OPEN CALL for S.T.O.R.Y. – YOUTH VISIONS ON A FUTURE COSMOPOLITAN SOCIETY AT THE BLACK SEA

4-12 SEPTEMBER AT SULINA, ROMANIA

S.T.O.R.Y is an international workshop on institutional storytelling dedicated to young residents of Ukraine, Republic of Moldova, Romania and Turkey with ages between 18-30 years old and a background in Culture and the Arts, Humanities, Entertainment and Media, who wish to address systemic issues of social and cultural exclusion through the use of imagination and creative communication.

All traveling, accommodation and food expenses are covered by the organizers.

Apply with a short letter of intent and a CV by July 30th, 2022 at contact@euxine.org

Produced by the founder of the Utopian Society of Euxine, Carmen Casiuc.

Funded by ANPCDEFP through Erasmus+ and the European Commission.

Local partner organization: UNESCO Chair in Interculturality, Good Governance and Sustainable Development.Strategic partner organizations: The Oriental Studies Circle – KIEV, Ukraine; Arbor Institute for Culture – Chișinău, Republic of Moldova; Belen Kaymakamligi – Belen, Turkey.


People are storied beings and the narrative frameworks and narrative environments have a profound impact on the stories people can and do tell. Taking as a starting point one of the first European project for a modern cosmopolite society at the Black sea, The Utopian Society of Euxine invites youths from the realm of curatorial operators, art managers and cultural agencies to consider new frameworks that can support the development of a diverse cultural landscape at the shores of the Black Sea.

“Story Time of Real Youth” provides a framework of seven days for 25 participants who will explore the multicultural landscape that survived the transformation of Sulina throughout the 20th century from an exotic port at the junction of Eastern Europe and the Middle East into a ghost city.

Together with members of local ethnic communities, we will explore the imagination of the Black Sea, the history of migration movements and the international heritage present in Sulina through a variety of activities.

From city tours on bicycles to roleplay sessions, DIY reality hacks, intercultural nights and cooking demonstrations from invited community leaders, sailings on the Sulina Branch in the Danube Delta and Black Sea expeditions by boat, S.T.O.R.Y. is an immersive experience meant to help us imagine how a cosmopolitan future society could look like at the Black Sea.

For more information please visit the following link: http://euxine.org/#opencall