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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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<p class="lead">'''Hitchgathering''' is the name of a series of international hitchhiking gatherings held in Europe and Northern America [[Hitchgathering#Past_events|since 2008]].</p>
  
Time: early August.
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<p class="lead">For the 10th anniversary the idea of ''Transeuropean Hitchgathering'' was created. The three main locations (Portugal, Germany, Ukraine) are to be incorporated in a series of Hitchgatherings spanning from Western to Eastern Europe, all summer long!</p>
  
'''[http://hitchgathering.org Hitchgathering.org]'''
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== Gathering locations & dates ==
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* <span style="opacity:0.3">'''1-6 August''' - [[Hitchgathering/2017/Hitchfest|Gathering]] at the [http://www.hitchfest.org/ HitchFest], Marco de Canaveses, Portugal <small>([https://www.facebook.com/events/1862297317342987/ FB event])</small></span>
  
=== Organizing the event ===
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* <span style="opacity:0.3">'''10-26 August''' - '''[[Hitchgathering/2017/Traumschule|Hitchgathering at Traumschule in Riebau]]''', Germany <small>([https://www.facebook.com/events/1812914572358009/ FB event])</small></span>
====Communication====
 
* '''All communications about organising the gathering happen mainly [https://talk.hitchwiki.org/c/hitchgathering on the hitchwiki forum].''' PLenty of the community talk happens in the [https://www.facebook.com/groups/hitchgathering/ Facebook group].
 
* Feel free to [{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|action=edit}} edit this page].
 
  
===Proposing a place===
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* '''30 August onwards''' - '''[[Hitchgathering/2017/Shypit|Gathering in Shypit]]''', Ukraine <small>([https://www.facebook.com/events/126119214640818/ FB event])</small>
Remember to tackle the following questions when you scout for a location:
 
* 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?
 
  
=== Proposals ===
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====Other Pre- & Post-Gatherings====
==== Traumschule in Riebau, Germany ====  
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* <span style="opacity:0.4">'''6-8 July''' - [https://talk.hitchwiki.org/t/nog20-pregathering-5th-to-8th-of-july-in-hamburg NOG20 Pre-gathering] in [[Hamburg]]</span>
* Location: Northern Germany, close to [[Salzwedel]], in the village of [[Riebau]] at [http://ts.blogsport.de/ Traumschule] [[https://goo.gl/maps/wuEpd8ArmRw map]], hosp-ex profiles on [https://www.bewelcome.org/members/Traumschule BW], [https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/traum-schule CS] 
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* <span style="opacity:0.4">'''4-6 August''' - Pre-Gathering at Traumschule in Riebau hosted by [[DTSG]]</span>
* Ownership/Permission: ''We are happy to host a gathering with free contributions again: food, knowledge, money, sleeping bags, what people need. [...] This is an open space and if you like, feel invited! [...] Kardan from Riebau''  
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* <span style="opacity:0.4">'''8-11 August''', between Hitchfest and German gathering a meetup at [http://nomadwiki.org/en/Free_hot_springs#Fontpedrouse Hot springs at Fontpédrouse], Pyrenees, France. [https://www.facebook.com/groups/hitchgathering/permalink/1817437861603105/ FB post]</span>
* Food: dumpsters below average on German standards, but more could be found, cake dumpster in [[Salzwedel]], an organic food source from local producers could probably be organized
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* <span style="opacity:0.4">'''24-29 August''' - [https://www.ende-gelaende.org/en/ Open Pit Mine Occupation in Western Germany]</span>
* Water: Water is available 50 meters from where we would camp
 
* Infrastructure: (dry) toilets, solar shower, bikes, workshops, material
 
* Accessibility: Easy to reach, centrally located, 80-100km away from the highway ([[A24_(Germany)|A24]], [[A7_(Germany)|A7]], [[A2_(Germany)|A2]]), ~10km to small city [[Salzwedel]]
 
* Huge wonderful lake nearby, but not so close ~20km ([https://goo.gl/maps/UoRtgLPBh7x Arendsee]
 
* Cool things to explore: an abandoned train station building, earthships, and
 
semi-abandoned military barracks and stuff...
 
* All summer-long project happening meanwhile: 'anti-civilisatory summer camp' with workshops and exchange of
 
information and skills and visions ([http://ts.blogsport.de/summercamp/ program])
 
* Considerate behavior with pets and electronics expected on the site
 
* Organizers, supporters available: [[User:n0id|N0id]], YOU?
 
* Some [http://ts.blogsport.de/projekte/bahnhof/ pictures] from the abandoned train station (only a part of the area)
 
  
''(Most of the information taken from [[User:Zenit|Zenit's]] [https://talk.hitchwiki.org/t/a-first-hg2017-proposition-traumschule/40/10  full report])''
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====Outside of Europe====
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If you're on the other side of the Atlantic, watch out for news regarding a hitchgathering in July or August in the province of Minas Gerais, Brazil that is [https://www.facebook.com/groups/caroneirosdebeiradeestrada/ being organized].
  
