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Freedom not Fear (FNF) is an annual meeting for civil rights activists from all across Europe. You are invited to join us on 14-17 October, organise discussions on your own topics, and use this opportunity to meet EU politicians!

At FNF, civil society members meet in Brussels for four days to work for freedom in the digitised world. They plan for and engage in action against increasing surveillance and other attacks on civil rights. FNF 2016 is organised by volunteers and coordinated by EDRi member Digitalcourage and via the akv-international mailing list.

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From Friday 14 October to Sunday 16 October, activists meet at Mundo-b to discuss current topics in European data protection, surveillance and more. Topics already planned include surveillance law metrics, the so-called Privacy Shield, biometric RFID passports, the reform of the ePrivacy Directive, and proposed EU contract law.

On Monday 17 October, a visit to the EU Parliament is being organised for meetings with Members of European Parliament (MEPs) and European Commission staff. Participants who stay on for the Monday visit are eligible for travel allowances sponsored by MEPs Julia Reda, Jan Philipp Albrecht and Josef Weidenholzer. For those wanting to benefit from these travel allowances, Digitalcourage has set up an online registration page.

FNF is still looking for volunteers to take on organisational tasks, suggest and run discussions, propose and organise MEP meetings, and more. People wanting to help can simply edit the FNF 2016 wiki pages hosted by AK Vorrat, or contact Digitalcourage by e-mail. Joining the akv-international mailing list is also encouraged.

Freedom Not Fear website
https://www.freedomnotfear.org/

Wiki pages for FNF 2016
https://wiki.vorratsdatenspeicherung.de/Freedom_Not_Fear_2016

akv-international mailing list
https://listen.akvorrat.org/mailman/listinfo/akv-international

Venue: Mundo-b on OpenStreetMap
http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/139078492

Register online for travel allowances and accommodation
https://aktion.digitalcourage.de/fnf2016-en

E-mail contact
friedemann.ebelt@freedomnotfear.org

(Contribution by Sebastian Lisken, EDRi member Digitalcourage)

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