[ 12. Dec 2009 ]

Noborder Camp in Brussels 2010 - first call

In September/ October 2010 we want to organize a No Border Camp in Brussels, hosting workshops, debates, (direct) actions and trainings. On Saturday 5th of December 2009, there was a first meeting about the organization. Next meeting is planned on the 11th of January. We invite everybody to join the organization.


Why Brussels?

- Brussels has an important role in European migration politics: the European Parliament is based over there and Belgium will be the chairman, starting on July 2010. With the No Border Camp, we want to question the European Migration Policy and work towards a radical change.

Brussels is the centre of decision-making in Belgium , home base of the Parliament, of the headquarters of political parties, of the office of foreign affairs, etc.- And at last, Brussels has a multicultural society where big communities of migrants and people without papers live, who have been really active in their fight. With the No Border Camp we want to make stronger links between the activists with and without papers. WHEN EN FOR HOW LONG? The No Border Camp would take place in September/October and would last for 7 days (besides 3 days to install the camp). The exact date will be determined before January 2010, taking in account international mobilisation, school activities and the agenda of European politics. We would build up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The camp would take place from Monday until Friday, finishing with a big demo on Saturday and the cleaning up/evaluation on Sunday. CONCEPT OF THE CAMP? The objective would be to decentralize the workshops/activities in the camp, with a different theme for each day. Films, debates and workshops will take place in different parts of Brussels, concerning the next themes:

- Frontex and the militarisation of the borders, making society 'a safer place',
- clandestinity and the struggle of refugees,
- capitalism and migration, about exploitation and empoverisation,
- detention centres and deportations,
- the European migration policy.

And after the big demo on Saturday: alternatives, and what after the No Border Camp?

How to support?

A No Border Camp is what you make of it yourself:
- come to the next meeting: Monday 11th of January at 19h30, you can get the address by mail.
- can you give a workshop or do you know some interesting movie, good speaker or can you organise a nice exposition or another idea to fill up our program? Contact us! - of course we are looking for places to sleep: terrains, rooms, buildings, camping places, whatever! Do you have some place or do you know someone who has, pass them our contacts!
- A NoBorderCamp, is a selforganised place, so motivate your friends and fellow activists!
- There will be a bank account for all financial support.
- If you have any ideas for the camp or you want to co-organise a piece of the camp, if you have plenty of good ideas or you want to organise some benefit party, just let us know at nobordercamp (at)

Write us to confirm your presence or if you're interested in the organisation of this camp:
nobordercamp (at)