Freedom of Panorama in Europe in 2015/Contact your MEP
- Go to Learn more to read about the situation and how this will influence Wikipedia.
The time to act is now! Contact your MEPs — by an e-mail, by a phone, visit them in Brussels, Strasbourg or their constituency if necessary.
- Communicate in your own language as much as possible.
- Be polite, even if you disagree with this MEP's politics.
- Explain why Freedom of Panorama has to be preserved in Europe for any usage.
- Explain that the paragraph 46 by Jean-Marie Cavada has to be removed from the final report.
- For MEPs that are members of a party with several colleagues from your country ask your local MEPs to communicate your concern to the MEP responsible for coordinating their party position — this is more effective than contacting them directly.
- Remember that the more you can talk about your personal experience and why this matters to you — to make your letter different from anybody else’s — the more impact your message will have.
- Once each MEP replies, follow up on their response — either thank them for being receptive or (politely) explain that you’re unhappy with their response.
And spread the word. Contact professional bodies, trades unions, local history groups, architects, artists, writers, publishers, photographers, journalists, academics. Anyone you can think of who has a voice, please encourage them to speak out — and before 9 July 2015.
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- Parties with delegations large enough to consider co-ordinating their response include Conservative, Labour and UKIP in the UK; FN, UMP, PS–PRG and UDF–MoDem in France; CDU–CSU, SPD, Die Grünen in Germany; Syriza and ND in Greece; Fidesz–KDNP in Hungary; PD, FI and M5S in Italy; PO and PiS in Poland; PS and Aliança in Portugal; PSD in Romania; PP and PSOE in Spain.