Equality and Diversity in Practice: EU Employment Policies. A Map Exercise Game

This course will prepare for and apply a map exercise game to foster students’ ability to apply gender and diversity knowledge in practise. In the first part, students will review and discuss texts considering key actors, institutions and policy makers in the gender and diversity policy field of employment across EU member states. Past and present European employment strategies within the Europe 2020 Strategy will be analysed on the member state and supranational level of policy making. In the second part, students will experiment with acquired gender and diversity knowledge to relate this to a map exercise game. Here, students will develop and evaluate policies, regarding their assigned position in the game either as policy makers, NGO, political representative, business, employee or labour organisation. The goal is to create a lively training course setting introducing different options or barriers for agency concerning gender and diversity policies and practice.

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Will be provided in the course.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated seminar with text analysis (reading, discussion of texts,excerpts, answering questions) and a map excercise game.

Assessment methods and criteria

Text analysis and final exam.

Prerequisites and co-requisites



Degree programme

European Economy & Business Management (Master)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



2 SS



Learning outcome

Students will be able to discuss key concepts and innovative strategies of European employment for social cohesion and be able to analyse them from a gender and diversity perspective. Students will be able to compare policies in different member states, the impact of the supranational level and can develop and experiment with new policies and proposals within the map exercise game in the last part of the seminar to apply acquired knowledge.

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