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Pirate Party of Germany

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Name (abreviation): Piratenpartei Deutschland (PIRATEN)
Country: Germany
Status: activ
Founded: 10.09.2006
Registered: registered
Foundingplace: Berlin
Slogan: Klarmachen zum Ändern!
Chairman: Jens Seipenbusch aka nanuk
Vice-President: Andreas Popp
Treasurer : Bernd Schlömer
Board Member: Nicole Hornung
Board Member: Aaron Koenig
Board Member: Jan Marten Simons
Board Member: Thorsten Wirth
International Coordinator: Jens Seipenbusch (Vice-President)
Members: 10274 (05.10.2009)[1]
Percentage of women: ~10% Percent (08.05.2007 [2]
Campaign finance:  ??? €
16 stateorganisations
Headquarters: Piratenpartei Deutschland
Postfach 02 46 69

10128 Berlin

phone: -
eMail: -

The Piratenpartei Deutschland (official abbrevation: PIRATEN) is the pirate party of Germany.



The Piraten were voted in the State-elections of Hesse in January 2008. This was the second time a Pirat Party could be voted. Top candidat was Thorsten Wirth from Frankfurt. They get 0.3 % of the votes with 6955 votes.

And on the 24 Febuar 2008 the Piraten has been voted in the State-elections in Hamburg. Top candidat was Bernhard Schillo. They get 0.2 % of the votes with 1754. Most votes they get in the quarter of Kleiner Grasbrook with 2.3 % and of corse this is a harbor area.


In State-elections of Hesse in January 2009, the Piraten got 13784 votes what means 0.5 %. This are nearly double that much votes than in the last election.

The Piraten got 0.9% at the europenan election 2009 with 229.146 votes.

On the 20.06.2009 the Jörg Tauss a member of the german parlament, changed his party and became a pirate.

At the State-elections of Saxony on the 30 August 2009 the Piraten get 1,9 of the votes. And on the council elections in Aachen and Münster they could win one seat in each city.

With over 7000 Members in August 2009 the Piraten are the biggest party outside the german parlament.

The Piraten were voted at the national election on 27 of September 09, in 15 of the 16 german states. The Piraten got 2.0% with aboud 850.000. This is the best result after the big parties wich made it over the 5%. And in the State-elections in Schleswig-Holstein they get 1.8 %.

Campain websites


In all of the 16 States of Germany state associations have been founded:

Junge Piraten

The Junge Piraten (official abbrevation: JuPis) are the youth organisation of the Piraten. They have about 250 Members and one state associations in Berlin.

Junge-Piraten (Young Pirates) Organisation


The first Federal Party Congress was 2007. The PIRATEN make also severale Actions.


Participation on the German federal election in September 2009, so as in the European Parliament election in June 2009


Not jet completed!

Civil Rights and Liberties

Every human has a right of privacy which has to be free from surveillance.


The copyright has to be changed to fit in the new situation.


Patents shut be reduced especially patents on software and live.

Transparency of Politic

More transparency reduce the corruption. Politicians shut be bettter controlled by the people. All transparency ends there where the privacy starts.

Open Access

Free access to developments which where payed by tax.

Infrastructure Monopoly

A good internet infrastructure has to exist everywhere. A censorship by government agencies will be rejected.


The Piraten are against tuition fees and want a democratization of education. Free access to information and education is important to develop a free and open mind.