Europe and me

“Call for narration” of the project “Young Messengers of European Memory – YoMEM” Erasmus plus Project KA2 -Youth

 Are you aged between 14 and 30?

Do you live in Europe?

Tell you personal experience of Europe, through the creative means you prefer: writing, video, photography, comics ….

Take part in the Call for narration “European Stories”!

 Why this “Call for narration”?

 The “YoMEM call for narration” is a way to share and make visible the many personal experiences related to the theme of Europe.

Through these memories we want to make a contribution to affirm the values of democracy, coexistence, social justice,  as founding values of the European Union.

 What stories

  • AUTHORS – you can tell your personal experience , or collect the story of another person. The story can be an individual or group work.
  • MEDIA CATEGORIES: stories can be created through various media and storytelling methods. Particularly it will be possible to take part in the prize in one or more of these categories:
    1. Text: autobiographical narration, telling what you experienced directly in first person, or a biographical narration, if you are collecting experiences of other persons. The text in PDF format should be no longer than 5 pages.
    2. Photo narration (text and pictures): a narration that’s composed of pictures accompanied by texts. It may be an autobiographical narration, telling what you experienced directly in the first person, or a biographical narration, if you are collecting experiences of other persons. The story have to be in PDF format, no longer than 10 pages.
    3. Video narration: you can tell the story through diverse types of video narration, such as documentary, video interview, digital storytelling or any other creative form. Maximum length 10 minutes uploaded to file sharing platform such as YouTube and Vimeo.
    4. Comics and Illustrations: telling an autobiographical or biographical story through comics and illustrations. The story should be no more than 10 pages long and should be sent in PDF format.
  • THEMES – This “call for narration” is aimed at stories concerning personal experiences of Europe. Here are some inputs:
    1. My Europe
  • – My first personal experience of Europe: try to remember the first time you experienced Europe; what happened? How is this memory important to you today?
  • – My story in European history: important historical events for Europe, experienced firsthand by you, or by people whose history you want to collect.
    1. Stories of Social change in Europe
  • – Experiences that you know, directly or indirectly, of people or groups, trying to bring positive changes. These stories can concern the most diverse themes: environment, education, social inclusion, health, human rights, etc..

For more inspiration check out the previously published stories:

https://www.storyap.eu/hosted-projects/yomem-young-messengers-of-european-memory/

 How to participate

  • Sign up to the portal https://www.storyap.eu/ and upload your story!
  • At the end of the upload select your participation to the “YoMEM call for narration” and the “YoMEM Project”.

Alternatively you can send the stories via email, to the address storyap.archive@gmail.com, with the attached description form that you can download here:

https://www.storyap.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Europe-and-me-Email-participation-form-2.doc

Send us your story by January 31, 2022!

Selection and awards

The selection of the call winners will take place in two phases:

  1. The first selection will take place at national level in the partner countries of the YoMEM project, namely: Italy, France, Romania, Sweden, England, Poland. Four stories per country will be selected.
  2. The second selection will take place at European level, by a transnational jury. This will lead to the selection of six winners, one for each partner country, who will be invited to the final event in Rome, in May 2023!
  3. Finalists and winners will also be included in a final publication.

For more info contact the following email: storyap.archive@gmail.com

This Call for Narration is realized within the project YoMEM, Young People Messengers of European Memories, Erasmus plus Project KA2 -Youth. PROJECT N. 2020-2-IT03-KA205-019585.

Project partners:

  • Associazione Storie Di Mondi Possibili (Coordinator) – Italy
  • Asociatia Pro-Xpert – Romania
  • M3 Mcube Association – France
  • Real Time Video Ltd – United Kingdom
  • Stowarzyszenie Trenerow Organizacji Pozarzadowych – Poland
  • Mobilizing Expertise Ab – Sweden
  • Federazione Italiana CEMEA – Italy

YoMEM call for narration is supported by the StoryAP portal, Stories for Active participation: https://www.storyap.eu/

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which could be made of the information contained therein.

Stories participating to the call


I am still there
I remember sleeping under the trees in the front of our home
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The professor
The story of Ion, a life between communism and post-communism
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Daniela and the two sides of communism
A Romanian journalist talks about the communism regime and what it meant for her.
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Sommertage in Rom 1990
Um 1990 – Erinnerungen an die besonderen Zeiten mit meiner Schwester in Rom
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The long train
A long train. My first meaningful experience of Europe has been a journey around many countries in 1994. I just had graduated from high school and with a group of friends we travelled with the inter rail in France, Belgium Netherlands, Luxembourg and Spain. Inter rail is a global pass
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Be a better of myself
This is a personal story through an experience of studying in a foreign european country.
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Europe, a place of opportunity
This is a story about how my awareness and perception of the EU and of my European identity has changed in the last few years.
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How experiencing European museums changed me
I write about how much I've enjoyed European museums, and in particular the Amsterdam Museum Vrolijk
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Grenzen(los)? – (Without) Borders?
A short story on border crossings
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I want EU back
A love letter / break up story
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