About the project

Project “Our stories – the business of using storytelling to draw people in”

Common culture and history are strongly represented along the Northern Lights Route, combining the Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian borders. The bordering countries share a growing consciousness of common roots and identity, which is the basis for the cross-border project. At the moment, there is a route, but more activity is needed along the route. The vision is to contribute to a mechanism for making the North Calotte region more active, vivid and attractive with increasing business opportunities through stories and storytelling. Region-specific languages and cultures are an essential part of stories, like the Sami culture, as well as the Meänkieli and Kven languages. The stories will be made visible through different forms and expressions, like Storybook, music production, short film production and oral storytelling.

Financier: Interreg Nord

Priority: Culture & environment

Partners: Lapin ammattikorkeakoulu Oy (Lapland University of Applied Science), Studio E-city Ky, Ihana! AS, JORD & Sverigefinska folkhögskolan

Total budget: 1 123 608 EUR

Project time: 1.8.2016 – 30.6.2019