland.

DiEM25, the Democracy in Europe Movement, will hold its official launch in the Republic of Ireland during the weekend of the 27th and 28th of May.

DiEM25’s first large scale event in Ireland will focus on generating a positive, progressive vision for Europe’s democracy.

Entitled Towards a Democratic, European Constitution, the main event will take place in Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre – on Saturday 27th May – 7pm to 10pm.

During the evening of the 27th of May, Yanis Varoufakis, Vincent Browne, Nessa Childers (MEP), Aidan Regan and Senator Alice-Mary Higgins will engage in a debate with democrats from Ireland and beyond.

During the morning and afternoon of the 27th of May, DiEM25 in Dublin will organise a unique “World Cafe”, at the Complex. At this occasion, people from across Ireland’s and Europe’s civil society will engage in truly participatory activities, aimed at sharing ideas about European values, European movement building and – most importantly – visions about Europe’s future.

For more information contact Wessel Reijers +353 87 439 5112

Follow this link for the full programme of events: http://www.diem25dublin.eu/

Background

DiEM25 is a pan-European, cross-border movement of democrats co-founded by Yanis Varoufakis in 2015.

DiEM25 believes 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.

For more information see www.diem25.org

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