Global Gathering 2024

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Welcome to the 2024 Global Gathering!

When: September 27, 28, 29

Where: Estoril, Portugal

Apply for a Ticket Now!

The Global Gathering (GG) brings together digital rights networks from around the world for three days of collaboration building, knowledge sharing, brainstorming, and rejuvenation.

The 2024 programmatic themes are Ecosystem Wellbeing; Circumvention Technologies; Security, Threats, and Risks; and Digital Rights 2050. Event activities focus on enhancing networking, and collaborative discussions through meetups, workshops, project showcases, and much more!

The 2024 edition will double in size from the 2023 event to around 900-1,000 participants, part of Team CommUNITY’s three-year plan to grow the event in a safe, secure and sustainable way to the size and scope achieved pre-pandemic.

How to Apply to the Global Gathering

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Head over to the Global Gathering ticketing platform where you will be able to apply for the Global Gathering, view your application status, update your profile, and request Equity Fund support. Remember to apply as soon as possible! We expect a high demand this year!

Apply for a Ticket Now!

Partners and Satellite Events

Consider becoming a partner for the 2024 Global Gathering, and receive a myriad of benefits from free tickets, to a guaranteed spot in the project expo! In addition, monies collected will support our Equity Fund. Reach out to for more information.

Are you thinking of hosting a satellite event like a team retreat, coalition meeting, or workshop? Reach out to us to learn what services and support we can provide. Email 

We want to thank the following partners and sponsors who have already confirmed their support for 2024! More coming!

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2024 Global Gathering Program

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This year, ONLY ONCE your application to the GG has been approved, will you be able to propose an an activity such as a meetup, session or workshop. This is to give accepted participants more control over their experience, so they can better achieve their personal and organizational goals.

The call for proposals will be published in the next few weeks. In the meantime, check out last year's agenda to get an idea of issues and activities usually covered: Global Gathering 2023

Visa and Equity Fund Support

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The Visa and Equity Fund Support page has all the information you need regarding:

  • Obtaining a visa for Portugal;
  • The ongoing support TCU can offer for your visa process; and
  • How to apply for Equity Fund support, which covers the travel costs for individuals from low-resourced, at-risk communities.

Planning Your Trip & Navigating Estoril

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We have created two pages that will help you with a number of tasks before you arrive.

The Planning Your Trip page provides information on:

  • Recommended hotels in the area;
  • The various ways you can get to Estoril from the airport (public transportation, taxis, etc); and
  • Healthcare info including pharmacies and hospitals

The Navigating Estoril page provides information on:

  • Recommended day trips around Estoril;
  • ATMS & Banks locations near the venue;
  • Public Transportation general information; and
  • Some Portuguese language tips.

Health, Safety & Security Policies

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* COVID Policy
* Code of Conduct
* Security Policy

Global Gathering FAQ, Ask-Me-Anything & more

We are building this section! In the meantime, take a look at: