The idea of a European Republic has previously been discussed by publicists Robert Menasse and Ulrike Guérot. The first public call in this direction has been authored by five passionate young Europeans who have experienced Europe from many different point of views both in private and professional life:

Jonathan Buhl 


...studied Politics, Philosophy and Journalism at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany, and Sciences Po Rennes, France. He worked for almost 4 years in Algiers, Algeria in an economic development program with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), before he joined the European School of Governance in 2013 in Berlin as a consultant for scenario-based strategy development.

Daphne Büllesbach 

Bild1 a Co-Director of European Alternatives and founder of their Berlin section. European Alternatives is a Europe-wide civil society organization devoted to exploring and developing the potential for transnational politics and culture. She is particularly interested in the 'beyond' of the slogan: democracy, equality and culture beyond the nation state.

Victoria Kupsch 

Bild1 Co-Founder and Programme Officer of the European Democracy Lab- a young think tank in Berlin, working on a new vision for European politics. Victoria previously worked for the European think tank ESI (European Stability Initiative) in Istanbul and Berlin. She holds degrees in Communication Science, Politics, and International Relations from the University of Erfurt (Germany) and Bogazici University (Turkey) as well as an MSc. in Democracy and Comparative Politics from University College London (UK).

Nora Rathje 

Bild1 working for European Alternatives as Junior Project Manager. Currently she is involved in several projects - the biggest one focuses on protecting and promoting citizens rights. Previously, she lived in the Philippines where she worked for the German Development Agency. She finished her MSc in Global Governance and Ethics from the University College London.

Benjamin Zeeb 


...serves as CEO of the Project for Democratic Union (PDU). In 2008 he witnessed the early stages of the ongoing European Crisis as a history student in Madrid. He has since graduated and worked as a journalist. Convinced that full federal Union is the only solution to Europe’s problems, he co-founded PDU in 2013.