Ahoy European Pirates!
In preparation for the Athens conference on the European Common Program for the Pirate Parties, and aiming to to have a common text that can be approved by all Pirate Parties by December this year,
We agreed upon in yesterday's Mumble conference on a plan to attack the issue. Our proposed plan is based on 3 Milestones:
Milestone 0: -3 days before Athens (October 30th)
Parties propose texts for the discussion for the common PPEU Election Program.
For any proposal to be taken into account, it must be numbered and ordered into the structure of the PPEU Manifesto (including the "additional" section).
All parties will submit their texts until the Athens conference, where they will be merged in one common text.
Milestone 1: November 3rd (after Athens conference)
The main goal of the Athens conference will be to hold a workshop where the merged and democratically agreed upon text will be produced based on all parties' proposals for common program.
The workshop in the Athens conference will work mainly on a consensus basis. In case of disagreement, it may prepare some amendments that will be tabled for Milestone 2 where formal decision making may take place.
Milestone 2: November 17th
After the first draft from the Athens conference, parties will submit amendments for the common program.
There should be a clear format for the proposed amendments and they will be decided on one by one on a Mumble conference, exact date to be determined.
Milestone 3: until December 1st
The parties will have two weeks to veto any part of the program that is still not acceptable to them, and the remaining bits will compose the finalized European Common Program proposal to be approved by the parties.
Based on this plan of action, we request that all Pirate Parties that are interested to participate in the process and that aim to adopt the common program:
To send their proposed texts to the PP-EU Programme development mailing list (pp-eu.programme
The proposed texts should (as much as possible) be ordered in the structure of the PPEU Manifesto. See the section titles of the Manifesto: http://ppeu.net/wiki/doku.php?id=statutes:manifesto
The proposed texts should be sent by October 30th 2013 so they can be taken into account at the workshop in the Athens conference.
After the Athens conference, there will be a common base text on which to discuss specific amendments (see Milestones 2 and 3).
Intl Coordinator, Pirate Party of Greece
Μας ενδιαφέρει να υποβάλουμε κείμενα για να συμπεριληφθούν στο κοινό πρόγραμμα εκλογών των Ευρωπαίων Πειρατών;