GOBE was a good learning experience on the current history and dynamics of the Mali cris, the state and non-state actors involved in the conflict and their importance in an area as volatile as the Sahel region. It has also consolidated my communication, teamwork and coordination skills

daniel cocA, BA STUDENT

My professional opinion on the simulation is that it’s a very good stepping stone for anyone who desires to work in conflict zone such as Mali, but also how to handle stressful situations. 

Reanasinta dIVA, BA STUDENT

I have consolidated my knowledge on the humanitarian crisis in Mali and enjoyed the teamwork experience

Claudia pop, ba student

Information on the event

A team of five students(Reanasinta Diva, Claudia Pop, Daniel Coca, Tudor Dolhăscu, and Raul Ianoș) from the BA programme in Security Studies and MA programme Leadership and Communication in International Organisations from the Department of International Studies and Contemporary History participated in the GLOBE Simulation programme.

GLOBE is a mix of a traditional simulation game and crisis management exercise where students virtually navigate through a simulated conflict scenario in the Sahel region, focusing on Mali’s security and humanitarian situation.

The programme, run by the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg(Germany), has involved, for the first time, participants from Babeș-Bolyai University. The UBB team played the role of the Institute of Sahel Security Policy and, in partnership with students from the University of St. Gallen, had to draft a report on the non-state armed groups and the various actors involved in the conflict. The analysis was to support the work of the ECOWAS in the region, played by the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg(Germany).

During the three days of the simulation exercise, the students conducted research activities which allowed them to apply the knowledge acquired in the field of International Relations. At the same time, it was an excellent opportunity to enhance their transversal skills and practice real-life scenarios.

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