is a working site
-- some "common ground"--
a platform, a "virtual" stage, a
for cooperative work among people,
or among different groups of people,
who are geographically at a distance
from each other.
To quote L. Nimoy (a.k.a. Dr. Spock)
"The more you share, the more you
The first development priority
is the VIRTUAL YOUTH CAMP SITE
on Military Base
for "MODEL UNITED NATIONS" work among
schools and youth projects.
This facility was initiated on the
basis of the conversion of the
base "Döberitzer Heath" by Berlin and
Potsdam in the State of Brandenburg,
with initial investment financing by
the European Union and the German
state of Brandenburg
This facility is designed "to
convert some facilities for
international military confrontation
to a platform for international
communications, in the Spirit of the
United Nations Charter".
This is one local way to achieve some
develop some "common ground"
and create capacity for cooperation.
One long-term priority is to
develop working relations with other
military base conversion efforts.
An initial contact was with the
PRESIDIO in San Francisco, California,
USA, and the Institute for Global
Communications established there.
The platform is designed to
encourage the co-production, the
writing and the "playing through" of
"case studies", "role games",
and other forms of inter-active
educational activities between
A priority is the creation of
case studies etc. adapted for internet
activity and "participatory
Envisioned is a "camp site"
for school and youth activities,
with adult coaching teams.
A hope is to enable such
co-production in a way that is open
for adaptations and improvements.
United Nations Work
The intention is to enable consciously
"iterative" improvements and
thereby value creation --
by and for participants, now, and for
The motivation is to contribute
to the development of Model United
Nations Work in the extended
sense, from "simulating" security
considerations to developing local
"Agenda 21" work for environment
and development. "Role games", "case
studies" and the like can be relevant
for "citizens' diplomacy" and "school
yard diplomacy" as well as local
An intention is to help youth
gain experience in "conflict-recognition
/ conflict-resolution" efforts. To the
extent possible this includes gaining
experience in "problem-recognition /
problem-solution" efforts also for
the local community environment and
economic development work.
A desire is to enable youth to
engage in co-production of role
games, cases studies and the like and
thereby also gain experience with
value creation, now, and for the future.
A long-term vision is that perhaps
some of the youth Model United
Nations work can also be a challenge
or inspiration to the people working
at the real UN.