Get decide kits

Below you can find all the topics for which there are Decide kits. All kits are translated in several languages, up to 22 different ones! To download your kit, select the topic you want, and then you will find a list of all the languages available with a link to the PDF download.

Topic Description
Ambient assisted living

This game focuses on ambient assisted living. How should community care be managed, funded and reimbursed? What should be the role of various healthcare providers? To what extent should innovative ICT solutions be funded, and by whom?

Animal testing in biomedical research

In the Netherlands, as well as in other countries, ‘Animal testing in biomedical research’ is a subject of heated debate.
On the one hand, we are looking for new, improved and safer drugs and treatment. On the other hand, we do not want animals to have to suffer or die to realize this.
Despite an increasing number of alternatives to animal testing, it is as yet not possible to exclude animal testing completely.
But how far should we be allowed to go to improve our own health?

Blood Donation
Blood Pressure

This game has been developed to explore the subject of blood pressure.
The game focusses mainly on high blood pressure as this was the group's primary focus within the topic.

Child Health

Children represent the future, and ensuring their healthy growth and development ought to be a prime concern of all societies. Newborns are particularly vulnerable and children are vulnerable to malnutrition and infectious diseases, many of which can be effectively prevented or treated.

Chronic conditions management
Climate Change

"Climate change" is the term used to refer to changes in the average weather over time; as short a period as a few decades or as long as thousands of years. The changes may come from Earth processes (volcano eruptions, orbital variations), can be driven by external forces (level of solar activity) and more recently, can result from human activities (deforestation, use of fossil fuels for energy).

Common Neurological Disease

Neurological conditions are among the most prevalent disorders affecting people in the world today and exact a large toll on everyday life, causing lost work days, impacting relationships and altering life chances in untold ways. Unlike other biological conditions, neurologically-based disorders may go unrecognized and bear considerable stigma, primarily attributable to lack of understanding.

Cross border health care

The increasing movement of citizens for work, holiday and study, and of patients and health professionals, respectively, seeking or offering health care in an enlarged European Union calls for a better coordination of health systems and policies across the EU.

Cybersecurity
Diagnosis, information to the patient, genetic counselling

The time of diagnosis is a very emotional life changing time for patients and their families. Whether genetic or not, diagnostic tests are provided by many entities, and can be announced by many different types of professionals with different experiences and backgrounds.

Digital Money
Digital world

This role play focuses on young people's digital lives and the nature and quality of their digital experiences and will be launched on Safer Internet Day (SID) on 8 February 2011.

direct-to-consumer genetic testing

Genetische Untersuchungen werden seit einiger Zeit – vorwiegend über das Internet – auch direkt an VerbraucherInnen angeboten. Die Sinn- und Statthaftigkeit solcher "direct-to-consumer" (dtc) Analysen werden auch von ExpertInnen heftig diskutiert, da zum Beispiel Fragen des Datenschutzes, der seriösen Beratung, sowie der Qualitätssicherung und Verteilungsgerechtigkeit nicht geklärt sind.

Ecologic Lifestyle
ECO_LS
Energy and Sustainability

The European Union is leading the global fight against climate change, and has made it a top priority. Its ambitious targets are spelt out in the EU Climate Action and Renewable Energy Package, which commits Member States to curb their CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020.

Energy for the future

Vyspelý svet potrebuje obrovské množstvo energie nielen na zabezpečovanie tepla, svetla, osobnej a nákladnej dopravy, ale aj na pohon rozličných zariadení a podporu poľnohospodárstva. Spôsob, akým energiu získavame, sa pritom zásadným spôsobom odráža na stave životného prostredia, zdraví a bezpečnosti obyvateľov.

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethic starts from technical and scientific knowledge on environment and goes into the field of principles, values and behaviours needed to everyone for weighing up our Planet’s environmental problems with critical sensibility and decision ability.
It is a subject particularly important in the High School environmental education programs because strictly connected with the development of responsible and active future citizens.

eTRIKS: The Value of Medical Research Data and its Reuse

Contribute to the growing understanding of the value of data.

We will use a play decide game to bring together experts in medical research and patients to discuss the issues affecting the value of data and its reuse, and to identify the gaps in understanding. The output of the discussions will be used to widen understanding of the subject matter, by developing educational material that will be disseminated through channels such as clinical trial consent forms.

