Join-in Projects

Current deadline: 31st of July 2019

Which projects can be supported?

In this section, MitOst supports projects aiming at fostering language and cultural exchange and dialogue as well as active citizenship in Europe and its neighbouring regions.

There are several possibilities for Join-in Projects. Here are some examples:

  • International trainings and workshops concerning current and historical topics
  • Projects to enhance tolerance and allow mutual understanding of languages and cultures
  • Transnational book tours of young authors
  • Travelling exhibitions and project documentaries in cooperation with local partners
  • International theatre festivals and other art cooperations
  • Study visits for members and supporters in regions and cultural landscapes of Europe and its neighbouring countries
  • Connecting of regional initiatives and project groups

Please find information about earlier projects in the project archive.

What and how much can be funded?

Usually, we are able to provide funding for 30 to 70 percent of the total project costs. For the rest, funding must come from third-parties, own contributions of the participants or nonmonetary benefits.

Third-party funds are really distributed subsidies coming from other institutions or private donors.

Own contributions of the participants to the projects costs may concern travel expenses, costs for food or participation fees.

Nonmonetary benefits are services that can be used for free, although they would need to be paid normally (for example the use of event locations, the preparation of copies, accommodation offered by friends).

The maximal amount of funding for Language and Culture Projects is
2,000 euro

Join-in Projects are implemented by MitOst members on a voluntary basis. It is possible to receive an allowance for all arising material and administrative costs, such as travel expenses, telephone and postal charges. Personnel expenses like remunerations for qualified staff (experts, technicians and other) may be fundable as well, as long as they are not members of the MitOst network and all remunerations do not amount to more than 10 percent of the total project costs in sum. Nevertheless, the involvement of experts coming from the MitOst network should be preferred.

How and when can Join-in Projects be funded?

Applications can be submitted until 31st of July 2019.

Please note: Due to the processing time, projects may start soonest 15th of October 2019.

Who can give me advice?

Do you have any questions concerning the application for or implementation of a project? Please do not hesitate to contact the Project Advisory Board under projektbeirat(at)

What are the selection criteria?

Besides the general formal conditions, the Project Advisory Board considers the following criteria:

  • Degree of innovation: Replications of projects can only be considered with convincing explanation, for example new content alignment of an existing format
  • Openness of the project for the participation of other MitOst members
  • Sustainability of the project
  • Active press and publicity work as well as comprehensive documentation and presentation at the MitOst-Festival

Who supports projects during the implementation process?

If you do not have experience applying for grants and you would like to work with a mentor from within the MitOst network, we encourage you to send an e-mail asking for mentoring to projektbeirat(at) no later than 7 days before the application deadline. Requests for mentorship after that date cannot be answered.


Application Form

Budget Plan


For questions please contact the Project Advisory Board: projektbeirat(at)