Game Changer is a European Union grant funded project that ultimately provides training tools, field expert support and guidance to NGOs and aspiring young leaders (or Ambassadors of Change). Trainings will teach Ambassadors of Change how to lead their own social media campaigns and teach NGOs how to provide support and guidance through the process. Another element of Game Changer involves the element of offline City Social Games, which will promote tolerance, civic engagement, diversity and inclusion through gamification.
Game Changer NGO partners and field experts will monitor, provide guidance and continued training to the Ambassadors of Change during their campaigns to ensure effectiveness and more importantly to listen to the questions, comments and concerns they may have. This will provide continued learning for both project partners and Ambassadors of Change. Our training tools will teach aspiring Ambassadors of Change how to lead their own effective social media campaigns. This toolkit will also provide expertise to interested NGOs and activists interested in identifying more young people to conduct such campaigns.
Game Changer will begin its focus in France, and Poland; eventually expanding to 8 countries in total across Europe. From these initial campaigns; successes and failures will be analyzed and disseminated, which will hopefully allow for scale to reach more young people, NGOs doing similar work, field experts and academia across Europe.
The project is a partnership between youth and NGOs focused on addressing tolerance, open-mindedness, civic engagement and radical ideology and behavior, technology experts, media specialists, academia and youth activists.