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overzicht actiekampen 2011

overzicht actiekampen 2011
eyfa – 22.06.2011 12:43

Eyfa heeft een lange lijst samengesteld met actiekampen en andere bijeenkomsten voor activisten. Genoeg te doen, een saaie vakantie naar het stand is helemaal niet nodig.

(De lijst begint bij drie omdat de eerste twee activiteiten inmiddels alweer voorbij zijn.)

Back by popular demand, here is a round up of activists events, gatherings, camps and meetings happening around Europe this summer.

Have an event planned this summer or autumn that should be included? Email and we’ll add it to the website.

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3. Istanbul LGBT Pride Week
4. Makvärket Building Festival
5. Space Camp
6. Climate Camp Belgium
7. Animal Rights Gathering
8. Anarchist Summer Camp
9. War Starts Here
10. Ecotopia Bike Tour
11. Eco-Camp Khimki-2011
12. LUNI Summer Camp
13. DIY Bike Fest
14. European Hitchhiking Gathering
15. Climate Camp Germany
16. Earth First Summer Gathering
17. Nyeleni Europe Forum on Food Sovereignty
18. Olkiluoto NPP Blockade
19. No Borders Camp Bulgaria
20. International Anti-Nuclear Gathering
21. Outdoor Skillshare
22. Stop the Arms Fair
23. Reclaim the Fields Camp

3. Istanbul LGBT Pride Week
June 20-26
Istanbul, Turkey

The theme of this year’s Istanbul LGBT Pride Week is “taboo.”  Events include panel discussions, workshops, film screenings, parties, a picnic, performances, students’ gathering, dance workshops, a costume workshop, and more.

For the full programme in english:

More information is available in Russian at:

12. LUNI summer camp
July 29 – 31
near Vilnius, Lithuania

The non-formal communal initiative LUNI (Free University), aimed at creating alternative to established model of education, is organising a summer camp. It will be two days of theoretical and practical activities, open discussions, movie screenings, etc. The camp will take place in a picturesque area 65 km from Vilnius, near the lake and organic garden:

The camp will be DIY and the program will be set up according to suggestions of participants: give a talk, workshop, hold a discussion on any topic yourself or suggest someone who can do this. Send suggestions to luni.stovykla [at] or just write in “Facebook” page:!/event.php?eid=166756420054127

More about LUNI:

Website for the camp in Lithuanian:

13. DIY Bike Fest
August 5-7
Scheveningen, The Netherlands

DIY Bikefest is a DIY organised festival for bicycle freaks, punx and pirates. It will take place at the Piratenbar squat next to the sea in the harbor of Scheveningen.  There will be lots of working, welding and building bikes, workshops, bike-attack bikewars, bakfietsraces, infostands, bands  and DJs, vegan food and more more more.

14. European Hitchhiking Gathering
August 5-9
Kara Dere, Bulgaria

Calling all hitchhikers, crazy adventurers, hardcore travellers and first-timers to gather in Kara Dere, Bulgaria on the 5th of August 2011 to meet fellow hitchhikers, exchange stories and experiences, have fun and be part of a growing community.

15. Climate Camp Germany
August 7-14
Jänschwalde/Brandenburg, Germany

The climate camp will be a space for networking, knowledge exchange and debate on the one hand, but also a space to show practical resistance and to implement direct action.  The camp will represent a field of experimentation for a different kind of life: resource efficient, grassroots and self-organised.
This year’s German camp will take place in Brandenburg, where an important decision will be made this year  in regards to the false solution of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology.  “Clean coal” is being used as an excuse by those in power to continue using brown coal in energy production and avoid energy decentralisation.

16. Earth First Summer Gathering
August 10-15
East Anglia, England

A week of workshops, training and planning for a life of ecological defence. There’ll be a huge number of workshops focused on sharing skills and ideas, planning campaigns and networking for all aspects of ecological and social resistance. These will include community organising, planning actions, halting building and mining projects, legal info, workplace struggles, climbing, squatting, blockading, wild food, avoiding burn-out, breaking security cordons, self-defence…

17. Nyeleni Europe Forum on Food Sovereignty
August 16-21
Krems Austria

From August 16-21 a mass meeting of groups, unions, associations and collectives of farmers, students, activists, ecologists, agricultural workers and landless youth and all others who are working for food sovereignty in Europe and in the world is being planned. The meeting aims to act as a catalyst for grassroots organisers to build new ways of organising our food systems, away from corporate control and the WTO framework, and towards food sovereignty and meeting people’s needs.  It will provide space to define the struggles and strategies necessary to create a movement for Food Sovereignty which can challenge today’s dominant forces of production and consumption.
For more information and to register for the forum:〈=en

18. Olkiluoto NPP Blockade
August 20
Olkiluoto, Finland

After the first successful, publicly announced blockade of an atomic plant in Finland last year, a second big, international blockade action has just been announced.  You are invited to join the action yourself or with your group, to contribute your support for the preparation and to spread the word.

