The simulation game was conducted on the 23rd October in the European Academy Sankelmark in the North of Germany, near the city of Flensburg. For half a day the participants had the chance to learn about the war in the Donbass region, and debate about three main topics: Minsk peace agreements, the humanitarian crisis, as well as a possible UN-peace mission.
The simulation game was held in German, updated with the current developments around the conflict, including the Ukrainian parliamentary elections of April 2019 and liberation in the procedure of receiving Russian passports by the Ukrainian citizens from Donbas.
The simulation game sets out to give the participants insights into the complexity of the war in Ukraine, allowing them to identify with different actors involved in the conflict and to handle conflict dynamics. We provided the participants with background information about the development of the war and assisted them during the simulation game. The aim of the workshop was to raise the level of soldiers' awareness with regards to Ukraine and the dynamics of the war in its East.
The workshop was adapted to the needs and learning goals of the soldiers and officers from the German Federal Army.