GamifyEU month has ended!
GamifyEU Month was held during May and June 2020 and the aim was to bring the EU closer to young people even during COVID-19 pandemic.
Every week, YEU International together with project partners – DYPALL network, Active Bulgarian Society, LA Fenice and Sauga ANK – organised a different online activity inviting young people across Europe to acquire knowledge of the European Union through gamified educational processes.
A game is already available at www.gamifyEU.org where players have the opportunity to learn in an interactive and fun manner and the game is growing step by step, as more chapters are being developed. These new games, which we are expecting to be released in autumn 2020, will give the user the opportunity to learn first-hand how the European Parliament works and what all the advantages that the EU offers us in our daily lives are.
The first activity we had for this GamifyEU Month was called “Kicking it off” and we made a Kahoot with our participants, being a great way to break the ice and get an idea of what we wanted to achieve during that month. For the second activity, we prepared a meeting with young people working or volunteering in EU institutions, platforms and organisations turning the Human Library methodology into an online activity called “Online Living Library”: it was a huge success, so we developed a second edition. The main purpose of all these activities was to enable young people around Europe to learn more about all the opportunities and benefits available in the EU. Following that idea, another activity was based on having a conversation with young people who participated in European Programmes and the benefits of being part of the EU while being young, all the programmes you can access and the process to follow in order to access them.
“EU: Back to the Future” was the title of another successful and didactic activity where we learnt a lot about EU history: main facts and dates were reminded by doing contests. The participants were split into groups where they had to chronologically order dates and facts about the EU.
Our biggest and most successful activity was Coffee with MEPs. We gave young people the opportunity to speak with three young MEPs during this month of European adventures. They mainly explained what their job is about and answered several questions that were directly asked by the young people present in the activity.
The last activity we organised, as mentioned before, was the “Online Living Library part II” with new “books” and new stories to be told.
This month was full of knowledge and fun, we learnt and discovered together an infinite number of interesting facts about the EU.
Maria Delgado Mena,
YEU Communications Assistant