European Stories

The international project European Stories ("Истории от Европа") with the support of Erasmus + aims to develop two years of activities that encourage the creation of new cultural routes in the tourism field.

The project is directed towards the conception of urban walks and experiences that:
- offer an alternative perspective on a given space (city, neighbourhood, district, etc.);
- share stories of places and local communities;
- stimulate the linguistic and cultural diversity of the place;
- strive to create opportunities for sustainable development of the tourism sector.

With the direct involvement of people who use their mother tongue, new technologies, and creative skills, the project aims to find a connection between language and the cultural space, and create innovation in the tourism services sector. It paves the way for the development of new cultural routes inspired by Plovdiv and the personal stories of the participants.

The partners plan to develop a training module and test models for the creation of a city tour based on local stories. Intercultura Consult works with the University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski" to develop a methodology and test the model, as well as to create a program to train representatives from different organizations or people from the local community who wish to develop their own tour related to their own people, history or city. Intercultura Consult's goals are both training and exploring the business models of inclusive tourism organizations to promote sustainable tourism and local development.

European Stories envisages conducting experimental sessions - meetings with experienced actors and beginners in the Sofia and Plovdiv tourist sectors to create a training course for mediators and instructors for tourism activities.

In order to explore the experience of suitable partners and to share the goals of the project, Intercultura Consult is organizing an informal meeting in Sofia on March 5, 2020. It will gather up to 15 representatives of alternative tourism organizations in Sofia and the region, as well as creators or representatives of organizations who use storytelling in their activities and / or have experience in working with multilingual communities or people from different cultures.

The first transnational meeting of the project partners took place on 13-14 January 2020 in Bordeaux, France. Find out more about it from Petya Koleva's article here.

The second transnational meeting will be held at the end of June 2020 in Plovdiv.

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European Stories partners are: France: Le LABA, Les Balades Alternatives; Bulgaria: Intercultura Consult, University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski"; Italy: Materahub; Ireland: Momentum Marketing Services Ltd, Roscommon Leader Partnership; Romania: The National University of Theatre and Film "I.L.Caragiale". 2019-1-FR01-KA204-063140