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Are you looking for a cool way to spend the first week(s) of August? Why not join hundreds of other travelers who will be hitchhiking to Albania to join the 2014 Hitchgathering!
Want to leave now already? No problem, there are numerous pre-gathering on the road to Albania. Just check the official 2014 Hitchgathering website.
Since there is no fixed agenda, it is up to YOU to make it happen!
So stick out your thumb, bring a tent, your guitar and some stories, and tell us all about it later in our Hitchhiker's Group.
While many countries have summer holidays now, the BeVolunteer Board of Directors (BoD) have another public meeting on July 21st at 21:30 CEST on our IRC channel http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=BoDpublic, please log in with your BeWelcome username.
We certainly want to get things done, so you are invited to read what we write, but only write yourself, when asked. You can already get an idea what the meeting will be about in our agenda in the wiki.
Member Simontour has submitted his Master's thesis at the Uppsala University (Sweden) on the subject of Hospitality Exchange Networks. In particular he highlights the struggle between Commodification and Commons.
If you are interested in the way different networks approach the idea of "sharing", you will probably enjoy reading Simon Schöpf's 124-page analysis. A direct download can be found at http://bit.ly/Sevu5K
The thesis is published under a Creative Commons share-a-like license so feel free to pass it on if you deem it appropriate. I'm sure Simon would appreciate constructive feedback, so don't hesitate to contact him.
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The BeWelcome community of Toulouse is delighted to invite you for the 3rd edition of SeekTheDuck, a free event organized for locals and travelers. Date: 4 - 7 July 2014.
Just like previous years the programme is simple: sharing, enjoying and spreading good vibes.
Locals will be happy to help you discover regional specialities, visit museums, parcs and bars, or organize workshops and participate in fun & games, like the "Easter-bottles Hunt" and a big Petanque tournament.
You can find the programme on our activities page, where you can also register: http://www.bewelcome.org/activities/902
SeekTheDuck: un week-end BeWelcome à Toulouse, France (du 4 au 7 juillet 2014)
La communauté BeWelcome de Toulouse est heureuse de vous inviter à la 3ème édition du Seek The Duck, un évênement gratuit pour les locaux et les voyageurs du 4 au 7 juillet 2014.
Comme les années précédentes, le programme est simple: convivialité, partage et bonne humeur.
Les locaux seront heureux de vous faire découvrir les spécialités de la région, visiter les musées, parcs et bars de Toulouse, ou vous proposer quelques ateliers et jeux comme la recherche des bouteilles de Pâques ou le grand tournoi de pétanque.
Retrouvez le programme complet et inscrivez vous sur la page de l'évênement: http://www.bewelcome.org/activities/902
Mr Duck & Miss Piaf!
We haven't been idle in the last few weeks, a newsletter is almost ready to be sent out, we have had some informal meetings to solve mostly technical problems and improve the communication between tech teams, BoD and other volunteers.
Our next public BoD meeting is on Thursday, June 12th at 21:00 CEST on http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=BoDpublic. Please log in with your BW-username. Like with previous times the idea is that you can read, what is being discussed, but not write yourself, unless asked. We will most likely have an open round in the end, when you can contribute yourself.
In the meantime you can already get an idea of what is on the agenda.