Frequently Asked Questions

To whom is this project? Only for People of African Descent?

No, this project is for all European citizens, especially the youngest.
The connection between African and European cultures is present in families and Afro-descendant communities, but also in our daily routine through social interaction, shared habits and tastes, regardless of our cultural origins. This connection is also present in colonial memory and post-memory, that crossed different European and African families and different generations.

Does the participation in this project demand specific digital skills?

No, the platform is available online and offers an accessible interface for the user to submit the content he or she wishes (texts, images, videos and sounds). Editing and publishing stories are done by building a script in the form of a questionnaire. It is also possible to request a workshop to the project’s team.

Does this website African-European Narratives protect participants’ privacy?

Yes, the stories can be published under your real name, but also anonymously or under a pseudonym. Personal data asked about the author (gender, date of birth, country of birth, country of residence and nationality) are not published directly in this website nor shared with any other entities. They are mostly used to provide a general portrait of the participants. Each participant’s e-mail is asked to allow the registration of the users in this platform, to notify them about the publication of the story and to give them access to the data. Our Data Protection Policy ensures the user the right to edit, correct or delete all their data.

Does the website African-European Narratives have a webmaster?

Yes, platform is placed in Nova University and has a webmaster composed by the editorial team of the project. The stories aren’t automatically published after submission. The Terms and Conditions of Use of this platform do not allow the publication of content that may be in any way offensive or inappropriate to the goals of the project, namely racist, xenophobic or based in any kind of discrimination. Users receive an e-mail that notifies them about the publication of the story and gives access to their data.