På Folkemødet 2016

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Undersøgelser viser, at de fleste danskere tror, at det står meget værre til i verden, end det reelt gør. Samtidig peger forskere på, at mediernes fokus på problemer og konflikter skaber en stemning af, at ’verden er af lave’.

For mange mennesker betyder det, at de føler sig handlingslammede. Eller også føler de, at det ikke nytter at gøre noget, fordi alting alligevel er for komplekst.

Den negative spiral arbejder vi – Globale Historiefortællere og Verdens Bedste Nyheder – med at udfordre.

Verdens Bedste Nyheder er en nyhedskampagne, der formidler fremskridt og positive resultater fra udviklingslandene, læner sig op ad FN’s Verdensmål for bæredygtig udvikling og følger udviklingen for hvert mål.

Projekt Globale Historiefortællere har globalstory.dk, der er fyldt med historier om og fra den globaliserede verden, fortalt af højskoleelever. Historierne er jeres blik på den store verden, når I møder den på studieturene, eller når globale udfordringer kommer til Danmark.

På årets Folkemøde, lørdag den 18. juni kl. 16-17, vil vi gerne bruge en time på at skabe en apolitisk boble, eller et rum som er mere poetisk end politisk, og sammen med højskoleelever at sætte fokus på det halvfulde glas. Altså på de konstruktive historier om globale udfordringer.

Derfor har vi inviteret fem højskoleelever til at fortælle historier fra Israel/Palæstina, Thailand og Myanmar (Burma) om deres møder med handlekraftige mennesker, der fokuserer på løsninger frem for problemer, og som tager sagen i egen hånd.

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Launch

Globalstory.dk has now been on air for a while and is already full of inspiring and insightful stories from across the globe. And we want to celebrate the success with you!

That’s why globalstory.dk invites you to celebrate at our launch event that will be held on Friday May 13th at Højskolernes Hus, Nytorv 7, 1450 Copenhagen K.

Come and drink a glass of bubbles with us and learn more about the Global Storytellers project.

You will also hear one of our ambassadors, Frederik Lange, tell his story from Israel/Palestine, project coordinator for Sports Unite Youth, Maj Navntoft, will talk about storytelling as a teaching method and the new in-depth youth media Brain Gain Group will talk about why it’s important to give youth the opportunity to share their voices, their knowledge and insights.

We hope to see many of you for an enjoyable afternoon.

Read the full program here

Europe in action

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Two young Danes reporting live from a Europe in action. You and your school can sign up for four online seminars and learn a lot about your European youth generation.

Participate in four online seminars – reported live from a Europe in action

Elena Askløf and Peter Laugesen are travelling Europe to confront the biggest challenges in Europe right now. Throughout their journey they will meet the refugees that the newspaper headlines are about, the idealists who struggle for a more sustainable world, the climate skeptics and the right wing nationalists.

This fall semester you and your students can take part in four online seminars as the two storytellers report live from four different countries and enter into a dialogue with Danish and international folk high school students in Denmark.

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At Folkemødet 2015

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Folkemødet – the People’s Political Festival – is a meeting of people and politicians to debate current political issues. It takes place on the island of Bornholm in June every year.

In 2015 four former folk high school students – four Global Storytellers – were the key figures at an event at the People’s Political Festival telling the stories of refugees and migrants that they had made for globalstory.dk.

The goal was to provide examples of how to make global issues such as flows of refugees and migration affecting and how to give statistics, numbers and political platitudes a human face. And that’s exactly what they did through the stories of a young Afghan refugee in Denmark, of illegal Mexican migrants on their way to United States and of homeless African migrants in Copenhagen.

 

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