PP International

Pirate Summer 2015

Posted On: Wed, 2015-05-20 10:32 by Dichter
Ahoi Pirates, 
We are happy to announce the first Pirate Summer event to be held this year at the beginning of august in Piotrowice Nyskie, Poland. It is the opportuninty for individual pirates to spend some vacations together, to get know each other better and to foster international cooperation. 
Everybody is welcome to contribute their content to the Pirate Summer - be it a workshop, a session, a lecture, a hackathon, a music jam or anything else that could be relevant to pirates, or is just fun (how about offering a hike along the Czech-Polish border, or a tournament of MtG?)
The location we have found is truely unique - an old palace from the sixteen century, that was bought six years ago by a family that is restoring it to its former shape since then. Overall there are 5 hectar grounds with multiple buildings, barns, a big number of large rooms for meetings, a pond (what is left from the medivial moat), farm animals, dogs, cats - in total 250 pirates can fit in. There are rooms in the palace for 25 people, the rest have to either to camp in a tent, or share dormitory rooms in the former storage buildings.
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Call for help - gathering information about International Organizations

Posted On: Sat, 2015-03-07 17:38 by Jolly anonymous Roger

Dear Members,
dear Pirates,

The main topic discussed at the last board meeting of the PPI had been
about which organizations we should contact next.

As our resources are not limitless your help is appreciated and needed,
and we want to involve our members in this process.

We have picked thirteen organizations that we want to assess against our
criteria, and then to prioritize them by how important it is that we
contact them.

We would like to ask you to collect information about the organizations
mentioned below. Please include information how to join the specific

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Invitation PPI online General Assembly on 29.03.2015

Posted On: Sat, 2015-02-21 20:52 by Dichter

Dear Pirates,

we would like to invite you to the 2015 Pirate Parties International extraordinary online General Assembly which will be held on March 29th online on the Mumble Server starting at 10:00h CET. During this conference, the General Assembly - PPI's highest body - will decide upon

  • affiliation fees,
  • submitted motions,
  • urgent amendments.

The online General Assembly will take place at


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Invitation first "online" General Assembly of PPI

Posted On: Sun, 2015-02-01 22:44 by Jolly anonymous Roger

Dear members of PPI,

You are hereby invited to take part in PPI's first online General Assembly on March 14, 2015. Please note that the registration procedures and general timeline for the General Assembly differ to a traditional General Assembly, so please do read all linked documentation!

Future updates will be added to the wiki page for this GA:


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Registration open for the PPI GA and Open Space Conference April 12/13 in Paris

Posted On: Fri, 2014-03-28 11:11 by Dichter

Dear Pirates,

we would like to invite you to the 2014 Pirate Parties International Conference which will be held on April 12th and 13st in Paris, France. During this conference, the General Assembly - PPI's highest body - will decide upon
the admittance of new members to the PPI,
elect a new board and
discuss and vote on amendments to the PPI statutes.
The preliminary timetable can be found at the end of this message.

Open Space: Emerging Issues for the Global Society

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Registration for the ThinkTwice conference

Posted On: Tue, 2014-02-18 21:52 by scifi

Registration is still open for our first political conference:

"ThinkTwice: Away from Keyboard" in Frankfurt on February 22nd and 23rd, 2014.

We are pleased that we have been able to find renowned and competent speakers who will outline different topics, among those are

  • Dr. Maria Aretoulaki, United Kingdom,
    "From Voice Recognition to A.I. and FBI"
  • Guido Strack, Germany (Chairman of the German Whistleblower Network)
    "Practical experiences exercising human rights as an EU-official and whistleblower",
  • Annette Schaper, Germany (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt),
    "Transparency in Nuclear Disarmament".

Over all there are thirtyseven speakers from fourteen countries. The conference aims to bridge the world of Pirates, NGOs and Academics - most accepted speakers have been published on the conference website.

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WTO Bali - Day Four Braindump

Posted On: Fri, 2013-12-06 15:38 by scifi

This was a significant day for PPI: our first paper was published on the website of the ninth Ministerial Conference of the WTO and addresses the WTO members to include provisions for public licences into the TRIPS Agreement. During this informative week in Bali we decided to stick on our plan to also publish a paper on an international treaty for the protection of personal data (i.e. against surveillance). Though we didn't do it for the current conference as it would have been out of scope.

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WTO Bali - Day Three Braindump

Posted On: Thu, 2013-12-05 15:50 by Dichter

On the third day of the WTO ninth Ministerial Conference we again attended some interesting sessions. "Bread for the world" facilitated a workshop discussion about "The Big Deal: United States/European Union Free Trade Agreement TTIP - Risks and Opportunities". That resulted in a vivid discussion on several aspects of the TTIP agreement including its transparency and the deficit of democratic influence.

We also visited the following other sessions:

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WTO Bali - Day Two Braindump

Posted On: Wed, 2013-12-04 16:28 by Dichter

Today, we went over to the Bali Trade and Development Symposium (hashtag #BaliTDS) in order to attend some sessions and to network there. On a way we met a representative from the German delegation who explained us some peculiarities of the conference proceedings. So we have been in the following sessions today: "The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement", a meeting from Friedrich Ebert Stiftung "Make the Right Impact!

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WTO Bali - Day One Braindump

Posted On: Tue, 2013-12-03 15:38 by Dichter

The first day of the WTO ninth ministerial conference is over. We have found our way around the venue and have met some very interesting people. In the morning we have attended the briefing from International Digital Economy Alliance (IDEA) together with ARIN and Rackspace on regulating the Internet from the trade perspective (summarized: they want to keep the internet open and whole, not letting countries splitting it into multiple national internets). Over the course of the day we have met, discussed and exchanged business cards with

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