ACTMEM - Active Memories

Erasmus Plus KA2, Youth - n.2021-1-IT03-KA220YOU-000029134

The ACTMEM project is based on the importance of memory as a way to enhance resilience among young people. Memory, understood both as historical memory and as "memory of the present", nourishes the social fabric, enlivening the relationships between different generations, helping the crisis to be elaborated, also thanks to comparisons with the past.

Remote Open Narrating Space

On 25th of November from 15.00 to 18.00 we will experience the remote activity Open Narrative Space, a virtual space dedicated to collective reflection and narration!

The activity takes place on Zoom with different thematic rooms, with virtual tools and spaces for co-writing, contributions, trainer facilitation.

In Actmem’s Open Narrative Space you can meet other young people like you from Italy, Germany, Bulgaria and Portugal!

 Why this activity?

The Open Narrating Space is a space to dream, imagine possible solutions and scenarios with respect to questions that we have within ourselves, and that we share with others.

We have chosen 4 fundamental themes:

  1. How past memory helps transform the present? How sharing personal and collective memories can contribute to increasing empathy between people and communities?

Are there memories of the past, of recent European history, or memories of our community, that we would like not to be forgotten? How can we learn about our history, both as individuals and as a community? 

  1. How is our identity influenced by culture? How can we free ourselves from cultural conditioning and create new visions of the world?

Are there aspects of ourselves, or of our culture of belonging, or of the culture in which we live, that we would like to change? Which ones are they? And how can we encourage change? 

  1. How to improve migration policies in Europe?

The migration policies of recent years in Europe have led to the violation of human rights, as in the detention camps in Libya, to thousands of deaths in the Mediterranean Sea, and recently to the denial of the right to asylum for people fleeing dictatorships and poverty. Is there an alternative? Many civil society organizations say that an alternative is possible, such as the implementation of access programs for work and study, humanitarian corridors, support for the development of the countries of origin of migrants. How can we support these alternatives?

  1. How to face challenges and overcome crisis? What we learned from the Covid pandemy?

The pandemic has brought numerous problems to Europe and the world. In addition to the numerous people who have been victims of Covid 19, there have been problems related to isolation, economic problems for various professions, psychological problems, etc. On the other hand, both people and associations have given life to projects and initiatives that have changed our lives today for the better.

What have we learned from the recent pandemic?

What have we learned about how to deal with crises?


Saturday 25 November, h. 15-17 CET


To find out how Open Space Technology works, download this pdf.

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