As a part of the “Together for Europe” Project, young people from Western and Eastern Europe, from old and new member states of the EU, took part in our Simulation game “SIMigration” to sensitize the students about the issues around migration on EU and community level. The workshop lasted two days and 40 young people between the age of 16 and 19 from Germany, Poland and France participated.
Young people from Germany, Poland and France
The simulation game gave the participants an insight into the pressing social, economic and political conflicts regarding migration in the EU and in a playful way raised awareness about the importance and opportunities for cooperation and dialogue regarding the topic. By the end of the simulation game, the evaluation took part where the students shared their experience and reflected upon the complex dynamics of migration policies. They also learned to understand the reasoning behind political decisions, and what effects they have on a local level for individuals. Due to the evaluation modules, the participants also discussed delicate questions, such as who has a right to join the EU and how the laws and procedures could be adjusted to the needs of the EU-population, as well as to the needs of migrants.