LIST OF CITIZENS’ NETWORK X PARTY for the European Elections #EP2014
CANDIDATES ELECTED BY «TRIAL-BY-FIRE» SPARRING EVENTS
1. Hervé Falciani
Expert on financial corruption and great banking frauds. Anti-corruption systems based on monitoring, control and warning. Coordinator for the Anti-corruption commission of the Citizens’ Network X Party.
He studied Systems Engineering in the Sophia Anípolis technological park. In 2009 he started to actively cooperate with the Justice system of different countries. He did so by providing them with information about 130.000 non-declared bank accounts held in Switzerland by such a number of vast fortunes. This information is known as the Falciani list. Currently, and based on what has been learnt through studying the data contained in the list, he works in the development of monitoring and control systems to avoid the political and financial corruption, and also in computer systems to monitor the financial flows.
He has been working for the INRIA (in French: National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control) for many years. He started as a researcher in the field of artificial intelligence within European projects. Over the last few months, working from INRIA, he has provided technical support to the Spanish Ministry of Economy, for a monthly salary of 3.500€. He owns, together with his wife, an apartment for which they are paying a mortgage.
2. Simona Levi
Expert in systems aimed towards the renewal of Democracy in the digital era. Expert in communication. She is a developer of the method on which the Citizens’ Network X Party is based.
She is a theatre director, a multi-disciplinary artist, a cultural manager and an activist. She was born in Italy, was naturalised Spanish citizen and has been living in Barcelona since 1990. Simona is a prominent activist, within the european social movements, in the field of the free diffusion of knowledge. She has been also taken an active part in movements for housing rights and for the use of public space, as well as organizing platforms to uncover the corruption and the politician’s accountability for the economic injustices in Spain and Europe. Over the last years, she has focused on free culture, digital democracy and the strategic use of digital tools in fields such as organisation, communication, collective action and the renewal of democracy.
Active member of 15-M (15th of May) movement in Barcelona. Co-writer of the book «Tecnopolitics, internet and r-evolutions – About the central importance of digital networks in the 15-M movement», and coordinator of «Digital free culture – Basics to defend what belongs to everyone», both published by Icaria in 2012.
She is one of the founders of eXgae (now X.net), a platform launched in 2008 to propose alternative models for the cultural dissemination, the managing of copyrights and Democracy in the digital era. This organisation helped to uncover the corruption scheme within the SGAE (Spanish Organisation for the Management and Protection of Copyrights), that resulted in the arrest of its president, Teddy Baustista, and of the rest of its top management. X.net arranges the ceremony of the oXcars and the FCForum, which gives visibility to projects in different artistic disciplines within the domains of free culture and democracy in the digital. She is also a founder of Red Sostenible (Sustainable network), the citizens’ platform against Spanish Ley Sinde (Sinde’s Law for a sustainable economy).
In 2012 she took part in the group that launched, in Barcelona, the project called 15Mparato aiming at taking Rodrigo Rato (former Spanish Minister of Economy, former Managing Director to IMF, and President of Bankia) and all the top management of Bankia to court, due to their responsibilities for the banking scam that resulted in the crisis for the Spanish state.
On behalf of FCForum, she worked as a citizens’ lobbyist for the European Commission and different Parliaments, between 2010 and 2013.
Over the last years, she has been taking part in different national and international meetings, as observer and speaker, in order to make known the current situation of free culture, digital democracy and the alternatives to organizing today’s the civil society.
Project coordinator in the cultural organisation Conservas: publishing projects, event organisation and management, workshops for the use of new technologies, and so on. Her personal assets are some premises, that she shares with some cultural organisations to meet its expenses (with no profit), a small flat (30 square meters) and a bicycle.
3. Raúl Burillo
Fights against corruption, the great fiscal fraud and to achieve a more just tributary system.
In his career as a technician in the Spanish Tax agency he has contributed to uncovering some of the more serious cases of corruption of the last years.
Academic Studies: Law and Political Sciences. Course on Legal Practice. He became Tax Inspector, specialized in Financial, Tributary and Customs’ areas, after being successful in a public competition based on merits and abilities (1990-2014). Course on International taxation system. Lawyer. Auditor (ROAC), Real Estate Agent. Expert for the AEVAL Prizes (Quality Programmes in the Public Administration). Prize to the best practices in the Administration (MAP 2002). Practicing Tax Inspector. Spanish Tax Agency representative to Lleida, Catalonia and Balearic Islands (1997/2010).
His financial resources are come exclusively from his salary as a public employee in the category of top level Tax Inspector of the State. Besides his first home, with the corresponding mortgage, he owns a little familiar apartment, also with a mortgage, sporadically rented.
4. Susana Martín Belmonte
Economy. Creation of a new productive model from a new financial model.
