"Shaping neighbourhood"

Shaping – neighbourhood is a newly developed simulation with a didactical approach that refers to the simulation "Wishes and visions - shaping the future of Europe" that had been implemented successfully in the international area. With this simulation you can underline specific aspects, e.g. chances for a permanent inclusion of bordering countries and their populations into subject matters and preconditions of European neighbourhood policies. With that, participants experience and understand those aspects in a controversial way. This initiates discussions close to reality, dealing with characteristics and values of life on the European continent and strategies to handle conflicts of interests.

The simulation Shaping Neighbourhood shows alternatives of thinking on the European continent and it illustrates the importance that people take part in European processes as a whole in all countries that are involved. The peaceful and respectful life in a neighbourhood is a cardinal point that the participants recognize with all its consequences in an interactive and practical way.

Of central importance is the common acceptance of European values: self-determination of Europe´s peoples, basic importance of human rights, legality of the administration on the basis of democratic decisions, independent justice as well as plurality of parties on national and European level.

In 2017, this project is conducted at ten different places in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine in cooperation with the Institute for Foreign Relations(ifa) and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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