Following a declining voter turnout, the Danish Parliament wanted to increase knowledge of democratic processes and raise awareness of the individual’s role, rights and obligations. The aim was to encourage young people to become more involved in politics.
In collaboration with the Danish Parliament, Expology developed the world’s first Mini-Parliament through the establishment of a visitor centre in the cellar of the parliamentary palace of Christiansborg. With a strong visual concept using furniture from the real Parliament, the centre forms a realistic backdrop for an interactive learning game where pupils experience the life of a “Politician for one Day”. Up and running since 2004, the project is still immensely popular and fully booked for months in advance. While technology has been updated, a the concept and content prevails documenting its solidity.