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Prague Parties Internetionally (PPI)

Prague Conference Minutes

Ahoy pirates!

The general election in the Czech Republic is coming soon and we need all the help we can gather. Therefore we are holding a Pirate Conference in Prague. Amelia Andersdotter is coming, so we are hoping to get some media attention as well, but there should be more to the event.

Who can come?

Any pirate is welcome! Unfortunately we cannot cover your expenses on food and accommodation, however we will arrange it all for you if you wish. We can also offer a limited number of couch-surfing spots in the homes of pirates from Prague and their friends.

When does it take place?

May 21–23, 2010


Prague (Praha), Czech Republic

Main aims of the event

  1. Get to know each other
  2. Compare how different pirate parties are organised
  3. Exchange experience, especially regarding approaching media and campaigning
  4. Discuss and plan future international cooperation


Friday 21st of May

Arrival, checking in, social event starting 19:30

Saturday 22nd of May

We start at 9:30, at the conference location.

How to run a pirate party

Introducing of the participating parties; participants from each pirate party should prepare a brief introduction of their party it should cover following topics

  1. Under what circumstances was the party set up (as a response to what) and how did it go
  2. How is your party organized - describe the internal structure
  3. Landmarks in your parties history

Following these presentations we will discuss ideas and experiences about running an operational and democratic pirate party.

Ideas for discussion:

  1. how to motivate volunteers
  2. how to deal with deadlines
  3. how do we get people from the outside involved

12:30 - 14:00 lunch

14:00 - 17:00

How to get some media attention

Please prepare short presentations of biggest media successes of your respective parties

Other topics to cover if we have time:

  1. comparing programs of different pirate parties, finding what we share
  2. international campaigns (e.g. against ACTA)
  3. how can we help each other

19:00 - ?

Dinner + social event, it will be possible to watch the Champions league final for those who want to.

Sunday 23rd of May

9:30 - 12:00

Smaller discussion groups for those interested

12:00 - 13:30 - Lunch

14:00 - disembarkation on the shore of Vltava. There will be at least three pirate boats, it should be a memorable event to watch and participate in followed with a pirate demonstration in the Prague's „Hyde Park“.

Estimated costs

Around 20 Euro per night in a hotel, around 10 Euro per meal (it will be significantly less if we make a joint order)

Apply preferably by the 13th of May Mikuláš Ferjenčík. I will be most likely present at the Party Congress of the PPDE, so with some of you I can discuss the details in person there.

See you in Prague!

Mikulas Ferjencik, vice-president of PPCZ

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