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Hope in Difficult Times

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How To Cope With Crises?
Every crisis affects the lives of individuals, in some cases it can even change an entire life. We have explored how people dealt and deal with these changes.
We have collected stories of resilience of individuals and groups, in the past and today, because the narrations of history begin in the presence. Using the approach of constructive journalism, we focus on recognizing the potential for sharing and discussing ideas as well as strategies for positively influencing our societies.

We asked for "the way out". How did people find strength during a crisis and what gave them hope? What helped them to go on or make a fresh start? And how can we learn from these experiences?

Listening to Unheard Voices

These stories focus on unheard voices. This is both a central task of journalism in society and an important method in historical studies: "Oral history" enables people to share their stories in their own words, through their own understanding of what happened and why. "What happened is not what they have told us", says one of our interviewees.

The storytelling project is about becoming a voice of the voiceless, provided by authors from from a diverse range of countries. Reporting about what happened is fine, giving the whole picture is great, asking 'and now?', 'what's next?', 'anybody an idea?' is even better.

Melina Heinze and Nea Matzen, Editorial Team
»Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.«
Emily Dickinson
US-American poet (1830-1886)
Photo: Nea Matzen
Our Stories
Stories From (Nearly) All Over Europe

Our Team
The one-pagers were created in the workspace
"Hope During Crisis" of the
eCommeration Campus 2020
Anna Leven
Cláudia Almeida
Decho Pavlov
Floria Herget
Gara Jiménez Navarro
Liza Prokopenkova
Mariami Dangadze
Monika Ivanova
Neasa Schukat
Taras Oleksyn
Melina Heinze
Nea Matzen
Senior Editor

This content was developed during the eCommemoration Campus 2020 »Beyond the Crisis«.