CRISP - Crisis Simulation for Peace e.V.

Practice Peace 2011

In cooperation with our partner organization ‘Kreisau Initiative’ we organized the project   'Practice Peace!’.  The seminar brought together 24 young people from Germany, Israel, Palestinian Authority and Poland in Krzyzowa, Poland. The main topic of the seminar was the question where discrimination originates from. We discussed how we perceive ourselves and others. To illustrate these discussions - and approach the topic in a more practical way - we conducted a simulation game on the Northern Ireland conflict at a municipal level. The main task of the participants was to discuss and create an Action Plan for improving the relations among the people in Belfast.  The participants took over the roles of local stakeholders and therefor developed the role profiles on their own. On the base of their research they developed common strategies, to represent their interest in the conflict management process.

Duration: November 2011 - February 2012
Locations: Krzyzowa, Poland
Participants: 24

Target Group

High-school Students from Germany, Israel, Palestinian Authority and Poland.

Project Goals

The students should gain background knowledge about the construction and use of social, religious and political discrimination and their impact on people's lifes. During the simulation game the students (in their role as local stakeholders) will try to develop solutions for these problems. Thereby the simulation game aims at experiencing political processes, illustrating different interests and showing possibilities to protect human rights.