Name of the organization: Diciannove Società Cooperativa
Brief description of the organization
Diciannove Società Cooperativa is a consulting organization, committed to the software and design field and European projects.
Problem addressed by the good practice
The addressed problem is the promotion of intercultural communication and integration through digital storytelling.
The target group are young people from different countries and cultures.
Summary of the good practice
The project “i-DIGital Stories – Stories Educational Learning Facilities” has been funded by the European Commission, Indire Italian National Agency within the Erasmus+ Programme. This project idea was developed from the needs analysis of EU population ever evolving under the contribution from new populations, arriving or in transit, and for the large diffusion of digital media.
Diciannove Società Cooperativa developed a project that unities the new digital educational tools with the amusement for the discovery of the emotional and creative groups dynamics, which allow the participants to emerge from their condition of social invisibility. Diciannove Società Cooperativa is truly convinced that giving back dignity to individuals is a basic and substantial step to build up any possible pathway to inclusion. Subsequently, the organization decided that Digital StoryTelling (DST) was the tool to cover these needs and reach the project aims. DST refers to a short form of digital film-making that allows everyday people to share aspects of their life story. DST is a relatively new term which describes the new practice of ordinary people who use digital tools to tell their personal ‘story’, presented in compelling and emotionally engaging formats. One can define digital storytelling as the process by which diverse people share their life story and creative imaginings with others, over the web and other electronic distribution systems. In DST, participants take an active role in learning, rather than passively receiving information; they become knowledge creators, producers, editors, evaluators and knowledge inter-actors.
The project has been awareded as Good Practices example by the European Commission.
Digital Storytelling (DST) is the process by which diverse people share their life story and creative imaginings with others through ICT new technologies and accessible media production techniques, hardware, software. Through the partnership with a range of organizations and institutions, the DST method offers story making and story distribution services that prioritize the power of individual voices.
It promotes the art of tale and stories to encourage the integration of young people from different countries and backgrounds.
More information about the i-DIGital Stories – Stories Educational Learning Facilities project is available on the organization’s website.