Feb 17th Brussels, Belgium

The Demonstration starts at 9:30 at the Council Building (directly at the Metro station "Schuman", Rue de la loi 175), demo stops around 12:00. The event closes with a press conference near the European Parliament.

Brussels demonstration 300 people at the demonstration! Thanks to everybody coming!
If you made pictures please put links to them on the Wiki-Page.


Time Event
09:30 Gathering at Schuman
10:00 Ecofin Council Meeting
11:00 Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament
13:30 Press Conference at Renaissance Hotel
14:30 Open Talk about software patents at "Le Roy d'Espagne" (Grand Place)


Brussels, before the council (Justus Lipsius building, Rue de la Loi 175), near to Schuman, the railway and subway station (how to get there)

Demonstration path:

Council building > European Commission DG Internal Markt > European Parliament (map)


If you want (its very useful to have a rough estimation of how many people come - since most of the people don't register here, you can expect up to 10 times more people than the number which will have registered here), you can add your name to the list of participants: Demo050217EnParticipants

Hint: You can use such page also to organize travel groups (Train/Car) by adding your coordinates.



Please bring banners and slogans with you: Demo050217EnSlogans



There will be a coach from Paris.
Eurolines also have good prices for reaching Brussels.


Very affordable tickets available on Thalys high speed train, special offer, book early, e.g. Germany (Cologne) to Brussels only EUR 10 each direction:http://www.thalys.com

Public Transport

See http://wiki.ael.be/index.php/GettingToEuropeanParliament (EP is near to the Council)


Ryanair serves "Brussels South" Charleroi (warning: this airport is 40km from Brussels)

Wiki Page

For further details and helping please see: http://mm.ffii.org/Demo050217En

Translated Versions

In french: French page