Schedule at FnF 2023

We are inviting all participants to bring their expertise, interests and questions into Freedom not Fear 2023 as session proposals. The programme of FNF is created by all participants together on the spot.

Need inspiration?
Your session could be connected to the following topics, but of course you are not limited to these:

  • Tech buzz or game changer: “AI” and how do we deal with it?
  • Climate crisis: tech(ies) as problem, solution or what?
  • Public and private surveillance: who is watching whom?

All workshops and talks (Fri – Sun) will take place at:
Mundo Madou
Avenue des Arts 7-8
1210 Brussels

An important part of Freedom not Fear (FNF) is “advocacy monday”. We want to meet with Members of European Parliament (MEPs) or Commission and other policy makers and talk to them. Feel free to contact MEPs to invite them to Freedom not Fear for presenting their topic, to discuss with us or to arrange meetings with them outside of Freedom not Fear.

Rough schedule

There is no pre-set programme at Freedom not Fear – only time-slots to be filled with content. The programme will be made by you, the participants, during the actual event.

This is the rough schedule for the event:

Friday, 1 Sep 2023

18:00: Welcome desk opens

19:00: Opening of Freedom not Fear 2023

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Wojciech Wiewiórowski will give a brief input on “Fediverse for Public Administration. Why we try and why we fail” followed by a fishbowl discussion.

Saturday 2 Sep 2023, 9:30 – 19:00h

Morning plenary (We invite you to submit your sessions during the morning plenary.) Sessions during the day. Saturday night: joint dinner and evening programme

Sunday 3 Sep 2023, 10:00 – 19:00h

Morning plenary. Sessions during the day.

Monday, 4 Sep 2023

9:30–11:00 & 13:00-14:00: visit to the European parliament (EP) and meeting with MEPs, visit to the Parlamentarium.
After 14:00: (self-) arranged meetings with MEPs, European Commissioners and other EU policy makers

Support the organisiation of fnf

Freedom not Fear is dependent on individual donations to cover expenses such as venue, facilitation, infrastructure, and to make the event affordable to participants from all backgrounds and all parts of Europe. Your donation would be highly appreciated here:
(Enter “FNF 2023” in the “Message” at the end of the form to direct the donation towards FNF.)

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