Role games and simulations

Interactive methods, such as role-playing and role games or participatory conference simulations allow our participants a deeper understanding of politics and social processes from the inner standpoint of the actors involved. 
On the basis of a real or partly real decision-making process, learners arrive at autonomous, independent and comprehensible solutions. The playful aspect represents an important component, the method must not be understood as pure “fun”, however. Our role games and simulations actively train participation and safeguarding of interests for real actions and contribute to a deeper understanding of complex socio-political contexts. 

We are a member of "The Swiss Austrian German Simulation And Gaming Association (SAGSAGA)".

In recent years, the CIVIC Institute has developed a series of management games that we perform with you. See below for an overview of the role games that we have already developed. Of course, we will design a role game specifically tailored for your matter of concern. Do not hesitate to contact us!

You can download many of our simulations in our publication section.

Shaping Neighbourhood (2018): A political simulation on the European Neighbourhood Policy

Pushing for Privacy (2018): An EU simulation on data protection and the right of privacy

To give Europe a home (2017): A simulation game on the European cultural policy

We are acting together (2017): A simulation on decisions on the local level

HighSpeed.eu (2016): A simulation game on the digital internal market in the EU

Europe? I want to know it! (2016). A simulation game fort he Ukraine on European decision processes

Global fashion (2016): A simulation game on the EU trade policy

Our Community! Debate and negotiate for interests and compromises (2015): A simulation on decisions on the local level

Look back and forth (2015): A simulation with and for the German minority

Destination Europe (2015): A simulation on European asylum and migration policy. The simulation has been updated in 2017.

Klasse mit Klasse (2015): A simulation on participation in school

15, 16, 17, and what now? (2015): A role game on the current situation of teaching German in Poland and the challenges for the future

Energy Power Climate (2015): A role game about the energy and climate policy of the EU

Caesar and Cleopatra (2015): Youth - Employment- Education. A role game about EU action programmes

Trouble in the student parliament (2015): A role game about student participation at universities

Focus on the Balkans 28 plus (2014): A role game about the enlargement policy of the European Union. The simulation has been updated in 2018.

If there are no other options, then go ahead! (2014): A role game about the current situation of the German minority in Romania and the challenges for the future

Power play in the euro area (2013): A role game on European economic policy in times of budgetary and debt crisis. This game has been developed in collaboration with the Karl Arnold Foundation.

Mrs Deutschmannová, how could this happen? (2013) A role game about the current situation of the German minority in the Czech Republic and the challenges for the future

Give a voice to the minority (2012): A role game about the current situation of the German minority in Poland and the challenges for the future

Simulation on the European citizens initiative (2011): A participatory conference simulation on the European citizens initiative

Mobile in Europe? (2011): A role game about migration on the EU single market

Politics and bargaining (2011): A role game on representation and decision making at municipal level