Game for Euro- Med - GEM
GEM - Game for EuroMed was a 12-month project that aimed to promote education for intercultural citizenship through playing. The project involved 4 organizations from 4 countries: CESIE from Italy, ADICE from France, WASEELA a Thinktank from Egypt and “JOHOUD” from Palestine.
The target group of the project were formal and non-formal educators (teachers/youth workers), young people aged 14-18 and schools and educational stakeholders as well civil society organisations active in the youth field and Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.
The project organizers approached these aims by engaging in the following actions:
- Developing educational pilot programmes on active intercultural citizenship based on the “learning by playing” approach, providing formal & non-formal educators with skills & knowledge.
- Involving young people and educators in the development of a new creative resource (a board game) to be used in youth environments to promote values of tolerance and mutual understanding of different cultures and traditions.
- Supporting cooperation mechanisms among different stakeholders in view of managing project’s activities, exploit results and plan future cooperation.
These aims were approached, among others, by developing a catalogue of good practices using games as an intercultural tool, and organizing online training for formal/non-formal educators & youth workers on intercultural citizenship.
During the course of the project, a board game was also developed and piloted in several workshops in schools & youth centres.
All activities were carried out in four countries in the Euro-Mediterranean; Italy, France, Palestine and Egypt.