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NRW: Crew regulations

§ 0 - Commitment

 
(1) These crew regulations are part of the statutes of the state association of North Rhine-Westphalia of the Pirate Party Germany.

§ 1 - Pirate Crew (Crew)

(1) Each pirate crew consists of 5-9 regular members of the PIRATE.
(2) Each pirate crew meets at least once a month.
(3) Each pirate crew gives itself a unique name.
(4) Within each pirate crew, decisions are generally made by consensus at a crew meeting by the crew members present.
(5) Within each pirate crew, two speaker roles are filled by crew decision.
(6) Exercising one of these roles changes at the beginning of each quarter and is always passed on to crew members who previously did not have any of these roles.
(7) Each pirate crew has its own budget, which is regulated by the financial regulations.

§ 2 - Crew meeting

(1) Crew meetings are generally to be held in public. Guests are generally welcome.
(2) At each meeting, the date and place (real and virtual) of the next crew meeting are set. In justified individual cases, the crew has the option of defining the next meeting as non-public. If the specified crew meeting is not attended by any crew member, a new date and location must be set by the majority of the crew members in consultation with the crew spokesman. This date is to be announced immediately and at least 24 hours before the start with a reason in the list of speakers. Every crew member is to be informed of the new date by the crew spokesman according to all reasonable possibilities. The unavailability of members must be noted in the minutes of the meeting by giving reasons.
(3) The crew meetings are used for discussion and the exchange of information within a crew and with guests who are present.
(4) Crew meetings should take place in person as far as possible, which means that real-life meetings should be preferred to video conferences, video conferences to audio conferences and audio conferences to text chats, if this is possible for those involved.
(5) Minutes must be kept at every crew meeting.
(6) At each crew meeting, the minutes of the previous meeting must be checked for correctness.
(7) Crews have the option of setting up extraordinary crew meetings in urgent cases. An extraordinary meeting must be justified in the minutes. The majority of the crew members determine the date and place in consultation with the crew spokesman. This date must be announced immediately and at least 24 hours before the start with a reason in the list of speakers. Every crew member is to be informed of the new date by the crew spokesman according to all reasonable possibilities. The unavailability of members must be noted in the minutes of the meeting by giving reasons.

§ 3 - Minutes of the crew meetings

(1) The protocol must contain the following:
a) Place and date of the current meeting,
b) Names of the present, excused and unexcused missing crew members,
c) approval of the last minutes,
d) the determination that the speakers have adequately fulfilled their tasks,
e) spending money,
f) Admission of new crew members,
g) withdrawal of crew members,
h) Place, date of the next meeting,
i) the justification of a non-public meeting.
(2) The minutes must be published in a preliminary version within 3 working days.
(3) The final version of a protocol must be published within 3 working days after confirmation by the crew.
(4) The publication of protocols has to be done in the Wiki according to the specifications of the WG Wiki.

§ 4 - Crew Spokesperson

(1) The two crew spokesmen have to do the following tasks together:
a) Reading the list of speakers and informing the crew about their contents. A spokesperson must comply with this information requirement at every crew meeting.
b) Information of the speaker list about events of the own crew that are relevant for other crews.
c) Pay attention to the speaker area of ​​the forum in order to be able to answer questions.
d) Keeping minutes of the crew meetings in accordance with these crew rules and publication of the minutes.
(2) The crew spokesperson can jointly regulate the division of these tasks.

§ 5 - List of speakers

(1) The list of speakers is not used for discussion, but only for the exchange of information between all crews. Inquiries are made in an associated forum area.
(2) The list of speakers is archived.
(3) The list of speakers is publicly readable, i. H. every pirate has the right to read it.
(4) All crew speakers, work and project group speakers, as well as the members of the state board are authorized to write on the speaker list.

§ 6 - Membership in a crew

(1) Every NRW pirate can apply for membership in a crew of his choice.
(2) The crew decides on this application at their next crew meeting and informs the applicant of the result without justification.
(3) Entry into a crew becomes effective on the 1st of the following month.
(4) Membership in the previous crew expires automatically when a new crew joins.
(5) Each crew member can resign from their crew by expressing their will at a crew meeting.
(6) A crew member expresses his will to leave the crew by three consecutive unexcused absenteeism from crew meetings. This is to be granted to him.
(7) The withdrawal from a crew becomes effective on the 1st of the following month.

§ 7 - Formation of a crew

(1) 5-9 NRW pirates have the right to jointly found a new crew in accordance with these regulations.
(2) The establishment is to be recorded and reported to the administrative body.
(3) The new crew is considered to exist from the 1st of the following month.

