Online training workshop for international trainees

A screenshot of the intro page of the CERTIFY Digital Storytelling Handbook

Despite the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 16 trainees from the 6 European partners’ countries, 12 months after the first Learning mobility in the UK at the end of 2019, on Wednesday 16th December 2020 had the opportunity to kick-off online their second training activity.

Online training with participants from the 6 partners’ countries.

The training event was led by Dr Antonia Liguori from the Storytelling Academy at Loughborough University and focused on various elements of the Digital Storytelling process with the aim to co-produce part of the contents for the CERTIFY Handbook.

In particular, participants have explored the following questions:

Why is Digital Storytelling good for employment?

How to develop prompts to run a DS workshop on a specific skill (such as creativity, collaboration, flexibility, self-management)?

How to give specific feedback on stories for each individual skill?

CERTIFY training participants sharing ideas on padlet.

At the end of this first intense and very positive online session, it was agreed that trainees will work in sub-groups to focus on one specific skill and run online digital storytelling workshops for the production of stories that will be shared to the whole group on the 11th of February.

The groups were organised as specified below:

Austria and Greece worked on Flexibility;

the two teams from Italy (Istituto Luigi Sturzo and Siena Art Institute) worked on collaboration;

Belgium and Lithuania on self-management;

the two teams from the UK (Loughborough and DeMontfort University) on creativity.


The stories that were created by the teams in the digital workshops were screened online for the CERTIFY team in two online sections on the 8th and 9th of February 2021.

Specifically, on the 8th of February

the group from UK (Lboro and DMU) screened their stories on creativity

and the group from Belgium (Atit) and Lithuania (VsI) screened their stories on time management

and on the 9th of February

the group from Greece (RP) and Austria (SPES GMBH) screened their stories on flexibility

and the group from Italy (ILS & SATR) screened their stories on collaboration.

You can find all the stories on our website, on the following links  (creativity)  (flexibility – resilience)  (collaboration)  (time management)