Secret library

Programme and action: Erasmus+ KA1 Youth Exchange

Dates: 12.03.2015 - 21.03.2015

Venue: Tallinn, Estonia

Number of participants: 35

Participating countries: Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Spain

Project summary: Telling stories is an age-old art of keeping alive events in words and sounds. Storytelling is found in every country and is frequently used to teach and entertain young people. "Secret Library" created opportunity for youth to meet, to discover each other culture's similarities and differences, to experience different storytelling traditions from different areas of Europe and to learn more about customs of the countries.
The main aim of the project was to perform different stories from each country and to re-create them into one common European legend with elements about inclusion of young people with geographical obstacles, learning difficulties, cultural differences and social problems. Using non-formal learning with interactive approach participants created a European framework of fairytales, anecdotes, fables and urban legends. In the interest of wider dissemination of the results on the last day an organized Storytelling Festival opened to local people.

The project was initiated and hosted by Youth Senate Tallinn.