Communicate Europe

Workshops, seminars and lectures

It is estimated that about 70 per cent of legal regulations in the EU Member States are directly or indirectly the result of decisions taken at the level of the Union. However, many people are not aware that this is the case. On the contrary: for many citizens, Europe seems too theoretical, far away and, moreover, inscrutable, bureaucratic and not very efficient.

One of the reasons for the increasingly Eurosceptic attitude in large parts of the population of many states is deficits in communicating the admittedly complex topic of Europe. But: Is policy-making at the level of one's own city more comprehensible and transparent?

In addition to classic approaches and individually designed workshops, simulation games in particular are an excellent way to familiarise oneself with European policy issues and decision-making processes at the European level.

Why simulation games?

In simulation games, a real decision-making situation is depicted. The participants slip into the roles of actors involved in decision-making processes and negotiate with each other on the basis of role descriptions. At the end there is a vote on the respective topic, the outcome of which is open and results from the negotiating skills of the participants.

Simulation games are thus a method that can also be used to work on European policy issues in a practice-oriented way. At the same time, presentation, argumentation and negotiation techniques are trained. However, simulation games also have other advantages: They are not only suitable for young people, but also for a wide range of target groups. Also thematically, the possible applications of this method are wide-ranging!

Lecture and workshop topics at a glance

Lecture and workshop topics at a glance

Among other things, as a member of the European Commission's Team Europe speaker pool, I have been regularly conducting simulation games, seminars and conferences on these topics and moderating discussions and information events for years. It is important to me not only to maintain high professional standards, but also to motivate active participation through target group-oriented didactic concepts.

  • Introduction to European Politics
  • History of the EU,
  • Organs and institutions,
  • Regional development,
  • Structural and regional policy,
  • Internal Market,
  • Economic and Monetary Union,
  • Environmental, climate and energy policy,
  • Green Deal,
  • Enlargement, pre-accession and neighbourhood policy,
  • Future of Europe,
  • Methods for teaching the topic of Europe.

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Then we should discuss everything else in person!

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