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Free collection of methods for school and youth work on topics such as democracy, inclusion, media literacy, diversity and intercultural dialogue.

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Red line
The participants stand in a row. Masking tape or a rope can be used to make a line on the floor but this is not absolutely necessary. The participants shall…
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Name snake
Description All participants sit in a circle. The first one begins and says: “Hello, my name is X, I am from Y and my favourite animal is Z.” (or something…
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Aliens ball
Description The participants stand in a circle. The group leader introduces him/herself by saying his/her name and one characteristic that begins with the same letter as his/her first name (e.g.…
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Name crossword
Description Everyone writes his/her first (maybe also second) name vertically or horizontally on a sheet of paper. Characteristics which describe one (e.g. creative, brave) or hobbies shall now complete the…
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Three-way-conversations
Description Groups of 3 participants sit down in a small circle. (The groups should not sit too close to each other, so that they don’t disturb each other.) Now they…
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I see you
Description The participants stand in a circle. Participant 1 makes eye contact with someone in the circle (participant 2) and swaps places with him/her. This should be done in different…
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Everybody who…
Description All participants sit on chairs in a circle. One person stands in the middle of the circle. This player says a sentence that begins with “Everbody who …” like…
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Sticky fingers / I am camera
Description In pairs, one person with eyes closed, the other person places three fingers of each hands on the other’s shoulder blades and leads them around exploring levels, speeds and…
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Mirroring / Flocking
Description The group is spilt up into pairs. In the pairs, one person leads the movement, the other person mirrors the leader’s movement. After several movements, change roles. Explore a…
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Group walk
Description The whole group is walking in space, keeping close together and being aware of the other participants in the group. Single participants can offer different stimuli, walking slowly, quickly,…
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