Since January I was busy on several levels in organizing the general assembly together with some Pirates: Jessica Zinn from Berlin (Germany), Jelena Jovanovic from Belgrade (Serbia) and former Chairman of PPI, Andrew Reitemeyer from Pongaroa (New Zealand). We were appointed from the board as the general assembly committee. I did the supervision of the preparations, setting up the event website and gathering information about […]
The General Assembly for PPI took place 4-5 July 2015 in Warsaw, Poland. The organization of the GA already had some problems before it started. First announced to be in Warsaw, then changed to Lodz and finally back to Warsaw again. The meeting was chaired by Jens Stomber (PPDE) with assistance from Alex Kohler (PPDE), tabulator was Mikuláš Peksa (PPCZ) and minute keeper Gregory Engels (PPDE) […]
The General Assembly of the Pirate Party International (PPI) took place on 13 April 2014 in Paris. During this event a few great ideas came up, a new board was elected and a membership fee has been implemented. There were 22 PPI members present at the GA from the beginning of the conference, some of them remotely through “drones” (appointed persons at the GA staying […]
The ThinkTwice Conference was PPI’s first outside of their regular general assembly. This allowed them to focus purely on strengthening the bonds within the Pirate movement. The conference was organized to “bridge Pirates, NGO’s and Academics”. There were not many NGO’s and Academics attending but a few made it to the conference. The conference took place in Frankfurt, Germany and there was thirty seven speakers […]
by consensus , European Pirates adopted a common political agenda in Athens. “PPEU Athens 2013” will be remembered for the formulation of a first ever common Pirate programme.
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.
The PPI board has now served one third of their elected time and it is a good time to summarize what they have accomplished. This might also be a good opportunity to give the board praise for accomplished tasks as well as point on things they are still behind on. With two thirds of their time left, the future reports from the board will hopefully […]