Frequently asked questions
1. What is Mitgehbörse Ulm?
Mitgehbörse Ulm is a pilot project initiated by the Cultural Department of the City of Ulm.
The purpose of the project is to bring together culture enthusiasts at any age and of every origin to enable joint cultural visits and promote the exchange of information about the current offer of cultural activities in Ulm. The www.mitgehboerse-ulm.de internet platform is at the heart of the Mitgehbörse Ulm project.
2. What is the aim of Mitgehbörse Ulm?
Cultural activities are more fun together. People interested in cultural activities often stay at home because they do not know anybody who might join them. Or because they feel out of place when going to the museum, the opera or a readers' café. That's where Mitgehbörse Ulm comes in: It provides an informal atmosphere for the exchange of information between like-minded people about current cultural activities.
3. How can I join?
If you would like to join Mitgehbörse Ulm, you can go to www.mitgehboerse-ulm.de and register with the portal's homepage on the internet to create a personal profile.
4. Do I have to pay to join Mitgehbörse Ulm?
No, Mitgehbörse Ulm is a free service provided by the Cultural Department of the City of Ulm.
5. How can I register?
If you would like to register, you can click on the "Register" button on the start page. A registration form will pop up and you can enter the necessary data. Then you need to accept the Terms and Conditions. On completing the registration, you will receive an e-mail with a link to confirm your registration.
6. How do I create a personal profile?
Once you have logged in, you can create a personal profile. You can choose among a selection of profile pictures, indicate your cultural interests and make a personal statement, such as why and how you intend to use Mitgehbörse Ulm. Your profile helps others to learn more about you and helps you to find like-minded people with similar cultural interests.
7. Are my data visible to others?
No, they are not. The Mitgehbörse Ulm platform is a protected space. All data are only visible to other registered members. What is visible to others are the details of your profile and any posts you created on events and subjects. Personal messages that you send to others can only be seen by these members. Your personal registration data (name, address) are generally not visible to other members.
8. Are data protection rules being observed?
Yes, they are. All data collected for Mitgehbörse Ulm are only stored and processed for the purpose of this project and are subject to current data protection rules.
9. What do I need to consider when using Mitgehbörse Ulm?
You need to accept the Terms and Conditions if you would like to register as a member with Mitgehbörse Ulm. They set out for example the rights and obligations of registered members.
10. How can I contact other users?
If you are registered as a member with Mitgehbörse Ulm, you may send messages to other registered users and receive messages from them on the portal. It is not necessary to use your personal e-mail address.
11. What is a Cultural Navigator?
Cultural Navigators are officially appointed by the City of Ulm. They work as volunteers for Mitgehbörse Ulm. Cultural Navigators tell others about their personal passion for art and culture by actively posting MeetUp proposals on the internet portal and join others when attending cultural activities. This includes, e.g., joint visits to museums and exhibitions, in multiple languages, meeting up in small groups to attend readings and discuss afterwards or simply offering people to accompany them when attending a specific cultural event for the first time.
12. Can I become a Cultural Navigator?
Culture enthusiasts that work as volunteers for Mitgehbörse Ulm may file their application as Cultural Navigators with the Cultural Department of the City of Ulm. There is no need for any special knowledge. It is essential to have a personal passion for the arts and culture and to feel inspired to share this enthusiasm with others. Cultural Navigators have to face many opportunities and challenges at the same time: opening up a new world to other people, dispelling possible fears and introducing them to the world of art and culture. For more information, please do not hesitate to call +49 (0) 731 161-4712 or -4701 or send an e-mail to kulturlotse[at]mitgehboerse-ulm.de or kultur[at]ulm.de.