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The FEST network aims to empower the world of storytelling in Europe through sharing, learning and relationship building.Its goals are to:

– Help raise the quality of storytelling in Europe;
– Encourage and support the professional development of storytellers;
– Welcome and support new generations of storytellers;
– Help improve the status of storytelling so that it is considered as an art form;
– Act as a centre for the sharing of information and skills throughout Europe;
– Allow members to meet, share ideas and network and to promote potential collaborations;
– Provide a link between European and non-European storytelling organizations;
– Act, in the long term, as an advisory structure in the field of storytelling for the European Institutions as well as UNESCO, and other relevant authorities and institutions.FEST is not about promoting individual storytellers.

The aim is for representatives from regional and national storytelling organisations, international festival organizers and storytelling educational institutions to work together to promote storytelling across Europe