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Digital storytelling – A key activity

Digital storytelling in the LIDA project

Storytelling is used in the LIDA project of many reasons. It’s a tool for sharing important and personal stories, for empowerment and inclusion, for mutual education and for improving digital skills.

Book release

Book Contract with Springer Nature Sustainable development Goals series

The LIDA team, represented with the four book editors Stephen Dobson, Brit Svoen, Gabriella Agrusti and Pip Hardy, has now signed a book contract with Springer publisher, and will publish the open access edited book titled Learning Inclusion in a Digital Age. Belonging and finding a voice during the autumn. We’re happy to announce that the book has been accepted for the Springer Nature Sustainable Development Goals series:

“The Sustainable Development Goals Series is Springer Nature’s inaugural cross-imprint book series that addresses and supports the United Nations’ seventeen Sustainable Development Goals. The series fosters comprehensive research focused on these global targets and endeavours to address some of society’s greatest grand challenges. The SDGs are inherently multidisciplinary, and they bring people working across different fields together and working towards a common goal.”

About the book

The book consists of three parts, and the following chapters are now completed:


Introduction by Stephen Dobson and Brit Svoen


Part I: How can governments and intergovernmental organisations support learning inclusion and active citizenship?

Chapter 1

Promoting social inclusion and mutual understanding. Intertwined efforts at local, national and international level

Gabriella Agrusti, João Caramelo and Andrea Ciasca Marra


Chapter 2

Towards wellbeing-ness as an experience of inclusion, belonging and voice in a digital (post-Covid) world of global change?

Stephen Dobson and Pip Hardy


Chapter 3

The Global Network of Learning Cities in the light of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Konstantinos Pagkratis and Stephen Dobson

Part 2: How can the education sector and public/private enterprises support learning inclusion and active citizenship?

Chapter 4

Fostering social inclusion of vulnerable people: experience from the Italian and Portuguese contexts

Valeria Damiani, Susana Coimbra and Ana Costa


Chapter 5

Voice, belonging, storytelling and transformation: promoting wellbeing and inclusion through digital storytelling – philosophical considerations in institutional settings

Pip Hardy and Stephen Dobson


Chapter 6

Professional activism for inclusion: workplace learning, resilience and engagement

Ana Costa and Susana Coimbra

Part 3 Different methodologies that can be adopted an explored in a storytelling approach

Chapter 7

We belong and connect when we have a voice. A learning design for inclusive learning

Brit Svoen and Marta Pinto


Chapter 8

Bridging the gaps – promoting wellbeing and social inclusion of girls through digital storytelling

Elsa Guedes Teixeira and Angélica Monteiro


Chapter 9

Multilingual stories for immigrants and refugees: A language-as-resource approach

Espen Stranger-Johannessen and Valeria Damiani

The Evolution of LIDA

LIDA, an acronym for “Learning Inclusion in a Digital Age. To Belong and Find a Voice in a Changing Europe”, aims to strengthen inclusive learning and active citizenship across national borders in Europe. LIDA is a three-year project (2021-2023) supported by the Erasmus+ programme and is based on two pillars