Take part in the Festival!

All members get together at the highlight of the organisation’s year – the MitOst-Festival, the central meeting point for them and their guests. However, the most interesting part for you is to get involved and become an active participant – pull your talents, knowledge or friends together and join the team!

We are looking for…

…Members to be a contact person

You would be the contact person for an expert, an author or a panel member, collecting important information about the event and what equipment or material is needed. During the Festival you would stand by his/her side and help out if there come up any problems.

…Workshop teamers

You are invited to team an event (such as a workshop, a panel, a working group or sth else) which fits well into our concept in terms of content – it can work as a frame for you to share your ideas, talents and knowledge. Usually, workshops at MitOst take about 90 min and are open to all the participants and citizens of the host city. It is great to connect the theoretical part to a practise afterwards.

Please feel free to get inspired by the events from last years as well.

Since the MitOst-Festival is multilingual, you can offer your event in Russian, German and/or English.

…Inspiration for our cultural programme

Of course we are glad about any idea, whether concept or a concrete offer, for the cultural programme. Did you maybe organize a project that you would like to talk about? Is there a topic on your mind which really needs to be discussed? Or would you even enjoy carrying out a project during the Festival itself? Since we are a non-profit organisation, we are always keen on ideas that we can realize anywhere anytime without spending a lot of money.

…DJs and party organizers

Do you like organizing parties? Or are you maybe even a DJ?


In the future, translating and mediating will be one of MitOst’s main objectives –  There are no borders to the MitOst charme, that is why we are lucky to welcome more and more interesting people who do not speak German. It is important to us to integrate all of you, as well as the long-term members, into what is happening at MitOst and the Festival – for a vivid, intercultural exchange beyond languages and nations. We are focussing on English as well as Russian. As a mediator, you would translate texts beforehand, get together tandems during the Festival, interpret during events, support the workshop teamers to offer a multilingual workshop… What else is possible to let everyone speak at the Festival? We are looking forward to your suggestions and linguistic gifts.

…Communities of travel

A journey in company? We have had a lot of good experience with that! Many of you probably remember the train journey from Moscow to Perm in 2010. So why don’t you travel together again? From Berlin, Kiev or Moscow? Maybe you could even offer a little agenda at the beginning or end of the journey? We are looking for one or more persons willing to share this idea with us and other members and let it grow. You could be in charge of logistics and the programme.

All volunteers and good ideas are welcome!

Of course we also appreciate suggestions concerning the host city, people you know or reports of your experiences.

…Folks to reveal the Festival

Do you like taking photographs, making a film or writing journalistic texts, interviews, reports and features about the Festival? Then you are exactly the person we are looking for. At best we join you all together in one group revealing the Festival in pictures, audio and words. Does that sound good to you? Could you even imagine teaming such a working group?

…Support at the information stand

We are looking for volunteers to do shifts at the info stand – you could get to know a lot of great people in no time.

…Technical support

To switch on video projectors, connect amplifiers, adjust the wifi – we are looking for some folks enjoying this and supporting us with their knowledge.

…Helpers for the calculation

We are looking forward to people committing and participating. Please take responsibilities for our Festival. The Festival’s success is in all our hands – get involved, organize an event, be in charge of something, spread your ideas!

Contact person

Kathrin Oerters