Freedom Not Fear 2011/Brussels

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This is the page to coordinate the European network-diskussion-and-protest-weekend in Brussels in September 2011.



17. - 19. September 2011 (Saturday till Monday)


In Brussels, Belgium.



"Freedom not fear 2011 - Defending fundamental rights in our networked world"

We say NO to data retention and PNR and we call for immediate measures and regulation of net neutrality.

Our aims

Today more than ever, European policy making is affecting our every day lives and our civil liberties in our home countries. Therefore, it is high time to show to our politicians, representatives and to every responsible person in the European institutions that we care. We we will not quietly accept directives, proposals or agreements anymore that are violating our fundamental rights as European citizens. We want to show our deepest concerns regarding the current European plans to review the data retention directive, to come to agreements with the US, Canada or Australia to transfer our passenger name records (PNR). We are very worried about the imminent signing of the ACTA and European projects to cut off Internet users for online infringements. The increasing number of unnecessary and disproportionate governmental surveillance measures as well as massive user data collection by companies on the Internet are more than worrying.

Therefore, we would like to offer you the opportunity to come to Brussels, join our three days project from 17th to 19th September 2011. Be part of our European weekend.

See also our announcement from the summermeeting 19 June 2011.

Any support and every helpful head and/or hand is welcome!


Our weekend is based on voluntary work done by volunteers who are working idealistically, independent and without connections to any political party or company. There will be no advertisement and no promotion from or for anyone or anything like that!


We would like to offer something more than only have a from-the-heart-coming protest march around Brussels-highscrapers.

If anyhow possible we are looking for combining the protest-day with a kind of discussion- or lobby-day with politicians and bureaucrats responsible for the rules and directives, we're complaining on.

That should give us a chance to exchange thoughts and concerns in direct communication. And it could open minds and horizons about what happens in Brussels at all.

We could have three days of "Freedom not fear, Brussels 2011":

It needs to be proven if we will be able to organize that all. It's up to everybody itself to make it real, to engage, to bring in your own ideas and visions ...

Saturday - day of protest

  • arriving (if that's not possible on friday)
  • preparing
  • protesting
  • having a nice evening together

More information about Saturday, the day of protest

Sunday - day of networking

Call it a barcamp or not - on Sunday we will have space and time for:

  • workshops
  • lectures, speeches
  • meetings on special topics (data retention, pnr, net-neutrality, acta)
  • handicrafs
  • pieces of culture (music, film ...)

More information about Sunday, the day of networking/barcamp

That will only work as far as some people like to organizes one or more parts of it.

Here are some more ideas for the collective day.

Monday - day of discussion

Meeting and discussing with responsible politicians from Brussels.

More information about Monday, the day of discussion/lobbying

Here is the place to collect proposals for people, that should be invited.

Monday - Closing Party

On Monday evening, we will have a closing party at the Havana Bar in Brussels, from 10pm onwards, and join folks from BruCON.

Line-up: - Joernchen of Phonoelit ( - Mumpi of Phonoelit ( - Keith Myers (

Check the poster] Cheers, BruCON crew!



The international AK Vorrat mailinglist is being used to talk about everything that needs to be discussed. The list is open to everyone, the mailinglist-language is english.

Please insert the tag [BXL] into the subject-line of any e-mail to make clear that its content belongs to this topic.


Contact-email: info(at)

(Members of this e-mail distribution list: Werner, Kirsten, Marius, Tobias, Katta, Frank, Michael.)


Account: fnf11bxl

Tags: #fnf #fnf11bxl

Press contact

Please contact us over info(at)

(Members of this e-mail distribution list: Werner, Kirsten, Frank, Michael.)


Have a look at the actual list of supporting groups.


The central material-site contains:

Useful information

Traveling and accomodation

Find some help to come to Brussels and find a place to sleep here.

Brucon conference

There is also the hacker / IT security conference BRUCON ("Hacking for b33r") in BXL on Monday and Tuesday after our weekend.


If you like to support our undertaking and its idea and there is some money in your pocket, that doesn't know where to go:

Every single cent donated for that weekend makes us glad. We promise to spend the money very carefully and not four our time and work but only for materials and hardware.

Find a little overview what we are expecting here. (You need to register for having a look at that wiki page. Anonymous registration is possible.)

Here are some more informations where and how to donate.

If you like to donate especially for this event, please use the keyword "Freedom not Fear Brussels" or shorter "FNF11BXL"




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