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.

 Organizations:

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.

Stories that are part of this project


L’Europe du goût
This collage was created by Anaïs Fernandez in the framework of the Erasmus+ project "Memories Across Europe" - Workshop in Paris (October 2022). The theme is "My Europe", and the sub-theme is "My first experience of Europe".
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Hitchhiking into the south
Hitchhiking was widespread in the GDR in the 1980s. It was cheap and promised adventure. The story tells about an encounter while hitchhiking in Bulgaria.
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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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Diversité de l’Europe
This collage was created by Ann Frid Alric in a framework of the Erasmus+ project "Memories Across Europe" - Workshop in Paris (October 2022). The theme is "My Europe", and the sub-theme is "My first experience of Europe".
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Préservons notre Europe pour nous & notre génération
This collage was created by Marie-Joëlle Poulain in the framework of the Erasmus+ project "Memories Across Europe" - Workshop in Paris (October 2022). The theme is "My Europe", and the sub-theme is "My first experience of Europe".
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Due mondi
The story of Elona who left her home in Albania as a child and came to Italy with her father.
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Interview with Justin from Cameroon
Pieve Santo Stefano, Sept. 17, 2022 We met Justin Mbouna from Cameroun in Pieve Santo Stefano and interviewed him. Justin had written down his story and participated in the DIMMI-project, Diari Multimediali Migranti. We asked him some questions for „Memories Across Europe“ – see the whole interview on video (in
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Paix et Liberté
This collage was created by Solange Stora in the framework of the Erasmus+ project "Memories Across Europe" - Workshop in Paris (October 2022). The theme is "My Europe", and the sub-theme is "My first experience of Europe".
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Repenser le monde
This collage was created by Brigitte Fredriksen in a framework of the Erasmus+ project "Memories Across Europe" - Workshop in Paris (October 2022). The theme is "My Europe", and the sub-theme is "My first experience of Europe".
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