Project Advisory Board

MitOst members have the possibility to receive mentoring and financial support for the implementation of their own projects. The honorary Project Advisory Board decides upon project applications and helps during the process of project management.

Jeremy Pine

It all started with my collective Spacedigger's acceptance into the Tandem Turkey III cohort in 2015. After taking part in that rewarding programme, I started working with MitOst as a volunteer and freelancer on various projects.
Without MitOst I would not have had the opportunity to connect to such a broad range of activists and artists who bridge the divide between cultural and political work across Europe, Asia, and Africa.
My MitOst Utopia would be to have all of the organisation's programs expand both geographically and in thematic scope, so that MitOst becomes one of the primary global hubs for connecting progressive civil society and creativity. This would involve gaining the backing of government bodies and larger private foundations.
I would also like to say:  I am grateful for the opportunity to learn more about how MitOst functions and to serve as someone who will help small organisations gain access to a funding and the larger MitOst network of experts.

Cornelia Püschel

It all started with my time as a Bosch-lecturer at a university in 西安 / Xi’an.
Without MitOst I would not have been able to start the global education programme or to enjoy the post-lectureship time as much as part of a wider community. My life would be short of a hundred enriching impulses had I not visited the MitOst festivals in Tblissi and Słubice.
MitOst Utopia: Let’s create a truly global NGO which leads as an example of diversity.
I would also like to say: I am here to create ideas and collaborate with all of those global and Eurasian
individuals who want to shape society on all levels. Let’s interlink politics, education and culture as part of the same effort.

Yasmin Ouberri



It all started with the desire to explore the MitOst cosmos and meet other change-makers. As a Bosch alumni with a diverse network in Arab countries, I am now immersed in a larger network that connects people across national borders.
Without MitOst I would have been denied the chance to get to know so many great people who are just as fond of giving impulses in their communities and making a difference. My participation in the MitOst Festival 2018 in Athens gave me new inspiration for civil society engagement in socially and politically fragile contexts.
My MitOst Utopia
The MitOst cosmos continues to grow and grow… and preserves its unique mission to unite a plethora of activists from diverse fields of action who share the belief that social change is possible and who live it.
I would also like to say I have lived and worked in Egypt for the past three years. However, it is time to use my intercultural experiences back in Germany and to stand up for integrative social interaction. Furthermore, I look forward to numerous project applications - one of my secret passions.

David Vondráček

It all started with České Budějovice in 2011.
Without MitOst I would not have eaten Khinkali in Georgia. Met nice people and learned about their NGO-activities.
My MitOst Utopia: That we render ourselves obsolete, in a way? That the ideals lived by MitOst-members become so normal, that they don't need special support any more.
I would also like to say: To me as a musicologist it is important, that art is not being locked in dreaming spires. It has always had the power to bring people together.

Frank Weiße-Bartos

After his studies of literature 22 years ago, Frank lives in the Czech Republic. He became acquainted with MitOst in 1998 when he organised a festival together with other members. During the members' assembly 2004 in Vilnius, Frank was elected into the very first Project Advisory Board. At the moment, he is the director of an association he has founded in the Czech Republic. Through continued learning he gained knowledge in projekt management and intercultural communication; his practical experiences include the organisation of international projects such as festivals and workshops. 

Info & Contact

Contact Project Advisory Board Projektbeirat: projektbeirat(at)

The Project Advisory Board consists of five MitOst members, elected at the general members' assembly for the period of one year, and one member of the MitOst Board. The members of the Project Advisory Board can look back on many years of exprience in the field of project management.

What are they doing?

The Project Advisory Board accepts project applications and answers to questions around projects and project management related to the various possibilities of MitOst fundings for member projects. You can contact them under projektbeirat(at) The members of the Project Advisory Board will help you writing your project application. They proof-read your project application. And every approved project gets a mentor who works together with the project manager on the application until the project closure.

You can also contact them in case you never have written an application before and you just have an idea for a project in your mind you want to bring on paper.

More information about funding criteria for member projects you find here.
You want to become a member of the Project Advisory Board yourself? Here you can find some information...