The aim of the game is to accumulate Happy Points (HaPs). “Money can’t buy happiness”, but you can certainly invest in your health (HePs)! The game is based on most recent statistics and is a fun type of trivia game about living conditions in 41 countries, suitable for adults and children alike. The game is brand new!
I was impressed both by your kind letter and the game itself. I am thinking about ways to integrate the game into a couple of our EU related classes (17.02.2020)
Amie Kreppel Director, Center for European Studies, University of Florida
„Mobility era“ connecting generations. We tried a great game and we already have the first winner in Lithuania (probably worldwide). I really want to tell everyone about this game so I tried it out with my family. Everyone liked the game, especially wondering where and what the taxes and average wages were. It took a little longer to figure out how to exchange the earned ECUs into HaPs, but we got it later.
I really liked the pace of the game adapted to these times. One lap can be done really fast, and for today's youth, it's good. If you like you can play another lap and so on. It is especially good that the game is developing a habit of paying taxes. I think that's the main goal of the game and it works. (21.10.2019)
Irina Burlacu’s Tax Game proves that academics can and should translate their research into accessible and relevant initiatives. Intellectual work can no longer be separated from action (04.10.2019).
Alberto Alemanno Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law and Founder, The Good Lobby
Fiscal education is such an important topic for citizens, policy makers, and the private sector alike. It is not an easy field. Congratulations on this initiative and taking one prominent step forward. Unfortunately, I will miss the launch in Maastricht, but I look forward to an introductory session in NY soon! Best wishes (29.09.2019).
Abel LeeHead of Financial Services Industry Engagement, World Economic Forum
Projects like yours are most valuable to the Commission’s objective to bring EU closer to its citizens. I can only encourage your enthusiasm to teach citizens about the EU and make complex topics, such as the EU taxation comprehensible to a broad audience. I thank you again for your passionate support for the European project and wish you the best of luck with the launch of your game (03.07.2019).
Mr. Anthony AgothaMember of Frans Timmermans Cabinet of the First Vice-President of the European Commission
By playing the exciting and gripping board game the students live a life as an European citizen and learn about economics, social situations, geography, math and the EU.
The realistic game is very suitable to give students a motivating idea of European citizenship and the EU as a whole (11.04.2019).
Bernd NamisloDirector of Real Schule Obertraubling , Germany
There are few who pay their taxes with joy. Irina Burlacu however believes that paying taxes is not only necessary, but can also be entertaining. An exciting educational game (29.12.2018).
PROTV PROTV Moldova
Brilliant idea! (..) It’s clear that you made a big effort to carry it out. From the Committee of the Regions we also share that education is the key to lead the EU to a greater common future. The defence of European achievements such as the free movement in the EU is something recognized as essential in the EU construction and every initiative to strengthen these pillars are always very well received (28.01.2016).
Jiří BURIÁNEKFormer Secretary General of the Committee of Regions, European Commission
School and University
We offer special prices for educational institutions, considering that it is a game developed out of an educational item. We believe that particularly schools, as well as universities that teach courses on economics or European studies can benefit from the game.
Special offers are provided to financially oriented institutions that wish to promote fiscal education in their milieu. The game is a beautiful, colourful and a truly European present suitable for any delegation visiting Europe.
Mobility Era Friends
We are a small and motivated group of people. We come from different fields but we have found inspiring and creative work as a common interest. We challenge to be challenged, we inspire to be inspired and we do pay our taxes!