Flight safety and its perception

Sicurezza nel volo e sua percezione

Fresh Water and pollution

L'acqua è un bene comune. L'acqua è di tutti! La gestione delle risorse idriche è un tema di grande attualità e rilevanza. Ma quanto la nostra società ne ha consapevolezza? Le problematiche e le conoscenze su questa importantissima tematica vengono dibattute solo in ambiente tecnico? L'iniziativa propone il dibattito per valutare insieme la complessità del problema e studiarlo da più angolazioni. Diamo per scontato che l'acqua sia una risorsa inesauribile che costa poco. Si rivelerà invece, fragile, una risorsa che va tutelata e rispettata.

Gestione ambientale
Gestione ambientale - Acqua
Gestione ambientale - Cambiamenti climatici
Gestione ambientale - Cave, discariche, inceneritori
Global migrations

Man has always migrated. The mobility of the species has gradually populated our planet, with humans now spread across the globe. Traditionally, up until the first half of the 20th century, migration flows went south to north. However, since 1950 these movements have been somewhat reversed. Demographers draw a distinction between a foreigner – a notion that takes into account nationality – and an immigrant – a notion that refers to the country of birth.

GMO-k

Hogyan szabályozzuk a genetikailag módosított szervezetek felhasználását? Mik a veszélyek és mik az előnyök? Mi a megelelő körültekintés és előrelátás?

GMOs in Agriculture
Habitat Destruction
Health technologies: scoping the 'value of innovation'
Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

How we live and eat relates strongly to how healthy we are. It links to the number of kilograms on our scales and to the risk of developing chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, at some stage in our lives.

HIV/AIDS and legal responsibility

A number of cases have been reported in which people living with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) have been criminally charged for a variety of acts that transmit HIV or risk transmission. In some cases, criminal charges have been laid for conduct that is merely perceived as risking transmission, sometimes with very harsh penalties imposed. Some jurisdictions have moved to enact or amend legislation specifically to address such conduct.

Hizkuntza-ekologia

Zer da hizkuntza-ekologia?

Hizkuntza guztien garapen iraunkorra helburu duen zientzia eta praktika da.
Hizkuntza-aniztasunaren balio unibertsalean oinarritzen da, baita berdintasunaren eta elkartasunaren printzipioetan ere.

• Hizkuntzen arteko harreman ekosistemikoak balio etikoen bitartez interpretatzen ditu, munduko hizkuntza gutxituen –edota tokian tokiko hizkuntza bakoitzaren– garapena eta iraupena bilatzeko, hizkuntza hedatuagoen eraginez gal ez daitezen.

Human Enhancement
Integrating community care and medical care

This game focuses on the integration of community care and medical care. How widely available should community care be? How should the healthcare system manage and fund training and education for informal carers? To what extent should the state invest in social networks, and initiatives to integrate patients with chronic conditions into society?

Large Carnivore conservation and management
Malaria

This game looks at controversial issues in the topic of malaria. They address a broad range of perspectives: malaria research, prevention, treatment, diagnosis and programmes. The game was developed in English, French, Spanish, Catalan and Polish in the context of the Xplore Health project and supported by La Caixa: see www.xplorehealth.eu for the games in the full Xplore Health format.

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is a diverse field including any activities at the level of atoms and molecules (or more specifically between 1 and 100nanometers) that could have applications in the real world. In recognition of this diversity many people prefer to talk of nanotechnologies than of nanotechnology.

Nature conservation, large carnivores, brown bear, coexistence

Neonatal screening

Newborn screening is the process of testing newborn babies for treatable genetic, endocrinologic, metabolic and hematologic diseases.

Neuro-Enhancement

“Neuro-enhancement” (or NE) is a research field that focuses on the research for treatments and applications to improve human capacities by acting mainly in the brain. The main purpose of NE, both for healthy individuals and patients, is an increase of cognitive abilities that leads to an improvement (for example, of memory, concentration, ability to calculate, etc.).

