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Upper Limit or Universal Human Right? How European Democracies deal with the current Refugee Crisis
Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Apr 30, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

“Upper limit or universal human right? How European democracies deal with the refugee crisis.“ is a project implemented through three activities: two YEs and one APV in Prague, Czech Republic, and Potsdam, Germany, as well as subsequent Training Course (TC) in Potsdam, Germany. The overall duration of the project is 6 months, from 1 September 2016 to 31 December 2016. First YE will take place between 26.08.2016 and 03.09.2016, second YE between 16.09.-24.09.2016 and it will host each 35 youth from 7 countries (The project is organized and implemented by Potsdam based Mostar Friedensprojekt e.V. in close cooperation with Czech partner Tmelnik as well as 26 other partners from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, and the UK. The topic of our youth exchange (YE) and a followed (TC) in Germany between 02.12.-10.12.2016, the refugee crisis, which will serve as background for an investigation into real European politics. Participants learn about the way that EU member states deal within their countries with the placement and distribution, the supply and the integration of refugees. They will learn about the differences in policies and standpoints of EU member states. Which strategies had which results? They will also learn, which European strategies to cope with the refugee crisis were applied, how the different institutions of the EU were involved. A prior aim of the youth exchange is to introduce participants to an understanding, how democratic processes on local, national and international level influence the evolution of a joint EU policy.Our project introduces young participants to to the tools of gamified simulation of complex political situations. It introduces the participants into a fundamental understanding of European politics and how it is formed in a continuous controversy of different standpoints of its members. It is an endeavour into European democracy and at the same time into teh fate of millions of refugees depending on the outcomes. In the subsequent Traingin course we are introducing the team leaders and further youth workers into the "technology" of designing workshops on the basis fo political simulation games. They are going to design their own projects and begin to start a network of about 100 perticipants. The project foresees to develop a clearly determined strategy of outreach, dissemination and impact.
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