As we all had a great time hitchhiking this Summer through Europe we also got a lot of motivation to do something about hitchhiking in Vienna.
Trampstelle – Hitchspot
With the recent opening of the first official hitchhiking spot in Kiel, Germany, we wondered how to organize something like that in Vienna. A person of the Green Party was interested and we talked about the process of installing something like a Trampstelle. The Geen Party is currently head of the resort of transport in Vienna but there will be an election soon and it might change. If they can keep the position we will write a project statement with regards on Where?, How? and Similar Projects. If you want to take part, if you want to know how you can bring your ideas into the government and accompany us during the process feel free to contact us.
We were approached by the organizers of the Transeuropean Festival. There will be a gathering on 27th of September in Vienna for a night on the way to Belgrade. You can find people to discuss with, you can find hitchhiking partners or even take part in the friendly competitional hitchhiking race to Belgrade.
TRANSEUROPA is a festival of arts, culture and politics.
This year’s festival takes place throughout Europe: in multiple cities in September and in Belgrade October 1-5
The festival is transnational in its fabric, concept and content. Its main objective is to create a temporary space for people from throughout Europe to exchange, co-create and find common ground for future actions to call for democracy, equality and culture beyond the nation state.
The programme is conceived of with various professionals, activists and artists throughout Europe in order to tackle the most burning issues facing the continent from a transnational point of view: war on the European continent, the rise of nationalism and xenophobia, the danger of the unravelling of the European Union (Brexit and Grexit), the continuation of self-defeating economic policies and mass unemployment, the persistence of corruption, the hecatomb in the Mediterranean, increased attacks on human rights and the questioning of freedom of movement for European citizens and migrants alike.
These tendencies push us away from the core political principles of justice, unity and solidarity. But there are also positive, albeit fragmented signs.
We will support and take part in the festival, feel free to join and take part or contact us if you need more information.