Across the planet, people are recognizing the need for an international space to build and coordinate a common agenda for issues surrounding free culture and access to knowledge. The Free Culture Forum of Barcelona created one such space. Bringing together key organizations and active voices in the free culture and knowledge space under a single roof, the Forum is a meeting point to sit and find answers to the pressing questions behind the present paradigm shift. The Forum is an open space for drawing up proposals to present the position of civil society on the privatization of culture and access to knowledge. Participants debate the role of government in access to knowledge, on the creation and distribution of art and culture, and other areas.
The first day of this year's Free Culture Forum will host coordination meetings for groups for updates and coordination of international struggles. This includes working groups on copyright, net neutrality, and freedom of expression. The following day will include workshops on digital self-defense, the right to privacy of communications and the right to information and freedom of expression. EFF will be participating in both days.