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Gaming for Peace

Objective

EU Personnel in Conflict Prevention and Peace Building missions come from diverse organizations and nations, yet must coordinate together in the temporary network or umbrella organization that comprises each CPPB mission. Coordination is challenging strategically and operationally. Even if the structures to coordinate together are in place, diversity in organizations (militaries, police forces, civil organizations), gender and culture (national, ethnicity, religion) make understanding of diverse personnel, and effective communication and cooperation in contexts of diversity difficult yet vital in order to achieve CPPB missions' goals. Current training puts few resources into training personnel in these critical soft skills. Gaming for Peace (GAP) provides an efficient and effective means of developing and delivering a curriculum in those skills. Deriving a base curriculum from CPPB relevant soft skills and end user identified training gaps in this area, GAP designs a multiple player online role playing game which simulates scenarios from CPPB missions. The GAP project launches an iterative process of curriculum development and refinement through end users (military, police and civilian personnel) evaluating the game and embedded base curriculum by playing the game and in doing so, bringing their own experiences to the game, thus further developing the curriculum of CPPB relevant soft skills. The game can be accessed anywhere via the Internet and there is no limit on the number of personnel who can be trained. The game can be customized at low cost by different stakeholders. The GAP consortium is multidisciplinary with expertise in the social sciences, computer science, end users (including militaries and police), and SMEs in game design, curriculum development and skill standardization and harmonization, and has support from stakeholders including the ESDC, UN bodies and NATO.

Field of science

  • /social sciences

Call for proposal

H2020-BES-2015
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 577 948,25

Participants (14)

FUTURE ANALYTICS CONSULTING LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 55 435
Address
Fitzwilliam Square 23
D02 RV08 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HAUNTED PLANET STUDIOS LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 330 065,50
Address
8 Dawson Street
D02N767 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 216 532,50
Address
Co Kildare
W23 Maynooth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 79 375
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Police Service of Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 47 000
Address
Knock Road 65
BT5 6LE Belfast
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UPSKILL ENTERPRISE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 115 331,25
Address
The Innovation Centre Queens Road Titanic Quarter
BT3 9DT Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAUREA-AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 270 250
Address
Ratatie 22
01300 Vantaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 41 125
Address
Leipurinniementie 2
00861 Helsinki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AKADEMIA SZTUKI WOJENNEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 118 875
Address
Al. Gen. Antoniego Chrusciela Montera 103
00 910 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENQUIRYA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 91 250
Address
Fideliolaan 132
1183 PP Amstelveen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WYZSZA SZKOLA POLICJI W SZCZYTNIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 41 750
Address
Marsazlka J. Pilsudskiego 111
12-100 Szczytno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT PO OTBRANA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 22 000
Address
Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov Blvd. 2
1574 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTERIO DA ADMINISTRACAO INTERNA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 28 500
Address
Rua Capelo 11
1249-110 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Station Road
Newbridge
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)