NGO representatives, migration experts, journalists and bloggers from all over the Nordic countries came to Oslo for a three-day storytelling seminar at Literaturehuset 6-8 June 2017.
Story Seekers focused on effective storytelling techniques for inclsuion work and advocacy. The workshop brought together those who are actively working on issues of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants, journalists, and bloggers from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
The participants from Amnesty International Sweden, Danish Refugee Council, Norwegian Red Cross, KFUK-KFUM Global, University of Oslo, De Blå Stjerner, Centre for Youth Integrated Development (CYID), Finland-Somalia Association, Performance Collective, Åland Islands Peace Institute, Arctic Media, Stockholm University, Press, Mangfoldhuset and Apv25 exchanged their experiences in the field and explored new tools and techniques from the experts from Norsensus Mediaforum, Pocket Stories, VG, NRK, LO Media, Open Society Foundations and University of Oslo.
In addition to practice orineted workshop sessions led by Paula Beudean, Ingi Mehus, Dick Williams and Vedat Sevincer, Tom Byermoen from VG, Nora Ibrahim from NRK, Øystein Windstad from LO Media and Karoline Andrea Ihlebæk from University of Oslo shared their knowledge and experience on digital storytelling, audience engagement, visual storytelling and media narrative.
The goal of the workshop was to enable good practices and experience sharing in Nordic region, increase participants competences in storytelling and organizations’ ability to communicate effectively with the community while enhancing collaboration with journalists and bloggers to increase understanding of media inclusion.
Story Seekers is carried out by Norsensus Mediaforum in collaboration with Pocket Stories and supported by the Open Society Foundation and Unit for Diversity and Integration (EMI).