At the Party Leaders Meeting, members of Southern European parties agreed to have a conversation among interested parties who have to face for multiple reasons (electoral system or political context) the need and/or the choice to be part of electoral coalitions. The workshop will be an occasion to exchange experiences and views about how to remain visible and even how to increase consensus in a coalition participating to elections.
National Secretary, Europe Ecologie/Les Verts, France
David Cormand is member of the Executive Board of Europe Ecologie/Les Verts (France) since the creation of the party and deputy national secretary from 2013. Following the resignation of Emmanuelle Cosse, he was elected interim National Secretary on 11 February 2016. On 11 June 2016, he was elected National Secretary for three years at the Federal Party Congress in Pantin.
Alternate Minister for Agriculture, Greece
Yannis Tsironis is a Greek politician and activist. He is a member of the Ecologist Greens and their current spokesperson. From 27 January to 28 August 2015, he served as the Alternate Minister of Environment and Energy in the First Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras, as part of an electoral alliance between the Ecologist Greens and Syriza. He resumed this role on 23 September 2015, as part of the Second Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras.