Simulation Games in Strategic Communication



Goal of the project: Integration of simulation games in strategic communication studies for the development of future competences. The aim is to create and test pedagogical innovations in strategic communication teaching in three Baltic universities through academic staff training, development of teaching aids, and development of a prototype of an interactive collaborative digital learning and teaching platform.

Programme: Erasmus+

Full title of the project: European Union Erasmus+ programme KA2 (cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices) strategic partnerships for higher education project “Simulation Games in  Startegic Communication”

Project number: 2018-1-LV01-KA203-046981

The target group: (1) Academic staff members and (2) students at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences and partner institutions

The leading partner: Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Cooperation partners:

  • Lithuania, Vilnius University
  • Estonia, University of Tartu

Associated partners:

  • United Kingdom, King’s College London
  • Latvia, Valmiera City Council

  • Latvia, Vidzeme Planning Region

Project implementation period: 01.12.2018. – 31.08.2021. (30 months)

Main activities: Erasmus+ mobility activities (student, staff exchange, learning/teaching/training activities) between partner institutions, development and dissemination of intellectual outputs

Expected outputs: handbook and methodological guide, descriptions of simulations, teacher training workshops programs, description of simulation game architecture (technical specification and description of technological tools), data set, survey instruments and learning analytics’ metrics for evaluation students competences, scientific publications

Study directions: Communication and media

Total budget:  149 884,00

Project funding: EC funding


Project managers at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences: Tatjana Mažāne ( and Agnese Dāvidsone (

Phone: +371 64250853, +371 22042022

Related articles:

26/03/2019 Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences will develop students' skills to solve problem situations through social simulations. Read here.

08/07/2019 Lecturers of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences work together with partner universities to develop social simulations for students' communication competencies. Read here.

27/10/2019 Social simulation scenarios will be tested at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. Read here

13/11/2019 Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences has hosted the 6th International Week. Read here

03/12/2020 A publication has been published on transferring in-person social simulation to online environment: pedagogical reflections on creating teaching presence. Read here

11/02/2021 During the online training lecturers gain experience in developing social simulations. Read here

31/03/2021 International Week at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences will Focus on Engaged and Entrepreneurial European University. Read here

11/06/2021 An online scenario of the “Simulation Games in Strategic Communication” project was tested at the Vilnius University Faculty of Communication. Read here

09/09/2021 Three Baltic States universities concludes the project with a research on students' perceptions on acquirement of transversal skills during an online social simulation. Read here