Our pilot workshop in 2019 has been funded by and implemented within the framework of MitOst e.V..

MitOst encourages activities and implements programmes which foster cultural exchange, active citizenship, social cohesion and sustainable urban and rural development – beyond cultural, sectoral or linguistic borders. Founded in 1996 MitOst today is an association with more than 1.400 members in 45 countries in a growing European network.


The research undertaken to develop this idea was supported by the European Cultural Foundation.

The European Cultural Foundation nurtures a socially engaged and culturally rooted civil society across Europe. Since 1954 ECF is committed to making a tangible impact on civil society, citizen initiatives, public opinion and policy proposals, and combat the fragmenting forces jeopardising peace and social progress in Europe.