|Party leader||Smári McCarthy|
|founding||November 24, 2012|
|Headquarters||Fiskislóð 31, 101
|Youth organization||Ungir Píratar|
Policy Direct Democracy
|Number of members||1,443 (2015)|
|European party||European pirate party|
The party was founded in Reykjavík on November 24, 2012 after several months of preparation . The first president was Birgitta Jónsdóttir , a former WikiLeaks spokeswoman and since 2009 a member of the Althing parliament for the citizens' movement . The founders also included the managing director of the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative (IMMI), Smári McCarthy and the former spokesman for OpenLeaks , Herbert Snorrason .
The party received 5.1 percent of the vote when it ran for the 2013 parliamentary election in Iceland , winning three seats in the Althing. In March 2015, it became the strongest party in an election poll for the first time. In the early parliamentary election in 2016 , she received 14.5 percent and ten seats, in the parliamentary election 2017 , which was also early , the proportion of votes fell to 9.2% and the number of seats to 6.
On April 20, 2015, the party voted overwhelmingly to leave Pirate Parties International (PPI). A member of the executive, Arnaldur Sigurðarson, reported 96.56% of the vote in favor of the Brexit, adding: "The PPI was pretty useless when it came to aims to promote international cooperation between pirate parties."
The board consists of seven members. The president, as chairwoman of the board of directors, should nevertheless be viewed as “equal among equals”. Two board members are selected at random , the other four were chosen by means of transferable individual votes. The board of directors serves for one year.
- 2012–13 Birgitta Jónsdóttir
- 2013–14 Jón Þór Ólafsson
- 2014–15 Birgitta Jónsdóttir
- 2015–16 Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson
- 2016–17 Þórhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir
- 2017–18 Halldóra Mogensen
- 2018–19 Björn Leví Gunnarsson
- 2019– Smári McCarthy
On August 20, 2013, the youth organization Ungir Píratar was founded . People between the ages of 15 and 30 can join. The Ungir Piratar are members of the European youth organization Young Pirates of Europe .
In addition, Píratar 60+ is a senior representative and Hinsegin Píratar is a representative for queer pirates.
In its program , the party advocates the following points, among other things:
- the right of individuals to obtain information must not be impaired
- everyone has the right to want privacy have
- Information should be made available to the public
- Civil rights such as freedom of expression and information must not be restricted and must be specially protected
- direct democracy is to be strengthened and the centralization of power reduced
The party's logo is made up of the international pirate party's logo, supplemented by a white outline of the cod that was on the former coat of arms of Iceland during the period under Danish rule from the 16th century to 1903.
- Official Website (Icelandic)
- Smári McCarthy ( Icelandic ) Althingi. August 28, 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
- Reinhard Wolff: Pirate Party planned in Iceland: Change the world with intuition. The daily newspaper , July 30, 2012, accessed on April 4, 2016 .
- Grapevine Pirate Party Of Iceland Officially Established (English) ( Memento of the original from September 17, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Kirsten O'Brien: Party Like A Pirate. (No longer available online.) The Reykjavík Grapevine, November 23, 2012, archived from the original on April 19, 2014 ; accessed on April 4, 2016 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- The Pirates are now Iceland's most popular political party. Iceland Monitor, March 19, 2015, accessed April 4, 2016 .
- Icelandic parliamentary election - 2016. In: icelandmonitor.mbl.is. Retrieved October 30, 2016 .
- Kosningavakan 2017 ( Icelandic ) In: ruv.is . Ríkisútvarpið . October 29, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
- Andrew Reitemeyer: Icelandic Pirates: PPIS Vote to Leave PPI and Birgitta only Politician to increase in Trust ( English ) In: PirateTimes . April 20, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
- Pirate Times Iceland has a Pirate Party
- Jón Þór Ólafsson . Althingi. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- Birgitta Jónsdóttir ( English ) Althingi. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
- Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson ( English ) Althingi. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
- Þórhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir . Althingi. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- Halldóra Mogensen ( Icelandic ) Althingi. September 11, 2018. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
- Björn Leví Gunnarsson ( Icelandic ) Althingi. August 28, 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
- Grunnstefna Píratar (Icelandic)