Democracy vs. Sustainability

January 2022

Step into the shoes of a small town’s Mayor and work your way up to the federal office. Make sustainable decisions for the benefit of the citizens. Should a food waste app be mandatory or voluntary? Should the majority of voters out rule the minorities? Are political processes even compatible with sustainability? This you will learn in our gamification video.


Prof. Dr. Karin Ingold

Karin Ingold is professor at the Institute of Political Science and the Vice-President of the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR). Through her research, she became a scholar of the Advocacy Coalition Framework and other policy process theories. The compatibility of political processes and sustainability is illustrated in this gamification video.

Award Certificate

flashMOOCs der Universität Bern, Gewinner MEDEA Award 2022

Winner of MEDEA Awards 2022

A 50-person jury crowned “Democracy vs. Sustainability” as the winner of the MEDEA Award 2022, an international competition supported by the EU Commission. The bronze statuette had a safe trip from Belgium to Bern, where it’s now throning in our office. It shows us that there is a lot of potential in the connection between gaming, video and learning. We can’t wait to be going that path even further.

Democracy vs. Sustainability by University of Bern (Authors: Karin Ingold, Jonathan Stauffer, Lydia Rufer) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International CC BY License.