Pirate Parties International
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|Pirate Parties International|
|Formation||April 18, 2010|
|Type||International nongovernmental organisation|
|Membership||Pirate parties and affiliated associations|
|Co-Chairmen||Grégory Engels/Vojtěch Pikal|
|Main organ||General Assembly|
The PPI statutes give its purposes as:
to help establish, to support and promote, and to maintain communication and co-operation between pirate parties around the world.
The PPI also has goals of raising awareness of, spreading and unifying the pirate movement through coordination, information-sharing, and assisting in the foundation of new pirate parties.
The party strives to reform laws regarding copyright and patents. The agenda also includes support for a strengthening of the right to privacy, both on the Internet and res extensa (physical life), and the transparency of state administration.
The first Pirate party was the Swedish Piratpartiet, founded on January 1, 2006 by Rick Falkvinge. Other parties and groups were formed in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, and Spain. In 2007, representatives of these parties met in Vienna, Austria to form an alliance and plan for the 2009 European Parliament elections. Further conferences were held in 2008 in Berlin and Uppsala, the latter leading to the "Uppsala Declaration" of a basic platform for the elections.
In September 2008, Andrew Norton (United States) was appointed as coordinator of the PPI collective. In August 2009 he stepped down and passed the function of coordinator over to the "coreteam" led by Patrick Mächler and Samir Allioui.
In 2009 the original Pirate Party won 7.1% of the vote in Sweden's European Parliament elections and won two of Sweden's twenty MEP seats, inspired by a surge in membership following the trial and conviction of three members of the ideologically aligned Pirate Bay a year earlier.
On 18 April 2010, the Pirate Parties International was formally founded in Brussels at the PPI Conference from April 16 to 18.
On 17 January 2011, an activist of the Tunisian Pirate Party, Slim Amamou, was appointed Secretary of State of Youth and Sport in the Tunisian government. On 25 May 2011, he resigned from his position, stating that once the country's democratic elections were planned, his mission would be over.
In September 2011 in the Berlin state elections The Pirate Party won 8.9% of the vote and its first ever seats in a state parliament anywhere in the world. They have gained representation in several German state parliaments elected in 2012 (North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein), typically at around 8% of the valid votes.
The PPI is governed by a board, led by two co-chairs. Policy, govenance, and applications for membership are the responsibility of the PPI General Assembly which must convene at least once per year.
|Date of election||Co-chairmen||Chief Administrative Officer||Chief Financial Officer||Board members|
|April 18, 2010||Grégory Engels, Jerry Weyer||Joachim Mönch||Nicolas Sahlqvist||Aleksandar Blagojevic, Jakub Michálek, Bogomil Shopov|
|March 13, 2011||Samir Allioui,
||Lola Voronina||Patrick Mächler|
|April 15, 2012||Grégory Engels, Lola Voronina||Travis McCrea||Ed Geraghty||Nuno Cardoso, Jelena Jovanovic, Denis Simonet|
|April 21, 2013||Grégory Engels, Vojtěch Pikal||Thomas Gaul||Marc Tholl||Nuno Cardoso, Azat Gabrakhmanov, Denis Simonet|
PPI Conferences 
|Name||Date of Meeting||Location||Host Party|
|International Conference 2007||8-10/6/2007||Vienna, Austria|
|International Conference 1/2008||26-27/1/2008||Berlin, Germany|
|International Conference 2/2008||27-29/6/2008||Uppsala, Sweden|
|PPI Conference 2010 (Founding Conference)||16-18/4/2010||Brussels, Belgium||Pirate Party Belgium|
|PPI Conference 2011||12-13/3/2011||Friedrichshafen, Germany||German Pirate Party|
|PPI Conference 2012||14-15/4/2012||Prague, Czech Republic||Czech Pirate Party|
|Pirate Summer Conference||9-10/6/2012||Aarau, Switzerland||Pirate Party Aargau|
|PPI Conference 2013||20-21/4/2013||Kazan, Russia||Pirate Party of Russia|
Pirate Party movement worldwide 
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- Ben Jones (2007-06-09). "Pirates Gather at First International Pirate Party Conference". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
- "The Uppsala Declaration or European Pirate Parties Declaration of a basic platform for the European Parliamentary Election of 2009". Piratpartiet. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
- Norton, Andrew (2009-08-02). "Signing off". pp.int.general mailing list. http://lists.pirateweb.net/pipermail/pp.international.general/2009-August/003775.html. Retrieved 2009-09-07.
- "Patrick Mächler steps down - Jerry Weyer Steps up!". 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
- "Swedish pirates capture EU seat". BBC News. BBC. 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- Will Smale (2010-04-27). "Election: Can Pirate Party UK emulate Sweden success?". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- "Turmoil in Tunisia: As it happened on Monday". BBC News. BBC. 2011-01-17. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
- "Arrested Pirate Party Member Becomes Tunisian State Secretary". TorrentFreak. 2011-01-17. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
- "Dissident blogger enters new Tunisian government". The Straits Times. Singapore Press Holdings. 2011-01-18. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
- "Tunisian minster quits". The guardian. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
- Wil Longbottom (2011-09-19). "Shiver me timbers! Pirate Party wins 15 seats in Berlin parliamentary elections". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2011-10-12.
- Pirate Parties International Statutes, Article XIII.
- Pirate Parties International Statutes, Articles IX - XI.
- "PPI GA 2012 minutes". Retrieved 2014-04-14.
- "PPI GA 2013 minutes". Retrieved 2013-05-13.
- "First board meeting of the board elected at the GA 2013 on 30th April 2013, internal decisions on CAO and CFO position". Retrieved 2013-05-13.
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