How to defend European Values

The European Academy Network ENA, a network of organizations implementing European projects all over the continent held its annual meeting virtually this year because of Corona. Main topic were Euroscepticism and European Values.

Polyspektiv contributed an online simulation game to the programme. The participants as national ministers and their advisers discussed and voted upon a suggestion by the European Commission. As a result, they defined the criteria for supporting civil society projects more strictly than today, They did not agree with the European Parliament completely, but sent their suggestion back to the European parliament.

Purpose of the simulation was twofold: On the one hand, the participants had a chance to deepen their debates about Euroscepticism and how to deal with it. On the other, they had a chance to experience from an inside perspective the work of the Council of the European Union.