Jaan Van De Ven MEP Candidate South
Jan has been involved in all aspects of the computer business for 35
Computer Sales, Consulting, Software Development and International
Over the years, Jan has been involved in politics in America, Ireland
and the European Parliament.
In relation to his work with “Citizen Initiated Referendum” he has been
invited as a guest in the Parliaments in Switzerland, Iceland and
In the United States he managed IT for a Democrat Jerry Browns
In Ireland he co-founded of one of Ireland’s newest political parties
Direct Democracy Ireland dedicated to “Citizen Initiated Referendum”.
In Brussels, Europe he is a founder member of Democracy International,
an organization dedicated to spreading “Citizen Initiated Referendum” in
Europe and around the world.
Jan has also been involved in the organic food business.
He has restructured and saved a 5,000 member Organic Food Coop in Santa
And has been the chair of the Dublin Food Coop which at the time was the
largest organic food coop in Ireland.
Jan would like to see Ireland produce more Organic food products for
Organic food can be branded for its higher quality, better taste and
Jan has trekked the Himalayas in India and Tibet.
Jan is a meditation teacher.
Jan Lives in Kilmuckridge, County Wexford
Jan has 3 children and 3 grand children.