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Here you can write your application for PPI board member. To submit your application copy-paste the table or write an e-mail with the information to board@pp-international.net and we will add you to the list. ( we do have temporarily problems with wiki, so we are glad to help)

Sponsors - According to IV (4) (b) and V (2) (b) of the PPI statutes candidates to any body of the PPI must be proposed by an ordinary or observer member of the PPI. If you submit your application please add your sponsor. One member can support multiple candidates and the person applying for a position doesn't necessarily need to be a member of that organization. If you don't have a sponsor before the conference you still might be able to convince a delegation on the spot.




Please use the following template:

Name and nicks YOUR NAME
Sponsor WHAT MEMBER OF THE PPI SUPPORTS YOUR CANDIDATURE?
member of Pirate Party WHAT PIRATE PARTIES ARE YOU A MEMBER OF?
qualifications WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, JOB, EXPERIENCE)?
language(s) WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK/WRITE?
motivation and political background WHAT ARE YOUR MOTIVATION AND POLITICAL BACKGROUND (EXPERIENCE, POLITICAL VIEWS, GOALS?
Contact data HOW CAN WE REACH YOU FOR MORE QUESTIONS?


Chairperson (2 positions)

Name and nicks Gregory Engels
Sponsor Pirate Party of Germany, Pirate Party Norway
member of Pirate Party Pirate Parties of Germany, Hesse, Kazakhstan, Russia, Luxembourg and Sweden
qualifications
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  • I have studied Physics (with specialization in atomic physics)
  • since 1998 I am running a company that provides consulting services for Lotus Notes customers. (Mostly managing big multi-national migration projects)
  • In my field, I am considered to be a "guru" - I am IBM RedBook author, member of the Penumbra partnership and a frequent speaker at international Lotus Notes conferences.
  • I am married and have two children

Pirate Qualifications:

  • Member of the City Council of Offenbach am Main and leader of the first parliamentary Pirate Group ever
  • Candidate for the upcoming European Parliament elections for PP-DE (List position 6)
  • Judge in the Court of Arbitration in the Pirate Party of Hesse 2011-2012
  • Main organizer of the PP-DE GA in Offenbach (1500 attendees)
  • Co-Chairman Pirate Parties International April 2010 till March 2011 and from April 2012 on.
  • International Coordinator for Pirate Party of Germany since 2009
  • PPI Statutes Task-Force leader 2009-2010
  • Campaign manager foreigners elections City of Offenbach 2010 - achieved 4.2% for the Pirate Party, resulting in a win of one seat.

Other Memberships

  • Chaos Computer Club Frankfurt (C3F2M)
  • Humanistische Union (HU)
  • Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV)
  • Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobilclub (ADAC)
language(s) I am fluent in English, German and Russian
motivation and political background I would like to repeat at large what I have said in my last year presentation:

The coming year is a turning point for the Pirate Movement. Pirates have entered into Parliaments, and we are seeing its gain momentum that many have not dreamed of even a year ago. New Pirate Parties are being founded and old ones experience a land rush like growth. But this dynamics also bring new challenges. We need a shift in professionalism inside our structures and inside PPI to make sure that the Pirate Movement will survive this growth. We need to reach out to our allies to face the growing global threats that are threatening to all of us - things like CEEP, TTIP, TTP, and new challenges like IPRED. We need to support PPI's members on the international level. And we need to focus on the whole world, not just our neighborhood - because this world is interconnected and bad legislation in any part of it will in the end be everyone's problem, if we remain motionless.

I am running for reelection as PPI Co-Chairman on the post. Being on the post has turned out to be rather an obstacle for a Pirate than an advantage. We have struggled a lot to unwind a chaos left over by the previous administration and, even that we were partially successful, some of more important issues remain unsolved. We have started a lot of projects and I really would like to execute them to a level of completeness where it is easy for the next board to take it over and not going through the same struggles that we had to face.

Contact data I can easily be reached at a number of channels - see my profile page in the German Pirate-Wiki

You can also ask me public questions on Formspring


Name and nicks Patrick "Argure" Godschalk
Sponsor Pirate Party Florida, Pirate Party Netherlands, Pirate Party Poland
member of Pirate Party Piratenpartij (The Netherlands), Pirate Party Australia
qualifications
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  • I'm very good at telling when someone is actively bullshitting this organisation.
  • I'm also very good at getting those people to stop doing that.
  • I'm Dutch, which means I'm always either drunk or high - and therefore good fun! This is obviously a lie.
  • I realise that I can just write whatever the bloody hell I want in here since most people won't even check these.
  • On that note, I have a PhD in creativology.
  • I'm not at all narcissistic or cynical. I do not know the meaning of sarcasm.
  • I will love you long time. ( ⊙‿⊙)
language(s) C, Perl, zsh. I also do Python when I'm feeling masochistic. Oh, and I can say ARRRR really loud!
motivation and political background See, this is where it gets interesting. I actually have a serious motivation for doing this, despite the cynical and somewhat humourous first paragraphs here. And that motivation is simple.

