The “Stories in Motion” project aims at developing and collecting storytelling and story-listening methods or activities that could be used in adult education. For this, looking back to the period from September 2020 till November 2022, “Stories in Motion” we did :
2 cycles of 6 workshops in each country
3 webinars (one more to come in December 2022)
5 transnational meetings
5 Co-development sessions
5 virtual meetings
It has been quite a journey since we come from different professional and life paths: performance, coaching, education. It has been fantastic, sharing and learning from one another and the partnership quickly evolved into a personal and professional support group.
After more than 2 years of experimenting and reflecting on ways of creating and facilitating local peer groups, we came out with 4 main elements or pillars of Peer Groups
This page collects memories and experiences from our cooperation spanning the period from 2018 and 2023. We started in 2018 with Stories in Motion and our cooperation continued in 2020 with Stories in Motion 2, which will end in 2023.
The participating organizations are :
Our mission is to develop and collect storytelling methods or activities that could be used in adult education. It’s been quite the journey since we come from different professional and life paths: performance, coaching, education. It’s been fantastic, sharing and learning from one another and the partnership quickly evolved into a personal and professional support group.
This is a photo from our meeting in Rome, June 2022. It’s been the first time we were able to meet in person after the long COVID-19 pause!
Working online was great for some things, but we also realized that meeting in person was essential for sharing, group support and our “circle of tellers”.
Stories in Motion 2 (2020-2023)
This is the model we developed. While working on stories in adult education we found that to work successfully with stories, the following four elements are required:
- Setting the ground / what makes us peers: common topic, aim, reason for coming together;
- Story allowing: creating and keeping a space where it is safe to share and to hear;
- Storytelling: each person can share their stories, both successes and challenges;
- Story listening (or receiving): the ability to listen to and to stay with the story of the others; it can sound easier than it actually is.
Also check out the following section about Stories in Motion 1 (2018-2020).
Stories in Motion was an Erasmus+ strategic partnership between France, Czech Republic, Estonia and Italy to share and apply storytelling methods for adult education.
We have connected our partner organizations: Musikado from France (coordinator), HeadEst from Estonia, Cooperativa Muovimente from Italy and Petrklic Help from the Czech Republic for a 2-years-long learning cooperation.
We have been sharing best practices, ideas and working methods between 2018 and 2020 and it’s been an intense journey of personal and professional growth for all of us!
This websites collects some of our most inspiring results and many of the resources and inspirations we shared!
Epp, Emmanuel, Carmine and Lilla