Do you have a lot of enemies? Let me know if one is enough to say yes. Why do we create the image of the enemy and what role does this image play in the conflict? These issues were considered on February 10, 2021, by students of the EPP “Mediation”, who won a certificate of participation in the master class “Game in Conflict” within the project “Empowering Youth with conflict analysis skills – empowering community”.
What can you expect from the game “Enemy Label”? – I asked myself a question before the training. After the training, I can say with delight – only positive emotions and many questions for reflection. Because our coach, Mrs. Veronica, helped us understand who the “enemy” is, why we make enemies, and how we can erase the image of the enemy, and she showed us how it affects conflict resolution. ” – participant of the Game, Olena Nazarchuk.
The game “Enemy Label” was conducted by practicing mediator Veronika Voloshyna as part of a conflict analysis project. The purpose of the program is to go from creating an image of the enemy to its destruction. Our team of students Angelina Palamarchuk, Halyna Voloshchuk, Valeriia Lukian, Inna Nazarchuk, Olena Nazarchuk, drew a common image of the enemy and analyzed why they chose such qualities.
“Through the training, I expanded my knowledge about the conflict and its stages. I was interested in watching the work of other participants and hearing the feedback from our work from a practicing mediator.” – Inna Nazarchuk, a student of EPP “Mediation”.
After creating the image of the enemy, the winners of the competition tried to explain each characteristic and turn the enemy into a friend. This approach helps future mediators to understand the problem of conflict, find the causes and understand them. This method of analysis will help future lawyers and mediators to find the right vector in resolving the conflict.
“This game turned out to be definitely interesting and useful for me. We cooperated with the whole team. We are grateful to the organizers for such an extraordinary opportunity to distract from everyday affairs and have fun.” – Valeriia Lukian, a participant in the game.
Master (5th year student) of the EPP Mediation
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