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A German approach to educational larp in Youth Work

Keywords: association, child and youth work, edularp, Germany


In a globalised world, the exchange between actors with common interests becomes normalised and easier. The live-action role-play (larp) community is no exception to this and looks at an increasing number of international networks and collaborations. But the social, cultural and structural circumstances in which regional larp associations operate differ between nations. in international conversations often revolve around the question of cultural differences in larp-styles and inspirations for own projects, organisational inquiries on how to start and keep larp events running.

This paper aims to show best practice examples of educational larp (edularp) in child and youth work, carried out by the exemplarily selected German non-formal, educational organisation Waldritter e.V., and how this organisation formed, operates and has been financing its projects securely since the mid-2000s.


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