DiEM Deliberation Day

The Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25) Amsterdam presents:

A brainstorm session for plans and activities in Amsterdam and The Netherlands!


When: 23rd of July 11.00-14.00

Where: Plantage Dok (Plantagedoklaan 8-12, Amsterdam)

Join us and help come up with more great ideas (yes, we already have some), for what we should do to achieve our goals as a movement, or even, re-think our goals all together.
Yes indeed, all is still open at DiEM in The Netherlands, we are open for discussions and input from anyone and everyone. We will focus our brainstorm on how to create a movement in the Netherlands that will help making DiEM a factor of change in European politics.

We are a group of people who care, if you are a person like that as well, we are the movement for you. So come and meet some great people and be exposed to a really good brainstorm technique you can use later for yourself as well. Not comfortable speaking English? Don’t worry, we will create a Dutch speaking group just for you!


10:30 – 11:00 Arrival, get comfortable  😉

11:00 – 11:10 Introduction Talk by Melissa Koutouzis: ‘Why DiEM, why now, why in Amsterdam?’

11:10 – 11:15 Agenda and process explanation by Coby Babani

11:15 – 11:45 First brainstorm round
First floor: ‘What can DiEM25 change in our cities?’, ‘How do we do it?’, ‘In what way and how do we participate in the European Elections in 2019?’

Second floor: ‘How do we make noise in a creative and disruptive way?’, ‘How do we organize our growing community?’

11:45 – 12:00 Voting on ideas

12:00 – 12:15 Break

12:15 – 12:45 Second Round Brainstorm: Working in groups on individual ideas.

12:45 – 13:30 Round-up: Presentations of results by each group.

what have come up with? What’s next?

Schedule next meeting for actions in September.

Last bits of news.

Thank you notes and closing.


Technical details

  • Felix and Pamela have taken up the initiative to prepare some lunch. We will also try to make coffee and tea for everyone, and we will ask you for a small donation in return. So bring coins 🙂
  • There will be space for everyone to participate, in whichever way they want.
  • The event will be in English and Dutch, people who don’t feel comfortable speaking English are very welcome too.

Please send a mail to amsterdam1dsc@nl.diem25.org to let us know you are coming!

The DiEM25 Amsterdam team