Congratulations! Christoph Raiser, who has been working as freelancer for planpolitik since our launch in 2005, finally publishes disseration on decision-making processes in the European parliament. Good timing and a great piece of work!
By the way, with his internship at the Europäisches Parlament – Informationsbüro für Deutschland in 2008, Christoph paved the way for planpolitik’s various offers in European politics. Thanks again! planpolitik would probably not exist anymore without that door-opener some 6 years ago…
For two intensive days the participants of the post-graduate training course on conflict managment offered bei swisspeace delved into the crisis in the ficticious state of Rosania – at the end, they all agreed that complex conflict situations are determined by constant mistrust and misconceptions which can laed to an escalation of the conflict even if not all relevant actors are actually interested in an escalation. We very much hope that this promising cooperation with swisspeace will continue in the future.
Tunisia is close to paradise when it comes to interactive teaching formats – participants start discussing before even before you have explained the next exercise…Enthusiastic, committed, enquiring and with good great sense of humor. This trainig of trainers on simulating a climate conference was truly interactive! Thanks a lot to the GIZ Tunisie for the anewed invitation. We look forward to coming back to Tunisia soon, then for the sixth time.
Peace! Over 2.5 days, 30 young people from all over Europe re-negotiated the Paris peace treaties after the First World War, most of them in roles “opposite” to their real national backgrounds. The event in early May was hosted by the CHB – Collegium Hungaricum Berlin in the context of the bpb‘s HistoryCampus Berlin.
The first phase was a historical re-enactment, replaying the conferences of Versailles, St. Germain and Trianon. In the second phase, the participants did the same again, but this time they were asked to find a different, if not better result.
But watch yourself – this is a short trailer for a 30 min documentary about the project which is due in summer. The project was definitely worth the huge effort in preparing it.
If you are interested in the game, please contact Björn Warkalla firstname.lastname@example.org
The first phase of the pilot project on our newly developed online simulation game on the European parliament at schools across Germany has been concluded. While we faced several unexpected technical problems (e.g. outdated software on computers at schools), overall we are very content with the first five online games. Just before the summer break we will have a second pilot phase – hopefully then without any technical problems.
In the context of a TV-feature on the EYE 2014 by arte our ideas labs were presented, too. And shortly therafter, the French speaking programme of Deutsche Welle broadcast an interview with Simon Raiser, director of planpolitik. We are happy about our unusual media presence and are grateful about very positive reports.
In the beginning of may, the European Youth Event 2014 took place in Strasbourg. planpolitik facilitated a total of 10 ideas labs. And, indeed, they have been a great success. Roughly 750 participants from all over Europe developed a total of more than 2000 ideas and visions on the future of the European Union. The best ideas were then presented and discussed with experts from the European institutions. Shortly, we will present a short documentary on the EYE 2014, as well as a summary of the best ideas developed by the European Youth.