Call for Participants: Mini-Seminar 2021

Summer is coming and it seems that the pandemic allows us (under careful consideration of hygienic regulations) to meet again soon!

The Youth of European Nationalities (YEN) is looking for participants for the Mini-Seminar “Story of my life”. The event will take place in Strasbourg and will be hosted by the Youth of European Nationalities (YEN).

Participants should arrive on the 1st and depart on the 5th of September.

About the Seminar:

YEN´s year 2021 will be under the slogan: “Changing the narrative”. Every day we are surrounded by stories and narratives that influence how we think about other people, about society and the world. Most of the time we only listen to those who are the loudest, the most powerful or have the best networks. Sadly, this often means that only one-sided, over-simplified or wrong stories are told about marginalised communities. This is exactly why it is important to understand and critically question how narratives and stories are written and distributed.

We want to take a closer look at the stories, that we tell about ourselves as individuals, that minorities tell about themselves and at the stories that society tells about us. We will learn and explore how we can write and tell our own stories. The Seminar will focus on the concept of “narrative Identity” and the question how stories and narratives reflect our identity.

If you are interested in the portrayal and self-representation of national minorities, then this seminar will offer you a chance to discuss with others and deepen your knowledge and insight into this topic.

Find a detailed description here

Register for the event here

Deadline for registration: 26th of July 2021

If corona will not allow us to meet we will implement an online-activity.

This event is supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.