Call to co-organise

International Anti-Authoritarian Gathering

Anarchy 2023 - St-Imier July 19-23, 2023

From 19th to 23st July 2023 a meeting will be held in St-Imier (Jura, CH) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Congress of St-Imier which, in 1872, saw the foundation of the Anti-Authoritarian International, an event marking the birth of the organized anarchist movement.

The event will consist of 5 days of meetings, lectures, concerts, seminars and various other activities. It will be a great opportunity for libertarian supporters, inhabitants of the region and elsewhere, and the general public to meet, debate, share and experience libertarian ideas and practices. It will also be an opportunity for those who have not yet discovered the rich history of this movement to learn about its contributions to social progress and its struggles from previous centuries to the present day.

What are anarchists doing today? What are their ideas, their works, their actions? How have they contributed to world history for more than 150 years? What can we learn from this concept, and why is anarchy more desirable than ever?

Anarchy is not chaos and lack of order at all, but the opposite: it advocates an anti-authoritarian approach and a personal and social organization that promotes the emancipation of all human beings. This means fighting against all forms of oppression, exploitation and imposed authority, seeking to enhance everywhere freedom (absence of domination), equity (absence of privilege) and mutual aid (mutuality).

On this occasion, we would like to welcome participants from all continents. All those interested are invited to contribute to the organization and the success of this meeting in whatever way they find most suitable (sharing information, contributing ideas, joining in art projects, providing material support, etc.).

The ⒶPENKI website has been set up to allow everyone to propose, discuss and organize workshops, discussions, film screenings, concerts, etc: ⒶPENKI


Follow Anarchy 2023 on social media!

On Mastodon:
This will be our primary social media presence. If you are not on Mastodon yet, start here:

On Telegram:

On Twitter:

On Facebook the event can be found at:

You can contact us via email using the address:

Helping with a financial contribution

Nobody of us is getting payed, we all volunteer. But we need money to cover the infrastructure costs. So, please help to make sure we can cover the costs, also because the resulting surplus will go to the Anarchist Defense Fund!

To make a financial contribution and thus help with the organization of the Anarchy 2023 gathering, please use the following bank details:

IBAN: CH28 0624 0575 1121 8190 1
Caisse d’Epargne Courtelary SA
2608 Courtelary, Switzerland

in favor of

Association 150 ans du congrès de Saint-Imier
Rue Françillon 29
2610 St-Imier

...or using QR-Bill/Twint or Monero

anarchy2023-monero-qrcode anarchy2023-qrbill-twint




The International Federalist Association IFA has also launched a crowdfunding for the organisation and the travel of people and collectives who want to come to the Anarchy 2023 gathering in St-Imier this July but can't because of financial issues: Please help out if you can!

Group finance communication to July 10, 2023

Here are the details of the costs involved in organizing the event. The total budget is over CHF 276,000!


In advance of the event we had CHF 41,662.68:

This leaves us with 234,338 CHF to pay in order to break even.

The principle of the festival is that it is self-financing, meaning that most of the bills have to be paid after the event, thanks to the income generated by free prices and donations during the event.

As a reminder, no one in the organization is paid - we're all volunteers. If there are any profits after the event, they will go entirely to the Anarchist Defense Fund (

Given the scale of the bills to be paid, we're appealing to your solidarity to ensure we don't go into post-event debt. We therefore encourage you to eat the delicious meals concocted by the kitchen group, to drink in the various bars, to give free prices for internet access, camping, etc., and to make donations if you can.

This is a self-generated event, and we expect participants to take an active role. This is your event. Thank you for your solidarity!