It's an important one so let me place it on it's own line just so people read it better:

You do NOT. Fucking. "Announce". A GA *TWO WEEKS* before it actually starts.

I mean come on, this is some A+++ stand-up bullshit going on here that I expect from 'liberals', but not from a Pirate Party. Or at least, I don't want to expect this. So, my motivation for my candidature is simple.

  1. I refuse to acknowledge the validity of this GA in the interest of the member parties that are not the in-crowd of Gregory Engels.
  2. If this GA still happens, elect me to the board in whatever position and I will immediately move to declare this GA null and void.
  3. After which, I will immediately step down as board member because I have no actual interest in being one.

If I am unable to declare the GA null and void, I will simply not do anything as a board member other than righteously 'abuse' this position to actually fucking *inform* the member parties of shit like this. And any other board member who in that case would have a problem with this can cordially go fuck themselves.

And yes, in case it needs explaining, despite writing this on a cynical and highly frustrated note, - I am *dead serious* about this candidature with this specific motivation.

Contact data Argure on IRC. If you're wondering which network, I'm on pretty much most of them, just pick one at random. You can also mail me at patrick.godschalk@piratenpartij.nl but honestly, I read my mail maybe once a week at most.


Name and nicks Marco Confalonieri
Sponsor Pirate Party of Italy (PP-IT)
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party of Italy (PP-IT)
qualifications
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I am a freelance software developer, working in the city of Genova, in Italy. My adventure with the Pirate Party began in 2008. This is my Pirate CV:

  • International Coordinator for PP-IT from 2009 to 2013
  • Member of the Court of Arbitration of Pirate Parties International for one year (elected in Friedrichshafen, 2011)
  • "Privacy Guarantor" of PP-IT (internal officer that verifies the procedure for the admission of new members in the Permanent Assembly of PP-IT) in 2013
  • Running for the Italian Chamber of Deputies during the 2013 national elections in the "Piemonte I" district list of PP-IT
  • Currently Member of the Court of Arbitration of PP-IT
language(s) Italian, English
motivation and political background In a world where the global economy dominates the political decisions there is a constant trend to subordinate individual rights to the needs of the global market. Unlike other political movements, Pirates are not limited by borders in their actions, and the common values that we share are as global as the pressure on the rights that we defend and strive to extend. Therefore, I believe that communication and coordination between the Pirate Parties around the world are crucial to win these battles, and that Pirate Parties International has a duty towards its members and the whole Pirate Movement to ease these processes.

I think I can have a role in serving the interests of the Pirate Movement worldwide, therefore I'm putting forward my candidature.

Contact data My contact details:
  • Email: marco.confalonieri(at)email.it
  • Mobile: +39 349 6948 145
  • Skype: marco_confa
  • Facebook: Marco Confalonieri


Name and nicks Koen De Voegt
Sponsor Pirate Party of Croatia, Pirate Party Norway
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party of Belgium
qualifications
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  • Engineer with specialization in Electronics and ICT, followed extra university courses in economics and accounting.
  • Held a variety of positions in the ICT & electronics sector including a position as research engineer for Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs. Pirate qualifications
  • Founder and leader of the Pirate Party in the city and province of Antwerp Belgium
  • Candidate for the upcoming regional elections in Flanders for PPBE
  • Member of the coreteam of PPBE since 2013
  • active in international coordination for PPBE since 2012
  • One of the main organizers of the joined PPBE, PPNL and PPDE conference in Maastricht.
  • Helped during the EU and local election campaigns in Croatia and the regional campaign in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
  • Author of several Pirate Times articles

Other Memberships

  • Board member of Hackerspace Antwerp (voidwarranties.be)
  • Board member of Hackerspace Ghent (0x20.be)
  • Member of Hackerspace Brussels (hackerspace.be)
languages Dutch, English, some French
motivation and political background As a research engineer I had first hand experience in dealing with patents and even co-authored one. Not only do patents make it more difficult for you to build onto work done by other research organizations. It's virtually impossible for small companies to make money in a heavy patented sector, It's also hard for big companies to actually make money of patents. Costs for patent engineers and patent lawyers are not spend on actually research. I've also been an active user and advocate for open source software. So I'm well aware that an innovative ecosystem can be build that is not based on keeping information from others. I believe this open model can be used for more then just software. These issues are my main focus within the Pirate movement.
Contact data koen.devoegt@antwerpsepiraten.be +32496048289 @koendv https://www.facebook.com/koendevoegt


