CRISP - Crisis Simulation for Peace e.V.

National Youth Policy in Bahrain

In July 2019 we had the pleasure to conduct our simulation game on National Youth Policy for 60 young people in Bahrain. Within two days the participants practiced the necessary steps for developing policy recommendations within the fictional country of Shebania.  After the simulation, relevant topics for the Bahraini context were discussed, covering areas such as women rights, employment or the promotion of volunteering.

Duration:12. - 13. July 2019
Locations:Manamah, Bahrain
Participants:60 young people

Project Goals / Content

The simulation game is set in the fictional country of Shebania, which is about to develop a na-tional youth strategy for the upcoming 5 years. During the simulation the participants took the role of stakeholders from the public and civil society sectors and try to come up with a common vision as well as activity formats, which will become part of the plan.

In the second part of the workshop, the participants identified topics relevant for the youth in Bahrain. In small groups they tried to develop a common vision for the topic in 5 years and discussed first steps, which could be done to come closer to it.

Target Groups

Participants in the workshop were part of the “Young parliamentarian” programme by the Bahrai-ni NGO “Youth Pioneer Society”, which throughout the year will organize several more trainings, lectures and round tables between young people and policy makers.