FAQ

Q: Is Birgitta available for interviews?
A: Yes, preferably feature interviews or quotes directly related to her work with Democracy in the digital era, the Icelandic Parliament and the Pirate Party.

Q: Does Birgitta participate events?
A: Yes, Birgitta participates in events that are relevant to her work. She never uses powerpoint. Due to frequent travel and time constraints please take care of and cover all her travel arrangements from door to door, including accommodations.

Q: How did the Pirate Party in Iceland do in the snap elections on the 29th October 2016?
A: Pirate Party tripled in size in three years and got 14.5% and 10 members of parliament out of 63. The party is now the third largest in Iceland. 

Q: Why is the Pirate Party scoring this high in polls?
A: One of the many theories why so many of the Icelandic nation trust us in the polls is because people sense that we stand for enacting changes that have to do with reforming the systems, rather than changing minor things that might easily be changed back. Our policies therefore stand in stark contrast to what appears to be the pattern of modern politics; minor changes but always the same dysfunctional system. We do not define ourselves as left or right but rather as a party that focuses on the systems. In other words, we consider ourselves hackers – so to speak – of our current outdated systems of government.

People in Iceland are sick of corruption and nepotism. The Icelandic Pirate Party will not be able to solve all of the ingrown problems in Iceland but it will certainly be able to offer new hardware, complete with a new set of rules based on how we operate as a collective community.

We want to be the Robin Hood of power: We take away the power from the powerful and give it to the general public of Iceland. Our strongest weapons are our plans to enact a new constitution which has great democratic provisions civil engagement tools such as the web platform “Better Iceland.”

Q: Does Birgitta want to be a Prime Minister?
A: NO.

Q: Is Birgitta still working with WikiLeaks?
A: No.

Where to find background material about Birgitta and her work?
IMMITEDx Reykjavík 2015, Iceland Revolution ProjectAsk me anything @ The YesMenLab