She studied Economics in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, with specialization in Economic Theory (1993), and a Master in Marketing Management by ESIC (1998). She was market analyst in the Foreign Trade Agency at the Spanish Embassy in Mexico, within the ICEX program to promote foreign trade. She has held mostly international job positions in the field of the new technologies. In 2003 she started a research on the monetary system, that resulted in «Nothing is lost. An alternative and healthy monetary and financial system», published in 2011 by Icaria. Since then, her activity is focused on the fields of critical economy, development of supplementary currencies and the establishment of the Social Currency Institute, as well as on her usual professional activity. Since June 2013 she is unemployed and works on these projects full-time.
She has worked almost uninterruptedly in the field of new technologies. Nowadays her income comes from the dis-employment subsidy, her personal savings, and from sporadic collaborations, lectures and conferences. She owns a flat in Madrid, with a mortgage, currently rented out, while she lives in Barcelona.
5. Sergio Salgado
New routes for the organization of citizens. 15MPaRato activist.
He studied Political Sciences at the University of Santiago de Compostela. After finishing its first cycle, he moved to France where he worked as a volunteer in a project of the SVE European Commission program. He finished his degree with a Masters in Human Ecology at the Aberta University of Lisboa.
He is a technician in micro-computing systems and a GNU/Linux systems Administrator and has worked as a computer specialist. He is a member of X.Net, the association for the defense of free culture, Internet neutrality and network democracy. He is involved in several national and international projects of activism for democracy.
He is currently working as a contractor acting as consultant and technical staff for different organizations on issues related with communication, organization and network presence. In the last year he has worked with Universities studying new forms of civic organization. That, together with a low standard of living (he has an income of about 800 euros per month) and having no familiar charge give him flexibility to devote time to politics. He lacks any kind of patrimony.
6. Juan Moreno Yagüe
Control and fighting against criminal activity of banks against their smaller customers. OP Euribor, dispossessed and victims of Bankia´s preferential shares scam.
Law degree by the University of Seville in 1996. He prepared the competitive judge examination for the next seven years, passing the first exercise for six times (General Theory, Constitutional, Civil and Criminal) and completing the second exercise for six more times (Litigation, Corporate, Administrative). Specialized in legal systems and their faults. Since 2010, promoting and participating in all kind of actions related to the implementation of effective democracy in Spain (Creator of Democracy 4.0, a petition in Congress demanding immediate vote for every citizen in a direct way), as well as taking judicial actions against Banking frauds on a large scale: Preferential Shares scam and Euribor. As a result of this activity, thousands of victims have been facilitated their legal claims, earning numerous trials, releasing and making available all the necessary information. He drove the research procedures of the manipulation of the principal banking index, the Euribor, through the OpEuribor collective, which have resulted in the imposition of the highest fines ever determined by the European Commission to a set of Banks (1,700 million euros). Currently, and thanks to his work, the forced evictions of thousands of people living on their mortgages have been paralyzed. Working for more than a decade ago as a sole practitioner with own office. He is the lawyer hired by the 15MpaRato collective.
His financial resources are entirely due to his work as a lawyer. He has no residential properties, but lives in a rented house. The average net earnings rarely exceed two thousand euros per month.
7. Marcelo Expósito
He works in the field of culture, acting as a teacher. He investigates social transformation movements.
Higher education in art carried out in Netherlands. He is currently Professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts in the Faculty of Castilla-La Mancha in Cuenca and Professor of the Independent Study Program of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona. Doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires.
He has published alone or collaboratively a dozen volumes specialized in art, cultural, political and social movements. Partner in several transnational projects at European level in the European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies (EIPCP). English, Italian and French translator.
Since the 1990s he participates in collectives and critical movements with the neoliberal control of the European construction and globalization, and the degradation of democracy at the hands of the financial and political elites.
His current income comes from his position as associate professor of a public university, along with irregular income from other jobs as s teacher, artist, translator or cultural manager. All his revenues are entirely intended, without any saving capacity, to pay rent for housing, support for his two minor children and financing the part of his own work that is independent from institutions. He does not own any estate or other property than his personal library and video library.
8. Daniel Pérez Grande
Researcher: PhD student in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Physics. Competences in Research and Development.
Erasmus (CFP) in Space Systems Engineering Department, Technische Universiteit Delft. Project Engineer for European Space Agency in MOOG Bradford (2010-2011), Netherlands. Development Engineer and Team Leader in Emergent Technologies in Rolls-Royce PLC (2012-2013), United Kingdom. Research Personnel, PhD candidate in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Physics in the Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, from 10/01/2013 to the present.
Currently, his income come from the Grant/Contract PIF he gets from the University Carlos III Madrid. The conditions of this grant are public, as appeared in the BOE (Spanish Official Gazette) for researchers on training.
9. Leonor Pérez Zafón
She studied Economics and Business Administration. She is a specialist in SMEs. She is self-employed and an entrepreneur.
Licenciada en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.
Degree in Economics and Business Administration.
From the beginning of her career, she has worked on several activities at the same time. Nowadays she is the administrator of the family company she established and launched. Her main tasks are to manage and make profitable the real estate of the company, to build strategic plans and to diversify the business. In 2006, as she anticipated the incoming crisis, specially in the real estate market, she launched a new business line, that has been becoming a great success.