Name and nicks Maša Čorak
Sponsor Pirate Party of Germany, Pirate Party Norway
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party Croatia
qualifications
  • I’ve graduated at High School for Science and Mathematics and at the Music High School (Rijeka, Croatia)
  • I’ve studied Engineering in Maritime Transport at Faculty of Maritime Studies (Rijeka, Croatia)
  • I’ve graduated in logistics and finances at BA Nordhessen (Nordhessen, Germany)
  • At the moment, I have a status of applicant at Master Study in Quantitative Economics and Finances (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)
  • I've finished my internship in financial institutions (Croatia Insurance and Societe Generale Bank)
  • Currently, all my work is on purely volunteer base and I'm seriously considering moving to another European country in other to get a better job opportunities.
  • I am one of the founders of Pirate Party Croatia
  • On three General Assemblies, I was elected as a PPHR Chairperson
  • I'm finishing with my third mandate and I think that after three years it really is a time for somebody else to replace me
  • Also, I'm an international coordinator and only official delegate in all the processes regarding PPI and PPEU
  • In the last European elections, I was PPHR top candidate and we've managed to gain 1,3% nationwide which was pretty amazing because not only those were our first elections but we only had about 3 weeks to prepare and execute the entire campaign
  • As a representative of PPHR I’ve held a numerous lectures, mostly about copyright issues and improvement of democratic processes with modern technologies
  • I'm involved in almost all the international pirate affairs
language(s) I am fluent in English and of course, in Croatian/Serbian/Bosnian
motivation and political background In less than a month, I won't be having any official functions in my Party and I will be able to invest all my time in PPI. Since I've manage to accomplish so much in my country while working with some fabulous individuals, I'm sure that I can do an equally good job inside the PPI. Actually, I'm quite sure that I can do even better job because the international aspect of the pirate movement is something that I'm fascinated with. No other movement has that kind of strength and with a lot of hard work, we can accomplish so much. Last two years I spent travelling across the Europe, working with my fellow pirates and I've gathered a lot of experience and now, I would like to invest all that in the functioning of PPI. I heard a lot of stories about PPI doing nothing for its members, doing nothing in order to promote the pirate idea. To be honest, I've criticized the PPI Board myself more than few times and that simply wasn't fair. The Board itself can only do so much. In order to properly represent all member Parties, we need inputs from as much pirates possible. If I get elected as a co-chairperson, I will invest a great deal of my energy in networking, connecting pirates that still aren't connected (individuals or entire Parties) because, amazing things can happen when you put only 20 pirates from several different countries in one room. Also, I will try to include as many pirates from continents other than Europe in the PPI functioning.
Contact data

mutkovic@pirati.hr
masa.utkovic@gmail.com
Skype: masa.utkovic
Cell No: +385 92 168 5599

Board members (5 positions)

Name and nicks Denis 'SciFi' Simonet
Sponsor Pirate Party Switzerland
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party of Switzerland
qualifications
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  • I work as a software engineer for a company which integrates FOSS and I am a Bachelor in Computer Science
  • PPI board member since 2012
  • Chairman of Pirate Party Switzerland from the foundation in 2009 until March 2012
  • Founder member of the Swiss Privacy Foundation
  • Spokesperson for PP-CH
  • International Coordinator for Pirate Party of Switzerland
  • Many other activities, also see my page on wikipedia
language(s) Swiss German, German, French, English, a bit Italian
motivation and political background I already was a board member for two years now and I offer my time for another period. I won't do treasurer nor CAO. But I'd be happy to continue visiting organizations such as the WIPO or the WTO as I think that international relations are important for the pirate movement. I will also help in other ways where my spare time allows me to do so, such as help organising the next ThinkTwice conference.
Contact data
  • Skype: SciF0r
  • Twitter: SciF0r
  • Jabber: SciFi@jabber.ccc.de
  • E-Mail: denis.simonet@pp-international.net


Name and nicks Patrick "Argure" Godschalk
application/contact data See above


Name and nicks Marco Confalonieri
application/contact data See above


Name and nicks Thomas Gaul
Sponsor Pirate Party of Germany
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party of Germany
qualifications
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* Civil Engineer - Building Energy Consultant
  • married, one child
  • International Coordinator for Pirate Party of Germany 2011 -
  • Vice Chairman Pirate Party of Lower Saxony 2012-2013
  • Vice Teamleader Pressteam PP-DE 2013
  • Member of the Board 2011-2012
  • Alternate Member of the Board 2012-2013
  • Member of the Board (CAO) 2013-2014

International experience:

