International MitOst-Festival

The MitOst Festival is the highlight of the association’s year. Since 2003 taking place each year in a different European town, it displays the diversity of our network and the commitment of our members. Around 400 participants become acquainted with the host city and its inhabitants. They present their own voluntary projects, hold events and mini-projects, offer workshops and network. There is also plenty of space for self-organised intercultural cooperation. A general programme of film screenings, exhibitions, discussions, readings, city tours, and concerts brings the spirit of MitOst to the host city while uniting members, alumni, partner organisations, and local inhabitants.

From 4 to 8 October 2017, the 15th International MitOst Festival will take place in Frankfurt (Oder) / Słubice.

Round Table MitOst Festival 2017

On 2 March, the first Round Table on the 15th International MitOst Festivaltook place on the German side of the hosting twin-city Frakfurt (Oder)/Słubice. Among the 25 potential supporters who came together to collect first ideas, were artists, drama teachers, city representatives and Viadrina staff, local mini/midi festival organisers as well as interested Frankfurt citizens and MitOst members - many of them already active in border-crossing social or cultural activities. A common wish was to make the festival not only an international meet-up, but an incubator for sustainable change and exchange for citizens on both sides of the river.

The next Round Table will be held at SMOK in Slubice on 19 April 2017, 6 p.m. For more information, please write to festival(at)

Second MitOst Festival 2017 Round Table in Słubice: Topics and Results

Second Round Table in preparation of the upcoming MitOst-Festival: around 20 supporters gathered this Wednesday on the Polish side of the twin town Frankfurt (Oder) / Słubice at SMOK - Słubicki Miejski Ośrodek Kultury.Among them were MitOst members, staff and students of Europa-Universität Viadrina as well as representatives of Collegium Polonicum w Słubicach, Unithea, Słubfurt, Modernes Theater Oderland , Frankfurt-Słubice Kooperationszentum, Ukraine Calling. Ukraine-Kompetenz im Dialog. Topics: How to open the festival for participation of local residents and associations? How to overcome the language barrier(s)? How to connect cultural and municipal actors on both sides of the river in the preparation process. Thank you all for this inspiring evening! To be continued..

MitOst Festival 2016

In October 2016, MitOst invited its members and activists interested in cross-regional cultural and civic exchange to meet at the International MitOst Festival in Tbilisi (Georgia).

Find out more about the festival on the festival website and on facebook/internationalesmitostfestival.

MitOst Festival 2015. Film created for MitOst e.V. by munu LAB: operatorSerzh Kuznetsov & editied by Nikita Sokolov.