§ 8 - Division of a crew

(1) If the addition of another member to a crew increases the number of members over the maximum number of permitted members, this crew must be divided into 2 crews.
(2) The funds of the old crew are divided between the two new crews according to a decision by the old crew.
(3) The division of a crew is to be recorded and shown to the administrative body.
(4) The new crews are deemed to exist from the 1st of the following month, the old crew as being dissolved at the same time.

§ 9 - Dissolution of a crew

(1) If the number of members of a crew falls below 3 crew members for three consecutive months, the crew is deemed to have been dissolved.
(2) A crew is also considered to be dissolved if it does not publish any minutes for 3 months in a row.
(3) The rules for withdrawing from the crew are applied to the remaining members of the disbanded crew.
(4) The material and financial resources of the crew go to the regional association responsible for the crew.
(5) The state party congress can dissolve a crew by resolution with a 2/3 majority.

§ 10 - Working groups

(1) Working groups serve to discuss and develop political positions and statements of the Pirate Party and thus for the formation of will within the party.
(2) Working groups meet at least once a quarter for public meetings. Each crew has the right to send a representative to these meetings, who has to represent the crew's opinion at the meeting. At the meetings, the ability to reach a consensus is checked for positions and statements drawn up beforehand. The date of the next meeting is also set there by majority vote of the crew representatives present.
(3) At their meetings, the working groups agree on a suitable internal working method for the time between the meetings.
(4) The working groups have to ensure a transparent working method.
(5) A new working group is set up on the initiative of a crew. For this purpose, the crew names a responsible representative, a first meeting date and the topic of the working group on the list of speakers.
(6) Every pirate has the right to work in working groups. Only North Rhine-Westphalia pirates are entitled to vote in decisions on the use of funds from the State Association of North Rhine-Westphalia.

§ 11 - Working groups

(1) A working group consists of at least 3 pirates and works on permanent tasks that are not part of the internal party decision-making process. These can be services such as the wiki, forum or mailing lists, the creation of flyers, press releases and the like. Only North Rhine-Westphalia pirates are entitled to vote in decisions on the use of funds from the State Association of North Rhine-Westphalia.
(2) A working group has an internal working and decision-making structure.
(3) Each working group has to appoint a spokesperson. The spokesperson serves as a contact person and thus for communication outside the working group.
(4) Each working group is obliged to publish a quarterly report on its previous, current and future work, including on the list of speakers.
(5) The following procedure is required to set up a working group:
a) The initiative to found a working group comes from a crew. To this end, the crew names a responsible pirate, a founding date and a purpose of the working group on the list of speakers.
b) The founding meeting takes place at the earliest one month after the invitation via the list of speakers.
c) The virtual or real location for the founding meeting must be chosen so that it offers optimal accessibility for all pirates.
d) At the founding meeting, the pirates present decide on a precise definition of tasks and on an internal working and decision-making structure within the working group.
e) If the pirates present at the founding meeting cannot agree on a common definition of tasks, work and decision-making structure, the working group will be founded by the largest group of some pirates.
f) If less than 3 pirates have a common founding will, it is not possible to found the working group.
g) The first working group report is to be drawn up on the founding meeting.
(6) The working group decides itself on the admission of further members. If the admission of a pirate is refused, this must be justified and the applicant must be informed. It also maintains a party-public list of its current members.
(7) A working group can apply for material and financial resources at a party congress.
(8) A working group can be dissolved by a unanimous decision of the regional association board. A detailed justification must be provided for this.
(9) If the AG is dissolved, its material and financial resources fall to the regional association responsible for the AG.

§ 12 - project groups

(1) The rules for working groups apply analogously to project groups, but with the following additions and deviations:
a) The project group has to set a target date when it is set up to process its task.
b) A project group has a monthly reporting obligation.
c) After completing the task, a final report must be drawn up.

§ 13 - Duties of the Board of Directors

(1) The 1st chairman represents his party structure in public. In doing so, he has to clearly separate personal and party opinions in the external presentation.
(2) The 2nd chairman supports the first chairman in his area of ​​responsibility.
(3) The political director has the tasks
a) to observe the political work of the working groups, project groups and working groups,
b) inform the working groups, project groups and working groups about common content and possibilities for connection,
c) Establishment and support of the "Elections" project group before upcoming elections,
d) Promotion of political decision-making within the party.
(4) The administrative body has the following tasks:
a) managing the finances according to the financial regulation,
b) Management of members and crews,
c) Encouraging regional crew formation.
(5) The board of directors has to ensure the proper organization of the state party congresses. To this end, he can set up appropriate project groups.