On Thursday, 22 April 2021, our Natolin students had the opportunity to participate in the simulation game entitled "EU Foreign Policy-Making in Times of Conflict in the EU's Neighbourhood" led by the Chairholder of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, Professor Tobias SCHUMACHER, and Senior Academic Assistant Mr Oleksandr HLEBA.
The simulation game revolved around the Foreign Affairs Council's meeting of 21 August 2013 on the war in Syria and the EU's response to the use of chemical weapons in the country.
"The simulation game was designed to actively engage the students with the intricacies of EU foreign policy-making in times of crises and conflicts."
The simulation game offered the students the opportunity to better understand the nexus between domestic and EU Member States’ foreign policies, and to familiarize themselves with regional dynamics in the EU’s neighbourhood. Finally, it permitted the students to change their perspectives from being knowledge recipients to proactive "decision makers" and "agenda setters", by making them aware of the limits and potentials of role-playing.