Although most European economies are growing, reducing long-term unemployment is still a major challenge within the European Union. While many employment programs focus on improving hard skills, we believe that a lack of soft skills is more often the problem.

Acquiring soft skills

From 2018 to the beginning of 2019 we have been able to help a number of (long-term) unemployed people to develop their social, emotional and digital skills through the use of creative methods. Together with our partners, we developed a method to increase the chances on the labor market through storytelling. We focused on acquiring a range of soft skills, such as self-respect, communication skills, self-reflection and collaboration skills.



Selfee- Soft skill development for employment opportunities
  • The development of a method for working on soft competencies that are important in the workplace through creativity (storytelling)
  • Helped a group of 12 long-term unemployed people in increasing their self-confidence
  • Creating more attention to the power of stories through our method, which social workers around the world can use.


  • Storytelling Centre Foundation
  • DWARS Foundation
  • Kêpes (Hungary)
  • Elan Interculturel (France)
  • La Xixa (Spain)
  • UOC (Open University Catalunya).

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