‘Validating and connecting young people’s experiences of working and studying abroad through digital storytelling’.
StoryA, an EU funded project from 2015-2016, fostered international cooperation in the field of youth work and storytelling. It gathered together organizations from USA, Brazil, South Africa, Italy, UK, Portugal, Belgium, Austria and Sweden, and through a series of initiatives – international meetings, seminars and conferences, local workshops and cultural activities – aimed to enhance the use of digital storytelling to guide young people to self-evaluate and re-imagine their experiences abroad.
The project aspired to improve the quality and recognition of youth work and non-formal learning by encouraging young people to turn their life and working experiences gained abroad into learning opportunities, encouraging their own recognition of the skills and key competences acquired. Living or working abroad, for a short or long period, are unconscious informal learning moments that can be turned into more useful experiences if reflection and sharing of those experiences are encouraged. The project has contributed to the strengthening role of youth in society and speed up the process of active participation in the EU and beyond.
Click through to our Youtube channel to see all the digital stories made through the project.
StoryA Youtube channel to see all the digital stories made through the project.