Germany
18.09.2022

Transatlantic Relations

In the course of this project we want to promote greater awareness of the political, economic, military and social relations on both sides of the Atlantic, and especially between the European Union, in particular Germany, and the United States. On Tuesday, 14 September, CRISP team members implemented the "TAR" simulation game for the first time in a German school, Georg Büchner Gymnasium Lichtenrade.

"TAR" or "Transatlantic relations" aims to promote greater awareness of the political, economic, military and social relations on both sides of the Atlantic, and especially between the European Union, in particular Germany, and the United States. In this simulation game, participants are challenged to develop effective strategies for the future potential of the transatlantic relationship, focusing on topics such as Climate, Security and Defense Policy and China Policy. 

At the end of the simulation game, during the reflection, participants had the opportunity to give their feedback on the realism of their roles and the usefulness of the acquired knowledge in the dialogue and negotiation process. This gave us an extremely valuable opportunity to better analyze the necessary elements for refinement, and students additional experience in expressing their point of view, learning to convince other participants with the help of arguments and better orientation in foreign policy relations between the EU and the United States. 

The best ideas-strategies of the participants will be awarded with the opportunity to present and discuss them with representatives of the US Embassy.