==== Shypit, Ukraine ====
 
* Location: Western Ukraine, Zakarpats'ka oblast, near the village ''Shypit'' (or ''Shipot'', ''Шипот'' in Ukrainian)', [[https://goo.gl/maps/o5hywrpQCu72 map]]
 
* The site has been the location of a well-known hippie-festival for many years
 
* Ownership/Permission: unclear, the land is said to belong to nobody
 
* Food: dumpster diving unlikely, but low cost of living / cheap food 
 
* Water: the water from a river nearby is reported to be drinkable
 
* Accessibility: rather remote, minor mountain roads, far away from bigger cities, ~80km to [[Mukachevo]]
 
* Infrastructure: a big frame to put a tarp over with benches around a fire pit
 
* Organizers, supporters available: YOU?
 
  
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== Organizing the event  ==
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* Hitchgatherings are self-organized: everybody makes them happen
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* '''All communications about organising the gathering happen mainly [https://talk.hitchwiki.org/c/hitchgathering on the hitchwiki forum].''' Plenty of the community talk happens in the [https://www.facebook.com/groups/hitchgathering/ Facebook group]
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* a lot of relevant discussion happens on [http://lists.freeactive.net/listinfo.cgi/hitch-freeactive.net the mailing list]
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* Feel free to [{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|action=edit}} edit this page].
  
==== [http://www.hitchfest.org/ HitchFest], Marco de Canaveses, Portugal ====
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=== Spread the word ===
* Some folks got together to organize a hitchhiking festival this year in portugal. For logisitcal reasons (municipality) dates had to change to 2-6 August - which is about traditional HG dates. Some folks suggested this could be this year´s HitchGathering, which the organizers would find awesome (people could come earlier and stay longer then the announced HF dates). The other nice possibility is to have the HG afterwards, and HF as a kinda pre-gathering, where we´d promote the HG and lauch a hitchhiking caravan to get there.
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* Tell your friends
* Concept: Goals and philosophy very close to the HG - a place where hitchhikers can share experiences, skills and inpiration and have fun together. Main differences are: pre-set program of concerts, presentations, workshops (also room for spontaneity), infrastructure, food and handicraft stalls, costs to be covered. It´s a donation-based event.
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* Tell hitchhikers you meet on the road
* Location: in Marco de Canaveses (Portugal – Porto's district), on the Montedeiras Park (Parque de Merendas de Montedeiras) at edge of the small Montedeiras mountains
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* Write cardboards with hitchgathering.org, the place and date (and maybe more) and place them at popular hitchhiking spots ... be creative and use your colorful markers!
* Ownership/Permission: public land, municipality is supportive of the event
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* Draw your own flyers :)
* Food: Dumpster diving should be ok in Marco de Canaveses - needs confirmation. The festival wants to support local organic producers and small food projects (from hitchhikers or local projects). The idea is to have both a self organized community kitchen and food stalls. 
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* Spread the word around hitchhiking clubs and websites in your country/your language
* Water: water sources and showers at the site, no bathing possibilities there, but several in the area
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* Post on your hitchhiking / travel / nomad blog or website about the gathering
* Accessibility: 60 km away from Porto. One has to cross Spain to get to Portugal, which is generally not too bad if it´s done in one go, not leaving the main route through Spain.
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* Tell your favorite hitchhiking / travel / nomad blog author to write about it
* Infrastructure: we´re trying to have (from the municipality, recycling from other festivals, etc): stage, tent for presentations, tent for exhibition, chill out area, welcome area. dry toilets and showers
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* Organize a pre-meeting (can be early like May/June/July to raise attention and connect people)  
* There are some really nice festivals in Portugal the weekend before.
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* Translate a ready-made article in your local language and offer it to newspapers
* You re welcome to join the organizing team, share ideas or help in any way! [email protected] 
 
 
 
==== Italy ====
 
Alessio proposed HG in Valle del Boia park, and was having talks with the parks association for permission.
 
  
''(Bits and pieces of information taken from the mailing list, partly posted on [https://talk.hitchwiki.org/t/hg2017-proposition-of-a-place-in-ukraine/272 hitchwiki-talk])''
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Latest revision as of 06:22, 6 September 2017

Hitchgathering-2017-poster.jpg

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

For the 10th anniversary the idea of Transeuropean Hitchgathering was created. The three main locations (Portugal, Germany, Ukraine) are to be incorporated in a series of Hitchgatherings spanning from Western to Eastern Europe, all summer long!

Gathering locations & dates

Other Pre- & Post-Gatherings

Outside of Europe

If you're on the other side of the Atlantic, watch out for news regarding a hitchgathering in July or August in the province of Minas Gerais, Brazil that is being organized.


Organizing the event

Spread the word

  • Tell your friends
  • Tell hitchhikers you meet on the road
  • Write cardboards with hitchgathering.org, the place and date (and maybe more) and place them at popular hitchhiking spots ... be creative and use your colorful markers!
  • Draw your own flyers :)
  • Spread the word around hitchhiking clubs and websites in your country/your language
  • Post on your hitchhiking / travel / nomad blog or website about the gathering
  • Tell your favorite hitchhiking / travel / nomad blog author to write about it
  • Organize a pre-meeting (can be early like May/June/July to raise attention and connect people)
  • Translate a ready-made article in your local language and offer it to newspapers