Digitalise it – Training course on digital storytelling

Our Digital adventure “DIGITALISE IT” (KA2 Strategic Partnership – Exchange of Practices) continued in the beginning of July when 11 young people from 6 different countries gathered in Strasbourg. During 10 days, they learned together how to use digital storytelling and ended this powerful journey by telling their own story.

The training course for young people “Digitalise it” was the second activity of the long-term project of the same name. A first training, created for youth workers, had taken place in April. It aimed at getting familiar with tools and methods of digital storytelling in order to implement them in youth projects developed at local level.

This time addressed to Young People, the training course aimed at:

– Creating a safe space for young people with fewer opportunities to reflect on their own life story, training them to storytelling techniques and media literacy and empowering them to show their potential;
– Informing young people with fewer opportunities on their rights, empowering them to stand for these and helping them to find motivation to change;”

Our expert – also film director and coach – Leo Zbanke gave the participants the tools and technics to compose, write, record and film a story of their choosing, inspired by their own life experiences. Through the training, the participants got to learn about: the definition and theories of classical storytelling, photo, audio and video storytelling, script writing, storyboard, filming and editing. They also got the opportunity to experience VR storytelling (virtual reality) thanks to the intervention of Brigitte Wild. During the whole day, they got to try: theory, filming, editing and watching their own VR stories!

Virtual Reality expert

“DIGITALISE IT!” will continue until 2019 with a mid-term evaluation meeting of the partner organisations and 3 peer learning study visits to observe and learn from the implementation of some of the practices learnt during the project!


Partners: Active Bulgarian Society (Bulgaria), Youth Express Network (France), United Societies of Balkans (Greece), Affabulazione Associazione Culturale (Italy), The Exchangeables (The Netherlands), Youropia (Spain)

This project is financially supported by 

Digitalise it!: Training Course for youth workers

From April 4th to 13th, 12 youth workers/leaders from our 6 partner organisations of Y-E-N long-term project “DIGITALISE IT” (KA2 Strategic Partnership – Exchange of Practices) gathered in Ostia-Rome (Italy) for the first Training Course on digital storytelling hosted by Affabulazione!

For 10 days, the participants had the chance to experience different methods of storytelling using digital tools with the expert, director and coach Leo Zbanke and had to write, record and film a personal story as part of the digital storytelling process.

During the Training Course, the participants also had the opportunity to reflect on how to adapt these tools and implement them at local level within their work with young people. They could also immerse themselves in the local reality of the neighbourhood of Ostia thanks to a visit to our partner organisation’s cultural centre Affabulazione, meeting with local youth initiatives and organisations (HOP, Homo Ridens) and a visit to Teatro del Lido.

The next step of the project “DIGITALISE IT!” is a Training Course directly dedicated to young people with fewer opportunities and young peers that will take place in July 2018 in Strasbourg (France). The project itself will continue until 2019 for more experimentations on digital storytelling at local level in each partner organisation!

Our partner organisations: Active Bulgarian Society, Affabulazione, The Exchangeables, United Societies of Balkans, Youropia.

This project is financially supported by 

Digitalise it!: Kick-off meeting

On February 24th and 25th, the 6 partner organisations of Y-E-N long-term project « DIGITALISE IT » (KA2 Strategic Partnership – Exchange of Practices) gathered in Strasbourg for the kick-off meeting!

This meeting was the occasion for the partners to recall the aim, objectives, steps and expected results of the project, but also to set important management and financial rules in order to launch the project for good!

The partners also had the chance to meet with Leo Zbanke, expert in digital storytelling, who will be in charge of the pedagogical content of the 2 trainings on digital storytelling that will occur in 2018: the first one will be a training for youth workers which will take place in April 2018 in Ostia-Rome (Italy), and the second will be a training for young people that will take place in July 2018 in Strasbourg (France).

The project will go on in 2019 for more international activities but also experimentations at local level with the digital storytelling tool!

Stay tuned!

Project supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission