In the run-up to July 12, when trilateral negotiations between the EU Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission are scheduled to start, European civil society organisations raised their voices in order to put pressure on national policy makers to negotiate an effective anti-SLAPP directive. OBCT coordinated the work of the anti-SLAPP Italian group, addressing the Minister of Justice and disseminating the testimonies of a number of Italian journalists targeted by vexatious lawsuits.