Sound Stories of People and Places


Who is behind this?

Katrine Weber

Danish ICYE


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Are we stucked with fixed images of our others – our european others? On the backdrop of the prevailing visually mode of communication, yes. What if we sharpened our capacity to listen and communicat? Lets explore the potential of 'sound and radio' in promoting more diverse cultural images!

Why does Europe need your idea?

Europe has always been promoting its diversity and multiculturalism, now it is time to make everyone accessible to it. We provide an unique chance to discover other countries via sound, travel abroad surprisingly from home or office. We hope to do our bit in taking down the stereotypes and prejudices about other cultures by sharing stories of individuals. As we already mentioned, we have a strong network of youth organizations all around Europe, they will contribute in adding of content and translating it into different languages, so that everybody can understand, thus it will be available in all the countries across Europe and not only.
As we already mentioned, it is intended to cooperate with the governmental sectors to use our initiative as an educational tool in schools, therefore, we

What is your impact?

We want to propagate the opportunity to discover cultures through different means of perception, to be more open and less tendentious. We will provide the chance to have a `look` on already seen topics from the different perspective. Besides, we make cultural stories accessible for everyone including people with visual impairment.
We aim to reach a platform, where everyone can express and impress through sound.
We imagine people from all over the world to have the chance to `travel` via sound. We hope that a network obliged in sharing stories through sound will challenge prevailing european stereotypes and prejudices.
We expect to use our initiative as a tool designed for people with visual impairment and as an educational tool integrated in schools.

How do you get there?

1: Gathering young individuals from 7 different European countries and creating the core team (already funded), building strong network;
2. Purchasing equipment for recording and sending it to our partners;
3. Gathering sounds from different regions of Europe;
4. Creating a web-site and application for smartphones ensuring that it is accessible for everyone;
5. Communicating with educational governmental sectors across Europe to promote our tool in schools

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€ 15000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 48435,-

Total budget

Major expenses




Idea created on April 13, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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