ECMI seeks participants for right-wing populism simulation game

ECMI-AnnouncementsThe European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is looking for three participants to take part in a simulation game on the topic of Fighting right-wing populism in Europe. The game will take place from 30 October to 2 November 2014 in Berlin.

Fighting right-wing populism in Europe will tackle the sources, reasons, dynamics and effects of right-wing populism in contemporary Europe.

The overall objective of the project is to explore the socio-economic and political factors influencing the recent successes of right-wing populist parties in Europe and to elaborate possible strategies for dealing with this issue on a European level. In doing so, the project employs methods specific to non-formal education.

The simulation game is part of the Erasmus+ project Fighting right-wing populism in Europe, developed by CRISP Berlin in collaboration with the partners Antigone (Greece), Civil (former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Iskra (Ukraine), Join (Italy), Youth for Exchange and Understanding (Cyprus), and ECMI.

Essential eligibility criteria

  • BA degree in a discipline of the Social Sciences or Humanities.
  • Residence in Germany at the time of the program.
  • Fluency in English.

Desirable eligibility criteria

  • Demonstrable interest or experience with issues related to right-wing populism, nationalism, racism, or xenophobia in Europe.
  • Experience or interest in the youth work sector.
  • Familiarity with non-formal education.

Application procedure

Interested applicants should send a short motivation letter of maximum 250 words, describing their interest in taking part in this project, along with a CV, to Viktoria Martovskaya (martovskaya @ ecmi.de) by 20 September 2014.

There is no participation fee. CRISP and ECMI will cover all meals and accommodation costs (three nights, 30 October – 2 November), as well as travel expenses within Germany up to 180 €.

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