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.
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”.
On Thursday 20th October 2016 and Friday 21st October 2016 we had our first kick-off meeting of our eCrisis project, held at the faculty of ICT at the University of Malta. All partners of the consortium from Greece, Austria and Malta, were present for this meeting. Profs. Georgios Yannakakis (University of Malta - UoM) kicked-off the meeting by introducing eCrisis, and Ms Mihael Neagoe (UoM) followed by presenting the financial issues and plan for the project. Subsequently, Profs. Georgios Yannakakis (UoM) presented current tools and methods including an overview of the Iconoscope, one of the games the eCrisis framework will...