CRISP - Crisis Simulation for Peace e.V.

SimVision

How could a peaceful future of the South Caucasus Region look like and what are the mayor obstacles for peace in the region...

This simulation game concentrates on the opportunities of solving regional conflicts and territorial issues, taking the South Caucasus as an example. The plot is based on a possible future of the region in 2025, where national states (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan) plan to increase their collaboration in a joint ‘’South Caucasus Union’’. This Union holds its second summit in June 2025. During this summit the actors will have to agree on certain topics as ‘’Human Dimensions, Economic cooperation, Security, Reconciliation, IDPs, and the implementation of the “Madrid Principles” for the Nagorno Karabakh (NK) conflict and a continuation of the South Caucasian Union.

Target-Group: Civil Society Activists, State-Representatives, Mediators, 20 to 40 years old
Participants: 20 to 30
Duration: 1 up to 2,5 day(s)
Type: fictitious
Languages: English, German, Georgian + Russian

Scenario & Procedure

The actors in the simulation game are representatives of national governments, of NGOs and of non-recognized territories. The aim of the summit is an attempt to improve relations between the three South Caucasian States and ensure peaceful living conditions. During the first ‘’Forum on a South Caucasus Union’’, the actors should prepare common guidelines and policy recommendations in a final agreement which won’t be binding but will serve as a starting point for further discussions on the South Caucasian Union. At the same time, there will be a forum on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict since this conflict is seen as crucial for a peaceful development of the whole region.

Objectives

The territorial conflicts in this simulation game have a long history in the South Caucasus region and the fictional scenario is a helpful way of discussing the possible solutions in an experimental environment.

Learning Goals

  • Increasing the mutual understanding and confidence among the participants from the different countries
  • Develop and test alternative problem-solving approaches
  • Create a common vision for the future of the South Caucasus