ACTMEM – Active Memory, Erasmus Plus Project

The ACTMEM project, Erasmus Plus youth action, is based on the importance of memory, understood both as historical memory and as “memory of the present“. Memory, made “alive” through effective and creative ways to tell and share, can become an engine, activate cooperation, the planning of people and communities, strengthening social relationships

The storytelling workshops, carried out in local contexts, will involve young people in the narration or collection of memories related to the themes of solidarity, inclusion, commitment to change.

These memories of the past and present will be a collective heritage to create – through an activity that will involve participants from different countries – narratives capable of fueling the values of solidarity, peace, inclusion, as fundamental values for human coexistence.

The “ACTMEM – Active Memories” project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, and implemented by: Arci Valdarno (Italy – Coordinator), Sozial Label (Germany), European Information Center (Bulgaria), Storie Di Mondi Possibili (Italy), Associação Recreativa, Cultural E Social De Silveirinhos (Portogallo).

The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the  information contained therein

Stories that are part of this project

Small Reasons To Be Happy
By writing this story, I want to express that in remote villages, in the absence of facilities, there are little things that can cause great happiness. All the people in that small remote community are always ready to help and cooperate with each other, and there's happiness. Everyone shares and
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Birkenau-It happened once, so it can happen again.
The narration of the most touching moment in Treno della Memoria's trip: the Auschwitz-Birkenau's memorial.
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Treno della Memoria, restituzione finale.
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My project is about how I want to the world to be in the future. The title is Imagine!, it's a reference to the song by John Lennon. I would liket to imagine there will be a better place for everyone, with less war and more empathy. A safe place
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New europe
The new Europe, but not exactly new.
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The future of europe
My story talks about how I hope Europe will be in the future
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The Poet
I met a poet in a poetry club. In the following months i met him several more times. These situation were very chaotic and at the same time very predictable and constant. Original uploaded in Portuguese.
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“My 20th century'”
This is my story from the first day of our "ACTMEM" experience in Arezzo, Italy.
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Military women
A women that went to the army to help countries in need.
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This is a small story about the time I went to Malta alone to do a internship.
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