Memories Across Europe


Memory is a great opportunity for historical knowledge, participation in civil life and social commitment. The project Memories Across Europe has the aim to realize educational activities for adults and elderly people using the autobiographical and storytelling methodology, with a focus on some key aspects such as:

  • to contribute to a common and positive construction of the European identity;
  • stimulating intergenerational dialogue and solidarity;
  • to promote the mobility of adults and elderly people across Europe.

The idea behind Memories Across Europe is that there is a very close link between storytelling practices and active citizenship. In fact, storytelling is a powerful and effective way to enhance what we call “the invisible heritage of human experience”, as it allows us to bring out and share learning and values that are preserved in our experiences.

Secondly, thanks to life stories, we can learn about social and historical phenomena, through the direct voice of the protagonists of these events.

Stories can ultimately connect people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures.


Storie di Mondi Possibili (applicant) – Italy

ADN – Archivio Diaristico Nazionale – Italy

Sozial Label – Germany

European Information Centre – Bulgaria

E-Seniors –  France

Mobilizing Expertise AB – Sweden

Stowarzyszenie Trenerow Organizacji Pozarzadowych – Poland

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.

Histoires qui font partie de ce projet

Mon utopie pour l’Europe en 4 questions
This video was produced in the framework of the workshop "My Utopia for Europe", which took place on 12 October 2022 in the premises of E-Seniors. The participants Ann, Anaïs, Brigitte, Denis, Marie-Joëlle and Solange expressed in short phrases their vision(s) of Europe, and their hopes and fears for its future.
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22 years of love for life stories: when Valeria met Vincenzo Rabito
This is the story of when Valeria met Vincenzo Rabito and began her experience as a reader and member of the reading committees of the Saverio Tutino Prize. It is a love that has lasted 22 years, Valeria's love for the stories of ordinary people. War, immigrations, great sorrows, successes, small and
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