She has always combined family life, career with voluntary work for different associations.
Her income comes from her work in a family company and from her professional activity. Her assets consist of a two-floors house (she rented one of the floors, for a small amount of money) and a 12% of the family company shares, that have never given dividends. At the beginning of the crisis she managed to pay back all the bank credits she had.
11. Joaquín Pagola
Active Employment Policies linked to the Europe 2020 Strategy.
Graduate in Education Sciences and Pedagogy. His complementary formation is related to Programs Evaluation Methodology and Public Policies. Management Systems and Quality Assurance and Cooperation for Development. Coordinator for the Evaluation and Audit Team of Active Policies and Formation Policies, since 2009 to present.
Expat in Algeria and in the Saharan Camps as person responsible for the project of Cooperation for Employment and Professional Formation Local Programs Development in 2010.
Person in charge of the Employment Area in FEAPS Madrid (Federation of Entities supporting Persons with Intellectual Disability) in programmes regarding Employment through Support and Social Inclusion and in the formation of professionals in these entities’ employment areas, from 2007 to 2009. From 1996 to 2006, he was director of a Center of Occupational Training for Unemployed.
His economic resources respond to his salary as laboral public employee. It’s a public salary regulated in the laboral collective agreement of the Community of Madrid. He doesn’t own a house.
12. Raúl Royo
Graduate in Philosophy in the University of Zaragoza, with specialisation in Political and Contemporary Philosophy. Currently, he is undertaking a Masters degree in Editing in the Instituto Universitario de Posgrado, which is providing him with skills in business, production, marketing, and editing design. He also works as a responsible for the project Aula Virtual (Virtual Classroom) in the Fundación de los Comunes (fundaciondeloscomunes.net)
His income come exclusively from the salary he receives in Fundación de los Comunes. He lives in a rented appartment.
13. Jose Luís Porcar
Public Social protection systems, Retirement pensions.
Graduate in Physics in the Universidad Literaria de Valencia. Specialisation in Ceramic Technology in Instituto Gaetano Ballardini de Faenza (Italy), 1976-77. Ceramic expert and head of production in a tiles company in Onda (Castellón), between 1977 and 1983.
Translator Italian – Spanish, technical documents (1978-1983).
Qualified Manager in the autonomous local entity «Instituto de Promoción Cerámica», part of the Diputación de Castellón (local administration), between 02/05/1984 and 31/12/2012, when this public body is closed.
Currently, he works, as public employee, in the economic development, international relationships and development of ceramics area in Diputación de Castellón (local administration) since 2013.
His economic resources come from his payroll as a public employee of the Provincial Council of Castellón. He expects to retire (if the law is not changed again) on 3/09/2015. Two additional people live with his salary, he pays for a mortgage on the house they live in, and is paying back a personal credit on payments.
OTHER VOLUNTEER CANDIDATES
- Nieves Montaño he is between Leonor Pérez Zafón and Joaquín Pagola due to gender parity requirements
- Patricia Duarte Carrafiello
- Maria Ferrer-Vidal Diaz del Riguero
- Pastora Millán Moya
- Mª Amparo Ramírez Morcillo
- Javier Toret Medina
- Pau López Triquell
- Alfonso Sánchez Moreno
- Anna Gordillo Torras
- Bárbara Sánchez Flores
- Miguel Aguilera Lizarraga
- Rafael Berlanga Tabernero
- Juan Callado Rojo
- Alicia Maria Ruiz Aranda
- Pilar Gonzalez Cid
- Carmelo Ordóñez Sanabria
- Alberto López Rubio
- Florencio Cabello Fernández-Delgado
- María del Pino Pérez Moreno
- Murielle Ingrid Medina Denoux
- Jose Luis Palacios Guerrero
- Luis Herves Carrasco
- Javier Gallego Rodríguez
- Mª Montserrat Padrón Capote
- Miriam Lorente Quirantes
- Armando Nieto Díaz
- Jesús Madero Pérez
- Rafael Cubiles Gutiérrez
- Tamara Isabel López Castillo
- Marta Felipe Soria
- Jesús Maria Herruzo Luque
- Jose ignacio Vallejo Segura
- David Ruiz Rodriguez
- Carmen Cordero Fernández
- Benita Josefa Salgado Rivero
- Pedro José Rosa Romero
- Jose Manuel Pumarega Conde
- Ramón Andres Feenstra
- Sofía González Salgado
- Isabel María Flores Lorenzo
- Luis Molero Queipo
- Jonatan Rodriguez Arcas
- Isabel Sánchez Flores
- Rubén Sáez Fraile
General and media coordinator
Digital tools coordinator
General coordinator and legal team
Communication and networks
Facebook Community and graphics edition coordinator
Live coordination of technical team. Website and streaming
Alberto López Rubio
Jose Luís Palacios
Thematic and logistics coordinator
Streaming and chronicler
Expert in Economics
Expert in European Union
neXo (Citizens’ Network X Party internal communication tool) administration
neXo (Citizens’ Network X Party internal communication tool) administration