LISTEN – Learning Intercultural Storytelling

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  • To help raise the confidence and motivation of refugees within the European society
  • To empower refugees by giving them a voice and a stage for their story and thus increase their integration into societal life
  • To equip refugees with communication and expression skills in the storytelling framework
  • To provide trainers and multipliers with innovative tools and methodologies to empower this group through storytelling
  • To contribute to the professional development of storytelling actors/trainers/multipliers and add an intercultural and international dimension to the approach


  • Conducting research on storytelling methods, technical specifications and Actors mapping
  • Adapting the LEVEL5 validation system by establishing reference systems on storytelling skills and competences. The validation system will be applied to trainers/multipliers and refugees to assess the acquired competences and the impact of the training/storytelling activities as a whole
  • Carrying out national pilots: the participants in the European training course will organise pilot projects with refugees and migrants on storytelling
  • Assessing and validating competence developments of refugees in terms of their e.g. communication competences and linguistic skills


  • Research on Storytelling Methods and Actors Mapping
  • LISTEN Validation System
  • Training course for trainers and multipliers
  • Audio Book of Collection of Refugees Life Stories (LISTEN Award)
  • Experience report and method guidelines


  • Coordinator: BUPNET Bildung und Projekt Netzwek GMBH (Germany)
  • Verein Multikulturell – Tyrolean Integration Centre (Austria)
  • Active Citizens Partnership (Greece)
  • Community Action Dacorum (United Kingdom)
  • Blended learning institutions’ cooperative (Germany)
  • Regionforbundet Västerbotten Lan (Sweden)
  • CESIE (Italy)

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Date of the project

01/12/2016 – 30/11/2018

DG of reference

DG EAC, National Agency (Germany), Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership for ADULT education




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