European Stories is an Erasmus+ project which is working to enhance the cultural diversity of European regions by exploring the intersection of inclusion/participation, language, culture, tourism and storytelling.

We are working to...

  • bring together groups and individuals from different local communities and encourage them to create and tell stories that add value to local cultural tourism offerings
  • develop training resources for mediators and adult trainers in the creative and tourism sectors to guide their work with these groups and individuals
  • publish the results of the project (3 key outputs and a 3 learning activities) and make the results of European Stories transferable to all regions across Europe
We are passionate about...

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES

We embrace diversity and multiculturalism and recognise it as an opportunity to tell and learn new and interesting stories. Our work supports the inclusion of adults in difficult situations and/or different ethnicities to engage in community heritage/tourism projects.

ALTERNATIVE TOURISM EXPERIENCES

Our approach upskills the residents (non-natives in particular) of under-visited neighbourhoods to be tourism ambassadors with the skills to promote the historical heritage of the places they live

EUROPEAN HERITAGE

EU Stories promotes and explores European Heritage in many ways. Our work will bring the historicial heritage or lesser know neighbourhoods and tourist regions to the fore. Our exploration and celebration of language and peoples stories examines what we mean by European cultural identity in an increasing globalised world.

We are creating...

Three key education resources which will be free and open for all adult educators, community development, heritage and tourism stakeholders to download in November 2020. Click below to find out a little more about each of these.

An innovative training curriculum (6 to 8 modules and 1 trainers guides) to promote linguistic diversity and its natural link with Europe’s cultural and living heritage

 

An educational toolbox referencing 8 – 10 technological innovations (tools) for digital storytelling in tourism.

Study to identify and evaluate public/private cooperative mechanisms for participatory heritage/tourism projects. Target Group: public authorities, tourism professionals, the general public

"Walking a mile in someone else's shoes isn't as much about the walk or the shoes; it's to be able to think like they think, feel what they feel, and understand why they are who and where they are. Every step is about empathy."