Seminar und Planspiel zur Europäischen Asylpolitik


Project Day on european Asylum policy

The Simulation Games on Asylum Policy comprise one-day project days and introduces pupils to the European decision-making process and topics on asylum. The simulation games are financed by the regional representation of the European Commission in Bonn and are conducted free of charge for the participating schools.

In total, 25 simulation games are conducted in schools in North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, and Saarland between November 2016 and March 2017.

Since the number of people seeking asylum in Europe has risen dramatically in the last years, refugees and asylum policies are no abstract concepts anymore and instead directly affect citizens’ daily lives. Similarly, European asylum policies are regularly discussed and reported on in the media while being highly contested. The simulation games on asylum policy take up these topics and provide an opportunity for pupils to question current asylum policies and to gain knowledge on the decision-making processes in the European Union.

The simulation games are conducted with a participant group of around 25 to 50 pupils. The participants take on roles of Member of the European Parliament, ministers in the Council of the European Union and representatives of the European Commission and negotiate the future of the European asylum policy. Subsequently, a discussion round between a Member of the European Parliament and the participants take places. Here, pupils can exchange the impressions gained during the simulation and get acquainted with the tasks and responsibilities of MEPs.

Interested teachers can access further information and details on the organization of the project day via our teacher’s corner (in German).

If you have any questions, please contact:

Hanna Schneider,, Tel. +49 30 2023 9615 0

Target group

Pupils from the 9th grade onwards


Understanding political decision-making processes
Strengthening negotiation skills
Gaining insights into topics related to asylum


September 2016 to March 2017


North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, and Saarland


One-day project days


Regional representation of the European Commission in Bonn

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