Welcome to Electionville – now available as online game!

What is local governance? What really constitutes a democratic process? And whom does it serve?

Electionville is a fictional city in the shape of an educational floor game, where the participants take on the challenging roles of county council members. Equally fun and engaging, the main objective of the Electionville toolkit is to educate about and provide insights into how democracy works.

Originally designed as a boardgame by the Swedish content bureau Fabel and commissioned by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Electionville has been produced in over 13,000 copies, reaching more than half of the primary and upper secondary schools in Sweden.

Primarily intended for people aged 15-24, the floor game version of Electionville can be played either individually or in groups. However, due to its versatility, the Electionville toolkit  is suitable for people of all ages and regardless of political affiliation. This makes Electionville the perfect tool for practicing core democratic values such as inclusiveness, participation, and gender equality. In fact, to engage in a game of Electionville is to engage in democracy.

For best result, we recommend that you organise moderated group talks or seminars on related themes (#DemocracyTalks) after the game event, using the discussion points below (see Game content). These group talks can be between the target group and specially invited representatives from the local community (e.g. municipality, mayor’s office).

Electionville online

In order to make the material even more versatile we have created a fully adopted online version of Electionville. Electionville online has all the features included in the Electionville floor game, making it ideal as either a complementary build-on component together with the original material or as an individual educational tool in its own right.

Building blocks

Game content

Roll-up (80×200 cm, online version)
Event cards, top side (online version, language: English)
Event cards, text side (online version, language: English)
Event cards, top and text side (text in English for translation)
Party sheets (online version, only available in English)
Party sheets (text in English for translation)
Game board hexagons (online version, language: English)
Game board hexagons (text in English for translation)
Game instruction, folder (online version, language: English)
Game instruction, folder (text in English for translation)
Discussion points (coming soon)

Contact SI for print files.

Online game content

Online game instructions, folder, (PDF, language: English)
Online game instructions, folder (Word, in English for translation) coming soon
Online game link – electionville.se (only available in English)

Please note that Electionville online is only available in English.

Due to system constraints the online version of Electionville is optimized for desktop, using Microsoft Chrome (i.e. android, tablet and iPad is not recommended).

Communication material

#CitizensofElectionville, canvas bag: overview and artwork
Press release/invitation (text in English for translation)

Social media resources

Please use #CitizensOfElectionville in your social media work to highlight your activities with the initiative. We also encourage you to use the #DriveForDemocracy hashtag as well as any of the relevant Agenda 2030 logos.

Instructions

How to use the Electionville toolkit
How to use the Electionville toolkit online

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Parts of the sum applied for should be used for inviting Swedish guest speaker(s).

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited, and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, please contact Henrik C. Enbohm.