News and press releases for the eCrisis project.

Game Toolbox and Didactical Methods Seminar

16th Feb 2018

This is a seminar event for primary and secondary school educators. The purpose of the event is to introduce educators on the principles of game-based soft skill training, creative thinking and reflective debate and its importance to school education as well as offer hands-on experience with the developed eCrisis game-based learning technologies and computational tools. Game design and game-based education experts, joined by experts in soft skills training and pedagogy, will introduce the potential of soft skills game-based learning to educators. This includes the presentation of the eCrisis Guidebook and the game-based activities implemented for educational settings. Guests will...

Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Gaming and Beyond

15th Feb 2018

Professor Georgios N. Yannakakiks explains how game artificial intelligence methods could be transferred to the classroom, hospitals and beyond in the following published blog on Research, Innovation, and Development Trust (RIDT) Malta :

Europe in Crisis (eCrisis) Project at Science in the City, Valletta Malta

29th Sep 2017

The Institute of Digital Games together with the Faculty of ICT (University of Malta) presented the eCrisis project at Science in the City in Valletta, Malta’s science and arts festival. At the eCrisis stand visitors had the opportunity to try out Iconoscope, one of the two games that form a central part of the eCrisis project. In Iconoscope visitors drew abstract concepts with simple shapes that encouraged abstract thinking and reflection on communicating complex ideas. After they had drawn their concept it was uploaded to the online database, where other people could guess which concept they had drawn. An...

Europe in Crisis (eCrisis) Project Meeting and Multiplier Event in Athens, Greece

26th Jul 2017

The third eCrisis consortium meeting was held in the premises of the Ellinogermaniki Agogi School in Athens, Greece on Thursday 6th and July 7th 2017. Thanks to all participating partners, the meeting was very collaborative and productive. The status of the project was discussed with special attention on the eCrisis Educational Toolbox, the eCrisis Teacher Guidebook and the eCrisis Teacher Training Courses. In addition, decisions on the future steps regarding the project events in Malta in March 2018 were taken.On the 7th July 2017 we co-organised with the STEAM Summer School ( a multiplier event, the “eCrisis Toolbox...

eCrisis Project at the Malta Digital Expo, The Digital Assembly 2017

15th Jun 2017

ECrisis had a booth at the Malta Digital Expo, The Digital Assembly 2017, which was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, in June 2017. The event was co-organised by the European Commission and the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. There was a good turnout with a large number of participants attending this. The eCrisis project was exhibited by the Institute of Digital Games and hundreds of participants were able to play Village Voices and Iconoscope, both part of the eCrisis project. Participants were also informed about the aims and the progress of the...

Playing together in times of crisis, Vienna, Austria - Event

31st Mar 2017

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.

Playing together in times of crisis, Vienna, Austria - Invitation

7th Feb 2017

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”.

First Kick-off Meeting

21st Oct 2016

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...

Europe in Crisis (eCrisis) Project Launch - Event

21st Oct 2016

On Friday 21st October 2016 we officially launched eCrisis at the Institute of Digital Games at the University of Malta. Hon. Evarist Bartolo gave an opening speech followed by several other speakers.

Press Releases announce the Europe in Crisis (eCrisis) Project Launch

20th Oct 2016

The Europe in Crisis (eCrisis) Project Launch was announced in the following press releases:Times of Malta - Sunday 16th October 2016 Times of Malta - Thursday 20th October 2016 Times of Malta - Friday 21st October 2016