On 07th and 08th of February 2024 European Migration Network (EMN) organised an educational workshop for students from the C.S. Lewis Lyceum in Bratislava. The representatives of International Organization for Migration (IOM) within the activities of the EMN in Slovakia introduced the role-playing activity Destination Europe.
The students eagerly took on roles of various stakeholders in the field of migration and enthusiastically immersed themselves into discussions regarding migration policy decisions-making while observing the impacts of their decisions on the lives of different migrants.
What did the students gain from the experience?
- Grasp of the complexity regarding migration policy decision-making at different levels
- Understanding of the positions and interests of various actors: EU or national policymakers, representatives of civil society, employers etc.
- Insight into potential impacts of migration and integration policies on different groups of migrants
- Opportunity to practice the skills of 21st century such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and leadership
Destination Europe is an educational tool focusing on migration and integration, designed to encourage young people (16+) and professionals to dive into discussions and gain insights into the most topical issues in today's Europe. Through the interactive dialogues, participants have the opportunity to step into shoes of a minister, a European Commissioner, a mayor, or a representative of a non-governmental organization and explore the narratives of three specific migrants.
More information about the Destination Europe educational activity and how it can be used in youth work can be found at: https://destinationeurope.uni.lu/slovak/