The Our Voices project aims to curate and mobilize stories of different people and communities in order to create important dialogues with local and European policy makers. Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, the project has developed a digital curator training programme that was launched in Berlin earlier this month.
The programme aims to support participants to develop knowledge and techniques on digital story curation and explore how these skills, expertise and understandings can be used in communities to support people to have their voices heard by decision makers. As part of the programme, participants will explore topics such as what is story curation, how to source and analyze stories, how to package and use them to create influence and what ethical issues need to be considered when curating stories.
The participants who took part in this programme will now redeliver key elements of what they have learned. Working with people and communities in the settings in which they work, the participants will share their new skills with them and support them to connect their stories with decision-makers. These pan-European pilot activities will test out a new way of working with the knowledge of experience and bridge the divide between citizens and decision makers. More on how this all works out, soon!