An outdoor group photo of all the participants.
Photo of all participants. Credits: Alberto Staykov

The first project coordinated by the team of VIZIONER Foundation – “Revise Your Story” is a promising introduction of our organization to the world of Erasmus+. And we were fortunate to collaborate with trustworthy and experienced partners, namely: VIEWS International operating from Belgium and their representatives in Italy – VIEWS Italia, The Slovenian association of disabled students (DSIS) and the Turkish association of visually impaired in education (EGED).

Implemented from February to July of 2019, the project offered an unforgettable experience for everyone involved in its activities. Most exciting of these activities was the youth exchange which took place in Sandanski, Bulgaria, from the 12th till the 19th of April 2019. The participants from Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Slovenia and Turkey enjoyed

  • a hands-on experience storytelling,
  • accessible non-formal learning environment and
  • an intercultural setting.

Through the discussions, creative teamwork and situation games, the participants aged between 18 30 improved essential skills related to storytelling.

The project created a bridge between storytelling and sensory photography. The process is well explained in a video, which tells the story of the youth exchange from the participants’ perspective.

For the team of VIZIONER Foundation the six months of the project cycle were a time of constant learning and self-improvement, which made us real beneficiaries. Likewise, we believe that the skills and the knowledge acquired through this project will be of benefit to the participants in their personal and professional development.

This amazing journey would not have been possible without the financial support of the Erasmus Plus programme of the European Union – 2014-2020 through its key action which promotes learning mobility of citizens. So, if you happened to come across a similar project, please refer to the “Revise Your Story” unique code 2018-3-BG01-KA105-061054. And, if reliability and expertise are what you ask of your partners, contact VIZIONER Foundation to get both for your next project.