Oppose the Stockholm Programme
On 15 April
2009, the ECLN published a Statement outlining the detrimental impact the
EU's Stockholm programme will have on civil liberties in Europe
and calling on civil society to voice its opinions on the plans
and work towards a democratic Europe. (See the press coverage on
the statement (PDF) for an overview of civil society responses,
dated July 2009).
Programme sets the agenda for EU justice and home affairs and
internal security policy from 2010 to 2014 and will extend militarised
border controls, discriminatory immigration policies, mandatory
and proactive surveillance regimes and an increasingly aggressive
external security and defence policy.
believes these policies constitute an attack on civil liberties
and human rights. It calls for active civil society engagement
and opposition to dangerous authoritarian tendencies within the
ECLN Statement - Oppose the
Stockholm Programme: English and German (April 2009, pdf)
Press Release on ECLN Statement: html and pdf (15 April 2009). Also as pdf in
Spanish, Italian and Dutch.
To sign this statement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. List of current signatories.