Wer Regiert Neuland with Migrant Activists
Thus far, the simulation game “Wer Regiert Neuland?” has mainly targeted students and young voters and supported them in their journey of better understanding and questioning political positions and the overall political system of Germany.
With the implementation of the simulation game in Hamburg, however, we had a chance to finally also address other first-time voters who are ideal targets for it. The group, consisting of young politically active migrants selected and trained by the program MPs2030 was already familiar with the German political system, but still had many questions. By simulating party positions, negotiations, and elections, participants learned to identify political compromise and ways to seek it.
The goals of the training are twofold. On the one hand, the training aimed at increasing young voters and activists political awareness by allowing them to slip into the roles of leading political parties and comparing and compromising positions between them. On the other hand, the training also pushed the trend of digitalization in political education in Germany. Moving away from handouts and worksheets to a dynamic simulation game which adapts during the training.
The training worked with first-time voters and migrant activists without a German citizenship. The group was pre-selected by the MPs2030 program which works with young politically active migrants and supports their efforts in amplifying their voices
CRISP was able to introduce the participating group to the method of simulation gaming. In doing so, it allowed the group to experience first-hand the rather unique method of coalition building in Germany and, thereby, better understand the German political system.
This project was designed and implemented in close cooperation with
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