Story your speech, speech your story!

In this course we present and practice storytelling competences as a model for creativity skills for innovation and social cohesion. It aims to help social entrepreneurs better link up with their target groups and to convey conten

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Course Venue

Lier, Belgium

Content Areas
  • Common values and civic engagement & participation
  • Innovative learning and teaching practices


storytelling, communication, art

Potential Participants


Course Duration (in days)


Next Available Course
From 18. Feb 2026
To 22. Feb 2026

Organised by

Federation for European Storytelling




A competence-oriented course: we apply a combination of group activities and exercises in structuring and adapting; imagining and visualizing; interpreting, empathizing and expressing; experimenting and creating; telling and acting; connecting and interacting; reflecting and discussing; solo, in duo, trio….

European Dimension

In this course we promote the use of storytelling techniques as an ideal tool for value transmitting ​​and social and cultural participation.

Participatory techniques such as

-connecting with oneself, a story and the other,

-transferring and sharing images,

-using metaphors and archetypes,

-being able to empathize with others,

-daring to express oneself,

-installing interaction,

-reflecting together

etc.  are all part of storytelling and as such offer the right ingredients to go with European values ​​such as democracy, inclusion, sustainability, equality...

Tentative Program & Schedule

Storytelling for the social entrepreneur and adult educator:

Day 1: Competences of the storyteller as a craftsman: master body and voice, master narrative and language, know about story structure and storytelling techniques.

Day 2: Competences of the storyteller as an artist: interpret and express, empathise and embody, experiment and create.

Day 3: Competences of the storyteller as a performer: prepare and focus, deal with space and time, connect with story and audience/target group.

Day 4: Integration and reflection.

Expected Outcome

Participants will be able:

-      to conceive story elements, e.g. plot, theme, metaphors;

-      to use body movements and vocal expressions to serve the story/message;

-      to add personal elements in the way one crafts and tells a story;

-      to approach and describe situations and actions, characters and objects, in different ways;

-      to empathise with a character and express as a character;

-      to select and apply a range of storytelling techniques that suit the message, audience and presentation.


Participation certificate

Venue address


How to Apply

Register with Guy Tilkin

Minimum Number Of Participants


Participation Fee

€ 320

Federation for European Storytelling

Federation for European Storytelling


Kasteelstraat 6, 3740 Bilzen

Website URL

Contact persons

Guido Tilkin