Stories We Tell will invite artists and youth workers from various corners of Europe to meet, exchange and develop educational tools using writing, local legends & myths as a source of inspiration and encouragement for young people, calling them to pay attention to the potential of their rural cultures, surroundings and communities.

For 14 days, 21 artists and youth workers will meet in Saint Valery sur Somme in Picardie, from 27 of February to 12 of March 2017. 7 partners and 21 participants from France, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Portugal, Romania and Turkey will share personal and professional experiences and analyze the influence of the storytelling and creative writing in the identity of remote local communities. Together, they will write and rewrite local legends, myths, historical tales, original stories, poems, letters, essays inspired by Picardy and their own home regions.

We want this project to engage both youth workers and European writers and researchers. They will come together on the development of promotion methods for rural areas and societies as in Somme’s Bay. Our main objective is the development of pedagogical tools using local stories, creative writing and different cultures to educate young people about the beauty and potential of their territory, wishing to turn them into active actors of their society.

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