Erik Miltiadis Edman is a Greek-Swedish Athenian who left Greece in 2010. He received a BA in History and Politics from the University of Exeter in the UK, and a MSc on Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He moved to Brussels in 2015 and worked for three years for various NGOs in Brussels, while remaining an activist for human rights and against climate catastrophe. In 2016, Erik became a member of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25); the pan-European movement for the democratisation of the EU. In 2017, he became a member of the movement’s Coordinating Collective. In August 2018, Erik returned to Greece to resume the responsibilities of Campaign Manager for MeRA25, DiEM25’s electoral wing (political party) in the country. He traveled the length and breadth of the country in order to set-up the foundation of the party and prepare for the European and National elections of 2019. In March 2019, Erik was selected by the movement as one of the MeRA25 candidates in the European and National elections. Since August 2019, Erik is the Head of the Central Office of DiEM25 in Brussels and responsible for Movement Planning, as well as being the EU liaison for MeRA25.
Updated May 2020