13. International MitOst Festival

Dear members,

we kindly invite you to Ivano-Frankivsk to the 13th International MitOst Festival. The festival will take place from 23rd to 27th of September 2015.

We are glad about the opportunity to create through our festival in the Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk a platform for dialogue and collaboration and to contribute in this way to the strengthening of the civil society and European cohesion. In the numerous programmes and projects, which are being implemented by MitOst and its Ukrainian partners, we see a lot of energy the people in Ukraine, our members and participants, actors of civil society continue their work in the current difficult situation with. We would like to share with you this energy. Ukraine is also the country where the division of Europe becomes very concrete. Together with our Russian and Ukrainian members we would like to discuss current problems and challenges and to try to find possible solutions.

This year, we focus on urban and rural development, on migration and resolving conflicts through culture and education. In a lot of different formats, we are about to have a good look at topics such as social innovation, good governance and cross-sectorial collaboration. We will learn about civil initiatives in Ukraine and other countries. We will occupy ourselves with cultural diversity in big cities and will scout out Ivano-Frankivsk as our host city.

Get involved!
Of course you are welcome to suggest other topics! The MitOst Festival is based on your ideas and activities. That is why we are looking forward to everyone of you who is up to offer a workshop or another format during the festival. All important information about getting involved you will find here.

From now on you can enrol via the online form. Please read the details of participation and registration carefully before you send in the form. You will find there all important information concerning the enrolment, the fee and deadlines. Deadline of enrolment is 1st of September 2015.

Travelling together

At the moment, we are looking for ways to travel to Ivano-Frankivsk together, either by bus or by train, maybe with stops and pre-programme. For the trip from Berlin, there are already volunteers who want to be responsible for coordinating the journey. We will keep you up to date. And we are looking forward to further ideas and initiatives.

Information about the festival preparations you can find in the festival newsletters, on our new festival website as well as on our facebook page.

We are looking forward to your ideas, suggestions and questions. Please contact us via festival(at)

Warm greetings
your MitOst Board and Festival Team