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How it works

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SO HOW DOES IT WORK IN GENERAL ?

1. Hit the road to Belgrade with your thumb up.
2. Find stories of movement –  stories you will experience yourself or that will be shared with you along the way.
3. Share them with us as you go – in text, in photos and/or in videos.
4. Meet your fellow hitchhikers at our pre-festival meeting events along the road, and share your stories over a meal (or under a shower)

SPEND THE NIGHT WITH US !

Did you know that we organise four pre-festival-meetups/sleepovers for hitchhikers? For free.

  • 25 September: Berlin  |  Kreuzberg Pavillon, Naunynstraße 53, 10999 Berlin  |  GMap: http://bit.ly/1OpTYTf
  • 27 September: Vienna  |  Tüwi Kultur, Peter-Jordan-Straße 76, 1190 Wien  |  GMap: http://bit.ly/1KlCw0o
  • 29 September: Budapest  |  Gólya, Bókay János u. 34, 1083 Budapest  |  GMap: http://bit.ly/1iIFL88
  • 29 September: Zagreb  |  Canceled :/ So sad!!

The doors will be open at around seven-ish.
You bring: Your camping mat and sleeping bag.
We care for: Free drinks, food, a shower, wifi and good hitchhiker-company.

SHARE YOUR STORIES ABOUT MOVEMENT !

As you know, the essence of this hitchhiking challenge is finding, experiencing and sharing stories of movement on your way to Belgrade.

How this works? Like technically speaking? Easy: We’ve created a Tumblr, where every participant can share their texts, photos, videos and audio from the journey.

1. Sign up for the challenge here: transeuropahitchhiking.tumblr.com/signmeup
2. Indicate your team’s name and if you have a Tumblr account (unmoderated publishing) or not (your posts will be moderated). You will receive an email with further instructions.

3. Share your stories with your family, friends, us and the rest of the world at transeuropahitchhiking.tumblr.com
4. Need inspiration? Don’t worry, there are quite some “mini-challenges” in our road bingo: Find it in our ready-to-print starter kit.

PREPARE YOUR TRIP !

Hitchwiki is a great source to get organised before you start your trip. Check out their top tips that cover basically everything –from finding the best spots to wearing the right clothes.
When it comes to packing, best advice is to pack as little as possible. On top of your usual travel stuff (which should include a rain jacket), we recommend a map of Europe, cardboard and marker (to make signs). And of course your smartphone with an EU data roaming option (ask your provider, it’s cheap). You know, to share your road stories as you go…

THE OTHER THING TO BRING…

If you follow our recommendation to travel light, you may have some space left in your rucksack. And we have a suggestion on how you can use that space in a meaningful way.
You may have heard that an increasing number of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan arrive in Belgrade. At a park in its centre, they are waiting for an opportunity to travel north to cross the border with Hungary, entering the EU. An opportunity that may not exist much longer as the Hungarian government is tightening asylum laws and building a fence to keep out refugees.
Having endured the horrors of war themselves, most Belgraders show a lot of solidarity with the refugees and help out wherever they can. We asked a local NGO what we could do or bring to help the refugees. Their answer was: Shoes! Good shoes! Shoes in which you can walk across borders and countries.
So pack up those hiking boots or trainers that you bought with good intentions but never really used and bring them to Belgrade. Ask your family members, ask your friends! Ask the people whose New Year’s Resolution to exercise more clearly failed by now. Ask the people that hated the last hiking trip. Or ask your local shoe shop for a donation!
Help make the refugees’ movement easier and bring some good shoes to Belgrade! We will collect them at the festival.

AND NOW: ALL THE LINKS !

Watch this space for more details to follow or check out
– our Facebook-event
– our Tumblr, where you can sign up and post stories.

Questions? Suggestions? Need for clarification? Send an email to c.schwausch(at)euroalter.com.
Otherwise: ENJOY THE ROAD AND POST AWAY!