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10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities – Future Chances?

Breakout / Simulation
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More than 25.000 young people applied for asylum in 2013; half of them in the EU. The majority was between 14 and 17 years old. 25 years after the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) we focus on the situation of unaccompanied minor refugees. How can the UNCRC be applied to Europe’s migration and asylum policies? What are challenges and special needs of unaccompanied minors – what kind of inequalities do they face? How do these issues relate to broader debates about migration and asylum? We will work on this topic by undertaking a simulation game.


President, Austrian National Youth Council, Vienna Introduction
Facilitator and Simulation Game Trainer, United Games Austria, Mürzzuschlag Chair
Facilitator and Simulation Game Trainer, United Games Austria, Mürzzuschlag Chair
Facilitator and Simulation Game Trainer, United Games Austria, Mürzzuschlag Chair
Facilitator and Simulation Game Trainer, United Games Austria, Mürzzuschlag Chair


Facilitator and Simulation Game Trainer, United Games Austria, Mürzzuschlag

2010 World Youth Congress, Istanbul
2011 Youth Exchange "caring=sharing", United Games Austria Mürzzuschlag
2011 Finals, HTBLVA Ortweinschule (Art and Design), Graz
2011-2014 Graphic Designer, viknallgrau, Vienna
2012 Youth Exchange "Keep on walking", United GamesAustria , Carinthia
since 2014 Facilitator and Simulation Game Trainer, Project "fremd sein", United Games Austria, Mürzzuschlag


Facilitator and Simulation Game Trainer, United Games Austria, Mürzzuschlag

1998-2002 Teppichknüpfer im eigenen Familienbetrieb, Afghanistan
2002-2005 Ausbildung zum Autolackierer, Pakistan
2002-2005 Autolackierer, Pakistan
2005-2006 Bäckereihilfskraft, Pakistan
2006-2007 Arbeiter, Marmorabbau und Marmorbearbeitung, Iran
2008-2009 Kassakraft, McDonalds, Graz
2008-2009 Delegierter, Weltjugendkongress, Istanbul
2008-2009 Leitung, Workshop, Jugend-Umwelt-Tag, Tirol
2008-2009 Teilnehmer, EU Jugendaustauschen, Steiermark
2009 Leitung und Entwicklung, Theater mit Jugendlichen aus 4 Nationen zum Thema "Migration-Flucht-Asyl"
2010 youngCaritas Workshopleiter zum Thema "Fremd Sein", Innsbruck
2010 Marktforscher, HP Computer Company, Innsbruck
2010 Leitung, Erlebnispädagogischer Workshop zum Thema "Flucht"
2011 Externer Hauptschulabschluss, Ibiscam Graz
2011 Vereinsobmann, United Games Austria, Mürzzuschlag
2011-2012 Stellv. Filialleitung, Baguette GmbH, Innsbruck
2012-2014 Zeitzeugengespräche, div. Schulen im Rahmen des Planspiels "Erstaufnahmeprozess von AsylwerberInnen"
2013-2014 Hilfskraft, Spengler- und Dachdeckerei MAKE, Freßnitz
2014 Planspieltrainer "fremd sein", Langenwang
2014 Leiharbeiter, Böhler Edelstahl GmbH, Hönigsberg/Langenwang
2015 BJV Workshopleiter, Thema "Gewalt frei leben", Linz
2015 Durchführung von 8 Planspielen und Zeitzeuge


Facilitator and Simulation Game Trainer, United Games Austria, Mürzzuschlag

1994-1998 Primary School, Langenwang
1998-2002 Secondary General School, Langenwang
2002-2007 HLW (Vocational secondary school), Krieglach
2007-2008 Volunteer, Jugend Eine Welt, Tijuana
since 2008 International Economics and Management Studies, Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck
2009-2014 Business and Economics Education, Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck
since 2014 Project "fremd sein", United Games Autria, Mürzzuschlag


Facilitator and Simulation Game Trainer, United Games Austria, Mürzzuschlag

2000-2011 Organisationteammember and Workshopleader, United Games of Nations Austria, Mürzzuschlag
2012 Workcampleader, SEEDS Iceland, Reykjavík
since 2015 Facilitator and Simulation Game Tainer, "Fremd.sein", Mürzzuschlag

Political Symposium

show timetable


18:00 - 19:30The Grand Bargain of Humanitarian Assistance: How to Mobilise More Aid and Make It More Effective?Partner


11:00 - 12:00Genocide: Terminology, Dimension, PreventionPartner
14:00 - 16:00OpeningPlenary
16:30 - 18:00Muddling Through or Starting Anew?Plenary
18:30 - 20:00Maintaining Peace and Security in Times of Growing InstabilityPlenary
19:30 - 21:00Focusing on Security PolicyPartner
20:00 - 22:00ReceptionSocial
22:00 - 23:30Young Talents - Los ColoradosCulture


08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Success! The Do's and Don'ts of Changemaking in EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Wartime Journalism: The Case of UkraineBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Losing Out: Paths to Radicalism?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Austria in the EU: 20 Years of Experiences and ExpectationsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Eradication of Energy Poverty: A Key to Reducing InequalityBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: New Paradigms for European SecurityBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Does the EU Drive (In-)Equality?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity: Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: Interoperability in Humanitarian Operations: From Coexistence to CooperationBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 10: Young Refugees in Europe: Missed Opportunities - Future Chances?Breakout
12:00 - 13:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Inclusiveness: The Key to Sustained ProsperityBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Authoritarianism on the Rise: A New Global Competitor for DemocracyBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: The Unequal State: How Inequality Blocks Society's Creativity and How to Achieve Radical ChangeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Integrating People | Knowledge | Potential: Recognition of Migrant's SkillsBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The EU Member States: Giants, Dwarfs and Those in Between?Breakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Towards More Union in European DefenceBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: How to Make TTIP Inclusive for All? Towards a Fair World Trade OrderBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: Sustainable Development Goals: Why Should Europe Care?Breakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 19: The Inequality of Climate ChangeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 20: Games Politicians Should PlayBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Dead-End Europe? Asylum and Refugee Policy in FocusPlenary
19:00 - 20:30The EU and Russia: Rivals, Opponents, Partners?Plenary
21:00 - 22:30CANCELED - Late Night Talk: Islam, "Islamic State" and ViolencePlenary


09:00 - 09:30InDignityPlenary
09:30 - 10:15Existential RisksPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Sustainable Development Goals: From Aspirations to RealityPlenary
12:15 - 12:30Concluding RemarksPlenary