How to get FSFE’s work to all political levels?

At the recent German-speaking FSFE-teams meeting we held a session on how to extend our political work to the sub-national levels. Although the FSFE is widely recognized as valuable partner to politicians at the european and national level, we still lack the time to have the same presence on the „lower“ political sphere in many regions. But since european politics aren’t structured top to bottom, many very important decisions that touch Free Software or Open Standards are made at those lower levels.