The Conference

What is the Conference?

The annual Federation for European Storytelling Conference is the biggest meeting of its kind, a unique and diverse gathering of storytelling professionals from all over Europe and beyond. Attended by representatives of national and regional storytelling groups, storytelling trainers, festival organisers, promoters, education specialists, storytelling professionals and funding experts, this is the European storytelling networking opportunity of the year.

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FEST Projects

  • Here Where I belong

    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.

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  • Fonkelvogel Fest

    Life is a Circle – Storycircles for elderly people

    Fonkelvogel organised 2 inspiration days about storycircles for elderly people, 18 volunteers, storytellers, retirees, people working with elderly people in community centres and elderly homes, attended. A Storycircle was set up with 12-14 people aged between 70 en 93 and two facilitators.

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  • Yarn Storytelling Fest 2018

    The People of the Sea

    YARN Storytelling Festival Bray took place for the ninth year from 10-18 November 2018. A highlight of the festival was The People of the Sea event, kindly supported by FEST and Creative Europe. As 2018 is the European year of Cultural Heritage we chose the theme of stories from the

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  • Project Storytelling exchange

    Storytelling exchange between Hearing & Deaf

    Storytelling exchange between Hearing & Deaf About the Project Coordinator & Partners Links & Downloads Gallery A group of thirteen young people, made of six deaf and seven hearing, of which 2 where interpreters, spent five days together in a beautiful Catalan villa outside Barcelona. The purpose of the retreat

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  • Project Fortaelletid

    FORTÆLLETID

    Fortælletid seeks to integrate traditional storytelling in education. We make storytelling performances easily available for schoolchildren by immortalizing performances on video and offering them to Danish primary schools. We use the stories side by side with educational materials that fits the demands, channels and values of the school system. The

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  • Fest member Raccontamiunastoria

    APPIA IN FABULA

    Training of tour guides: Storytelling training of a group of official tour guides of Rome have been particularly inspiring, successful and fruitful and several of the tour-guides Storytelling students are already applying their new skills with success in their work, both in Italian and in English. Hiking guides: Beside the

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FEST Research

  • Fest Research

    Storytelling in Heritage Contexts

    Storytelling in Heritage Contexts About the Research Authors & Publishers Links & Downloads Heritage may have different interpretations and meanings to various people however, at its core it represents a thread that runs from the past to the present. It provides a sense of belonging and continuity through the continuing

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  • Storytellers in Europe: A progress report – Indepth interviews

    One of the main goals of the Federation for European Storytelling is to secure the professional development of storytellers in Europe. FEST pursues raising the quality of the storyteller in several ways: the analysis of training needs, the development of a curriculum for training, residencies and performance opportunities for young

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