The simulation game analyzes the current European migration policy and shows institutional mechanisms of decision-making processes within the European Union. Furthermore, the simulation game highlights the impact of such decisions on local communities. It aims at a sensitization regarding the issue of migration and the social and political conflicts inherent to it. The simulation game particularly focuses on raising awareness regarding the need and possibilities of cooperation to find a solution for social and political problems outside a single state perspective.
The seminar happened in the frame of a long-term project by the Heinrich-Boell Foundation, which wants to strengthen the voice of Moroccan civil society actors in this important discourse.
Through the simulation game, the participants got a deeper understanding of the difficult negotiations within the EU as well as in between EU and transit states for a coherent European Migration Policy. The learning outcomes were immediately used to update a previously drafted position paper concerning the demands and suggestions of the Moroccan civil society towards a European Migration Policy.