Sarandos Theodoropoulos was born in Athens. He grew up in Kypseli and graduated from the 22nd Senior High-school of Grava. He studied Law at the Democritus University of Thrace in Komotini. He was active during the last two decades in left-wing parties and collectives, and he participates as an active citizen in social movements. He is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the “National Council for Germany’s War Debts to Greece”, for which he has given lectures and presentations all over Greece, in an attempt to contribute to historical memory, the anti-fascist struggle of the National Resistance of the Greek people, the spread of information on the Nazis’ atrocities and the foundation of the Greek Claims for Memory and Justice. He has participated in several seminars and conferences for political and social issues, on which he has published extensively in the media.
Ivana Nenadović is a theatre producer from Belgrade, an activist and member of DiEM25’s Coordinating Collective.
David Adler is a political economist and General Coordinator of the Progressive International. Previously, David served as foreign policy advisor to Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for US president, policy director of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25), and the coordinator of its Green New Deal for Europe campaign. His research and writing have been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs, among others.
Dr Michael Hatzitheodorou has studied Mathematics at the School of Mathematics of the University of Athens and Computer Science at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, New York. He has been awarded Graduate Degrees in Computer Science and a Doctorate in the field of Computer Science by the Graduate School of Arts and Science, Columbia University. His research interests include Approximation Theory, Computer Vision, Robotics and more recently System and Network Design. He has numerous publications in Scientific Journals and Conferences on his areas of interest. He has taught Computer Science for more than 20 years in Universities in the US and in Greece. (Columbia University, University of Athens, American College of Greece etc). Additionally, he has worked for more than 25 years in the private sector consulting with Corporations and Organizations on Information Security as well as on the Design, Implementation and Management of Large Information Systems. Indicative Project is the design of the Information Infrastructure of the Athens Olympic games 2004. He has also been appointed as Secretary General of Information Systems and Ministry Administration of the Ministry of Finance, Hellenic Republic.
She was born in Athens and grew up in Lavrio. She studied history (BA) at the Ionian University with a scholarship of the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) and theatrology (MA) in the Department of Theatre Studies of the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She speaks English, French and Spanish. Since 2016 she works in theatre as a stage manager and production manager. In the past she has worked in theatre as an artistic director assistant and dramaturge. She is a founding member of MeRA25.
Sissy Velissariou is Professor of English Literature and Culture at the University of Athens, Greece. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Union of the School of Philosophy, of the Central Committee of the Coalition of the Left (SYN) and Vice-President of “Nikos Poulantzas Political Institute.” In the context of The Annual Lectures in memory of Nikos Poulantzas she introduced Judith Butler (2009) and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (2012) and gave lectures on their work, she organized a symposium in memory of Edward Said with S. Gourgouris (University of Columbia) as the main speaker (2003). In the context of The Anti-Racist Festival she organized, in collaboration with the Pakistani Community in Greece, a panel with Aamir Mufti (UCLA) as the main speaker (2014). She was a member of SYRIZA Planning Committee and SYRIZA Government Programme Committee as well as the education working group of the Party of the European Left. She left SYRIZA after the Referendum of 2015. She has written a number of articles and essays on international education, politics and culture, and participated in various symposia, conferences and fora. She was a MeRA25 candidate for the 2019 elections, a member of its Organizing Committee and the CC of DiEM25. She is a member of MeRA25 Executive Committee and Vice-President of mέta.
Danae Stratou was born in Athens, Greece. She studied Fine Arts and specialized in Sculpture and Installations at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London (1983-1988) She taught as Adjunct Professor at the Post-Graduate Program of the Superior School of Fine Arts in Athens (2007-2013). Through her work she addresses contemporary issues, such as immigration, life in modern cities, the rise of international population and the relation to the environment, as well as the political and social struggles throughout the world. She has been constantly and consistently participating in group exhibitions or launching solo exhibitions worldwide since 1997. In 2010 she founded the Non-Profit Organization Vital Space, a global interdisciplinary cross-media art platform which addresses contemporary issues of art and politics. Her objective is to approach vital topics of our era and to project them to the public through the artists` vision. Since 2016 she has been actively involved with DiEM25 and has played a fundamental role in the realization of DiEM Voice, the art platform of the movement, which aims at the enhancement of interplay between art and politics on a broader scale. She was recently elected Chair of the Administrative Council of META – Centre for Post-capitalist Civilization, which will support, develop and expand the objectives of MeRA25, DiEM25 and Progressive International on a theoretical and practical basis.