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ANNOUNCEMENT: PPI General Assembly 2017

Greetings Pirates and Concerned Citizens of the World,

We hereby announce that the second 2017 GA will be held on November 25th and 26th. Further details about the GA are outlined below. We encourage member parties to send us a list of delegates. This will be a hybrid General Assembly, meaning that the majority of participants will participate online. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Hybrid General Assembly PPI 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

At the last two GAs our members have, naturally, been critical because remote delegates were unable to participate properly and were essentially treated as second-class participants. PPI is a global organisation and there is simply no way we can have all delegates fly in to whatever venue we choose. It is simply not practical or economical. We need a way for delegates to participate from afar, at the same level as those who are in the same room.

So this year we have chosen to test a hybrid solution. The board and a few volunteers will congregate in Geneva, where you find our head quarters. The rest of you are invited to participate though a video conference solution, webinar style.

The venue: Cafe Restaurant de Hotel de Ville Grand-Rue 39, 1204 Genève, Switzerland +41 22 311 70 30



The conference will be accesible through video a webinar aka web conference solution. You, our members, will be able to participate through text chat,voice, video and screen sharing. This does not cost anything. Our aim is to bring us all closer to each other without the cost of travel.

We need you to register your delegates for this meeting. Please have your them register at this URL no later than November 13 at 23:59 CET.


We welcome anyone who would like to come to Geneva and help us run the GA. If this is something you are interested in doing, please email the board and let us know:
A couple of things we will need help with:
- General IT
- Taking minutes in a fast-paced meeting
- Streaming video and audio from a client to Youtube and Facebook Live
- Running AMA's (Ask Me Anything)
- Time and tally keeping
- Watching several web and chat services and make sure that all delegates get heard by the meeting facilitators
- Meeting chairs (Impartiality is imperative)
- Live tweeters and Signal boosters
Please fill in your Name here, we will get in touch with you soon: Volunteer Padlink

Proposed Agenda

Proposed Agenda for the General Assembly 2017

Not binding timetable

24. November 2017 - Friday
25. November 2017 - Saturday
General Assembly
  • 08:00 Delegates accreditation and mingling
  • 10:30 Keynote & Opening of the General Assembly
  • 11:00 Admittance of new PPI Members
  • 12:00 Issues of Statements
  • 12:30 Statutes Amendments
  • 13:30 Pause / Lunch
  • 14:30 Reports (Board, Coart of Arbitration, Lay Auditors)
  • 15:00 Elections of PPI officers (board, court, lay auditors)
1 Vice-Chairperson
2 board members
2 alternate Board members
Alternate board members
Court of Arbitration (3-7 members)
Lay Auditors (3 persons)
  • 18:30 Motions, Amendments
  • 19:30 Social event
26. November 2017 - Sunday
General Assembly
  • 10:00 Conference reopen
  • 10:30 Motions Amendments
  • 14:30 Discussion about the results
  • 15:30 Speakers
  • 17:00 Official Conference End


Chair Vice Chair Treasurer Auditors

Amendments and Candidatures


Each PPI member can register up to 6 persons as official delegates (PPI Statutes IX.4)
Please follow Rules of Procedure
According to the standing Rules of Procedure, all local and remote delegates must present written authorization from a member of their respective board unless they are designated International Coordinator or equivalent on their parties official website. Each person may represent as a delegate no more than 2 parties. (PPI RoP Art.1 §4)
We kindly ask the delegates to present such accreditation in advance, in order to speed up the conference proceeding. This is especially true for remote delegations, as we would like to connect you with your designated local proxy for technical set-up.


Audio Recording