Working with A Million Stories

This film offers an insight into our work with the A Million Stories project. Take a look at how four Libraries across Europe have worked together with over 600 refugees to document the personal sides of a historic refugee crisis.

A Million Stories is a two year intercultural storytelling project initiated and led by Roskilde Libraries (DK), in collaboration with Malmö (SE) and Cologne (D) public libraries and Future Library in Athens (GR). The project has created a digital library of human experiences, containing more than 600 stories from refugees that have fled to EU in recent years.

The central intention of A Million Stories is create a platform likely to foster respect for intercultural diversity by creating references we can all recognize from our own everyday lives through storytelling.

The A Million Stories platform enables refugees to share their experiences culture and life stories in various formats including film, audio, visual and written stories. By doing so, we do not only include a wide range of stories, allowing refugees to tell their stories regardless of language and storytelling capabilities, but we also communicate to a wider audience. The combination of A Million Stories’ range of formats and geographical outreach enables us to communicate not only on a social level, but also on an educational or even political level.

Over time we anticipate the platform to grow in size and impact, inviting all libraries and other relevant institutions to contribute to A Million Stories.
For more information please contact:

Melanie Holst, project manager
Roskilde Libraries | melanieh@roskilde.dk

The project is co-funded by The European Union’s Creative Europe programme.

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