CRISP - Simulation game

Simulation game

Kodori - Peace Talks

A ceasefire is currently in place after the recent violent clashes. The key actors are trying to reach a peace agreement that is as sustainable as possible. But how can separatists be involved in the negotiations? How should local minorities be protected? What could a roadmap for implementing the agreement look like? 


Civil and Military Experts in Conflict Transformation and interested persons, starting from age 20


International Relations, Conflict Transformation


Experienced, Expert


< 4 hours, 4-6 hours

Number of participants

< 12, 12-20, 20-30


Online, Onsite


English, German, Spanish

The complex challenge of handling violent conflicts required the cooperation of various actors ondifferent levels. Within the approach of the Networked Security there should be the resources of the military and police Security forces, civil peace forces, diplomacy and development cooperation at a national, international level and local level. There are many challenges and open questions associated with, such as: In which areas can you work more together? Moreover, when does a clear demarcation make sense? How can the different logics of action be combined? How can it be locally handed that there is a non-uniform access to information, different legal requirements and cultural differences of the organizations involved?

Scenario & Procedure

The simulation game deals with these questions in a fictional scenario. There has been a decade-long civil war in Sikrusi which was finally ended by the intervention of an international Coalition. In the north, there are the 5.000 soldiers of the State of Metriopa, which are responsible for the compliance of the ceasefire agreement. They should work and cooperate increasingly with civilian actors. In the simulation, military players and civil society actors are meeting, as well as representatives of the local administration to decide about a reconstruction plan for the region.


The simulation is primarily targeting actors who are confronted with CIMIC in their daily work life. It is also suitable for gaining general knowledge about CIMIC or deepen it and to able to answer the given questions. The participants dive into a debate about CIMIC and understand the lines of argumentation. In the simulation, the participants are confronted with a conflict-dynamic environment and the concrete challenges that are coming with it.  At this point, the participants are learning about the perspectives of the local people regarding the mentioned questions.

Learning Goals
  • Improve cooperation between Military and civilian actors of conflict transformation
  • Better understanding of conflict dynamics
  • Tools for conflict Transformation