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PostHeaderIcon Invitation to the Council Meeting

Dear council members,

Respecting the article 16 (6) of the Statues, on behalf of the Board, I hereby invite you to a council meeting.

The council meeting will be held on the 18th and 19th of November 2017 in Prague at Česká pirátská strana, Řehořova 943/19, Praha 3, Czech Republik.

We, all the Board members, deeply regret that article 14 (7) of the Statues was violated as the Council meeting did not take place during 2016. Please support this very last opportunity to organise a meeting in 2017.

Looking forward to see you in Prague!

Best regards,

Mikuláš Peksa
Board member
European Pirate Party

(Posted October 15th, 2017)

Statues of PPEU

PostHeaderIcon Request for a council meeting

Dear Board of PPEU,

on behalf of the following Member Parties of PPEU and its delegates the undersigned requests a council meeting according to article 14 (7) of the PPEU – to be held on the 18th and 19th of  November 2017 in Prague at Česká pirátská strana, Řehořova 943/19, Praha 3, Czech Republik:

Pirate Party of France

Pirate Party of Switzerland

Pirate Party of Czech Republik

Pirate Party of Norway

Pirate Party of Germany

Pirate Party of Austria

Additionally we propose the agenda provided to you in the annex to this letter.

The mentioned place is already reserved for PPEU. Please send out your invitation by 15.10.2017 at the latest.

For your information PPDE and other parties will take care for further formalities.

On behalf of the above mentioned parties.

Sample Invitation, can be used as one to one copy:

Invitation to the PPEU Council Meeting November 2017

Dear European Pirates,

We would like to invite you to the next council meeting of PPEU. This meeting will be held in Prague on

November 18th and 19th 2017

at Česká pirátská strana, Řehořova 943/19, Praha 3, Czech Republik

The  council meeting is the equivalent of the  General Assembly for the organization, and at the meeting we will among  other things elect a new  board, decide on the admittance of observer members and have a discussion on the future direction for our organization. A draft agenda you will find in the annex of this Email.

Other pirates and interested persons are also very welcome to join as guests at the  Council meeting.

Socialising events for Friday, 17th and Saturday 18th will be announced in time.


To register for the conference please send an email to and put the organisers in CC (  In the email you should include name, if you are a delegate from a  party. If you will attend remotely (via

mumble) please inform as as you  will have to hand in another document to very your attendence. This will  be taken care of later.

Proposing candidates for the board and putting forth proposals to the Council meeting All  ordinary members can put forth candidates to the board of the European  Pirate Party and submit items for the agenda of the Council meeting.

Please note that the deadline for board nominations and proposals for statutes changes are 18th of October 2017.



Proposed Agenda:

17.11.2017 – FRIDAY (Inoffical part):


18.11.2017 – SATURDAY (6 hours):

  1. Opening of the meeting (13:00)
    a) Appoint 1 chairperson, 2 secretaries, 2 vote counters
    b) Establishing quorum (13:10)
    c) Adopt rules of procedure & agenda (13:15)
  2. Membership fee requests (delay, partial or total relievance) (13:20)
  3. New members presentation & admission
    a) Ordinary Member
    b) Observer Member
  4. Report be the Board of PPEU Discussion & vote – Future of the organisation
  5. Discussion & vote – Statutes amendments
    Proposal 1: Move to Luxembourg
    Proposal 2: More to Luxembourg plus more

19.11.2017 – SUNDAY

Remaining items from Saturday, if there are any

7. Approval of accounts and reports

8. Board elections

9. Other items

Agenda: //




PostHeaderIcon PPEU goes CEP 2019

Since the end of 2015, the PPEU members have met up to exchange their views on major issues concerning the whole of Europe. The national perspectives of certain problems are discussed while aiming for a common position. This should eventually lead to a common manifesto for the European elections of 2019.

This is similar to the successful process that took place in advance of the elections to the European Parliament in 2014.

This process offers us the opportunity to find where we can co-ordinate our campaigns where we agree and through healthy discussion find a mutually beneficial way forward in areas we currently disagree.

By establishing the PPEU, our procedure has simplified, in part due to the relationships between the different Pirate Parties strengthening.

The appointment series carrying the headline “Let’s talk” or “We need to talk” is still currently irregular but remains geared to the current needs of the members.

We have already passed the following milestones:

27.11.2015 – initial meeting (hosted by PP-DE)

20.01.2016 – Refugees 1st part (hosted by PP-DE)


03.02.2016 – Refugees Part 2 (hosted by PP-DE)


17.02.2016 – Economy 1st part (hosted by PP-CZ)

02.03.2016 – Migration (hosted by PP-DE)
postponed due to technical problems.

The next events will take place on:

23.03.2016 20:00h CET – TTIP (hosted by PP-IT)
18.05.2016 20:00h CEST – Economy Part 2


PostHeaderIcon PPEU Council-Meeting 2015

PPEU Council has its meeting on 17.07.-18.07.2015 in Brussels at Pyramide at Avenue Ariane 12, Woluwé-Saint-Lambert from 16.00 hrs on.

PostHeaderIcon PPEU goes Luxembourg

On Sept. 4th, 2013 the Pirateparty of Luxembourg will host the next conference of European pirate parties to finalize the foundation process.

