CRISP - Crisis Simulation for Peace e.V.

Conflict Simulation Game Seminar Kosovo 2009

The ConSim Kosovo project is the direct follow-up of our first seminar in 2008. Again, 24 participants from Albania, Central Serbia, Kosovo and Macedonia got into the roles of the internaional and national stakeholders of the conflict and meet for one week simulation game seminar near Prishtina. The project was organized and facilitate together with our partners Community Building Mitrovica, the Center for Peace and Tolerance, Global Motion and ProPeace (all from Kosovo).

Duration: June 1 to December 31, 2009 Seminar: October 9 to 16, 2009 Participants: 24 from Albania, Central Serbia, Kosovo and Macedonia Budget: 34451,57 EUR

Target Group

Serbian, Albanian and Macedonian civil society activists and NGO members, aged 18 to 30.

Project Goals

Apart from conveying information about the conflict itself, the core issue of this simulation is to impart knowledge about political processes and dynamics of conflicts. The methodological approach of the simulation is very valuable in order to experience the inner logics of politics. It also helps to obtain an inside view of the inherent necessities political actors are faced with. The intense experience of the simulation and cooperating during the seminar provides a perfect framework for networking and a starting point for future regional collaboration. The simulation allows the participants to experiment with different kinds of strategies. This lead to a variety of new perspectives and options. During the simulation, negotiation skills and other capabilities like teamworking as well as problemsolving strategies, are practiced and conveyed.