I’m Colombe! You can find out a bit more about me here ⤵️
I have been trying to find ways to solve world problems for a long time: today’s pressing issues cross borders – from climate to the erosion of democracy – but we don’t have ways to solve them because of how our societies work. I quickly realized that there is huge untapped power in uniting forces, and mobilizing people worldwide (check out my TED talk on this here).
We push for global change through social campaigns, electoral activities, and direct actions. The movement is fuelled by the passion of people and communities uniting all over the world to fight common global challenges. We are present in over 130 countries with a membership of more than 20,000 people. I am currently focusing on growing our activities and getting some of the campaigns off the ground: from challenging the WHO leadership selection process to working for more democracy across the world, we have our plate full.
As a bit of background, Atlas is the result of the merge of the NOW! movement and Forward campaign. Since 2020, we already had a few successes (more here).
Prior to global grassroots mobilizing, I co-founded with Andrea Venzon & Damian Boeselager the first pan-European political party Volt Europa, that mobilized 60,000 young people across Europe and elected representatives at the 2019 European Elections and local elections on a vision of a more united and progressive EU. At Volt, I acted as the Policy Lead. In that capacity, I oversaw the full policy stack of the movement, as well as the first pan-European electoral programme. I was also the lead candidate to the European Elections for Volt Europa in France. However, we couldn’t present ourselves to the electorate because of barriers to entry (details here).
I am constantly looking for ways to make the world more equal, fair, and progressive with communities on all continents. I expect to keep on launching new projects to create more unity in a fragmented world while learning a lot along the way! If you have crazy ideas you’d like to discuss, don’t hesitate to contact me.