Pirates of the World,
Pirate Party is part of an international
movement. There are pirate parties in over 40
countries, more are being founded rapidly. From
April 16-18 the PPI - Pirate Parties
International - conference will be held in
Brussels to ofﬁcially found the PPI. What
exactly is the PPI? But what is our vision of a
world-wide political umbrella organisation in
the 21st century? And there are challenges...
Pirate Party Germany
Leader “Statutes TF”, PPI
Pirate Parties Today
PPI is lead ad Interim by a “Coreteam”
PPI has been founded as a Belgian
Association in October 2009
Upcoming conference 16.-18. April in
Brussels where PPI will get its statues and
Two delegates from each PP will have voting
Past PPI Conferences
1. Conference 8.-10. June 2007 in Vienna
International_Conference_1/2008 2. Conference 26.-27.
January 2008 in Berlin
International_Conference_2/2008 3. Conference 27.-29.
Juni 2008 in Uppsala
Conference 30. January - 1. February 2009 in Helsinki
First International (1864–1876)
Second International (1889–1916)
Third International (1919–1943)
Fourth International (since 1938)
Fifth International (about to start in 2010?..)
Yet More History
Global Greens (since 2001)
Liberal International (since 1947)
International Democrat Union (since 1983)
Centrist Democrat International (since 1961)
Humanist International (since 1989)
A Look at Global Greens:
Founded in 2001 at a conferenz in
promote the Global Green Charter among
the Green Parties of the world, as well
as kindred groups and society at-large
stimulate and facilitate action on matters
of global consequence
deepen communication among Green
Parties and Federations
Statement of Purpose “reassessed not later
Second conference in 2008 in São Paulo -
unfortunately not reassessed the purpose
12 members of coordination committees
3 from each of Asia, Europe, Africa and
Parties join the Global Green Network
Founded in 1947
Executive committee, congress, bureau
Congress every 18 month (c.a. 300
Executive Committee - twice a year,
representatives from every member party
Founded in 1983
Party Leaders Conference, Executive
Committee, Standing Committees, Ad Hoc
Groups, Chairman, Vice Chairmen, Treasurer,
Executive Secretary, Assistant Chairmen,...
...Our Vision for a Pirate
Task Force on
Not that one->
Who Can Join?
Every Pirate Party (including the federal lvl)?
Only one Party per country?
Only registred Parties, running in elections?
What about associates - like Young Pirates?
What is the Scope of
e.g. make statements and found parties
Ratiﬁcation of program points?
Call to Action
Join the Statutes Task Force. Do it now.
Share YOUR vision for the pirate
Invite more Pirates
Hook up with the Conference Organizers and
offer some help :-)
Task Force: http://www.mypirates.net/
PPI Coreteam http://int.piratenpartei.de/
Uppsala Declaration http:/ /
Gregory.Engels [௺] piratenpartei-hessen.de
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Pirate Parties exist today in over 40 countries. The incorporation level differ from country to country - not all Pirate Parties can participate in public elections for example.
The current PPI web site.
The last conferences had mainly the scope for preparing and coordinating the strategies for the European Parliament elections.
International political organisations stand in the tradition of &#x201C;far left&#x201D; - first started by the Marxists. This explains, why there is a plethora of such organisations exists on the left wing - many of them still fighting for a world revolution and victory of the working class.
Today there are political internationals of all different couleur - also quite new ones. There are also notables are Socialist International and Alliance of Democrats
Come on, they have been founded in 2001 - and frankly, the website look very much like it was not changed in design ever since. Note how the top navigation spoils into the background :-)
So the scope of this organization is aimed at the green parties itself, not the world outside.
The structure is simple and sufficient, given that they have no real tasks beside of coordination.
Liberal International - Founded in 1947 - the major topics are liberalism and human rights.
They take organization matters seriously, with all that bodies. What they actually do is to held a summit every 3-4 years.
http://www.mypirates.net/ppi_development - Request to Join, and we let you in. So far Pirates from 13 countries collaborate in the Task Force, about half of them are from Germany
The other &#x201C;PPI&#x201D; - The &#x201C;Professionals Party of India&#x201D; actually looks from there Homepage as if they could join the Pirate Movement - look at the all the social media links in the left hand navigation!
This question bring up the following one - how the votes should be counted? Right now the strongest suggestion is, that every country should get one vote, regardless of how many members come from this country.
This is were the opinions divide right now - while some would like to see a political active organization that address the issues on the global level - like ACTA, INDECT, SWIFT, etc.;
while others would see an organization that &#x201C;just&#x201D; coordinates between the member Pirate Parties as sufficient.
The goal of the Task Force is to create the two different proposals and take them to the conference in April, so that they can be voted upon from different parties.
While every Party is independent in its decisions, there is possible under some circumstances to make the membership in the ppi dependent on the agreement to some common goals and statements.
...And of cause you can post this Presentation to your favorite Pirate Forum, you can tweet about it, blog, write on your page in Facebook, etc.