German network's contribution to YMV Communication Lab

Virtual Communication Lab Young Mediterranean Voices

The German networks members Kreisau-Initiative e.V. and CRISP contributed to the Young Mediterranean Voices’ 2020 edition of the Communications Lab that took place virtually from 7 to 11 December. The event was organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation, in partnership with the Center for Mediterranean Integration, on the occasion of Germany's Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Lab focused on the development of youth-led creative communication initiatives to challenge extremist narratives in the digital world. CRISP facilitated a session on “Simulation Gaming and Conflict Resolution”, while  Kreisau-Initiative e.V. offered a “Values-based Communications Workshop”.

The aim was to leverage youth-led dialogue and exchange to shape digital narratives. The group, formed by young influencers and civil society workers, from Europe and the Southern Mediterranean, emerged from the workshop with a set of project campaign ideas that were presented in a public online event which can still be watched here.

CRISP is an independent non-profit organization based in Berlin, which develops projects, facilitates trainings and conducts consultancies in the fields of conflict transformation, civic education and citizen’s participation.

The Kreisau-Initiative e.V. aims at initiating activities based on the ideas of the Kreisau Circle and Central and Eastern Europe opposition movements to connect people of different origins through active remembrance, mutual perception and constructive creation.