We are a group of Europeans who want to change Europe by making it democratic and accountable. We are tired of hearing people complain about politics without doing anything to change it. It’s ambitious and inspiring. Join us.
WHAT TYPE OF ORGANISATION ARE WE?
One Europe is a nonpartisan political startup that wants to disrupt the failed European politics. We are not a political party nor related to any of them.
WHAT IS OUR GOAL?
To have an elected President of Europe.
HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET THERE?
By encouraging you to sign the petition. By reminding you that Europe belongs to you but it is up to you to defend your rights. There are about 500m of us - there are only a few thousands bureaucrats and politicians trying to stop us. Fortune favours the bold.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe we need democracy to achieve true representation and accountability. We believe that change is not going to happen on its own. We believe in our fundamental rights: Freedom, Equality, Democracy. We believe that these values need to be protected. We believe that we, as citizens, should decide Europe's path, no one else
WHAT WE DON’T BELIEVE
While we believe in Europe, we want to change the way Brussels works so we don't pretend the EU is perfect. This initiative is exactly to change that. We all have different political views, we accept all of them provided they do not promote hate, violence or discrimination. Individuals members political views are not representative of E1. E1 has only one objective: The direct election of the European President.
EUROPE ONE’S LEADING MEMBERS
I am the Founder of One Europe and is passioned about bringing democracy and change to Europe. Europe is a nice idea in theory but needs a few fixes. I believe that the direct election of the European President could transform a bureaucratic Union into a truly free, strong and democratic Europe.
I was born in Strasburg, France, my father is Italian and my mother German. I graduated from Bocconi University, Milan. I worked in finance and later founded Sturgeon Capital, an investment manager based in London focused on frontier market and Balcap RE ltd, an “urban farm” co-sharing office provider and co-founded Evolvere, a leading Italian renewable smart grid utility company. I speak English, Italian, French, Spanish plus some Portuguese and German. I am interested in lots of stuff ranging including architecture, rock music, the silk road and wine. The last time I participated in a campaign was for the student council at University. I also like playing legos with my kids.
I believe that young Europeans must play a fundamental role in the future of this Union. In Europe.one I represent those young people who want to protect the values of well-being, peace and democracy of the Union and also want to contribute to the crafting of new European values that will help us face the many existential challenges that our Union faces. I firmly believe that the election of a European president would significantly aid in the convergence of the existing European values and the development of a new set of European beliefs. Europe was the engine of the world since the beginning of time. Let's be it again. Let's regain the ambition for this project of unity.
Personally, I was born in Madrid, Spain, grew up in Ireland and studied in the United Kingdom. After graduating in Management from the London Business School, I work as a consultant at Nestor Advisors, a consultancy specializing in corporate design and the organisational effectiveness of large institutions and corporation. In my spare time, I read The Economist regularly and design and code web pages.