Neuroscience – “brain enhancements”

It is likely that drugs created to treat illness will also be able to enhance our natural abilities. Medication to treat Alzheimer‘s disease is likely to improve considerably normal memory function as well. Stimulating medicines, now used to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also increase the ability of the ‘normal’ brain to concentrate. One‘s emotional state can also be improved.

OGM
Oil and gas in the North Sea

Utenfor Lofoten finnes antageligvis store olje- og gassforekomster. Hvis vi velger å bygge ut en offshore-industri i dette området, vil det gi mange arbeidsplasser og inntekter til regionen, men meningene er delte i om en slik satsning er klok. De som er for en slik satsning hevder at risikoen for forurensning av den idylliske og verdifulle naturen i Lofoten er minimal. De som er mot, frykter store oljeutslipp slik man hadde i Mexico-gulfen i 2010. De mener også at man heller bør satse på mer klimavennlige energikilder enn olje og gass.

Orphan drugs

Is there an upper limit on what should be spent on a single patient? – The case of orphan drugs. In the European Union, around 30 million people suffer from rare diseases. The EU defines a rare disease as a disease which affects less than one person in every 2,000 people. Because expected sales for drugs to treat rare diseases are small, there is little incentive for drug companies to develop new therapies to diagnose and treat such disorders.

Påkledning
Participatory democracy

Participatory democracy is a process emphasizing the broad participation of constituents in the direction and operation of political systems. Etymological roots of democracy (Greek demos and kratos) imply that the people are in power and thus that all democracies are participatory. However, participatory democracy tends to advocate more involved forms of citizen participation than traditional representative democracy.

Patient-team relationships

This game focuses on patient-team relationships and adherence. How, and to what extent should patients be educated and empowered? Who should make decisions related to a patient's chronic conditions management? And how much should be invested in self-management?

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

In medicine and (clinical) genetics preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD or PIGD) (also known as embryo screening) refers to procedures that are performed on embryos prior to implantation, sometimes even on oocytes prior to fertilization.

Privacy and Data Protection
Procriação Medicamente Assistida
Refereeing and respect for decisions

L'arbitraggio ed il rispetto per le decisioni

Risorse rinnovabili
Science camps

The term “science camp” cannot be narrowed down to a precise, objective definition one can find in an encyclopedia. Rather, the term is used to describe a wide variety of formats focusing on every aspect of science and engineering such as robotics, chemistry, physics, math, sustainable energy, the environment, zoo animals, architecture, space science, and dinosaur fossils to name just a few.

Seismic Risk Communication

Quasi tutto il territorio italiano è caratterizzato da faglie attive e in grado di produrre terremoti. Gli episodi più recenti sono quello dell’Aquila (2009), dell’Emilia (2012) e della Garfagnana (2013), con conseguenze diverse in termini di vittime e danni.
Come i picchi e i periodi di relativa quiete delle faglie varino, aumentando o diminuendo d’intensità e frequenza, è soggetto degli sforzi di ricerca di tanti esperti. Allo stato attuale degli studi, tuttavia, il momento in cui i terremoti si manifestano non è prevedibile, almeno nel breve termine.

Sexually transmitted infections
Shadow Banking
Smart Cities

Urban performance currently depends not only on the city's endowment of hard infrastructure ('physical capital'), but also, and increasingly so, on the availability and quality of knowledge communication and social infrastructure ('intellectual capital and social capital'). The latter form of capital is decisive for urban competitiveness.

Stem Cells

Stem cells are master cells of the human body which can do one of two things. They can either simply make copies of themselves, or they can produce other types of specialised cells. The very early embryo contains stem cells which slowly specialise to produce all the cells of the body. Adult cells can now also be reprogrammed in the laboratory so that they return to an embryonic-like state and can be used to make all kinds of specialised cells.

Structuring of healthcare among regions

This game focuses on the structuring of healthcare from region to region. To what extent should the state invest in partnerships across regions? What cross-border healthcare is available, and what authorisation is necessary? What is reimbursed?

Sustainable development

Sustainable development (SD) is a pattern of economic development in which resource use aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come. The term 'sustainable development' was used by the Brundtland Commission which coined what has become the most often-quoted definition of sustainable development as development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

Sustainable Use of Forests

In Finland, as well as in other countries in the northern coniferous forest zone, the sustainable use of forests is a hot topic for authorities and citizens alike. Can forests be felled, or should they be protected? How could sustainable forest use help solve global environmental problems, or even promote citizens’ health?

