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The most pervasive threat to health, environment and privacy ever

Citizens unite to change EU rules for 5G

Citizens’ concerns range from massive power consumption to data theft and cancer – they all have to do with the 5G rollout which includes ‘Internet of Things’. This rollout is done without citizen’s consent. It urgently needs to be accompanied by protecting rules. That’s why the European Citizens´ Initiative Stop (((5G))) Stay Connected but Protected is taken. It starts on March 1 in all 27 EU countries. An ECI gives EU citizens the legal right to propose new laws to the EU.

This initiative has already succeeded…

On March 1 the signature collection for 1 million signatures will start in all EU countries. Many countries will arrange kick-off activities. In one way this initiative has already succeeded. It united concerned EU citizens across all EU countries creating the organisation “Europeans for Safe Connections”. “The next goal is to reach 1 million signatures. This promises to be a success as well”, says Danish coordinator Pernille Schriver. She has participated from the very beginning at a Stop 5G conference held in Switzerland in 2019. This was organized by an Italian Stop 5G group where a German started the idea of a European Stop 5G initiative.


For several years there have been citizens’ protests all over Europe against 5G. Thousands of critical EU citizens and researchers are concerned about the rollout of 5G technologies everywhere: on rooftops, on street furniture, in mobile masts, in orbit around the Earth, in the ocean, in schools and in our homes!

We have seen many national Stop 5G protests and the demands from thousands of EU citizens. Through this EU initiative – the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) – these protests can be given a voice. It takes our demands to the European level of the EU Commission and the EU Parliament. It will be included in the highest EU decision-making processes. The EU Commission recently registered the initiative with all its 23 proposals for legislative changes. This is a huge success and the first time that an official European Citizens’ Initiative addresses the negative aspects of telecommunication.

What do we want?

The initiators of this ECI are the ‘Europeans for Safe Connections’, a group of committed citizens from nearly all European countries that propose 23 new EU legislative proposals on three main areas:

  • Protection of life from microwave radiation
  • Protection of environment from all impacts of 5G and digitalisation
  • Protection of our privacy, security and freedom

Statement from the German organiser

The massive rollout of the 5G technology threatens our health, our environment and our privacy,” says Elisabeth Madsen of the ECI: “We call on the EU to make legislation to protect citizens and the environment from these threats. 5G has never been adequately assessed according to either health, environmental or privacy criteria. We need a halt on the rollout of 5G and ‘Internet of Things’ and we need to have clever technology, which is safe such as cabled internet and fiber lines instead.”

Online International Press Conference Thursday Feb. 24, 4 pm CET

Journalists are invited to a press conference where we will present the urgency of our ECI and you can ask questions. Representatives from Europeans for Safe Connections will be present and European citizens who are already ill and affected by radiation from 3G and 4G. Furthermore professor and politician Klaus Buchner will be there to answer any scientific question you may have.

Journalists who want to participate, may send a request to – you will receive the link to the press conference.

Contact info:

Pernille Schriver, Denmark land line telephone +45 64670106 (after 4pm)

Elisabeth Birgit Madsen, Germany land line telephone +49 56525018974

Rob van der Boom, The Netherlands land line telephone +31 23 8221033

European Citizens’ Initiative “Stop (((5G))) Stay Connected but Protected”:


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