Simulation Game „Tandera“ for Young Activists in Bochum

Young people from the entire Germany took part in a simulation game as a part of a three-day conference YOU:KO 2019 in Bochum.

Last Saturday, November 2, CRISP conducted a simulation game “Tandera” at the sixth youth congress YOU:KO. The conference is organized by Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education / bpb) for 300 young people between the ages of 16 and 27 that are interested in the topics of industry 4.0, globalization, climate, and politics.

The simulation game “Tandera” gathered youth to help them understand conflict dynamics and the capacities of the international community to resolve challenges that arise in the process of peace agreements negotiations. This game is fictional, but helps to get a better understanding of conflict transformation, test different approaches in problem solving, and find sustainable solutions to a territorial conflict.

The participants were very active throughout the entire game and were devoted to reach their main goals. By the end of the game, they came up with solutions for further status of a conflict area and IDPs question. During the post-game evaluation, the participants had a very interactive and intense discussion about their experience and possible ways to transfer new approaches into reality.