Co-creating the MitOst Festival

From 2nd of October to 6th of October 2019, MitOst invites its friends and members as well as everyone interested in cultural and civic exchange in Europe and its neighbouring regions to the 17th International MitOst Festival in Budapest, Hungary.

Becoming Part of the MitOst Festival Community

The MitOst Festival is a place to become part of an active, thriving and caring community. It is a place to look beyond one's own horizons and seek encouraging dialogue and meaningful connection between individuals and communities of practice. The MitOst Festival is also a place to reflect and shape these connections—during the event and beyond.

First and foremost, the MitOst Festival is a place for sharing: insights and stories, inspirations and visions, main values guiding civil society today, questions that need to be raised, ideas and practices of how to actively shape the future of our societies.There is plenty of space for self-organised collaboration.

Film screenings, exhibitions, discussions, workshops readings, city tours, and concerts bring the spirit of MitOst to the host city while connecting members, partner organisations, and the local community.

The MitOst Festival is also the place where network members connect and make decisions together. The MitOst Members’ Assembly on Saturday, 5th of October will therefore be accompanied by the MitOst Agora – an extended assembly throughout the MitOst Festival, a space for the entire community of members, alumni and friends to co-shape MitOst, to share and exchange on future plans.


How to Register for the MitOst Festival

Registration was possible until the 31st of August 2019. The early bird conditions applied until 30th of June 2019. Important information about the registration procedure and the different festival fees can be found in the terms and conditions of participation.

After having registered and paid the festival fee, participants will receive the festival newsletter with regular updates as well as helpful tips for preparing their trip and travelling to Budapest.


How to Propose a Session for the MitOst Festival

One of the most interesting aspects of the five-day MitOst Festival is that the programme is shaped by the ideas and dedication of the participants themselves. Until 16th of June 2019, the participants can propose a session of reflection, learning, co-creating and celebration in a variety of Formats.

We are looking for sessions along the lines of this year’s MitOst Festival topics „Public Spaces“, „Civic Art“ and „Puzzle Pieces of Europe“ examining different aspects of this year’s festival theme „Exploring Europe“.

Participants whose session proposals are selected for the festival programme will be offered a 50% reduction of the fee as recognition of their contribution to the festival.


How to Support the Organisation of the MitOst Festival

The festival is a co-created event. Participants can not only host a session in the festival programme, but can also contribute in numerous other ways. More information here.

Get involved

MitOst Festival Train

We warmly invite you to join us for the night train journey Berlin-Budapest. You can expect joint activities, meeting with MitOst community and all the special and unforeseen moments that only happen on trains. On 1st October we start the journey in the evening from Berlin and wake up in Budapest in the morning. All the information how to book your ticket please find here.