[ 17. Jul 2007 ]

Gatwick NoBorder Camp: Invitation for workshops/discussion contributions

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Call for contribution to the programme of workshops and discussions during the No Border Camp in the UK near Gatwick airport, September 2007.


Invitation to contribute workshops and discussions at the No Border Camp, near Gatwick, UK 19th-24th September 2007

Continuing the tradition of No Border camps this will be a space to share information, skills, knowledge and experiences, and to plan actions together against the system of border controls.

The first No Border Camp in UK will be a place for actions and demos, but also a space for discussion around all aspects of migration, a space to learn about new initiatives against the system of controls, detention and deportations, and a place to exchange ideas on how fight with support migrants. We want to look at the whole structure of migration controls.

To achieve this we need your contribution: would you like to deliver a workshops, discussion, forum or presentation?

Every day, from the 20th to the 24th of September we are organising spaces for discussions or plenary forums. The time-slots have been organised so not to clash with actions or demos.

The camp events working group has so far agreed on having workshops/ talks on Thursday the 20th from 1 to 4 pm, and on Friday the 21st from 3 to 6 pm.

On Saturday the 22nd from 5pm there will be a plenary forum for groups to present themselves and network with others.

On Sunday in the late morning we are planning a plenary discussion where to exchange ideas on the future of the struggle for the freedom of movement for all and an end to migration controls. No borders - which way forward? And also proposal for international actions.

The camp events working group has come up with the following themes for workshops, but other ideas are of course very welcome:

* Migration controls and global apartheid
* European system of migration controls, including biometric ID, companies involved, Eurodata, SIRENE/Schengen Information System, surveillance and what’s happening in the Southern borders (Malta, Italy, Spain, Morocco etc…)
* The role of institutions and transnational organisations in migration control
* Detention & deportation
* Connections between racism and migration and antifascism
* Climate change and migration, migrant labour
* more practical ‘how to run/start a campaign’ workshops

Please note the only time-slots available for workshops are on Thursday the 20th and Friday the 21st September.

Let the camp events working group know if you would like to contribute to the camp in Gatwick, UK, with a workshop, talk or discussion, by emailing, contacts @