  • working groups on CEN TC 227 WG2 (1997-2005), CEN TC WG 5 (2004-2005)
  • technical comittee CEN TC 227 (2004-2005)
  • Secretary to CEN TC 227 WG2 on behalf of British Standard Institution (2003-2005)
language(s) German, English
motivation and political background In my eyes it is vital for PPI to be in touch with other NGOs and hopefully with other international institutions, as the board had already began. Beside the board we do need some kind of a second level within the PPI, you might call it teams. As we all can see some few elected members to the board can't solve all the problems that evolve. We do need the members of the PPI to be acting as one on some aspects, e.g. CISPA. On ACTA we all did a great job! Now it is time to move forward. "Infiltrating" all those lobbying filth might be a start. But as you might know - my main issue is something else. Human rights and related issues would be on my agenda (beside the boring every day work of a board member (don't forget even access to information via Internet is a human right). We have to be in touch with relevant organizations beside PPI on this. This means: attend meetings, exchange of information with relevant organizations and so forth. (tbc)
Contact data Email: thomas.gaul@piratenpartei.de

see my profile page


Name and nicks Bastian (Sebastian Krone)
Sponsor Pirates without borders
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party Germany
qualifications
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Within the international movement:

Curriculum vitae:

  • Studies in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Law
  • Professional rallying, German Amateur Masters
  • Accountant
  • Commercial pilot (flight instructor started)
  • Instructor ITSE
  • MCSE
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Working since 1971 (!) in the IT
  • Commercial Consultant
  • Father :D
language(s) I had the opportunity to visit many countries in my life and I can also be found capable of coping with their language.
motivation and political background I am applying to be elected as a Member of the Board (treasurer).

Since my first General Assembly chairman’s job in 2011 in Friedrichshafen, I have accompanied the International Pirates Movement continuously.

For the PPEU foundation process I worked in many international conferences since 2012, such as in Prague (CZ), Aarau (CH), Barcelona (CAT), Rome (I), Manchester (GB), Paris (F), Warsaw (PL) and Luxembourg. I have participated at several online-meetings for developing PPEU-Statues and PPEU-Manifesto. Financially I am independent, so I could pay for my expenses on my own.

It will be an extraordinary challenge to organize all necessary structures for the PPI and would mean a great honor to me to take on this task.

I am a professional accountant, so I know what that task means.

To unite the international Pirates movement is a challenging goal that will make us stand together.

Pirates should work together without borders.

Contact data


Name and nicks Anders Kleppe, aka captainBlue, aka @AndersPirat
Sponsor Piratpartiet Norge / Pirate Party Norway Statutes §3, art. 3.3.
member of Pirate Party Pirate Parties of Norway, Vest-Agder and Sweden
qualifications
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Education

  • IT/Programming at High School Level
  • O.O. Programming 60 SPs University of Bergen
  • Apprenticeship Surface Protection
  • Bachelor Economics and Business Administration NHH, IT Strategy, NSE – Norwegian School of Economics
  • Bachelor thesis on digital services to life-insurance customers (businesses and private) in cooperation with Vital Insurance, now DnB Life Insurance
  • MsC E & BA NSE, International Business, minor: Marketing and Branding
  • Master thesis on political- and judicial risks for European company (Elkem ASA) in a specific IEJV in Inner Mongolia, China
  • Term paper (6 authors)/Article on Knowledge Transfer in IJVs based on an MNC conceptual model by Paul N. Gooderham, NHH. The findings of the impact of the level of competition between IJV partners on knowledge transfer in IJVs has been implemented in later research (Published and referenced in various journals since 2007)

Professional experience

  • Sales-, warehousing-, logistics IT-coordinator
  • Ship building and maintenance
  • Oil and Gas Offshore maintenance
  • Shipping- ship-agency- logistics international software project manager – Now commercialised and split in S5 Agency World and GAC (Global Agency Corporation)
  • Project name: AgencyGlobe had a $22 million budget for v1.0, After successful release without beta trial renamed S5 AgencyWorld
  • As far as I still know, this project was one of the first that included mobile devices as an important part to update huge databases in real-time accessible for all levels within large organisations and external partners in real-time
  • IT-manager NSE student networks, with main responsibility for cash systems and server setups for light, video and sound-mixing with live stream at major national and international conferences (< 1,000 participants)

Other experience

  • Family politics – activism since 1988. Since 1997 at an international level
  • Endless boards in voluntary organisations varying from student organisations, community boards, parental school boards, housing area boards, community boards and family activist organisations
  • Member of PP-SE since 2007, participated in attempt in 2009 to establish PP-NO, but first successful in 2012. Founding participant PP-NO
  • European Pirates, Member of the Board
  • Sailing, ocean sailing, living at sea, consulting families and non-profits
  • Member of informal academic network based in Bergen, Norway containing academics of most specialisations and global geographic locations
  • And the best for last: 3 daughters, the youngest twins
  • Pirate by heart, soul and mind and most definitely ‘made’ for international cooperation
language(s) Scandinavian, (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish), English, understand German, but prefer not to speak for some strange reason (it’s kind of fun to understand and not speak when Germans speak German)
motivation and political background As stated from my experience basic rights of children and humans has always been close to my heart. I’ve been, both in profession and politics, worked on an international level in different cultures and with people of all ‘classes’ (I detest that word, but I don’t have any better word for the time being).

