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'''Hitchgathering''' is the name of a series of international hitchhiking gatherings held in Europe and Northern America since 2008.
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'''''Hitchgathering''' is the name of a series of international hitchhiking gatherings held in Europe and Northern America [[Hitchgathering#Past_events|since 2008]].''
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<span class="lead">[[Hitchgathering/2019|Hitchgathering 2019]] in August, somewhere in Europe.</span>
  
 
=== Organizing the event ===
 
=== Organizing the event ===
 
====Communication====
 
====Communication====
* All communications about the gathering happen on the email list ([email protected]) and in the [https://www.facebook.com/groups/hitchgathering/ Facebook group]  
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* All communications about the gathering happen on the email mailing list and in the [https://www.facebook.com/groups/hitchgathering/ Facebook group]  
* If you are not on the list, register in [http://hitchgathering.org hitchgathering.org] or directly through the [http://lists.freeactive.net/listinfo.cgi/hitch-freeactive.net listserver]
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* If you are not on the list, register in [http://hitchgathering.org hitchgathering.org] or directly through the [https://lists.riseup.net/www/subscribe/hitch listserver] (new list, old defunct list: [http://lists.freeactive.net/listinfo.cgi/hitch-freeactive.net listserver]).
* Feel free to edit the wiki page for [http://hitchwiki.org/en/Hitchgathering/2014 Hitchgathering 2014] and add your suggestion for a place!
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* Feel free to edit the wiki page for [[Hitchgathering/{{CURRENTYEAR}}|Hitchgathering {{CURRENTYEAR}}]] in Europe.
 
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* upload your pictures from past gatherings to a webservice like [https://www.wetransfer.com/ wetransfer] or [http://www.dropbox.com dropbox] and sent the link to [email protected] You can also sent him stories and the like and he'll add it to the [http://www.hitchgathering.org website]!
==== Location ====
 
Each year the same challenge: where? While it's easy to think of many beautiful countries around Europe where it would be nice to gather, exact practical location is really all we need. It could be next to the sea, or not. We've gathered in city parks, mountains, at countryside farm, sea sides...
 
We'd need a committed group of (3-10) people who will make it happen.
 
  
 
=====Checklist=====
 
=====Checklist=====
* Is it a hidden paradise?
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* Is there space for 100-200 persons?
* Free camping place for 100+ people to put up their tents and be loud all night.
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* Can we acquire drinking water somewhere nearby?
* Do we need a permission and is it easy to get without having anybody really responsible/organizing the event?  
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* Are there possibilities to dumpster dive or is food cheap?
* Is it possible to stay hidden enough? Do locals mind? In Slovakia we were kicked out from 3 locations before we finally found good one (and that was the best one). Sometimes camping for 3 people is just fine, while for 100+ it's a problem. Private lands (such as the farm in Lithuania) are great if we can get permission. Also locations where there was a festival prior to us are great, since they might have all the permissions/facilities there already. Sometimes bold enough places with enough people are just fine — such as "200 hippies camping under eiffel tower for two nights", what could've they done to us?
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* How easy/difficult is it to reach the place?
* Is it possible to make open fire? (No trees too nearby, running water nearby, laws?)
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* How secluded is the place?
* Is it okay to dig multiple shitpits nearby for like 200+ people?
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* Can we just stay at the place or does it belong to somebody, do we need a permission?
* Did you just found a herding place for cows and they weren't there when you checked it, but appear first morning?? (Slovakia).
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* Can we dig shit pits there?
* Food? Nearby dumpster diving locations are very nice but not necessary. Any kind of small village shop in hitchable/walkable 4km or so distance is fine.
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* Can YOU be there to help organizing in the beginning?
* Drinkable water? Check if there are abandoned wells, springs or a shop nearby.
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* What else is important?
* River, pond or lake nearby enough for washing. Fantastic to have it just next to us, okay to have 2-3km away.
 
  
 
==== Time ====
 
==== Time ====
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=== Past events ===
 
=== Past events ===
* Project-[[project 888|888]], european hitchhiking gathering in [[Paris]], [[France]] on August 8, 2008.
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* Project-[[project 888|888]], European Hitchhiking Gathering in [[Paris]], [[France]] on August 8, 2008.
* [[789]]-Festival, european hitchhiking gathering in [[Odessa|Odesa]], [[Ukraine]] on August 7, 2009.
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* [[789]]-Festival, European Hitchhiking Gathering in [[Odessa|Odesa]], [[Ukraine]] on August 7, 2009.
* [[6810]] hitchgathering, european hitchhiking gathering in [[Sines]], [[Portugal]] on August 6, 2010.
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* [[6810]] Hitchgathering, European Hitchhiking Gathering in [[Sines]], [[Portugal]] on August 6, 2010.
* [[North America Hitch Gathering|North-American hitchgathering]] in [[Boulder]], [[Colorado]] on August 21, 2010.
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* [[North America Hitch Gathering|North-American Hitchgathering]] in [[Boulder]], [[Colorado]] on August 21, 2010.
 
* [[Hitchgathering/North-America|North American Gathering 2011]]
 
* [[Hitchgathering/North-America|North American Gathering 2011]]
 
* [[Hitchgathering/2011|5-8-11]] in [[Kara Dere]], [[Bulgaria]] on August 5 2011
 
* [[Hitchgathering/2011|5-8-11]] in [[Kara Dere]], [[Bulgaria]] on August 5 2011
* Hitchgathering 4-8-12 was held in Lithuania.
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* [[Hitchgathering/2012|Hitchgathering 4-8-12]] was held in [[Lithuania]]
* Hitchgathering 5-8-13 was held in Slovakia.
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* [[Hitchgathering/2013|Hitchgathering 5-8-13]] was held in [[Slovakia]].
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* [[Hitchgathering/2014|Hitchgathering 2-8-14]] took place in [[Albania]], with big pre-gatherings in [[Norway]] and [[Finland]] and smaller ones along the way.
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* [[Hitchgathering/2015|Hitchgathering 2015]] in [[France]].
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* [[Hitchgathering/2016|Hitchgathering 2016]] in [[Norway]]
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* [[Hitchgathering/2017|Hitchgathering 2017]] in [[Portugal]], [[Germany]] and [[Ukraine]].
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* [[Hitchgathering/2018|Hitchgathering 2018]] in [[Serbia]]
  
 
=== Future events ===
 
=== Future events ===
* 2014 North American Hitchgathering Location Voting in Progress [http://poll.pollcode.com/274487 here].
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* [[Hitchgathering/2019|Hitchgathering 2019]] somewhere in Europe.
  
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Latest revision as of 14:04, 19 June 2019

Hitchgathering is the name of a series of international hitchhiking gatherings held in Europe and Northern America since 2008.

Hitchgathering 2019 in August, somewhere in Europe.

Organizing the event

Communication

Checklist
  • Is there space for 100-200 persons?
  • Can we acquire drinking water somewhere nearby?
  • Are there possibilities to dumpster dive or is food cheap?
  • How easy/difficult is it to reach the place?
  • How secluded is the place?
  • Can we just stay at the place or does it belong to somebody, do we need a permission?
  • Can we dig shit pits there?
  • Can YOU be there to help organizing in the beginning?
  • What else is important?

Time

Early August, typically at first weekend. People will arrive some days earlier and many stay for like 1-2 weeks. New people keep coming and going during these two weeks. Festival sort of fades in and fades out, most busiest days having over 100 people at once.

Each year somebody suggests if the main event could be moved to June/July. Each time we come again to same conclusion: early August is the most optimal for all the students/working people to have a hitching trip. There will be smaller pre- and post-gatherings happening all the summer.

Past events

Future events