Pirate Party of Germany General Assembly November 2013 was held in Bremen November 31 2013. The main aim of the congress was to elect a new board and to enable that board to work as effectively as possible.
We will be bringing you updates from the German Pirate Party’s Second General Assembly in Bremen 30 November – 1 December 2013. Check back regularly to find out who has been elected to what post and what policies and motions…
On the weekend of 30 November – 1 December 2013 the Pirate Party of Germany will be holding its second general assembly of the year in the Hanseatic city state of Bremen. This follows on from the meeting in Neumarkt in May 2013 and the national elections held in September 2013.
The Estonian Pirate did not achieve stunning results in the local elections but for a first appearance on the political scene they have done well having adopted a tactic that may be useful for other Pirate Parties. They joined coalitions with other parties with similar policies.
The Czech Pirate Party is thanking voters who helped them treble their vote to 2.66% of the vote since the last elections in 2010.
The Pirate Party of Luxembourg were hoping to get 2% of the vote, in their first ever election and were overjoyed to see their share of the vote reaching the 2.94% over all and 3.37% in the north of the country. This was not enough to get a seat but the Pirate Party is now a serious force in the political scene.
The Czech Pirates are going into the elections with a solid platform that is based on the idea that they want to take advantage of the opportunities offered in the new digital age.
“We want to develop a modern information society full of self-confident and equal citizens.”
On 2 October 2013, Birgitta Jónsdòttir addressed the Althingi, Iceland’s parliament, replying to the Prime Minister’s plan for the tiny nation and the ambition to make Iceland a better nation. She lauded his ambition but decried the fact that his vision was not based in reality and lacked the tools necessary to bring his plans to fruition. Not content with pointing out the flaws in the Prime Minister’s plans, she went on to explain her own dream for Iceland; an Iceland that would become a model nation and an example for the world.
Municipal elections in Estonia started already on 10 October 2013 using e-voting and will culminate on 20 October with traditional paper ballots and the Estonian Pirate Party is taking part. Ten Pirate candidates are running in election coalitions and one Pirate is…
Pirates have been designing policies and software that have the aim of bringing citizen participation into politics using technology and the internet as a platform. Many Pirate Parties are implementing liquid feedback systems internally such as PPDE which uses it as a sort of running straw-poll of membership opinion or PPIT which scrapped its boar in favour of letting its membership make decisions via liquid feedback. Liquid feedback is not without its critics and there are plenty of Pirate Programmers out there working on developing improved models.