SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

We bring together students from paired Dutch-speaking and Francophone schools for co-curricular negotiation skills and exchange workshops.

Students discover a creative, problem-solving approach to communication and negotiation while connecting with students from other backgrounds who they welcome to their school. 

Motivated students apply to take part in an optional Negotiation Leaders series of after-school workshops where they connect another across participating schools and learn about social leadership and entrepreneurship from guest mentors.

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PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
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YOUNG LEADERS

EXPLORING INTERESTS. UNDERSTANDING PERSPECTIVES. COMMUNICATING WITH CURIOSITY. INVENTING CREATIVE OPTIONS. FOSTERING EMPATHY. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS.

CHANGING THE GAME FOR A COHESIVE, SHARED SOCIETY...

EDUCATOR TESTIMONIALS

An essential aspect of this project is that it breaks down barriers: social barriers, cultural barriers, language barriers and stereotypes. By pairing schools chosen for their differences, students experience genuine communication and discover what they can actually achieve when they work with others towards a solution. They learn to work within varied groups to achieve a goal – together. This broadens their minds and makes them more responsible.

Anoushka Pegoff

Teacher, Athénée Royal Jean-Absil

Should this learning experience be extended to all students? I’d certainly say ‘Yes!’
And, I even dare to say that this approach should be integrated, as much as possible,
into the curriculum and into our school culture. 

Abed Mellouli

Headmaster, Athénée Royal Crommylynck

Some of my students have become more self-confident. Participating in the first two workshops gave them the courage to apply for the “Negotiation Leaders” workshops. They feel very proud about following the workshops and feel less shy to speak English in class.

An Michiels

Teacher, GO! Koninklijk Lyceum Gent

I have noticed that the students who took part in the project are less stressed when they have to express themselves. Besides, they are more willing to reach an agreement. It’s no longer just about getting their way. They understand that negotiating is all about a win-win solution.

Justine Carrière

Teacher, College Roi Baudouin

Students learn how to negotiate in a creative way, which is useful at school, and also at home. They are focusing on the activities, and meanwhile their English is also improving. They are less afraid to speak English (or another language in general) with their peers.

Stefanie Dries

Teacher, GO! Meertalig Atheneum Woluwe

PROGRAM PARTNERS

Watch this video produced by students from GO! Atheneum Anderlecht about their experience in a Game Changers workshop series with peers from College Roi Baudouin. 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

2021-2022

  • Athénée Marguerite Yourcenar & Atheneum Unesco Koekelberg
  • Athénée Royal Gatti de Gamond & GO! Atheneum Ukkel
  • Athénée Royal Crommelynck & Koninklijk Lyceum Gent
  • Athénée Royal Jean Absil & Atheneum Halle
  • Lycée Émile Jacqmain & Atheneum Brussel
  • Meertalig Atheneum Woluwe
  • 2019-2020

    • Athénée Marguerite Yourcenar & GO! Atheneum Ukkel
    • Institut de la Sainte-Famille d’Helmet & Atheneum Anderlecht
    • Institut Maris Stella & Atheneum Unesco Koekelberg
    • College Roi Baudouin & Atheneum Halle
    • Athénée Royal Crommelynck & GO! Atheneum Etterbeek
    • Athénée Royal de Braine-l’Alleud & Meertalig Atheneum Woluwe
    • Athénée Royal Jean Absil & Koninklijk Lyceum Gent
    • Athénée Royal Gatti de Gamond & Maerlant Atheneum Blankenberge

    2018-2019

    • Athénée Royal Crommelynck & Atheneum Anderlecht
    • Atheneum Etterbeek & Institut de la Sainte-Famille d’Helmet
    • Athénée Royal Gatti de Gamond & Lycée Émile Jacqmain
    • Institut Maris Stella & Atheneum Woluwe
    • Collège Roi Baudoin & Atheneum Brussel
    • Athénée Royal Jean Absil & Atheneum Unesco Koekelberg

    2017-2018

    • Collège Roi Baudouin & Atheneum Anderlecht
    • Institut Maris Stella & Atheneum Emanuel Hiel Schaarbeek-Evere
    • Athénée Royal Crommelynck & Atheneum Etterbeek
    • Institut de la Sainte Famille d’Helmet & Meertalig Atheneum Woluwe
    • Athénée Royal Gatti de Gamond & Athénée Royal Paul Delvaux Ottignies Louvain-la-Neuve
    • Athénée Royal Jean Absil & Collège Bernardus

    2016-2017

    • Athénée Royal Gatti de Gamond & Athénée Royal Jean Absil
    • Institut Saint-André & Collège La Fraternité
    • Athénée Royal Crommelynck & Lycée Molière
    • Institut Maris Stella & European School Brussels

    NEGotiAtion leADERS

    In this optional follow-up program, motivated students coming from various participating schools explore how creative negotiation skills can be useful for pursuing social initiatives, and meet with social entrepreneurs for inspiration as guest mentors.

    2022

    21 élèves ont participé parmi les écoles Game Changers.

    6 mentors bénévoles issus d’initiatives de la société civile ont partagé leur expérience.

    2020

    40 students participated from across Game Changers schools.

    9 volunteer mentors from civil society initiatives shared their experience.

    2019

    26 students participated from across Game Changers schools.

    8 volunteer mentors from civil society initiatives shared their experience.

     

    Watch this video produced by students for a look into the Negotiation Leaders program experience.