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Storytelling for Global Change

Training Course

11-19 February 2020 | Newbold House, United Kingdom

Do you want to explore STORYTELLING as a tool of promoting democratic values, inclusion & critical thinking of young people? Are you interested in GLOBAL EDUCATION? Do you want to work on MEDIA literacy of young people? Apply now! :)


"Storytelling for Global Change" is a training course that combines stories, media, global education and active citizenship to empower trainers, educators, youth workers and give them better tools to do their work in these fast changing times. It will take place in a beautiful venue (http://newboldtrust.org/), about 1 hour from Inverness.


In the "Storytelling for Global Change" training course we combine 3 main elements:

- STORYTELLING with focus on spreading positive messages (especially about inclusion groups and marginalised people) 

- MEDIA literacy, deconstructing toxic narrative, anti-hate speech etc.

- GLOBAL EDUCATION with focus on understanding the recent refugee crisis, it's background, environmental and political reasons, and possible solutions


The programme will include many different activities, theory and practice of different forms of storytelling (from theatre to writing, presentation skills, social media), plus reflection, discussions, open workshops to encourage critical thinking and personal contributions. Diving deeper into storytelling, we will learn about story structures, relatable and powerful characters, how to create a compelling narrative. 

A strong focus will be put on how to pass the results of the course to the organisations and the beneficiaries back home. The dissemination of results, being this a training course on media awareness and use, will have a central role and we will produce infographics and reports easy to share and with a high visibility.

Some of the competences that will be developed during the course will be: storytelling; effective communication; awareness about the relations between ecology, economics, technology, media & democracy; active citizenship; better understanding of global issues around education and democracy.


- to inform and reflect on current trends in MEDIA (including fake news) and how to be critical users and creators of content - contrasting the spreading of violence, extremism and hate speech;
- to explore the use of STORYTELLING in youth work, education and for creation of positive media image of diversity groups
- to introduce current concepts of GLOBAL EDUCATION, learn more about poverty, inequality and climate change, to challenge some of the complex development issues that face local and global communities
- to establish PARTNERSHIPS between organisations working with diversity, storytelling and global education and exchange good practices


Bára Rodi: Czechia (http://trainers.salto-youth.net/BaraRodi/)

Carmine Rodi Falanga: Italy/ Czechia (http://trainers.salto-youth.net/CarmineRodi)/

Paul Crewe: Ireland (https://www.developmentperspectives.ie/home)

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Türkiye, United Kingdom

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Volunteering mentors, Social Workers & Educators working with young people

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Coyote Initiatives (Youth NGO)

Coyote Initiatives is a non-profit Community Interest Company and Social Enterprise based in North-East Scotland.
We design and deliver a range of trainings, facilitation, programmes & projects, mainly for young people & youth field professionals both in Scotland and internationally.
Our focus is on youth & community engagement and empowerment, using a wide variety of methods and tools including music, arts, technology and nature. We work in partnership with local government, charities, social, youth and other leading organisations to design and deliver projects for young people, especially those with fewer opportunities and from marginalised groups.
Our ongoing projects include ‘True North’ - Outdoor education & group work initiatives for young people and adults, ‘Electrolabs’ – Music & Creative projects for young people, Erasmus+ projects and bespoke local youth work projects.

Contact for questions:

Steven Gasgarth


Phone: +447814771201


Participation fee

For this training there will be a participation fee which will need to be paid upon selection, to secure your place on the training course. 
The fee is according to the possibilities of each participant, on a sliding scale between €60 and €120. Please take into account your personal circumstances, and also the difference in costs and standards across Europe with your fee.
If you need support with this please do contact your sending organisation or us as we do not wish this charge ot be a barrier to your attendance. 
The Erasmus+ grant does not cover all the costs of the project. 

Accommodation and food

The project has been part-financed by the Erasmus+ programme. The costs related to accommodation and food will be fully covered by the hosting organisation.

Accommodation will be provided in shared rooms of 2-6 people. Meals will provided 3 x daily. All meals will be vegetarian. 

The venue for this project is Newbold House (http://newboldtrust.org) in Forres, North-East Scotland. 

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards up to these amounts:

Ireland & UK: 180 €             

Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland,
Slovenia, Spain: 275 €             

Greece, Italy & Portugal: 360 €  

Turkey: 530 €

The reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the training course.

Visa costs for participants from Turkey will be covered up to 200 €

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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