The kick-off for this project - dealing with reconciliation and transformation in conflict-ridden communities - has been in November 2019 and was held in Amsterdam at the Storytelling Centre Amstedam. Arjen Barel - director of the Storytelling Centre - and Peter Frühmann had been taking initiative for this project, which has been granted by Erasmus+. The project's main objective is developing narrative and applied storytelling approaches for counter strategies and alternative stories in conflicts and polarisation. Peter Frühmann will be responsible for (and output leader) of the project's compendium, which will be the theoretical and methodological 'vademecum' supporting the developed activities in diverse conflict phases and polarisation.
Partners in this project are the OsloMet University Oslo (Norway), PsiTerra from Iasi (Romania), YIHR-Youth International for Human Rights from Pristina (Kosovo), CSI-Centre for Social Innovation (Cyprus) and the Storytelling Centre Amsterdam.
In February 2020 we had an inspiring training week in Pristina to exchange knowledge and explore potential activities and exercises.
The STORYTELLER project had reached its peak and the consortium has been finalizing all its activities. As one of the highlights of our last couple of months until the end of August 2019, the partners have joined forces for a very special occasion – the Final Conference, which took place at our Austrian partner's BBRZ premises in Linz.
The results of of our joined work throughout the last 3 years have been shared, tested and discussed with an interested audience.