The natural landscapes of Europe are an important part of its cultural heritage.

Observing the changes taking place in our natural landscapes allows us to study the interaction of past with future, as they reflect the passage of time and the development of new technologies and their effect on society.

Often we live in places for years without understanding how our lives are shaped by stories of the place and the people who lived there before us. We take the earth for granted instead of protecting it. Because so many people are disconnected from nature they stop caring about the impact of progress on the natural environment.

This project brings together organisations from five different countries – Malta, Slovenia, Italy, Norway and Hungary – in order to explore how each culture frames its connection to nature and which aspects of our tangible and natural heritage need to be given more attention.

Between 29 – 31 March 2019, five storytellers will come together in a series of workshops to have discussions about storytelling methods that can help bring people closer to nature and will also share stories from their countries. Some of these stories may be well-known or they may just have been written for the purpose of this exchange. The resources gathered will be curated and placed in an online site for shared use. The storytellers will also have a discussion about further possible collaborations in order to take this very important work forward and involve more people and countries in the process.

Giuliana, Giovanna, Ivanir, Maja and Spela would also like to welcome you into the process and a number of workshops that are open to the public will soon be announced. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated and to book your place before tickets sell out!

This project is supported by FEST – The Federation for European Storytellers.

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