I have also worked internationally from Norway to India and anywhere in between when I worked as an IT-manager and IT project manager, so I am used to engage and discuss with all kind of people regardless of status or position. Because of an car incident I had to end that work full time and now spend almost all my time related to Pirate politics and in particular how we can increase the impact of the Pirate Party movement to a substantial political power on a global basis. Pirate Parties International is probably the most important body to achieve this as PPI focus on connecting different cultures, professions and Pirate parties. Knowledge transfer is a key element in this and the ThinkTwice Conference concept is in my opinion a very good way to achieve this part of PPI’s goals. But I see we need to get academia on our side and exchange information on the same level as us, so one of my key motivations will be to do exactly that by locating the research environments who actually argue for pirate views and will work to get major educational institutions across the world to host TT-conferences in the future in cooperation with PPI. No need to say that the main goal is to make a firm and solid platform for knowledge transfer across Pirate Parties from different regions all over the world.

Contact data All contact details can be found on the wiki of Pirate Party Norway

http://wiki.piratpartiet.no/index.php?title=User:CaptainBlue


Name and nicks Koen De Voegt
application/contact data See above


Name and nicks Stathis Leivaditis
Sponsor Pirate Party of Greece
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party of Greece
qualifications
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I’m a member of the Board and a member of the press team of Pirate Party of Greece, former journalist, now a free lancer. I'm in the team of Pirate Times from the start, I joined voluntarily and consciously because I am interested to meet pirates from around the world, to exchange views and spread the pirate spirit. I am also running both as a candidate MEP for PP-GR and City Councillor in the Municipality of Chalkis.
language(s) Greek, English, a bit of German
motivation and political background The English “pirate” is derived from the Greek word “πειρατής” (peiratēs) and this in turn from the verb “πειράομαι” (peiráomai), “I attempt”, which is a derivative of the noun “πείρα” (peîra), “experience”. Coming from the depths of the centuries, the word “pirate” took on another dimension in our days. The ruling classes saw pirates as rebels and hated them. Rebels without a state, they were not submissive to any law, except from the laws they instituted themselves, improvising together. This is the feeling of a Pirate: when something doesn’t work, you have to attempt to bring a new concept. Sometimes it goes beyond a certain point and perhaps exceeds certain limits, because it is an expression of challenge; the challenge to change the system.
Contact data http://piratetimes.net/author/sleivaditis/

https://www.facebook.com/sleivaditis

sleivaditis@gmail.com


Name and nicks Tomasz Słowiński
Sponsor Pirate Party Poland
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party Poland
qualifications
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From: http://wiki.piratenpartei.de/PPEU/Board_Candidates

I'm vice-president of the Polish Pirate Party and an activist in the pirate community. I have extensive political experience - having worked, among others, as advisor to the Polish Minister of Transport and an assistant to a MEP here in Parlamen. I'm going to take part in the elections to the European Parliament on behalf of the Polish Pirate Party.

language(s)
motivation and political background From: http://wiki.piratenpartei.de/PPEU/Board_Candidates

I'm interested in human rights issues and Eastern politics (Eastern Partnership), particularly the relationship with the Ukraine and its possibility of integration with the European Union. Because of my profession I also take interest in the issue of copyright and its reform. As I have always been driven by a great passion in everything I do, I believe I would be an excellent candidate for the Board of the European Pirate Party, being a great representative of not only Poland but also the countries of the so-called New Union!

Contact data https://www.facebook.com/slowinskitomek

tomasz.slowinski@polskapartiapiratow.pl


Name and nicks Zbigniew Łukasiak
Sponsor Pirate Party Poland
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party Poland
qualifications, motivation and political background
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From: http://piratetimes.net/author/zlukasiak/

I am a 40 years old programmer from Poland. I am fascinated (and scared) by the way Internet changes our societies and I want to take a part in that. I believe the changes has only just begun and they will be deep. I have a degree in Computing Science – but I read a lot on psychology, sociology and other other related subjects. I am agnostic or even atheist but I am fascinated by Rene Girard. I am a Free and Open Source Software passionate (https://github.com/zby) and I joined Interenet Society Poland when there was a Free Software chapter, and I stayed there while ISOC Poland fighted the patent directive and retency laws in the European Parliament. I have been involved in reinstaing the Polish Pirate Party. Pollitically I am maybe close to libertarians – but I am not a dogmatic and I also believe that our new ways of communicating and working will also require new politics. I joined your list mostly to look around – I am not a professional writer – but I am very interested in working on the Pirate pollitical dogma and I think this needs to be done internationally. I have three blogs: http://brudnopis.blogspot.com (general) http://perlalchemy.blogspot.com/ (programming related) http://brudnopispirata.blogspot.com (pirate related, in Polish)

language(s) From: http://piratetimes.net/author/zlukasiak/

I speak fluently in Polish and English and I can communicate in Russian and French and know a bit of Spanish.

