Conflicts between young people from different backgrounds and fear of the “other” is a common problem throughout the European Union. Because the situation in some EU Member States is quite tense, for example due to the arrival of refugees, we developed a storytelling project for several countries within Europe.
During a European Strategic Partnership of 22 months, we designed a method to bring young people from different backgrounds into contact with each other. We support them in building a respectful, resilient and peaceful community. We did this by using visual language and storytelling techniques that youth workers can now use all over Europe.