CRISP - Crisis Simulation for Peace e.V.

Our main working fields are civic education and civil conflict management. Through our projects we aim to promote a critical transnational democratic culture, in which different groups can engage in constructive dialogue to solve conflicts.

Our goals

With our work, we pursue our aims of promoting international and intercultural understanding, tolerance and democratic values, in the European Union, but also in conflict affected regions. Thereby we aim to support a culture of non-violent conflict management.

Via our activities we promote 1) tolerance and dialogue, 2) an increased understanding of politics and 3) the creation of International Networks.

Our work is mainly focused on the development of a strong, active civil society, that becomes enabled to effectively contribute to a non-violent way of conflict-management.

Our Vision

Peacebuilding is a very complex task and there is no universal pattern on how to reach this ambitious goal. Therefore it is important to be sensitive and flexible, in order to be able to react and adjust the activities to people's concrete needs.

Further, in order to reach our goals, we a have long-term approach. The social and political change we are working for, is a permanent challenge and requires the committment of many key-actors. Therefore we want to contribute to the establishment of robust networks among actors of change, across borders and across sectors.

Our initial entry point is the empowerment of adequate of local capacities andconnecting them with others, so our partners on the ground can bring the change they want to see.

Our approach

Our activities are targeting mainly young civil society activists interested in experience-based learning. With the use of simulation games enriched by role-play elements CRISP aims for a self-organizing, holistic, and highly hands-on learning culture.

The method of simulation gaming is suitable to get a better understanding of complex issues and at the same time offers enough freedom for the participants to develop alternative approaches. Therefore we want to spread the method of simulation gaming within different attempts of peacebuilding and democratic development.

However, CRISP  also acts as a platform for other projects, supporting the ideas and approaches of our partners and members, as well as looking out for new project proposals.