Migration Labyrinth

Nominated 2015

Country: Austria

Region: Upper Austria

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Other

Project owner: Caritas für Menschen in Not, Fach- und Forschungsstelle für Migration, Integration und interkulturel

Responsible person: Michaela Lehofer

What is it about?

A board game exposes the labyrinth that migrants come upon, and have to find their way through, on their journey from where they could no longer live to the life that they will hopefully be able to construct for themselves in Austria, one day. The up to eight players get involved in the story of an escape and, on that journey, they get to know essentials like the asylum law, the aliens’ law, the various reasons for migrating as well as possibilities and obstacles met when trying to gain a foothold in the Austrian society. The players first of all include multipliers from pedagogics, health and social affairs. The police also play. A member of the Fach- und Forschungsstelle is present during the entire journey.