Our Story

Upstream Stories is an NGO created by a group of experienced NGO-workers who met each other in Armenia, 2016, where they attended an Erasmus+ workshop on Digital Storytelling. They were all living in different countries and quite far apart, but shared a passion for participatory media and the difference that it could make for vulnerable groups of people. They soon decided to start Upstream Stories and since then more people has joined, from more countries. Upstream Stories is international to the backbone, and work primarily in Europe, the eastern partnership and locally in Denmark, where the NGO is based.

Meet the Board of Upstream Stories

Signe Sander

Chairperson and co-founder of Upstream Stories

Kasia Kowalska

Vice chairperson and co-founder of Upstream Stories

Dorthe Bækby

Treasurer and co-founder of Upstream Stories

Ana Farelo

Board member and co-founder of Upstream Stories

Lena Shandrak

Board member of Upstream Stories

Join Upstream Stories

We always welcome new people who are interested in our work. You can become an active member as a fingerling, if you want to join our projects or volunteer in our association work. You can also choose to simply follow our projects here or on our facebook.

Fingerlings are small fish, but in Upstream Stories it’s also the people who we train to work with us. It might be former participants or other people interested in participatory methods.

We ask of our fingerlings

that it’s your wish and intention to stay engaged with Upstream Stories

that you have read our statutes and agree with them

that you accept our values and agree to act according to them 

that you will participate in the yearly general assembly if possible

Project work

We always aim to bring some fingerlings to our projects, either to help with logistics, to train as facilitators or both. As we have limited projects we can't invite all fingerlings to join, but as a fingerling you are also welcome to create your own projects for Upstream Stories, as long as it agrees with our statutes and is accepted by the board.

School of Fish

As a fingerling we invite you to regular online seminars. They are meant to upskill everyone in the organisation, with themes that are relevant for the work we do.

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