Contact data zzbbyy@gmail.com


Name and nicks Min Chiaki
Sponsor Pirate Party Croatia, Pirate Party Norway
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party Japan
qualifications, motivation and political background I am a musician.

I am Japanese Music Pirates Leader,

I am min Chiaki, japanese pirates call me "Senseh" or "Min-chan".

So you can call me like that,

In Japan if you wanted to perform your creative activity for example to play music or to show a mixture of the artistic works or old great artists you must be astonished at the bill from Jasrac, Japanese Writing Authority.

I pesronally got such a bill for over a thouosand Euro of a music score.

Jasrac asked us to pay charge of music copy right.

if we played Totoro for example.

So that's why the japanese music pirates are the biggest part of the japanese pirates party movements.

I am here to learn and understand better about politics and argue on Copyrights law systems,

we implement them better.

I don't know much about politics nor the political arguements on Copy Rights law systems.

But We, the japanese musicians must feel the real horror much about the contents business.

The japanese new law said about a jail sentence in prison.

So I became Pirate.

The music of over thity years after the authors' or composers' death must be free!

Copying must not be accused.

I as a pirate of Japan

want to protect japanese ordinary people.

Just like people of Fukushima after big earthquake and Tsunami!

Only our pirates of Japan, with over hundreds pirates members are all against Nuclear Power Stations in Japan!!!

If we japanese had got democracy then we could not experience such kind of disaster in Fukusima.

I want to stop GEMA or Jasrac, copy right lobbyists.

I want to protect Fukushima people.

Please give me some supports as a pirate in japan,ss thank you.

Next PPI General Assembly must be in Tokyo.

Contact data


Name and nicks Chemseddine Ben Jemaa
Sponsor Pirate Party of Croatia
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party Norway
Contact data

Alternate Board Member (4 positions)

Name and nicks Patrick "Argure" Godschalk
application/contact data See above


Name and nicks Marco Confalonieri
application/contact data See above


Name and nicks Bastian (Sebastian Krone)
application/contact data See above


Name and nicks Koen De Voegt
application/contact data See above


Name and nicks Radek Pietroń
Sponsor Pirate Party Poland
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party Poland
qualifications, motivation and political background
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From: http://wiki.piratenpartei.de/PPEU/Board_Candidates

Pirate. Free man. Polish Pirate Party Chief "on the Board".

I can tell that PP-EU is a little bit like my child. I'm in forming process of PP-EU since it's beginning in Prague 2012 (I was a part of small group that started negotiating and made statement that we need and want PP-EU). I was participating in conferences in Manchester and Paris, and organizing the conference in Warsaw (when we prepared Warsaw Declaration and finished Statues - what was great success).

In Pirate movement since 2007. Co-Founder (1 of 3) of Polish Pirate Party since 2010. Actually (since May 2013) Chairman of Polish Pirate Party and alternate Board Member of PPI (since Kazan conference 2013). Organizer of first AntiACTA protests in Poland in 2010. I'm not taking part in election to Europarlamnet 2014 so I have more time than most of other people. I have participated in developing PPEU-Statues and PPEU-Manifesto. Financially I am independent, so I could pay for most of my expenses on my own. Once in a 6 weeks I'm visiting Belgium due to my company duties so I can do it more often if need for PP-EU.

Professionally I have strong financial, accounting and business IT background. Currently I have my small company working on optimizing business processes within other companies. Before I was IT Manager and Director for big construction and hotel management company. I was also consultant for ERP in financial systems implementation. I have strong international finance background while working as financial advisor and stock broker and I've started my professional career as an accounts in one of the biggest advertising agency in the world (Ogilvy group).

All this time - since I've sold my first IT project when I was 14 (:)) I was also working a lot with open source communities making some free codes, software and taking part in a lot of translations. (Joomla Developer Team, Mozilla developer and tester).

As a Pirates, as a Europe Citizens we have to unite to win the chellange, to have real European society with real freedom within.

Some private and professional background:

Master of Political Science (thesis: Internet influence on political systems.). Specialized in managing projects financed by public money.
Bachelor of Bioinformatics and biology of systems (thesis: Metyloxantines and its influence on heterocyclic aromatic amines in terms of cancer therapy).
finished bachelor in Physics (medical physics) but don't have degree (i didn't finished my thesis)
Working on PHD in medical sciences – gene therapy.
Ex-accountant
ex-radio journalist
ex-financial advisor and stock broker
ex-IT Director and Manager
Business entrepreneur with my own small company
Independent IT consultant.

