Quarantine Stories

Solidarity and change stories at the time of the Corona Virus Call to narration!

Solidarity in the emergency

The current emergency caused by the Corona Virus has deeply shocked the European social structure.

Our thoughts go, first of all, to the many who have been taken away by the virus, and to the pain of their loved ones, who have not even been able to assist and accompany them in such a dramatic moment.

The emergency has also caused serious difficulties to many sectors of the economy, and the repercussion of all this on the social fabric and on families is still unknown.

In the face of this global drama we have seen, in the various European countries, the creation of many experiences of solidarity, of creative and constructive reaction carried out by associations and individuals; a pulsating network of small and large initiatives that are helping the most fragile, guaranteeing educational and support actions; actions that are helping all of us to go through this difficult phase, and to see in the crisis an opportunity to strengthen the social network.

That’s why this “invitation to narration and sharing”.

Solidarity stories at the time of the Corona Virus

We invite third sector organizationsindividuals and communities, to share experiences of solidarity and creative and constructive reaction to the crisis we are going through. In particular, the stories that we propose to tell and share may concern:

  • Solidarity and change experiences
  • Social and educational work in the emergency
  • Stories of Communities responding to the emergency

 Here are some questions that can help us in reflection and storytelling:

  • Share an experience of solidarity or social work in this emergency phase; It can be an experience you lived in the first person, or an experience made by others, and that you feel is important to share and to remember.
  • How is this experience important to you and others in general? What lessons and messages contains this experience?
  •  Once the emergency will be over, what – in your opinion – should we keep from the experience you have told?

You can create stories in different formats, whether biographical or autobiographical narratives:

  • Text: autobiographical narration, telling what you experienced directly in first person, or a biographical narration, if you are collecting experiences of other persons. Please send in PDF format.
  • 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. Please send in PDF format.
  • 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. The video must first be uploaded on platforms such as Youtube or Vimeo.
  • Comics: telling a lived experience of intercultural dialogue using graphics/images and text. The story should be sent in PDF format.
  • Audionarration: Autobiographical audio narration, telling what you experienced directly in the first person, or a biographical narration, if you are collecting experiences of other persons, uploaded to file sharing platform such as YouTube and Vimeo (see uploading below).

NUMBER OF STORIES – There is no limit on the number of stories a person or an organization can enter.

DEADLINE – The deadline to send  your story(s) is September 30th, 2020

BOOK AND DOCUMENTARY VIDEO – In order to resonate the messages contained in the stories, a book and a documentary will be made, which will try to include as much as possible the different stories received.

The main way to send stories is to upload them to the StoryAP archive, Stories for Active Participation. To upload your story, you must:

  1. Register on the website www.storyap.eu
  2. Log in to upload the story via the “share-your-story” page

– If your story is a video, you will first need to upload the story to Youtube or Vimeo, and then insert the link in the StoryAP archive.

– If you have produced an audio story, create a video, combining one or more images and your audio file, then upload the story to Youtube or Vimeo, and insert the link in the StoryAP archive.

  1. After uploading the story, it will be published within a few, following the authorization of the administrator:

 

You can also send your stories via email to the following address:

storyap.archive@gmail.com,

using the descriptive form that youcan download from here:

English: https://www.storyap.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/StoryAP-Email-participation-form-rev-2.doc

Italian: https://www.storyap.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/StoryAP-Email-participation-form-ITA-rev-2.doc

Promoters

This initiative is promoted by the StoryAP story archive – https://www.storyap.eu, and other organizations and educational projects in all Europe.

Contacts: storyap.archive@gmail.com

The StoryAP archive is part of the project “StoryDec, Storytelling to Develop Civic Competences in Young People, Erasmus Plus Project – Youth.”

Project websites
http://www.storydec.eu/
https://www.storyap.eu/

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

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