Malta Customs video game translated into five languages

The European Commission has so far translated the game into Dutch, Italian, German, French and Spanish

Nothing to Declare has been translated into five languages by the European Commission
Nothing to Declare has been translated into five languages by the European Commission

A game developed by the Malta Customs department last year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the EU Customs Union has been translated into five European languages, the department said on Friday.

Nothing to Declare has so far been translated into Dutch, Italian German, French and Spanish, with the European Commission planning to launch these versions within the first three months of the year.

The idea is to make the game available to a broader audience that includes non-English speakers.

The game aims to educate the population about the basic functions of a Customs official at the border, as well as their responsibilities as citizens. It also “tests the users’ cognitive skills and teaches ethical principle of today’s society”, the department said in a statement.

“There is no doubt that the educational benefits of this interactive game will allow for a better understanding of what the customs means for today’s society and the importance of the Customs Union,” the department said. 

It said the project had also been backed by the Ministry for Education, adding that it had been launched on students’ tablets. “The Education Department is making use also of the video game as a tool to teach students about Customs in Social and European studies.”

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