Reminder: Call for hosts – PPI – General Assembly 2014

Reminder: Call for hosts – PPI – General Assembly 2014

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.

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PPI’s New Board Carries Hopes and a Big Weight

PPI’s New Board Carries Hopes and a Big Weight

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.

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International Projects in e-Government and Digital Cooperation

International Projects in e-Government and Digital Cooperation

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.

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Flattr Appreciation During April Euro 14.93

Flattr Appreciation During April Euro 14.93

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.

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The Pirate Movement on Facebook and Twitter – April 2013

The Pirate Movement on Facebook and Twitter – April 2013

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.

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Flattr Appreciation During March Euro 13.69

Flattr Appreciation During March Euro 13.69

In March we had 23 things flattred by 15 unique users.

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Politics For the People – the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness

Politics For the People – the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness

Democracy is being “re-imagined” and there are several organizations outside of parliaments trying to open up this information for the people.

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Pirate Party Iceland Polling at 7.8% with 17 Days Left Until Elections

Pirate Party Iceland Polling at 7.8% with 17 Days Left Until Elections

With only 17 days left until their elections the Pirate Party of Iceland has reached 7.8% in their latest polling by MMR.

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The Pirate Movement on Facebook and Twitter – March 2013

The Pirate Movement on Facebook and Twitter – March 2013

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.

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Call for Action to Help European Pirate Party Form

Call for Action to Help European Pirate Party Form

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.

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