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Individuals, artists and NGO’s, including, among others, FCForum, eXgae, La Quadrature du Net, P2P Foundation, European Digital Rights, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Scambioetico, Open Standards Alliance, Red SOStenible, Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure Spain, Creative Commons Spain, have organized a coordinated protest campaign against the Informal Meeting of Ministers of Culture of the European Union that will take place on March 30 and 31 in Barcelona, Spain.

Although only the cultural industry have been invited to the ministerial event, the creative community and civil society have organised three days of activities to show the culture that we propose for the digital era: a model of culture that benefits everybody – citizens, creators and entrepreneurs – a model that stimulates creativity and not just collection, and, above all, a model that does not attack the Internet.

First action today:

Invite the Ministers and Members of Parliament:

(It is important to send it to Ministers from the other countries too, because it attracts their attention when they receive requests for an audience before a trip abroad, and it is bound to make them discuss it among themselves. This increases the pressure and the likelihood of criticisms). We know they have already received hundreds of Letters from Spain, where the action have begun yesterday.

Citizens have already rolled their sleeves up and got down to work, creating:

The lobbying actions have started today with the mail-out of a letter to the Ministers of Culture of the 27 countries of the European Union, inviting them to attend the citizen-organized events that we are preparing for them. It will continue every day with the online spreading of information that will undoubtedly prove useful to European Ministers and Members of Parliament. And it will culminate on March 29.30.31 in 3 days of physical and streamed events in Barcelona, with highlights including a citizen press conference at one of the city’s historic square, adjacent to the venue where the meeting of the Ministers will take place.

Everybody can participate starting today: