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The European Civil Liberties Movement is born

April 14, 2009 11:22 PM
European Civil Liberties Day 2009 poster

European Civil Liberties Day 2009 poster

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) - the European group which includes the Liberal Democrats - is organising the first European Civil Liberties Day tomorrow April 15th in the European Parliament. The event is intended to launch a declaration constituting a European Civil Liberties Movement (ECLM) similar to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

While there are many active NGOs and civil society groups in this particular field in EU Member States there is no existing platform at the European Level. We aim to gather at least 20 organisations working in different fields, e.g. freedom of speech, data protection, transparency, asylum, gender equality etc. to achieve this ambitious task.

The main events take place between 14:30 and 16:00 in the open space of the Forum Bar, ASP, 3rd floor, European Parliament, Brussels.

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