The training took place within the framework of the ‘Training for international diplomats’ program of the Federal Foreign Office. The core of the workshop was the simulation game OMARIA, dealing with the challenges and chances of an enhanced regional integration. The simulation was adapted to contemporary challenges in the region and participants discussed from various perspectives the topics of “Freedom of movement”, “Democratic standards” as well as “Adaption to climate change”.
The main goal of the workshop has been to sensitize the participants for prototypical challenges of regional integration as well as to give them a space for coming up with new and creative solutions. They furthermore had the chance after the simulation game to think about a vision for their region in ten years for core thematic areas and about concrete steps on how to reach these goals.
The participants were 14 young diplomats from Latin America and the Caribbean.