EU policy/Engage/MEP Mailings

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What's the plan?[edit]

Our United Kingdom chapter sent all UK Members of the European Parliament a letter outlining our three core issues asking for a change in legislation. This helped them start the conversation with some of them. We would like to have other countries emulate an initiative.

What's the timeline?[edit]

  • December/January 2014: Finding national coordinators/volunteers
  • February 2015: Translations and mailing lists preparation
  • February/March 2015: Mailing the letters
  • From March 2015 on: Relationship building and copyright counselling

Who are we looking for?[edit]

Volunteers or staff willing to invest some time in preparation and to keep up longer term relationships with decision-makers. Letters should best be sent out in the name of chapters, user-groups or thorgs, but single community members could do it too if no organisation exists.

What exactly needs to be done?[edit]

  • Translate the WMUK letter into your local language. Send it out to your countries' MEPs via snail mail and email.
  • Alternatively use the updated letter of write your own.
  • Send it out to your countries' MEPs via snail mail and email.
  • Follow-up by keeping the conversation going after they have replied.

National Coordinators[edit]

Country Organisation WEASEL Translation? Mailing lists prepared? Talked to chapter? Letters sent? Replies/Comments
AT WMAT TBD
BE WMBE Romaine
BG WMBGUG
HR Community
CY Community
CZ WMCZ
DK WMDK Ole (WMDK)
EE WMEE
FI WMFI
FR WMFR TBD (WMFR call)
DE WMDE TBD
GR WMGRUG
HU WMHU
IE Community
IT WMIT Lorenzo, Federico (also at Brussels) Custom tailored stuff Yes Yes; tracked at wmit:Associazione:Politica UE Yes (no snail mail) 25 replies, about 10 in-person meetings. All MEPs informally contacted already by email, a dozen by phone.
LV Community
LT Community
LU Community
MT Community
NL WMNL Romaine, Grijz in progress
PL WMPL TBD
PT WMPT
RO Community
SK WMSKUG
SI Community
ES WMES; Amical
SE WMSE Karl
UK WMUK Stevie Benton yes yes copyright(_AT_)wikimedia.org.uk yes 7