Transnational meeting in Haarlem on Citizen Games

Stedenband Haarlem-Mutare began the month of December by holding an intensive three-day meeting with European partners in the Citizen Games project.  The project is a collaboration of two NGOs (non-governmental organisations) from France and five Higher Education institutes from Belgium, Germany, Poland, Ireland and Portugal.  Despite the Covid pandemic, all participants apart from Ireland were able to attend in person. Our Irish partner participated via ZOOM.  Together we prepared the upcoming student collaboration due to take place in Porto, January 2022.

The Citizen Games project started in September 2019 and will run until 2022. Keywords are citizenship, migration, tolerance, interculturality and mutual respect. Target groups are youth workers and teachers, and students and pupils within and external to schools.  Attention is also given to the knowledge and interests of higher education students at participating colleges.

Two Serious Games are being developed at secondary education level. The #YouToo game on cyberbullying is now almost ready for the middle-school Six game concepts will be developed for the high-school in January 2022 in Porto during the ten-day student collaboration. The most successful game will then developed into a new teaching tool and by the summer of 2022 will be available in six languages for use in secondary education.

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