MSC 2017

On February 28 and March 1 at Pati Manning (Carrer Montalegre, 7, Barcelona), at the same time as the Mobile World Congress, comes the second edition of the alternative electronics congress that will tell you everything the MWC won’t!

View the full program of the Mobile Social Congress: round tables, showings of documentaries, workshops, Restart Party (register!), free-music DJ and a dossier with more detailed information.


PRESS INVITATION: on Monday 27, a street action will be held at the doors of the MWC. On Tuesday 28 at 11:00 am, a press conference will be held at the Pati Manning Auditorium.


With the collaboration of, we’ll take group notes on all the contents of the congress. You’ll find the pads here.

Come by bike: we have monitored, free parking with Cyclolock!

During the congress, we’ll address 6 themes organized into two main groups: the impact of supply chains and the lifecycles of electronics on the Global South, and the alternatives to monopolistic and private telecommunications structures and technological sovereignty. Below are a series of infographics on each of the themes addressed by the panels with the participation of experts:

The dangerous extraction of minerals in the DR Congo.
The violation of working rights in factories.
Programmed obsolescence and landfills.
Corporate oligopolies.
Free software.

Collaborating organizations:

Africaye, ASPERTIC, Amnistia Internacional Catalunya, Capa8,  Cyclolock, CooperAcció, Dimmons, El TEB, Electronics Watch, Enginyeria Sense Fronteres, – Circuit Pangea, Escola de Cultura de Pau UAB, Eticom-Som Connexió,, Fairphone, Free Knowledge Institute/Xarxa Comuns IoT: The Things Network Catalunya/ Digital DIY, Free Software Foundation Europe, Good Electronics, Grupo de Estudios Africanos, Guifinet, International Peace Information Service, Jamgo, Justícia i Pau, Lliga dels drets dels pobles, Programa UPC-Reutilitza, Restarters Barcelona, Softcatalà, Solidaritat Castelldefels Kasando, SOMO.