Welcome to ‘Storytelling for Civil Society’ course!
We are surrounded by stories. We encounter them all the time when we read the news or books, watch TV shows and movies, listen to interviews and podcasts. With so much "noise" in public discourse, it is difficult for civic activists and civil society organizations to get their stories heard. To help these stories find readers and listeners, the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility Project in partnership with the OEEC, is organizing an online course, Storytelling for Civil Society.
Storytelling is a method of communication with an audience based on the art of storytelling. It is an effective method of delivering information to the audience, which allows you to create compelling and emotional content in a variety of formats, to hold attention and shape attitudes to the issue raised.
What is a "good story" and how do you learn to create one? How to tell the mission of your project with storytelling? And what will a story written on the basis of your personal experience of activism, values formation, and civic position look like? Our online course will help you answer these and other questions. It is designed to combine theoretical background and "live" interactive workshops, with examples of successful cases, the opportunity to receive mentor support and to apply knowledge into practice by completing homework assignments.
Choose the tracks you like, improve your skills, and get badges. To get the final badge, collect at least 6 badges, submit the final assignment and write feedback about the course.
Online Workshops Schedule (CET):
- February 8, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / Course Introduction Meeting
- February 15, Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Creative Communications Workshop
- February 22, Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Storytelling and human rights
- March 1, Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm / The Power of Vulnerability: Sharing Stories that Matter
- March 15, Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm / How we build, develop and distribute the ideas
- March 22, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. / Course Graduation
Pre-registration is required to participate in the workshops. Registration will open 4 days before the workshop and closes one day before. You will find the registration forms in the description of each track. A limited number of people can participate in the workshops. To register for the first workshop, get at least 2 badges before the registration closes.
Please come to the zoom sessions under the name you signed up with on the platform, so we can identify you and give you a badge for participation. The organizers reserve the right not to accept unknown users.
This online course is funded by the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of OEEC and the GDSI-led Consortium and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.