Synthetic Biology

This is a game which adress ethical issues regarding synthetic biology.

Technological Innovation - Saving or killing the Earth?
The earth trembles

In occasione del 35° anniversario del terremoto in Friuli ed in seguito alla recente tragedia in Giappone, si intende realizzare una piattaforma di gioco per aiutare le nuove generazioni, che non hanno vissuto questa esperienza, a riflettere e a conoscere questo fenomeno geologico dagli effetti spesso devastanti. Il progetto sarà realizzato dall'Associazione culturale Kaleidoscienza in collaborazione con enti, realtà locali e persone che conoscano il fenomeno o che possano offririe testimonianza della loro esperienza vissuta.

the side effects of the pill
To Vaccinate or Not? That is the Question!

Viimased aastakümned on kasvatanud inimeste huvi vaktsineerimise vastu, muutes selle ülipopulaarseks, aga ka problemaatiliseks teemaks. Kuna vaktsineerimine ei ole Eestis enam kohustuslik, siis tuleb noortel lapsevanematel tihtipeale ainuisikuliselt otsustada, kas vaktsineerida oma lapsi või mitte. Erineva usaldusväärsusega info hulk nii vaktsiinide kui ka uute viiruste ja haiguste kohta paisub lausa iga päevaga. Teavet on lihtne kätte saada nii traditsiooniliste kanalite kaudu kui ka nn uue meedia abil. Paraku kasutavad noored inimesed olulise infoallikana ka linnalegende ja nö „kõlakaid“.

Tuberculosis in Moldova and Romania

Tuberculosis is a significant public health concern in Moldova and Romania. In 2008, TB incidence per 100.000 was 120.5 in Moldova and 105.9 in Romania.The Cities of Balti in Moldova and Iasi in Romania have higher incidence than their respective national averages, at 154.1 per 100.000 for Balti and 127.2 per 100.000 for Iasi.

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Urbanization
Vaccine safety - Vaccine benefits

Vaccines have been one of the most successful discovery of medicine.
Paradoxically, the vaccination success against several diseases made very low the perceived risk of infection. The change in public perception has produced decreasing immunization coverage and resurgence of disease in many developed countries. In addition, concerns about vaccine safety have increased, largely fueled by misinformation about vaccine safety.

Volcanic hazards and risks

In April 2010, Eyjafjallajokull’s volcanic ash halted flights across Europe. Episodes like these remind us how volcanoes’ eruptions can be devastating and may have global consequences.
Volcanic hazard refers to any potentially dangerous volcanic process (e.g. lava flows, pyroclastic flows, ash). A volcanic risk is any potential loss or damage as a result of the volcanic hazard that might be incurred by persons, property, etc. or which negatively impacts the productive capacity/sustainability of a population.

Waste management

Il problema dello smaltimento dei rifiuti è uno dei maggiori della nostra epoca. La tematica è oggetto di una recente legislazione a livello europeo e nazionale e tuttavia, malgrado l’impegno legislativo che ha fissato limiti e livelli raggiungibili, alcune aree continuano a essere bersagliate da questo problema per l’incapacità evidente delle amministrazioni di trovare soluzioni gestionali risolutive. L'apertura di nuove discariche - magari in cave dismesse - e la costruzione di impianti inceneritori sono spesso prospettati come interventi indispensabili e urgenti.

Water and heritage

This game covers topics like climate change, inequity, heritage, water supply, renewable energies and social problems among others. These represent many of the issues that the World Heritage Sites mentioned in this game share.

Wir testen
Xenotransplantation

Xenotransplantation is a surgery that involves the use of live cells, tissues and organs from a non-human animal source, transplanted into humans.

Young people and gender
Young people and the media

Young people's rights to privacy, protection from discrimination and the right to a safe environment and be linked to Data Protection Day (DPD)(28th January 2011).

This topic aims to empower young people to raise their voice and influence matters that affect their lives, ensuring them their right to freedom of speech on issues of concern but also raising their awareness to the discriminatory nature of certain portrayals of youth in news programmes and through advertising.