Jerry Weyer

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Jerry Weyer
Jerry Weier LK2011.jpg
Weyer at the Landeskongress in December 2011
Co-Chair of Pirate Parties International
In office
1 March 2010 – 13 March 2011
Serving with Grégory Engels
Preceded by Samir Allioui
Patrick Mächler
Succeeded by Samir Allioui
Marcel Kolaja
Vice-President of the Pirate Party of Luxembourg
In office
4 October 2009 – 28 October 2012
President Sven Clement
Preceded by New position
Personal details
Born (1986-01-04) January 4, 1986 (age 31)
Nationality Luxembourgian
Political party Pirate Party of Luxembourg
Alma mater Robert Schuman University
London School of Economics
Website http://jerryweyer.lu/

Jerry Weyer (born 4 January 1986) is a Luxembourgian politician, activist and lawyer. He served as a Co-Chair of Pirate Parties International alongside Grégory Engels from March 2010 to March 2011, and also helped found and served as the first Vice-President of the Pirate Party of Luxembourg.

Education[edit]

Weyer studied European law at the Robert Schuman University and later at the London School of Economics.[1]

Political career[edit]

Weyer is a co-founder of the Pirate Party of Luxembourg (Piratepartei Lëtzebuerg), the other being Sven Clement. Weyer therefore served as Vice-President of the party from its incarnation on 4 October 2009 until 28 October 2012.[1] Weyer ran the Pirate Party of Luxembourg's campaign in the 2013 general election, and also stood as a candidate.[2]

On 1 March 2010, Patrick Mächler stepped down from his role as Co-President on the Pirate Parties International Coreteam. Weyer was elected by he Coreteam to replace Mächler until the founding conference could be held on 18 April 2010, where two Co-Chairs would be properly elected.[3] During the April 2010 conference, Weyer and Grégory Engels, became the first properly elected Co-Chairs of Pirate Parties International. Weyer continued to serve in this role until the next conference, on 13 March 2011.[4]

From October 2012 to July 2013, Weyer served as the coordinator of the Luzembourgian parliamentary monitoring organization, Politikercheck.lu.[5]

Weyer has also written for the Pirate Times, arguing that Pirate Party members worldwide should see themselves as politicians, not just activists.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Weyer currently lives in Moesdorf, and, alongside his fellow Pirate Party of Luxembourg co-founder Sven Clement, runs Clement & Weyer Digital Communication Consultants.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About me". Jerry Weyer. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Schiffer, Patrick (24 October 2013). "Interview with Jerry Weyer, member of the PPLU". Pirate Times. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Patrick Mächler steps down - Jerry Weyer Steps up!". Pirate Parties International. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Previous PPI Boards". Pirate Parties International Wiki. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  5. ^ WOXX, 6.12.2012, "Politikerchecklu: Mehr Transparenz mit einem Klick?"
  6. ^ Weyer, Jerry (19 February 2015). "From activists to politicians". Pirate Times. Retrieved 6 August 2015.