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2012 European Pirates Statutes Conference at Barcelona

On this page you will find all updated information for the European Pirates Conference at Barcelona on the 1st-2nd September 2012.

Please note that this Conference will be focused on discussing the European Pirates statutes, no other general discussions will take place.

If you are already registered, any changes will be sent to the email address you provided.


This will be a prefounding meeting focused on the statutes. It will not be the European Pirates Founding Conference.

The work group idea was to make sure that, if an early Founding Conference at the end of January is desired by the participating countries, this will be possible without the impediment that the statutes still have to be discussed or ratified, something that will presumably take a long time.

In Aarau and the following Mumble meetings it was proposed that the statutes work group would prepare several statutes drafts and that the final version would be voted in the 1st-2nd of September by the delegates, so that the General Assemblies of the parties would have time to ratify the statutes on the following months before the European Pirates founding meeting.

Since the proposal is that the European Pirates statutes are defined at this meeting, it is very important to have as many delegates as possible in this conference. If your party is interested in the European Pirates but it has no funds to send a delegate to the Conference let us know and we will try to find a sponsoring pirate.


To register for the Conference, just fill and send the form that you can find at the registration web page.

Please note that due to space limitations, and to ensure representation from all pirate parties, preference will be given to official delegates.

Registration is open until 26th August 2012 (later registration cannot be guaranteed).

There will be a small registration fee to cover some expenses to be paid in cash on site (10 EUR). This fee will include Saturday's lunch.

Questions regarding Conference organisation can be sent to:
partit (at)


Since we find very important that all parties are represented regardless of their available funds, we have organised the possibility that individual pirates sponsor delegates that don't have the means to pay for the trip.

Please, just indicate in the registration form that you request sponsoring or that you are willing to sponsor another pirate, as well as the particular amount, and we will mutually provide the sponsor and the sponsored pirate their contact email so they can agree and make any necessary arrangements.


Main Sessions will be held at the Citilabi premises on Saturday, and Sunday morning, to ensure that votings are carried out with the maximum number of delegates. Sunday afternoon talks will be held at the Anaglifos Art Faktory premises.

This is a draft schedule for the conference in Barcelona on the 1st-2nd of September.

Day 0 (31 Aug. 2012)

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Day 1 (01 Sep. 2012)

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Day 2 (02 Sep. 2012)

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Social events

Tickets for all meals can be bought at the Welcome gathering or on Saturday morning if you arrive on that day.

Friday, 18-22 h: Welcome social event

Will take place at premises (address below).

After this event BBQ dinner has been arranged for those participants interested (address and more information on registration).

Saturday, 21 h: Conference dinner

Conference dinner will be at the tapas restaurant Picadero 5.

This is the address of the restaurant:

Ronda de Sant Pere, 7
08010 Barcelona,+barcelona

<M> Catalunya (L1 - Red Line, L3 - Green Line)

Conference Venues

Friday Registration

Registration and welcome gathering on Friday will be held near the center of Barcelona at the premises (

Riereta, 5
08001 Barcelona

<M> Paral·lel (L2 - Purple Line, L3 - Green Line),+barcelona

Saturday and Sunday morning Sessions

The sessions on Saturday, and Sunday morning will be held at the Citilab premises (

Citilab Cornellà
Pl. Can Suris, s/n
08940 Cornellà

<M> Cornellà (L5 - Blue Line)

From the Cornellà metro stop either you walk 8 minutes or you take the tram for just 1 or 2 stops (it's already included in the metro ticket).

If you choose to take the tram from the Cornellà metro station to the Conference venue you can take any of the following lines:

  T1 tram line, direction "Bon Viatge"
  T2 tram line, direction "Sant Martí de l'Erm"

You should step out at the tram stop Fontsanta-Fatjó.

Sunday afternoon Talks

The talks on Sunday afternoon will be held near the center of Barcelona at the Anaglifos Art Factory premises (

Mònec, 17
08001 Barcelona

<M> Urquinaona (L1 - Red Line),+barcelona

Additionally, a projection of the talks will be held at a nearby premises (500 m) in case we reach maximum number of seats.


The closest airport to the Conference is Barcelona (BCN), but some cheap flights can be bought to Girona airport (GRO), a city about one hour and a quarter away by bus. Keep in mind when you calculate the price of your trip that the bus adds 14€ one way and 25€ round trip.

Remember that since the end of August and beginning of September is typically when most people's holidays end, the 1st and 2nd weekend of September will be a very busy one. Therefore, we recommend that you book your trip as soon as possible to avoid expensive flights.


Couch surfing

We will try to find a couch surfing host for all pirates that ask for it. However, since we can not guarantee a couch/bed for everyone, we recommend that you register as soon as possible to make sure we can find you one.

Free accommodation is guaranteed and will be available for all pirates that bring their own sleeping bag and mat and don't mind sleeping on the floor. Please let us know during registration so we can arrange it.


Nearest hotel to the conference venue:

  • NH Cornellà (400 m)

Avinguda Can Corts 11-13 
080940 Cornellà de Llobregat
Telephone: +34 93 475 08 95
Reservations:  +34 91 398 46 61,+11-13+Cornell%C3%A0+de+Llobregat

Other hotels near the conference venue:

  • Hostal Restaurante Cornellà (200 m + 3 tram stops)

 Carretera d'Esplugues 135
 08940 Cornellà de Llobregat
 +34 93 376 50 96

  • Husa Via Barcelona (700 m + 1 tram stop)

  Maria Tarrida 6-7
  08970 Sant Joan Despi
  +34 93 477 46 89
  (Central Booking Office: +34 902 100 710 /

Youth Hostels

Youth Hostels near the Blue Metro Line (L5):

  • Alberguinn Youth Hostel (500 m + 8 metro stops)

Melcior de Palau 70-74 (first floor)
08014 Barcelona
+34 93 490 59 65,+Barcelona

  • Yellow Nest Barcelona (200 m + 6 metro stops)

Passatge Regente Mendieta 5
08028 Barcelona
+34 93 449 05 96,+Barcelona

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