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Training course in Innsbruck

The LISTEN training course  will be held from January 22nd till 26th at the premises of the Verein Multikulturell in Innsbruck, Austria.

The LISTEN training course will be held with 20 trainers, counsellours and social workers from UK, Greece, Sweden, Italy, Austria and Germany, who work with refugees and other people who were forced to leave their countries and to migrate to Europe, and who are interested in storytelling and broadcasting techniques.

The five-day course covers four topics that make up the LISTEN approach:

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LISTEN in Athens

In early September 2018 the LISTEN partners met in Athens, centre of antique culture, representing stories from millenia and inhabitants from all cultures.

During the two days we intensively worked on shaping our products, to make sure they have an impact for the people who will use it.

The LISTEN approach introduces storytelling into intercultural education for refugees, and connects this endeavour with deliberate reflection on learning, but also seeks ways to make ones storytelling skills known through audio broadcasting media like the radio, fostering mutual understanding that evolves from sharing stories.

This way LISTEN  makes a contribution to support intercultural understanding and the inclusion of refugees into European societies.

The materials will be created during autumn and tested with professionals from the field during the LISTEN training course in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2018.

LISTEN survey – the outcomes

Storytelling Magic by Frits Ahlefeldt

Thanks a lot to everyone who contributed to our research and helped us to understand how trainers and facilitators feel about storytelling and the idea to connect it with radio broadcasting to give refugees a voice in their new communities.

Click on LISTEN_survey results to access the presentation of the main outcomes. The biggest surprise to us was to see how wide spread and established storytelling already is in education and that everyone agrees on its power to bring people together, to learn and to understand eachother. This gives us confidence and assures us that we are on the right track with LISTEN.

LISTEN Online Survey – please participate

LISTEN is starting out with a broad research among stakeholders about the state of the art in applying storytelling as educational approach with refugees and to use radio and broadcasting as media to share life stories with a wider public.

We invite you to take a few minutes time to participate in our online questionnaire. It addresses trainers, counsellors and social workers working with displaced persons, and aims to identify practices, preconditions and training needs in regard to storytelling with refugees.

Click here to get to the survey.  On the starting page you may select whether you want to answer it in English, Italian, Swedish, Greek or German.

THANKS for your support!

The results of our survey will feed into the development of the LISTEN methodology and products and will be published in August 2017 on this website.

First Newsletter released

LISTEN has started and our first step was to find out, what we need to know, in order to develop materials that are tailored to our beneficiaries’ needs.

For this purpose we have created an online survey that addresses educators working with refugees and/or storytelling and asks about their experiences and practices.

Learn more about our project and how you can support the LISTEN consortium from our first newsletter that can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here: LISTEN_Newsletter 1.