• October 2020Project starts

  • 25-27 November 2020, online1st Coordination Meeting

  • 27-29 April 2021, online2nd Coordination Meeting

  • 1-3 December 2021, onlineInformal Coordination Meeting

  • 4-7 April 2022, Elmer - Bruxelles C1 Training Seminar

  • 4-7 May 2022, Meelespea Kindergarden - Tallinn 3rd Coordination Meeting

  • 22-25 August 2022, Piteå 4th Coordination Meeting

  • September 20222nd Training Seminar

  • November 20225th Coordination Meeting

  • June 20236th Coordination Meeting

  • September 2023Project ends


The partnership plans to have 6 transnational project meetings, one every seven months.

Due to COVID pandemic, the first two meetings were held on-line.


Narrate project planned to hold two training seminars focused on increasing and developing competences of teachers working with the narrative approach in pre schools. The training events consist of workshops, experts' lectures and transnational groups of discussion. The first session takes place in Belgium hosted by Elmer and the second one in Italy, hosted by Imola Municipality.


24th, 25th and 26th of November 2020

The first meeting was dedicated to the planning and initial coordination of all project activities with the presentation of partners and with the project management phase through the definition of:

  • Responsibilities and duties of each partner;
  • Discussion of the work plan and approval of the Dissemination Plan and Monitoring and Evaluation Plan;
  • Sharing of tools and procedures for documentation and reporting.
27th, 28th and 29th of April 2021

The second meeting was dedicated to the following tasks:

  • plan the activities joint training seminar (C1);
  • assessment of the achievements of the expected results and specific objectives;
  • monitoring of the implementation of IO1
1st-3rd of December 2021

The informal coordination meeting aimed to:

  • Make an assessment of the IOs development
  • Share, evaluate and assess project management tools
1st-3rd of December 2021

The third meeting aims to:

  • Make an assessment of the IOs development;
  • Share and evaluate the activities of dissemination at local level;
  • Assess project management tools;
April 2022

The fourth meeting will be dedicated to the following tasks:

  • assessment of the testing phase;
  • assessment of the implementation of IO2;
  • monitoring of the project implementation in relation to the expected results and specific objectives;
  • planning of IO3 and the activities joint training seminar (C2).
📅On February 2023, the partners of the NARRATE project met in Brussels, hosted by Elmer, for the 5th Transnational meeting. The focus of the meeting was on the final developments and finalisations of the three intellectual outputs foreseen by the project: IO1 – 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 on the narrative approach in early childhood education with a mix of theory and best practices implemented by partners; IO2 – 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝗲𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗯𝗼𝘅 with specific quantitative and qualitative tools for teachers and school managers in the adoption of the narrative approach in preschools; IO3 – 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 with eight stories invented and written by the partnering preschools. ➡️The project is going towards its end, and in May and June, the multiplier events will take place to present the intellectual outputs to local stakeholders.
📍Imola (Italy) 🔚On 17th and 18th April 2023, the last TPM of the Narrate project took place in Imola, hosted by the Education Services of the Municipality. 🧩Participants took this occasion to finalise the Intellectual outputs that will be presented and promoted at the end of the project during the summer. All materials will be uploaded on the project website. 🙏Thanks to the Imola team for the warm welcome and thanks to all partners for this 3-year project that has enhanced the knowledge of the narrative approach in preschools, has increased our European dimension and has promoted an innovative way to approach young children to libraries. 📣All partners are organising multiplier events to disseminate the project development and results.


April 2022
📍NARRATE Project The first LTTA of the project Narrate took place in Brussels🇧🇪 hosted by Elmer from 4th to 8th April 2022 with 25 participants, mainly preschool teachers and pedagogical coordinators of the organisations involved in the project. The event has been hosted and organised by Elmer. 💭Participants had the opportunity to follow several seminars on the methodologies to measure children wellbeing developed by CEGO, a research center in Brussels, one of the most active partners of Elmer in training and on the mosaic method for developing the narrative approach. 💡These two seminars were essential to give new ideas to the development of IO1 and IO2. Indeed, other specific workshops on how to realise artistic documentation about children narrative experiences with a mixture of drawings and poetry played an important role to further develop the content of the IO3. A specific session has been dedicated to the involvement of parents with a new kind of reporting based on the creative approach of children to narration. 🎯The objective of further discuss and deepen the narrative documentation, the narrative framework and the methodologies to be used with the narrative approach in pre schools has been fully acquired.
The second seminar of the NARRATE Project took place in Imola from the 11th to the 13th of October. The seminar saw the attendance of 27 participants, mainly teachers and pedagogical coordinators from Italy, Sweden, Belgium and Estonia. The participants had the opportunity to take part in different activities, such as presentations, practical workshops and study visits. The first day, the SENZA ZAINO MODEL was presented by its founder Marco Orsi; while the second day participants visited in the morning the city library and the Child’s Library Casa Piani to learn more about the stable collaboration between them and Imola preschool; and the family centre La casa dei giochi managed by the Scoiattolo nursery school in collaboration with Association “Scoiattolo’s friends. Several practical workshops also took place during the seminar with the aim of reflecting and discussing the narrative approach in preschools: Workshop with Agnese Baruzzi, artist illustrator of children’s books (at the same location) Workshop on “Involving parents to improve storytelling with their children” Clay Stories Painting on walls

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