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Add your own chapter to the Story of Migrants!


We’d like to hear your story.

We’d like to hear how you have already made your way through and started a new chapter in your life in a foreign country.

We’d also like to hear what issues you’ve encountered and why your experience as a migrant was not a pleasant one.

If you are not a migrant or expat yourself, share others’ stories that are worth spreading.

How did the Story of Migrants start?

The Story of Migrants is about identities – being part of the society or being an outsider.

The first three chapters were written by a trans-national team from Italy, Germany and Finland during the Politics Spring School that took place in April 2011 in Crete, Greece.

Initially, the story focused on situations in which migrants, refugees and expatriates outnumber the “original” population. The team of writers had three different cases in mind – the island of Lampedusa in Italy (and the stream of refugees), the migrant districts in Berlin (where ‘original’ Germans are minority) and the European metropol Brussels (where the proportion of migrants is expected to be about 70% by 2020). Each of the chapter represents a visit to one of these locations and talks about the migrant communities from either the visitor’s or the migrant’s perspective.

Steps to follow

  • Start with the Introduction to Storytelling
  • Check the previous chapters of Stories of Migrants.
  • Browse through the Blog Handbook to find out how to use the Learning about Politics to write your story
  • Create an account on the Learning about Politics blog
  • Go to the Dashboard on top of the screen to start writing. Make sure you have logged in with your username and password.
  • Start writing your story and don’t forget to include in the title the place where your story is taking place or the nationality of the migrant/s.
  • Use images, videos etc. If you are not sure how to insert images, videos and other tools in your story, check the Blog Handbook available here. Don’t forget to read the section on Copyright issues in the Blog Handbook!
  • Revise your story bearing in mind the new tips you have learnt.
  • Find Categories area on the right side menu of the Dashboard.
  • From Categories select the ones that best describe your story.
  • From Digital Stories, make sure you select Stories of Migrants (check image below).
  • You can also add tags to better describe your story. These will help other users find your story easily from the Search functionality.
  • Publish your story