Finland is “the” symbolic country for the so-called “nuclear renaissance.” The blockade aims to show the world that there is no future in nuclear power at all, and that the international community of anti-nuclear activists is supporting each other, since the radioactive threat doesn’t stop at national borders.

19. No Borders Camp Bulgaria
August 25-29
the border between Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

Following the EU eastward expansion, countries like Bulgaria and Romania are progressively cracking down on those that try to cross their borders and rampantly working against freedom of movement. The Bulgarian government’s current target date for joining the Schengen agreement is 2012. The border control between Bulgaria and Turkey is cited as the biggest problem Bulgaria is faced with in order for the country to join Schengen. Following the participation of Bulgarian border police in FRONTEX operations along the Greek-Turkish border, there is talk of extending the agency’s operations to the border between Bulgaria and Turkey.  These developments, together with the deterioration of the migrants’ situation in neighboring Greece, are the two immediate reasons for organizing a No Border camp at the border between Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey in the coming summer.

The organising group in Bulgaria is still looking for help in setting up, especially with fundraising, medics and lawyers.  Find out more and get in touch if you can help:

20. International Anti-Nuclear Gathering
first week of August
České Budějovice, Czech Republic

The next Anti-Nuclear Gathering will take place in the first week of August. The last networking gathering was organised by the Nuclear Heritage Network in Helsinki in March 2011, while smaller gatherings took place in summer 2010 in ten cities as part of the Baltic Sea Info Tour.

This time there will be a small camp in the garden on an anti-nuclear activist.  Don’t forget to bring camping gear, leaflets, photos, films and other materials documenting anti-nuclear activities.  As capacity is limited, please announce yourself on contact [at] as soon as possible.

Additional information available soon:

21. Outdoor Skillshare
August 26-29
South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Coal Action Scotland warmly invites you to join us in beautiful rural South Lanarkshire for a weekend of skillsharing and workshops about outdoor life and resistance techniques. From mass catering to foraging wild foods, from land defence to self defence, from climbing trees to digging tunnels and everything between; come and learn new skills, meet new people and share your experiences with others.

This skillshare will be a safe, inclusive and participatory environment for learning new, interesting and transferable skills and is open to people of all abilities and experiences. Whatever your particular campaign, whatever interests or excites you, the skillshare will be a creative melting pot of ideas and techniques to sustain life and resist oppression (however it manifests itself).

Check the website or join the mailing list on:

22. Stop the Arms Fair
September 13
London, England

This September, the world’s biggest arms fair – DSEi – will be back at the ExCeL conference centre in London Docklands.

Over 1200 arms companies will be hawking their deadly wares to 25000 buyers from around the world, including military delegations from repressive, human-rights abusing regimes. This year, for the first time, the UK government will be inviting paramilitaries and border security forces.

Make no mistake; this is the big one – the nexus of capitalism, war and repression. Will we let this obscene event pass off unopposed? NO WE WON’T!  The ‘Stop the Arms Fair Coalition’ are calling on everyone to take part in the Day of Action against DSEi on Tuesday September 13th.

23. Reclaim the Fields Camp 2011
September 21-30
Rosia Montana, Romania

The third Reclaim the Fields Camp will take place in Rosia Montana, where people have been defending their land for ten years against criminal corporate land grabbing, robbery and exploitation.  The village in the Apuseni Mountains in Romania is under threat of being destroyed by a gold mining project.

The camp aims to share experiences, exchange skills and knowledge, reinforce local movements and to find links between each other and other anti-capitalist and anti-colonialist movements.  A General Assembly of Reclaim the Fields will be held, and there will be many opportunities to learn about access to land and food sovereignty.

The program is participative and the kitchen and camp logistics are being organised collectively. Get in touch if you would like to help in the organisation process, and expect to contribute to the running of the camp whilst you’re there.

For more information and to register: