YoMem – Young Messengers of European Memory

Erasmus plus Project KA2 -Youth

“The project intends to affirm the role of young people in enhancing the European memory,  to rediscover the values of democracy, coexistence, social justice,

 as founding values of the European Union.”

The project
The project “Young Messengers of European Memory – YoMEM”, wants to affirm a vision of memory not as a mere nostalgic memory of a past, but as a tool aimed to enhance awareness of who we are, as individuals and as a community, in order to recover the sense of a better and possible future; YoMEM project wants, as well, support the important role that young people can play in this profound cultural action.

Our purpose is to create educational paths and tools for young Europeans, based on autobiografical methodologies and digitial storytelling, aimed to:
– increase awareness among young people of the values of democracy, coexistence, social justice, as founding values of the European Union;
– develop the sense of European citizenship;
– actively involve young people in the defense and promotion of European values through digital storytelling methodologies, and the creation of actions to disseminate stories that testify to these values, as “messengers of European memory”.

The project narrations themes will concern:
MY EUROPE
– Stories of belonging to Europe, personal experiences that have brought people closer to the idea and values of a united Europe.
– European macro and micro stories, personal experiences of historical facts relevant to European history.
– Learning from diversity, learning from the encounter with traditions and cultures that represent European multiplicity.
SOCIAL CHANGE STORIES IN EUROPE
– Stories that tell of the conquest and defense of rights and democracy in Europe of yesterday and today.

Other project activities
Other project activities are:
YoMem Award – YoMEM Award consists of a “call for narration” in which we will invite young people up to 30 years old, from all over Europe, to send their stories on the narration themes described in IO1.

YoMEM Network– The network will include young people who have participated in the various activities of the project, and that will create a group of Young Messengers of European Memory.

Organizations
• 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

Stories that are part of this project


The Dublin guide
The author accepts the challenge of being in a foreign city alone and being well
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Dialogo e prossimità – Claudia
Interviews conducted on the occasion of Europe Day, during the EPALE Italy workshop
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Multiculturalità – Clementine
Interviews conducted on the occasion of Europe Day, during the EPALE Italy workshop
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L’Europa che vorrei – Dario
Interviews conducted on the occasion of Europe Day, during the EPALE Italy workshop Firenze, 10 Maggio 2022
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Voce tra voci – Martina
Interviews conducted on the occasion of Europe Day, during the EPALE Italy workshop
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Happy Birthday, Europe!
We are facing difficult times: past pandemics or present military conflicts and yet Europe is a free and prosperous one that offers countless opportunities to young people, because we are free citizens, we have the possibility to vote, we have the opportunity to travel where we want and most importantly
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Just tell what you think!
My dream for Europe would be the development of minors, both emotionally and in the future. To be supported, to be advised to say things by name, not to care that a certain group of people might laugh at them, that they might be pointed the finger because they have expressed
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Only together we can make a change
For me, an ideal Europe looks like one where all states have a high level of economy, and most importantly, all children have equal chances, opportunities and rights to an education. I believe that only together we can make a change, because the future of the European
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More smiles on Europe’s face
I would like to see more smiles on people's faces, because with the pandemic our lives have changed, being very difficult with this accommodation. But we must be optimistic, stay happy and remember that we have a future ahead of us. I would like very much to stop focusing on
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Liberty is my favourite value
Albert Einstein said: ,,Try to become not a man of success, but a man of honour.” The values allow us to advance with the trust that show our preferences. My favourite European value is the liberty, of course, I’m part of the Z Generation and I couldn’t accept the enclosure of
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