Open Letter

Open Letter Policy July 7, 2020 The response from the European Commission to startup communities on COVID-19

From the start of the COVID-19 crisis at Allied for Startups we have witnessed startups stepping up and providing solutions to the pandemic and the consequences of the lockdown. From medical and health solutions to ed-tech, entertainment and communications. In light of that, we sent  a letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula …

Latest News Open Letter May 18, 2020 Join Letter From Startup Communities On Liquidity For Startups

Dear Commissioner Vestager, We, the undersigned representatives of startup communities, call on you to ensure that urgent COVID-19-related liquidity support for startup ecosystems is not delayed or blocked by EU legislation, in particular the Temporary Framework for State Aid. Our member associations stand ready to  ensure the health and wellbeing of citizens in the unprecedented …

Covid 19 Open Letter April 3, 2020 Joint Letter from Startup Communities on COVID-19

Dear President of the European Commission, Dear Ms. von der Leyen, We, the undersigned representatives of startup communities, call on you to give startups a central role in your solutions to the COVID-19 outbreak, to support startups through the difficult economic situation in the short run and to make startups central to your plans for …

Open Letter July 29, 2019 Letter to Commission President-elect von der Leyen

Dear Commission President-elect von der Leyen. We warmly congratulate you on your election as Commission President. More than ever, Europe is at a crossroad seeking unity and leadership to overcome challenging times of transformation. 

Open Letter Policy March 20, 2019 Entrepreneurs in Europe want to thrive!

Dear MEPs, European entrepreneurs are counting on your support to keep them innovating and are urging you to vote against the adoption of the copyright directive. Let’s find a better solution for startups because the current provisions will harm them. Here is why: The SME exemption proposed in the directive does not work for startups: It can …

Open Letter February 21, 2019 AFS Open Letter: Why Exemptions Do Not Work For Startups

Dear MEP, Ahead of the Copyright vote in the Legal Affairs committee on 26 February, Allied for Startups shares three reasons why the Copyright Directive does not work for startups: Don’t call it an exemption, and especially not for startups! An expiry date combined with an SME exception does not improve a bad directive. What’s …

Open Letter February 11, 2019 Open Letter to the trilogue negotiators on a mandatory TDM exception

Dear Deputy Permanent Representatives, dear Members of the European Parliament and the European Commission, As you are preparing for the last trilogue meeting on the proposed EU Copyright Directive, we are solemnly calling on all negotiators to seize this last opportunity to give Europe a broad, clear and innovation-friendly mandatory TDM exception. We, representatives of …

Open Letter December 12, 2016 Tech Associations Address President-elect

In a cross-sectoral move, 17 tech associations, reached out to president-elect Donald J. Trump.

Digital Single Market Open Letter May 11, 2016 Vice President Ansip’s response to our letter

The Commissioner for Digital Single Market’s reply to startup communities.

Digital Single Market Open Letter May 11, 2016 Our letter to Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip

Startup communities urge EU to put innovation at the heart of the Digital Single Market