Warsaw Declaration of the European Pirate Party – Letter of Intent

We, the undersigning European Pirates,

realizing the need for a new political party in Europe,

affirming the declaration of Prague,
affirming the declaration of Paris,

taking into account the negotiations at the Barcelona conference,
taking into account the negotiations at the Manchester conference,
taking into account the negotiations at the Paris conference,
taking into account the negotiations at the Warsaw conference,

noting the results of the meeting in Aarau,
noting the results of the meeting in Potsdam,
noting the results of the meeting in Rome,
noting the results of the meeting in Zagreb,
noting the results of the meeting in Kiev,
noting the results of countless online meetings,

Declare negotiation process for the foundation of the European Pirate Party as complete,

Agree on the overall details of the structure of the statutes for the organization as was decided on the said conferences and meetings,

State our commitment to the Manifesto as agreed upon at the Warsaw conference,

Declare our intent to join the European Pirate Party, with regard to the ratification process that is set by individual Parties,

Agree to convene in Luxembourg to lay the foundation of the European Pirate Party by formally adopting statutes and Manifesto,

Invite other Pirates Parties of Europe to join us in the foundation of the European Pirate Party.

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PostHeaderIcon PPEU goes Barcelona

On Sept. 1st / 2nd the Pirates de Catalunya will host the first conference of European pirate parties solely dedicated to the objective of agreeing on draft statutes for the European Pirates, the organization that is to coordinate the policies and electoral campaigns of the pirate movement across Europe.

Over 40 delegates from more than 15 countries all over Europe will attend the conference. It will be of vital importance for the founding of the European Pirate Party early 2013. Core topics include details of structure, membership, and decision making which have been prepared in regular online conferences during the previous months.

The working sessions will take place throughout the weekend on the Citilab premises in Cornellà. Afterwards a series of talks is going to attract public interest in the  heart of Barcelona’s centre on Sunday afternoon organized by Pirates de Catalunya:


Birgitta Jónsdóttir: Member of the Icelandic Parliament. Activist and spokesperson for various groups, among them Wikileaks and the International Modern Media Institute. Proponent of the Freedom of Information Act passed in June 2010 and a founding member of the Icelandic Pirate Party. Jónsdóttir will discuss the Icelandic Revolution, the current situation faced by Wikileaks and Julian Assange and what led some of those involved in Iceland’s movement to establish an Icelandic Pirate Party.

Aleks Lessmann: Political director of PP Bavaria and one of the foreign policy leaders of the Pirate Party of Germany, which currently holds 45 state parliament seats and 163 city/municipal council seats, Lessmann will present the German pirates’ vision for Europe. After climbing to 14% in the polls, the Piratenpartei is working towards bringing civic participation to the European elections as well.

Josep Jover: Lawyer and coordinator of the legal group for the 15M movement. He defeated the SGAE (the Spanish MPAA and RIAA) in court, having Spain’s private copying levy declared illegal in October 2010, and had its leadership arrested on corruption charges a year and a half later. He was also the Catalan Pirate candidate in the Spanish general elections. Jover will talk about international cooperation on the European level to protect the rights of citizens of the European Union.

Muriel from / Krishna

PostHeaderIcon First meetings for PPEU statutes and organization and common program

Dear Pirates,

The Prague declaration on cooperation between European Pirate Parties provides two concrete goals:

A) to have a common election program included in the individual programs of the respective parties (§ II.)
B) to establish a political party at European level (§ IV.)

Both tasks require a lot of energy, ressources and time, so let’s start now to work on them! For this purpose two seperate mailinglists were created to coordinate the tasks:

A) pp-eu.programme
B) pp-eu.statutes

In addition regular meetings are held to work on the seperate tasks. The first meetings will be

A) Mai 15th 21:30 CET
B) Mai 17th 20:00 CET

We will meet in Mumble server (Port 64738) in the channel “International > PPEU”.

In these meetings we will discuss only the respective topics, that means in A) we will not discuss the structure of PPEU f.ex. Also please bear in mind that these first meetings will be mainly about “how” we will work for the next few months and not already about detailled discussions of the topic itself. To avoid repeating arguments and discussing what has already been discussed please refer to // and read through the blogposts in preparation for the meetings.

We will prepare a proposal for an agenda and share it a few days before both meetings so everyone can contribute. Please subscribe yourself to the respective mailinglists to receive these announcements.

We hope a lot of you will participate – only together we can realize our ambitious goals!



The Prague declaration

PostHeaderIcon How to go on?

So the conference in Prague is over – we got a good conversation about PPEU going, including some criticism that was being voiced.

The big breakthrough we had in Prague was a declaration regarding PPEU. Many Pirates sat together for hours to formulate it and the fact that many Pirates have signed it already shows that we are going into the right direction. The biggest challenge lying ahead is to have this declaration ratified by all European Pirate Parties.

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PostHeaderIcon Voting in PPEU? By whom and on what?

This is a post regarding current discussions among Pirates how PPEU should be organzied. It was written by Mattias Bjärnemalm and is reposted here unchanged except for minor formatting.  A cc-by-license applies.

I would like to start by stating that what I write is always my personal opinion and that you can assume the majority of the Swedish Pirates to be both less positive towards and less interested in European cooperation and organization than I am. Sitting in the heart of EU and working in the European parliament gives me a bias towards European unity that by far outweighs the general position among the Swedish population and Swedish pirates. Perhaps that can explain why only two Swedish Pirates (me being one of them) filled in the Survey that was recently presented here.
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