Gordon shares Moldova civic game findings

June 10, 2014

Gordon, EricEric Gordon, director of Emerson’s Engagement Lab, and Alex Opruneco, policy specialist with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), have written an article published June 10 on the UNDP’s website about the success of an Emerson-created game used for civic engagement in Moldova.

Youth@Work, a three-week online game developed on the game lab’s Community PlanIt platform, was designed for players ages 15–24 to exchange ideas and potential solutions for the Eastern European nation’s high youth unemployment rate.

The Engagement Lab collaborated with UNDP to launch the game, which reached 1,200 people from 97 communities in Moldova. Nearly $2,000 was collected through the game for local causes, Gordon and Opruneco reported.

The pair’s article highlights five findings from the game.