Materials for Download:
Version for BiH/HR/MNE/SRB/Kosovo
The simulation game
'Creating a New Europe' simulates the negotiations and
decision-making processes for the integration of South-Eastern
European countries into the European Union.
The participants take on realistic roles and
act as members of the European Parliament, the European Commission,
European foreign ministers and representatives of the EU candidate
countries from the Balkans.
They learn how complex and protracted a
process it is to make political decisions, and how many interests
and standpoints there are when it comes to discussing EU expansion.
They also gain an insight into how EU institutions function.
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Through learning by doing, they acquire
relevant key skills in reading competence, formulating positions and
opinions, leading negotiations and seeking out compromises. One
aspect of the pedagogical concept is that the simulation games take
place in city council chambers or in parliamentary buildings and
that the young people are appropriately dressed. In this way they
are each better able to slip into the role of a politician who often
faces difficult and complex tasks.
Since June 1st, 2009, Pharos is the
responsible organisation for supporting teams of facilitators in 7
countries in Southeast Europe. These teams are expected to offer, on
a regular basis, simulation games to school and university students
in their countries.