Tell us your story … . The LISTEN Awards is still open for your contribution!
We have postponed the deadline to September 16th, 2018.
To read all the details on how to submit, what type of story we are looking for, in which language and in which format … please click here.
During our project and work with storytelling we are finding permantly information about the power of storytelling. A very beautiful video with the famous actor Ian McKellen as storyteller we want to share with you: https://vimeo.com/125383660.
But not also actors and storytellers know about the power of storytelling. It is also a topic for scientific researches. An scientific article about her results studying the storytelling culture in Southern Africa you can find here.
The LISTEN team invites you to enter the LISTEN award with a story – fictional or real. The story can be a memory, a self-created story, a fairytale, legend or myth.
The stories should reflect the idea of LISTEN aimed to promote intercultural storytelling with refugees and migrants as we believe that a story can build bridges and create mutual understanding between different cultures.
With your permission your story will become part of our LISTEN collection of (life) stories.
Find out more about the award here.
LISTEN is about storytelling and listening – here you can listen to the Radio Dacorum interview with Abdul from Syria by Matt Hatton. Click here to get the interview.
This is a short documentary about the story of a refugee living in Germany named Momod Tajik. He talks about his life in Germany and tells about his wishes for all those people living in Syria, Afghanistan and in other war-ravaged countries.
Watch the video here.
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During our Innsbruck course we got the chance to make a radio show dedicated to our LISTEN project and moderated by all LISTEN partners on FREIRAD – Freies Radio Innsbruck: one hour of interviews, stories and music, moderated by Ovagem Agaidyan from Verein Multikulturell – Tyrolean Integration Centre (Austria) on Wednesday, 23/01/2018.
Listen to the show here.
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:
Continue reading Course in Innsbruck
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. Continue reading LISTEN in Athens
The LISTEN team has started its first activities – 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.