CRISP - Crisis Simulation for Peace e.V.

Energy for Peace: Summerschool Heinrich Böll Foundation

In the framework of the summer of the “Heinrich-Böll Stiftung” academy, we implemented our simulation game “Energy for Peace” with scholarship holders and members of the green party. The participants had to negotiate how a fictional conflict driven country organizes its energy supply in the future. The participants took over roles of the representatives of the different ethnic groups as well as those of the head of unions, entrepreneurs and youth NGO’s. In the end a referendum takes place to decide on how the energy sector will be organized in the future. After tough negotiations the participants managed to agree of large water works which were funded by the European Union.

Format: 1-day-workshop Participants: 30 fellows of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Location: Bad Bevensen, Germany

Target Group

Scholarship holders from the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Germany.

Project Goals

The main focus here was the question of how democratic decision making processes can be organized in societies which are deeply divided. The participants also discussed the question if the choice for certain energy supplies can foster conflict transformation processes. Furthermore we elaborated on the question what sustainability in a conflict context could mean.