This February, the Project Peace Games came to an end. The project was coordinated by the Fondation des Régions Européennes pour la Recherche, l’Éducation et la Formation (FREREF) in partnership with the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), the Liceo Statale G.D. Cassini (Sanremo), the Ministry of Education and Employment of Malta (MEDE), the Asociación cultural Da2 Trucados, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), the FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, the Evangelische Schule Neuruppin and the Université Côte d’Azur (UCA).
The project, started in 2020, aimed to contribute to the development of citizenship, democratic and social competences by using the full potential of creativity through game-based learning in formal and informal learning.
On February 20th, the consortium reunited at Villa Ormond for the final Transnational Project Meeting, in which final evalutation and considerations were shared, and the Final Conference was finalized in its details.
On February 21st, the Peace Games Final Conference took place at the same venue. After an institutional opening, the project was presented by the coordinator, FREREF, and Anne Bamford, external evaluator, shared her key challenges and recommendations. Moreover, EIP Lab Coordinator of the Executive Council Claudio Dondi presented the policy recommendations, while other partners discussed the project’s piloting. The Conference included an experts panel titled “Learning to think and act peacefully in formal and informal educational contexts: the role of game-based learning” and a keynote speech titled “Human Motivational Design: Serious Games and Gamification at the service of Peace” by gamification expert Oscar Garcia Pañella.