In the framework of a discussion with students of Albrecht Dürer High School in Berlin-Neukölln, the authors and Neukölln’s district mayor Martin Hikel, TUI Foundation presented the graphic novel “Spiel der Sterne” (Game of Stars). The discussion, held shortly before Christmas, was facilitated by TV journalist Sandra Maischberger. In the run-up to the event, the students had read the graphic novel and discussed its contents in the classroom. It tells the story of four friends who come across an old computer game. They play the game and complete various challenges – the Euro Challenge, the Human Rights Bay and the Sustainability Beach. The different levels of the game mix with the players’ personal experiences and current political issues facing the continent. In this way, the graphic novel encourages the readers to reflect on Europe, one of the key goals of the work performed by TUI Foundation.
A lively debate about Europe and its future arose at Albrecht Dürer High School. The students had prepared many questions for the young people and actively took part in the discussion. The debate focused in particular on questions regarding Europe’s identity, European culture and the possibility of a “United States of Europe”. The video presents some comments made by participants in the event