American football player with 3 times national championship, passionste runner

Traveler with a passion of life.

INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE!

language(s) From: http://wiki.piratenpartei.de/PPEU/Board_Candidates

Know 6 languages (Polish, English, Deutch, Swedish, French and Russian).

Contact data https://twitter.com/radeks00

radek.pietron@polskapartiapiratow.pl

https://www.facebook.com/radeks00

http://ask.fm/radeks00/

skype: x.jasiek


Name and nicks Min Chiaki
application/contact data See above


Name and nicks Chemseddine Ben Jemaa
application/contact data See above
Name and nicks Yasin Aydın
Sponsor PP-TR
member of Pirate Party PP-TR
qualifications
Yasin Aydin of PPTR in Gezi park events, Istanbul.jpeg

I am 29 years old. I have studied Electronics Eng, Astronomy, Business Management and Electronics and Communications Engineering. I am one of the board members of PP-TR. I am programming since I was 6, I am an active linux user since 1997. I am also a certified Systems Engineer and certified ethical hacker. I am active member of the all 3 free software and related organizations.

language(s) English, Turkish, l33t speak, can also read Japanese and Russian :)
motivation and political background I strongly support the program in Pirate Party Turkey and in my personal life. I am an hardworking person and have great expectations from PPI, so I can help change today to a better future!

I am/was an alternate board member of PPI 2013-2014 and I have attended most of the Mumble meetings past year. So I have experience on how to be an alternate board member :) I am a leftist-liberarian (like Gandhi) and attended Gezi Park events (civil riseup in Turkey in summer 2013). I'm the one in the photo, taken on the first day of solidarity.

Contact data I prefer contact via email: yasinaydin@korsanparti.org or I can be reached even by phone +905456555588

Court of Arbitration (3-7 positions)

Name and nicks Bradley Hall
Sponsor Florida Pirate Party
member of Florida Pirate Party
qualifications
  • I stand up for what is right.
  • I cannot be bribed or otherwise have my impartiality called into question.
  • I research all sides of an issue.

Pirate Qualifications:

  • Chairman of the United States Pirate Party (former)
  • Records Officer of the United States Pirate Party (former)
  • Chairman, Florida Pirate Party (current)
language(s) I am fluent in English.
motivation and political background I would like to be a member of the PPI Court of Arbitration because the

PPI needs members for this court that are honorable and able to arbitrate whatever comes before them. I aim to do this, and to do it well.

Contact data I can be reached at brad.hall@pirate-party.us
Name and nicks Andrew Norton
Sponsor Pirate Party of Florida
member of Pirate Party * US Pirate Party - Vice Chair
  • Pirate Party of Georgia(US) - Vice Chairman and spokesman
  • Pirate Party UK - Party Governor, and Co-lead of the Press team.
qualifications Degrees in Robotics, physics, maths, and chemistry. Trained in accident/incident investigation.
  • 16 years political experience working on campaigns and infrastructure across 2 continents (Liberal, Conservative and Pirate party in the UK, Libertarian and Pirate in the US)
  • Was the very first head of the PPI, seeing it through to the end of the EU elections (by unanimous acclaim).
  • Leader, US Pirate Party 2007-2008.
  • Since 2007 I have worked with TorrentFreak, as their lead researcher & community liaison.
  • Every year I work on the EFForums track at Dragoncon, an event with over 65,000 attendees in Atlanta. As the Assistant Director of the Electronic Frontier Forums track, I help plan, moderate and document panels on a wide variety of topics. Last years guests include Chris Soghoian of the ACLU talking about the
  • I also work on the Muon1 distributed particle accelerator design project , which was based at the UK Rutherford Appleton Lab, near Oxford, now the BNL in Long Island, New York, and have done school talks to promote particle and nuclear physics (I'm good at explaining complex
  • I co-edited the book "No Safe Harbor - A Pirate Party book" and I'm still working on the second one at present, along with Florida Pirate Party Chairman Brad Hall (download a copy at nosafeharbor.com)
  • Finally, for the last three years, I've worked with lawyers defending people from Copyright Trolls, and am the only defense expert witness (specializing in bittorrent technologies) on the east coast of the US that i'm aware of, I now have quite a circle of legal friends.
language(s) I am a native English speaker (which is important when it's the working language of the organisation. I can get by in French, Spanish and Italian, and I can read (at various levels of competency) Swedish, German, Welsh, Dutch and Portuguese (many of these I picked up during my tenure as PPI head). Other languages can take me more time (it took me a full weekend to translate the finnish legal documents here, even with outside assistence).

I had planned on adding Japanese last summer, but dealing with the AF Holdings v Patel case (one of the major Prenda cases) ate up most of my time. Maybe this summer. I can also do some basic programming, but haven't really done any in 15 years, since interning at ARM showed I was far better at design and troubleshooting.

motivation and political background My primary motivation is integrity. I ensure that my intentions are perfectly open and transparent. When I make a mistake I willingly admit to it, and readily accept the blame. Likewise I expect the same from others, and will not hesitate to hold others to the same standard I hold myself.

