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We are looking for you to host the International MitOst Festivals 2019 & 2020

Once per year, MitOst invites its members and everyone interested in cultural and civic exchange in Europe and its neighbouring regions to the International MitOst Festival, a four-day international forum offering cultural activities, trainings and networking opportunities.

About 350 people participate in the Festival, getting to know the host city and its inhabitants. Moreover, participants present their own projects and initiatives, host sessions, offer workshops, and network. There is plenty of space for self-organised intercultural collaboration. Film screenings, exhibitions, discussions, readings, city tours, and concerts bring the spirit of MitOst to the host city while connecting members, partner organisations, and local inhabitants.

Since 2003, the International MitOst Festival has taken place annually – each time in a different city. After Pécs, Vilnius, Wroclaw, Timisoara, Görlitz-Zgorzelec, Uzhgorod, Gdansk, Perm, České Budějovice, Ruse, Leipzig, Novi Sad, Ivano-Frankivsk, Tbilisi, Frankfurt (Oder) and Słubice, and Athens, MitOst is looking for Festival cities and hosting teams to co-organise the International MitOst Festivals 2019 and 2020 respectively. 

From now on we want to explore key themes and questions at the MitOst Festival under a joint „thematic framework“. For the MitOst Festival 2019 we want to venture out to an "Exploration of Europe". The issues of social cohesion and the role of civil society in Europe seem particularly relevant to the MitOst network. 2019 is a crucial year due to anniversaries, important events and current challenges ahead. We are specifically looking for prospects from the entire MitOst network in Europe and its neighbouring regions.

For 2020 we are looking at the relationship between urban and rural areas in Europe and its neighbouring regions. How are the differences between urban and rural regions shaping our societies? What is the role of civil society here? 

We look forward to your suggestions on this and related topics and also require an openness to discuss these after the 2019 MitOst Festival together with us.

Find here all about the Thematic Framework, all about your Application for Hosting the International MitOst Festival and the Concept note – Guideline.