We want to share some insights into our work in 2019, in Germany and accross our target regions – our ongoing projects, as well as new collaborations which we look forward to developing further in 2020 and the years ahead.
Dear partners, members and friends,
we are happy to share with you our annual report for 2019. We are proud that we were able to continue many of our long-lasting projects and at the same time establish new partnerships, pushing forward new ideas, and set-up new initiatives. By this we continue our way of moderate growth and are happy to see the organization evolve further.
As a result of our long-term engagement in Egypt, dating back to 2012, we managed to start a new project named Y-LEAD – Creating Civic Spaces for Active Citizenship. The project focuses on the politically sensitive topic of Local Council Elections. In Kyrgyzstan, we finalized our project series Peace and Conflict Consultants, and are now happily handing the project over to our local partners, who are following-up on the overall project goals in 2020.
Furthermore, we continued our active involvement in the conflict transformation processes in the South Caucasus. We implemented two new projects: Firstly, Women Focused Networks South Caucasus, forming networks of men and women to combat the factors that limit women’s quality of life in the region; and secondly, Civic Education Simulation for Georgian Schools, in which local teachers developed interactive and learner-centered simulation games, which they are now applying in their schools.
Returning to the Western Balkans, where we conducted our first projects in 2008, filled us with pleasure. We implemented Fighting Right-Wing Radicalization, a youth project in Banja Luka in cooperation with IOM. We also continued our engagement in Chile, concerning active citizen participation, as well as in South-East-Asia regarding regional integration.
During this time, we also managed to start new projects in the Middle East, where we created the Youth Vision for Jordan 2030, as well as in Sub-Sahara-Africa, where we started a cooperation with the International Youth Reformation Organization of Nigeria, on sensitizing Nigerian students to the pre-dominant conflicts in their country, in order to give them the opportunity to explore possible solutions through the method of simulation gaming.
We also developed a new simulation game format on Energy-Oriented Modernization in Urban Development, and explored new topics such as Cyber-Security, Civil-Military-Cooperation and Climate Induced Crisis.
Two of our former colleagues, Erzsébet and Sari, left CRISP after several years of contributing to the development of our organization. We want to sincerely thank them for the great work, and wish them all the best for their future careers.
We hope you enjoy reading our annual report. If you feel inspired by what you read, have feedback on our work, or have ideas for cooperation, please feel free to get in touch with us.
You can view the full Annual Report 2019 here [PDF]