Poland Partnership Meeting

Defining our curriculum 

Curating digital stories and mobilising them to create positive change and impact in communities across Europe is both innovative and necessary in today’s landscape. Yet despite this, few organisations work in the field of curating stories for impact and therefore, one of the key purposes of the Our Voices project is to design and develop a training course addressed at professionals who have access to digital stories but they still do not know how to use them.

The partnership met in Czestochowie Polond on the 7th and 8th  November 2017,  People Voice Media (United Kingdom), CRN (Germany), Change Maker AB (Sweden), COSV (Italy), CSRMO (Poland) and INTRAS (Spain) met in Czestnochowa (Poland) to define the structure and contents of this innovative training programme which will take place in Germany in September 2018. The discussion started with the results from a consultation with relevant stakeholders and research into existing training courses within or around this field of interest. A compilation of the findings can be found here: https://issuu.com/fundacion_intras/docs/storiesofinfluencefinal.compressed

From these first findings, the consortium arrived to the initial contents of the training course. Next September a 5-Days training course will be delivered where existing trainers/facilitators will explore how digital story curation techniques can be applied in the communities in which they work in order to create positive social change. As part of the programme, participants will explore topics such as what is story curation, how to source stories, how to analyse stories, how to package and use stories to create influence and what ethical issues need to be considered when curating stories. The programme also provides the opportunity for participants to plan how they can utilize the skills developed and knowledge acquired on the programme in the communities in which they work. The programme is underpinned by a practical, experiential approach to learning in which participants will undertake their own story curation project as part of the programme, alongside reflective and self-directed learning opportunities to consolidate learning.

The aim will be to support participants to develop the expertise needed to work in communities and use storytelling and curation as a way of enabling people to have their voices heard by decision makers. More news about the training course and the project are coming soon!

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