By April 10th: Urge the European Commission to adopt free software values when funding Internet improvements
Our friends at FSF Europe are highlighting an important opportunity to help direct 750 million Euro toward fixing the Internet using free software values and expertise:
The European Commission is about to allocate 750 million Euro over the next years on the "future internet", but the really important subjects (like: everything we learned from Edward Snowden) are not on their radar - yet.
However, if we bundle our efforts that is something that is definitely within reach. At the moment we are told there are only a couple of dozens of submissions from mostly the usual suspects, so your response would (at least on paper) count for influencing a few million Euro of this budget. It really makes a difference if you submit something, even if it is really short.
Read Matthias Kirschner's post for more details and for instructions on submitting your ideas.