My views on Pirate topics can be read here As I said last year, Prague was a shambles. Let's face it this one has been too. From speaking to a number of you, I am not alone. The point of the Court is to observe the statutes and ensure they're adhered to. Until now, members of the court have had a laissez faire approach (, only acting when the protests are too loud to ignore, often through bureaucratic means. That's not what we profess to be; in fact similar tactics of 'why don't you follow our bureaucratic rules to deal with problems' caused Snowdon to do what he did because such methods are not about finding the truth, or respecting rules, they're about hiding facts and continuing cover-ups. Although I will defer to Hanlons razor and "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity". Previous courts have had the ability to be proactive when they've been aware of issues, and I do intend to be more proactive, and deal with complaints as they come up, rather than let them fester because specific person A hasn't gotten form 42B countersigned by Prosthetnic Vogon Jeltz in triplicate first.

I already have investigative and evidence-evaluation experience through both the accident investigation and copyright troll activities, so that aspect of the job I'm especially well suited to. One of the functions of the UK Board of Governors is to be "the final body of arbitration, appeal, and discipline for the Party". Research on topics is something I've done for years at TorrentFreak as well - I led the effort that verified Rob Toplowski's research into bittorrent throttling, leading the biggest ISP in the US to 'voluntarily' adopt a net-neutrality undertaking. I've pushed the UK Department of Business, innovation and skills (the ministry over the intellectual property office, and the space agency) to make their documents more accessable to people with visual imparements and other disabilities.

What you can expect from me is (as always) clear, unambiguous statements, with references where needed, which I will stand behind. No equivocating, no doublespeak, excuses, or toadyism. Everyone knows (or should do anyway) exactly where they stand with me at all times, because transparency is what we (SHOULD! but don't currently) do at PPI.

Contact data I'm in IRC (K`Tetch) I can be reached by email at a.norton@pirateparty.org.uk or ktetch@piratepartyofgeorgia.org or via phone at +1 352-6-KTETCH. AIM, MSN, and skype are also available on request. Mumble too.

Lay auditors (3 positions)

Name and nicks Pat Mächler aka Valio
Sponsor Pirates Without Borders
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party Switzerland, Pirates Without Borders
qualifications
Photo-pat-2013-04-16.jpg
  • I have been an elected lay auditor for PPI in the past year and on some previous years
  • I have been treasurer for PPI (2011/12) and my local party. Currently I am elected treasurer of Pirates Without Borders.
  • I succesfully finished a course in international accounting during my studies, which I visited above all for my work as PPI treasurer in 2011/12
  • I have revived PPI as an organization by initiating the Coreteam in 2009. I have been to all PPI GAs since then.
language(s)
  • German (mother tongue)
  • English (fairly well)
  • French (good understanding, but bad active vocabulary)
motivation and political background My motivation in this position is to assure that the accounting in PPI gets more solid, than when I left my position as PPI treasurer.
Contact data
Name and nicks Justus Römeth
Sponsor Pirate Party Lower Saxony
member of Pirate Party Pirate Party Germany, Pirates Without Borders, Pirate Party Sweden
qualifications Involved in Int. Koord. since 2010

part of the chair team of PPI GA in Prague

Help kick-off PPEU and Pirate Times

Int. Coordinator Lower Saxony since 2012

Part of the German delegation / council members to PPEU

language(s) Fluent in German, English, Dutch

Knowledge in Spanish, Czech, Polish

motivation and political background Help Pat, reach out to PPUK, need candidates
Contact data
  • justus.roemeth@piraten-nds.de
  • @darthsquig
  • jroemeth.tumblr.com
Name and nicks Meelis Kaldalu aka mk6000
Sponsor Pirates Without Borders
member of Pirate Party Young Pirates of Estonia, Pirate Party Japan, Pirates Without Borders
qualifications
  • I have been an elected lay auditor for Pirates Without Borders in the past year and on some previous years
  • I have been one of the most active Estonian pirates (2012/13). Currently I am pirate candidate for elections of European Parliament.
  • I succesfully finished a course in intercultural communication during my studies, which have resolved over cultural universals.
  • I have supported Pirate Bay founder Anakata during his incarceration and compiled petition that has gathered over hundred thousand signers.
language(s)
  • Estonian and South Estonian (mother tongue)
  • English (no problemo)
  • German, Swedish, Dutch (good understanding, but bad active vocabulary)
motivation and political background My motivation in this position is to assure that the human component is nor underestimated in the running of the organization, and that the Pirate movement would not grow far apart from the political side, vica versa, that the two would grow in unison and support each other.
Contact data