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European Squatting Meeting

kny | 13.05.2010 18:48 | Free Spaces

Next 17, 18, 19, and 20 of June, a European Squatting Meeting will be held in the “CSO La Forsa” (Avenida de la Fama, 41, Cornella de Llobregat - Barcelona), so we are contacting groups across Europe who are interested in participate.

To join the meeting and / or submitting information, you can get in contact with us at:


Wednesday 16 June

Arrival & Welcome: Food, Drinks & Live Music (Txaranga)

Thursday 17 June

Morning Program

Opening: Presentation of the different squats presents
• Historical Context: Beginning of the squat movement in Europe
• Political Context: Legal framework, repression and response strategies (Contacts and agreements with the state, response on the street, assimilation of evictions ... )
• Present and Future
• Connexions with other struggles

We´d like that every collective could make a little scheme of this to tackle it better.

Evening Program

We would like to expose different strategies against repression followed in different spaces and places and their long-term effects: legalizations, agreements, different kinds of direct response against evictions and its effects of the activities of the spaces (such as the reception of children, support groups outlawed ...)

Friday 18 June

Morning Program

Exhibition of different particular cases of ways of acting against evictions trying to accommodate the existing diversity.
(To Be specified but we want cases sufficiently representative into the direct action)

Evening Program

Consequences of different types of reaction to evictions: Legal, personal and movements long-term effects?...

Saturday 19 June

Morning Program

Open Air: Food & Theater


Evening Program

Exhibition of different struggles with the squat movement as a catalyst or as a support for their development.

Sunday 20 June

Morning Program

Police repression and different methods of repression, see if there is an underlying political purpose at the European level and seek to form a general picture of it for a European legal perspective of the map and the national and local nuances (Commonalities and differences between countries and areas ...) Any trends in common? Are they using the same methods of repression? (Increased penalties, penalties of areas not previously legislated sentences, fines penalties, tightening of the evictions, more or less aggressive or spectacular of these, proposals for legalization and recovery of the spaces ...)

Evening Program

Police and European police networks, how they affect us, development and effective action (DNA, databases, files police activists, agreed the closure of borders ...)

Conclusions and future proposals

Closing Event: Drinks and Live Music

Both sessions in the morning as the afternoon will be divided into two blocks with a break in the middle. We provide simultaneous interpretation.

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  1. timing — la lutte continue