One of the first things that the new PPI board did was to send out a call for offers for the next PPI conference. This is already an improvement compared with the preparation of the last year’s conference when the call for offers went out later than they had planned. The board still recommends the hosting nation to hold the conference in “March/April or May” despite most European Pirate Parties being in the middle of their campaign work for the EU elections that will take place 22-25 May.
Despite some facts that burdened the atmosphere of the general assembly, data and numbers show that PPI continues to inspire and attract Pirates worldwide. PPI accepted 14 new members, increasing the number of Pirate Parties in PPI to 42 countries . They also accepted a further six observer members, elected a new board and voted on some statute changes.
One of the areas that the Pirate Parties are trying to act on is the adjustment of politics to a new digital age. This can be achieved through adding more transparency to the governments, opening them up for more collaboration and use of data and turning the government into more of an eGovernment in order to both use more of the benefits brought by our digital age and protect us from its risks.
In April we had 35 things flattred by 15 unique users. In total we were flattred 76 times last month and received Euro 14.93 in support for our work.
During the month of March the Pirate movement grew by 7,011 followers on Facebook and 4,725 followers on Twitter. This brings the total amount of people following a Pirate Party on Facebook or Twitter to 712,480 people.
In March we had 23 things flattred by 15 unique users.
Democracy is being “re-imagined” and there are several organizations outside of parliaments trying to open up this information for the people.
With only 17 days left until their elections the Pirate Party of Iceland has reached 7.8% in their latest polling by MMR.
During the month of March the Pirate movement grew by 5,746 followers on Facebook and 4,242 followers on twitter. This brings the total amount of people following a Pirate Party on Facebook or Twitter to 700,744 people.
The European Parliament will be voting on a crucial dossier which details the conditions under which a European Political party may be registered and receive funding. Some amendments have been tabled, but the draft report risks ending up benefiting the mostly old, monolithic and not-very-united-across-borders political parties.