Cultural Exchange

MitOst encourages cultural exchange and cross-sectoral cooperation.

We understand culture as a fundamental dimension of sustainable development, which allows the creation of meaning and identity and supports political participation and social inclusion. We are convinced that collaboration – common action of equals – is one of the essential preconditions for peaceful understanding and social innovation. 

MitOst therefore qualifies cultural managers for international collaboration and supports partnerships between cultural actors from Europe and its neighbouring regions. We also encourage cross-sectoral cooperation between actors from civil society, administration and business in order to promote social innovation and sustainable urban development. 

Cooperation programmes:

Tandem – culture without borders

Five Tandem programmes initiate collaborations between cultural managers from the EU, from Ukraine, Russia and Moldova, as well as from the Arab region and Turkey.

Actors of Urban Change 

fosters sustainable and participatory urban development through cultural activities and cross-sector collaboration in Europe.

Projects 2017

Cultural exchange projects initiated in partnership with MitOst.



Sarah Herke

Jotham Sietsma 

MitOst e.V.
Herzbergstraße 82-84
10365 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 31 51 74 88
Fax:+49 (0)30 31 51 74 71