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Plenty to do for everyone!
Join the effort!

Here we will show you how you can help us change copyright legislation in Europe. The page will be centred around specific projects and initiatives. If you want to be part of the global effort you can always become part of the core Team! For anything, don't hesitate to contact us writing to dimitar.dimitrov@wikimedia.bg.


Mailings to MEPs[edit]

What's the plan?
Our British 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?
Preparations start July and sent-out should be in September.
Who are we looking for?
Preferrably Chapters, but can be done in the name of user-groups or community members.
What exactly needs to be done?
Translate the WMUK letter into your local language. Send it out to your countries' MEPs via snail mail and email.
Who to talk to?
dimitar.dimitrov@wikimedia.bg or Talk Page

Adopt your MEP[edit]

What's the plan?
Every intersted Wikimedian picks a MEP, gets in touch with her/him and bilds up a personal relationship over the next 5 years advocating for digital rights and more importantly our core issues around copyright reform. Volunteers will be assisted by the Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU with information, advice, arguments and will be involved in our strategy discussions and related actions.
What's the timeline?
Ongoing
Who are we looking for?
Individual volunteers. Everyone can join!
What exactly needs to be done?
Get in touch with Dimi (below), so we know who is talking to whom. Write an email to your MEP in your language. Call the MEP or their office. Offer to meet in person back home to explain our issues. Keep in touch over the years, especially when relevant legal proceedings reach the European Parliament.
Who to talk to?
dimitar.dimitrov@wikimedia.bg or Talk Page

Networking Meetings[edit]

What's the plan?
A series of networking meetings organised by EDRi with the help of Wikimedia in Southern and Eastern Europe tyring to meet and moblilise activist and user-groups in countries that have not been very visible so far. Topics are focused on digital rights (e.g. copyright, internet regulation,data protection, sruveillance, regulation&governance).
What's the timeline?
First meeting September in Belgrade.
Who are we looking for?
Anyone interested in net politics motivated in helping buidling up a pan-European network.
What exactly needs to be done?
Organise local meetings (e.g. finding a venue). Finding activists in Eastern and Southern Europe that would like to participate. Finding volunteers that would like to become activists. Finding groups of people that would like to join the efforts by EDRi or Wikimedia ihe field of digital rights and European policy-making. Finding financing options.
Who to talk to?
dimitar.dimitrov@wikimedia.bg or Talk Page

Strategy on Priorities[edit]

A call to help us writing an advocacy strategy on Government Works in the Public Domain will be announced in October. More details to follow.

Political Data on Wikidata[edit]

What's the plan?
We want to gather all the information available on MEPs (including officially available public contact information) on Wikidata, so it can be used for a number of projects and actions. Currently this information is available on the European Parliament website in a way that requires a lot of work to assemble a list of all the emails of MEPs in a certain committee, for example.
What's the timeline?
As of now and ongoing.
Who are we looking for?
Anyone interested in open data and Wikidata.
What exactly needs to be done?
Open each MEPs page on the Europarl website (example soruce) and transpose all the information (including political group, committee, contact information) into their Wikidata item (example data item)
Who to talk to?
dimitar.dimitrov@wikimedia.bg or Talk Page

Propose an Initiative[edit]

Just add your idea directly here, write to dimitar.dimitrov@wikimedia.bg or on the Talk Page.