What is Mitgehbörse Ulm?
Does this sound familiar? There is a great concert or an interesting photo exhibition opening tonight and you would love to go but no one wants to go with you. Family and friends, they are all busy or not interested and prefer different ways to spend their leisure time. But it is not fun going alone and so you end up staying at home.
This may change very soon:
"Mitgehbörse Ulm" is a pilot scheme initiated by 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 cultural activities in Ulm.
The online event calendar of the twin cites Ulm and Neu-Ulm is integrated with the portal. So you can see at first glance what is going on in and around Ulm, how many other members are interested in an event and whether there is already a group of people that have decided to go and that you can join. The portal enables you to comment on entries or create an entry yourself and to use search filters that help you find like-minded people with similar cultural interests. Mitgehbörse Ulm is available in German and English.
For an even better cultural experience... together!
Mitgehbörse Ulm is open to everyone interested in cultural events. We would like to reach out to those who do not have any friends or family members sharing their passion for art and culture but who cannot or do not want to go alone.
In 2012 the City of Ulm had carried out a survey on cultural activities, which indicates that there is a great demand for such a platform. It also shows that people often refrain from attending cultural events since there is no one to go with and their friends are just not interested in these activities. Other reasons stated by the respondents include medical conditions and a lack of support for cultural newbies. Another result of the survey is that people usually engage in cultural activities together with friends or acquaintances. So one of the main findings of this survey is that action needs to be taken to promote joint cultural activities and meet more social needs.
What is also special about Mitgehbörse Ulm is that we try to attract, train and encourage these volunteers to inspire other people, who may have the same age or come from the same country, to engage in cultural activities together. These cultural navigators are ideally suited to share their passion for art and culture and act as an inspiration. Are you interested in volunteering as a cultural navigator for the City of Ulm?