The last decade of European history has been characterised by serious societal challenges and conflicts which occur as emergent by-products of economic recession, social structure instabilities, and most recently, the refugee crisis. An increasing number of citizens in Europe are still nowadays culturally, socially, and educationally excluded. The vision of a healthy and stable socioeconomic structure which brings together people from diverse ethnical backgrounds, societal values, religions and cultures under a European umbrella of societal justice, inclusion and rapid integration is threatened by the current situation.
The 3-year eCrisis project aims to enable inclusive education through playful and game-based learning and, thereby, foster the development of social, civic and intercultural competences such as conflict resolution, creative thinking, and reflective debate in primary and secondary education students.
The eCrisis Project has been endorsed by the Vice-President of the European Parliament MEP Lunacek:
On Friday 31st March 2017 an eCrisis event was held at the University of Vienna. Various speakers presented results from the eCrisis framework including: what social digital inculsion is about, the pedagogical competences (such as creative thinking and reflective debate), and an introduction to the digital games Iconoscope and Village Voices.
On Friday, 31.03.2017 from 3:30pm - 9:00pm the Department of Education at the University of Vienna (Austria) will be holding an event to discuss and present our project “Europe in Crises”.