Are there any requirements and restrictions?
No, there are no special requirements for you to be able to participate. Our only requirement is for you to be respectful towards others and peaceful.
How do I get to St-Imier?
If you need to fly, you can fly into either Geneva (GVA), Basel (BSL) or Zurich (ZRH). Traveling from these three airports to St-Imier takes approximately the same amount of time. The easiest way to get from these airports to St-Imier is via train. You can check the train timetables on the https://www.sbb.ch/en website, where you can also buy "supersaver tickets" (approx. 30 CHF if done some weeks ahead of time).
For coordinating carpools we started to use https://www.covievent.com/covoiturage/anarchy-2023/d5059b23abd730f18afc951bf4626576 with the https://t.me/+guZcQIInJzc2OTk0 telegram group serving as an additional possible communication channel along side.
For visa and travel help please contact: email@example.com
Please, before coming to the gathering by car, consider more environment friendly options and car sharing. There will be designated parking areas. More detailed instructions regarding the parking concept will be added here. So, please check back here for updates to this information.
Where can I sleep?
There will be a designated camping area and a sleeping hall. If you plan to camp, bring a tent and a sleeping bag. If you plan to sleep in the sleeping hall, bring a mat and a sleeping bag. Some details regarding different terrains are still being discussed with the community. We will put online all the information as soon as these points have been finalized.
There will also be a camping for women and people from the LGBTQA+ community, for which details will not be published here. Please approach a person from the Care Team during the event.
If you have any form of disability and wish to sleep in a quieter and more comfortable place please contact our Care Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish so sleep in a quiet place and smaller rooms,we have a few beds left in the Chalet on Mont-Soleil: https://www.laserment.com/montsoleil/
To go there you will have to take the funicular. The time table is quite limited in the evenings during the week: www.funisolaire.ch but the location is easy to reach by car. It is also possible to hike up to the chalet, but it is a good 30 minutes hike. Please write a message to info@anarchy2023org if you wish to reserve a bed in that Chalet (10.- per person per night).
For people coming with a camper, you will be able to park your camper in a flat space. We will add more information as soon as the place we have in mind is confirmed to be ok.
How to propose workshops, film screenings, etc to be added to the day schedules?
To propose anything for inclusion in the schedule and get a space allocated, please use this form. If you have a preference for the day and time of your proposal, please add that information in the description or later add a comment. Also, list the required help, resources or technical infrastructure such as beamer, if any. Please don't hesitate to propose activities for children and teenagers as well. https://organize.anarchy2023.org/courses/propose
How can I volunteer my help?
There will shortly be available an online tool for coordinating the many different volunteer tasks. Info will be added here and shared on social media. Write to email@example.com if you want to be directly notified about the details of how you can help.
What food and drinks will be available?
There will be 2 kitchens and 4 bars located throughout the village. They offer vegan and also gluten free foods and refreshing beverages such as sirup and ice tea, energizing liquids like coffee and mate. Only the alcoholic beverages (e.g. beer, wine and prosecco) have a fixed minimal prize.
How much will this cost me?
Both the workshops and the camping are free. For concerts, food and non-alcoholic drinks you are expected to pay what you can, but there is no fixed price. Also alcoholic beverages are "pay what you can", but with a minimal price. The book fair and expo tables have a fixed minimal price as well.
All income goes to covering the costs of infrastructure, vegetables and beverages, etc. Nobody is getting payed, we all volunteer. So, please help to make sure we can cover the costs, also because the resulting surplus will go to the Anarchist Defense Fund!
It would help alot to be able to cover upfront costs if you already send a donation now.
Can I access the event with a wheelchair?
All places are accessible with a weehlchair, except for Espace Noir and the second and third floor of the centre paroissial de St-Georges.
Are dogs allowed ?
Yes, you can bring your dog to the gathering as long as it does not cause trouble. You are responsible to take care that there are no complaints. Otherwise, you will have to leave with your dog. Also, bringing a dog into a concert would probably not be a good idea!
Is there a way to participate remotely?
You will be able to follow the event by listening to an on-site radio that will be streaming from the event. The radio will also setup a forum for chatting. Activities in some workshop rooms will be streamed which will always depend on the preference of the persons that organize that particular workshop. One of the rooms will be setup for hybrid workshops also enabling direct online participation.
Will the event be family friendly?
There will be a childcare during the afternoon. We will also propose some special film screenings followed by discussions for children and teenagers. There will also be a carousel and a playground next to one of the bars. We hope that more people will come forward with activity proposals for kids. So if you wish to organize something please don't hesitate to add your proposal to openki: https://organize.anarchy2023.org/courses/propose
If you need to warm up anything you will be able to ask the kitchen anytime.
We have two family rooms in the Chalet on Mont-Soleil with baby beds. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to reserve one of these rooms.