Since 2001 the FSFE has been enhancing users' rights by abolishing barriers for software freedom. For 20 years we have been helping individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination.

For the next two decades we need your help. We want everyone to be able to control their technology. Free Software and its freedoms to use, study, share, and improve are the key to that goal.

Free Software Research and Civil Society

Belgrade, 4th December 2007

The Event

The Free Software Foundation Europe would like to invite you to a workshop as part of the STACS project (FP6-2005-Science-and-Society-19-044597). The STACS project wants to explore the possibility of joint research projects between civil society and public research bodies. This workshop is one step in that process and will serve as a research project "incubator", trying to identify and activate possible research cooperations.

One goal of the workshop is to see at least two different research projects discussed and jumpstarted following the meeting, which is scheduled to take place in Belgrade on the 4th of December 2007. As spaces are limited, we invite you to fill out an application to attend this workshop. If you are selected to attend, the STACS project will offer to cover your travel and accommodation expenses for the workshop.

If you are a member of a civil society organisation or a researcher working with Free Software or Free Software related issues, we look forward to receiving your applicating for participation. This will allow you to participate on behalf of your organisation in shaping research projects in your area.


The workshop will take place at the Hotel M Best Western at Bulevard Oslobodenja 56a, Belgrade. Participants will be invited to be accommodated at the same hotel for convenience. Transportation to and from the hotel will also be taken care of.


Tuesday 4th December
14.00 Introduction to STACS
14.15 Opportunities for research on Free Software
15.00 Results of pre-workshop exercises
15.15 Break-out sessions (various research topics)
16.30 Coffee/tea break
17.00 Results of the sessions
17.45 Exploring proposals for research projects
18.30 Conclusions
18.45 Feedback from participants
19.00 Dinner and social event

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