Gaming for Peace (GAP) is an EU H2020 funded project which is developing a curriculum of soft skills derived from interviews with experienced military, police and civilian peacekeeping personnel, and the state of the art in peacekeeping relevant soft skills and serious games. GAP is embedding a selection of peacekeeping relevant soft skills in a digital role-playing game with in-game assessment. The key soft skills are: gender awareness, cultural competency, communication, cooperation, decision-making and stress management.
The GAP module (curriculum and game) provides an inexpensive, accessible to all, standardized training in soft skills for peacekeeping and is at the cutting edge of State of the Art in the domains of training for peacekeeping, curriculum development, soft skills, assessment, game design and soft skills standardization.
Call for papers:
They have an open call for submissions of academic/research/policy papers from researchers from academic institutions, international organizations, military training institutes, police and civilian humanitarian workers, policy institutes, and game designers, in each of the following topics:
****training for peacekeeping
****serious games design
****soft skills standardisation
****training for military, police, NGOs
The deadline for the submission of abstracts (400 words max) is July 31st. Successful authors will be notified on September 1st.
Further submission details can be found here – https://gap-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gap_flyer_A5_april_2018_final.pdf
For more information about the the Gaming for Peace (GAP) project visit – https://gap-project.eu/conferences/gap_gaming-for-peace_conference/