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Café Talk Competition kick-off

Café Talk program aims to bring young people together to discuss social issues in cafés and public spaces in order to achieve the following goals: Preventing violent extremism, Supporting young people in making a positive contribution within their communities and engaging civil society organizations, corporation and media outlets to collaborate together in order to face community challenges.

In order to continue its work on those goals, the International Institute of Debate has launched the “Cafe Talk competition on PVE” on December, 2016 by recruiting 12 teams of 3 members  (moderator, Reporter, Community Manager) from 12 different tunisian regions to participate in the competition .

This competition aims to conduct a series of Café Talks on PVE (Preventing  violent extremism) related theme for 3 months (from January to March 2017) in order to develop a youth declaration on “Preventing violent extremism” and a full report on the different topics and results of the organized Cafe Talks.

After conducting those Cafe Talks, each team has to submit a project idea as their solution to the PVE Theme to compete with other teams to win a grant to finance their project.

The competition will last for 5 months starting from December 2016 and covers 12 Tunisian regions: Tunis, Bizerte, Monastir, Sousse, Sfax, Gabès, Medenine, Gafsa, Kasserine, Siliana, Bèja and Kairouan

On December 22nd, 23rd and 24th , the Cafe Talk team has trained  The 12 selected team leaders from every concerned region on Moderation, Community management , reporting and Cafe Talk process .

And starting from this week those teams will organize the Cafe Talks on the different topics set by iiDebate team so by the end of March we will have more than 84 Cafe Talks on PVE Theme

Theme and topics

For this first edition, The International Institute of Debate chose Preventing Violent Extremism as the main theme of the competition.

The topics chosen to be discussed during the Cafe Talks are inspired from the “7 Priority Areas” of “The United Nations Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism”:

  1. Dialogue & Conflict Prevention.
  2. Strengthening Good Governance, Human Rights and the Rule of Law.
  3. Engaging Communities.
  4. Empowering Youth.
  5. Gender Equality and Empowering Women.
  6. Education, Skill Development and Employment Facilitation.
  7. Strategic Communications, the Internet and Social Media.

To know more about the competition please follows this link http://cafetalks.org/cafe-talk-competition

And to pursue the teams achievement and activities during the Café Talk Competion, please consult our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/cafetalks.org


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