Growing Social in Storytelling
“Growing Social in Storytelling” (GSS) is an Erasmus Plus KA1 Adult Education project coordinated by Mine Vaganti NGO which was carried out from 1st June 2017 to 31st May 2019.
GSS comprises an international Consortium of 3 partner organizations from Italy, Cyprus (DOREA) and Germany (Comparative Research Network).
The project aims at developing the competences of regular members of MVNGO’s staff (Bloggers, Trainers and general staff members) to employ Storytelling and Digital Storytelling as instruments of communication and entrepreneurial development as well as a tool for educational empowerment of disadvantaged adult targets (migrants, NEETs etc.).
MVNGO has tested experience in the professional use of Non Formal Education (NFE) methods, successfully employed in recent years through the implementation of a set of NFE workshops focused on intercultural and interfaith dialogue in the area of North Sardinia.
Amid successful implementation, MVNGO developed an internal reflection/analysis over prospected diffusion/dissemination strategies, letting emerge a shared assessment underlining the organizational lack of knowledge in innovative communication strategies.
Digital storytelling is the most recent extension of storytelling towards digital, audio-visual media, fostering an impacting use of the possibilities granted by today’s digital world and enabling communication across language and cultural barriers.
Digital Storytelling is a fast-evolving instrument in the realm of devising impacting tools and strategies of Communication/Dissemination
Storytelling is also a powerful tool in entrepreneurial education and business development, which acquire a specific importance for both the inner development of the organization in an entrepreneurial perspective and its activities of educational empowerment with disadvantaged adult targets (migrants, NEETs etc.).
The project “GSS” foresees to achieve the established goals through the following activities to be implemented during the project:
– Training Course on Storytelling as a tool of entrepreneurial enhancement and education involving 5 regular members of MVNGO in the premises of the partner organization Comparative Research Network (CRN) in Berlin.
– Training Course on Digital Storytelling as a tool of communication in the premises of the partner organisation DOREA (Cyprus), with the participation of 4 MVNGO Trainers.
– Job Shadowing involving 6 regular staff members of MVNGO in the premises of the partner organization CRN (Berlin) and focused on developing regular mechanisms of cooperation and acquiring/exchanging knowledge as well as best practices in the use of Storytelling and Digital Storytelling.
Please see the link to the booklet which is a product created by the contribution of all participants in the mobilities:
Some pictures of the mobilities carried out in Germany, and Cyprus: