NOVA FCSH – ICNOVA – Europe for Citizens Program of the European Union

African-European Narratives

A project of NOVA FCSH
Fac. of Social Sciences and Humanities
NOVA University of Lisbon

With the support of Europe for Citizens Program of the European Union
Reference: 589356-CITIZ-1-2017-1-PT-CITIZ-RENEM
01.01.2018 to 30.06.2019

African-European Narratives is a project about the links of European citizens with African countries and cultures, rooted in their personal and family stories and the History of Africa and Europe. Participants are invited to share stories about African descent and colonial post-memory, about diaspora, homecoming and migration, and also about the everyday rich interplay of African and European cultures in today’s Europe. The aim is to raise awareness and foster appreciation of a diverse and multicultural present, especially among younger generations.


ICNOVA – Instituto de Comunicação da NOVA
NOVA FCSH – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Avenida de Berna, 26 C 1069-061 Lisboa, Portugal
(+351) 21 790 83 00


Our keynotes say

How do we build a diverse community?
“We have to find common ground. Transparency is never entirely possible, but we must ensure that there is no incommensurability. So we have to focus on intercultural translation, and as it progresses, so will understanding.”

Boaventura Sousa Santos

“a continent of Cape Verdean favelas, Algerian flea markets, Surinamese shamanism, German reggea and Moorish castles. Yes all this is part of Europe too, and there are areas that need to be understood and embraced if Europe wants to enjoy fully functional societies. And black Europeans, too, need to understand Europe and to demand participation in its societies, to demand the right to document and disseminate our stories”

Johny Pitts