Can Virtual Reality Help Us Improve Peacekeeping Missions?
Gaming for Peace aims to change the world using VR
A team lead by Trinity College Dublin wants to use virtual reality technology for training in the area of peacekeeping. Gaming for Peace is a virtual reality game that would be used to train personnel involved in “EU conflict prevention” and “peacebuilding missions such as those to Afghanistan,” according to the university’s official website.
The project has been funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 with a €2 million grant (roughly two million dollars). The project brings together “14 collaborative partners from academia, military, police, civil actors and business.” These collaborators range from Irish computer games company Haunted Planet to representatives from the Finnish military and the Polish police.