Learn to harness the power of narrative for you, your community and our common future.


Future Narratives is an Erasmus+ co-funded project that aims to engage, connect and empower young people across Europe through storytelling and futures literacy.

Here you can learn more about our project, find curated resources on key concepts, and join our conversation on the theory and practice of Future Narratives.

The stories we hear and the stories we tell shape
our understanding of our pasts, presents and futures.

By learning how to harness the power of narrative, we
can imagine and create a positive and sustainable future
for ourselves, our communities and our world.

We believe that through telling the stories of ourselves and
of our communities we can understand, reimagine and invest in
our possible futures.  Our aims:

  • Engage:

    People and societies use stories to understand the world and our place in it. There are the stories we tell ourselves about our identity, our past and our future, and there are the stories our society tells us about its future and our places within it. Future Narratives will focus on young people’s participation in these stories.

  • Connect:

    There is no better way to connect with other people than telling your story and listening to theirs. This relationship fosters understanding, empathy and deeper connection. Future Narratives will promote dialogue between young people from different European countries, enabling us to imagine new futures together.

  • Empower:

    Future Narratives will help young people to think about their history, their values, their dreams. The project aims to enable them to engage with their own story, listen to it, understand it and tell it to others. By telling stories, young people can imagine and own their future and that of their community.

  • Martha Oetti on Futures Literacy

    Added: 13th April 2021

    “How do you imagine the future? What are your images of the future?” Martha Oetti explains the key value of Futures Literacy Labs in making our images of the future visible, and shares a new online tool that can help… View
  • The Imaginary Crisis

    Added: 13th April 2021

    “We are in the midst of a very urgent, real, global and deadly crisis. But as the Covid-19 crisis hopefully comes slowly under control, we ought to attend to a very different kind of crisis, and one which is scarcely… View
  • Webinar with Riel Miller

    Added: 13th April 2021

    Highlights from our webinar with Riel Miller, UNESCO Head of Futures Literacy. Riel discusses the ways in which our expectations shape our understanding of the future, the power structures which underlie the ways in which the future is perceived, and… View
  • The Horizons Project

    Added: 13th April 2021

    A US-based organisation working to address systematic injustice, advance social healing, and reimagine democracy, the Horizons Project discusses how we think and feel about the future, and shares resources on imaginations and futures. View

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