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IIDebate and YFU are pleased to announce the application for the second edition of the virtual exchange program between Tunisia and USA.

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iiDebate Newsletter February 2017

Dear iiDebate followers, through this article , iiDebate communication Department would like to introduce you to our first Newsletter 2017. It will summarize our activities during the month of February 2017. In addition, we will provide you with a brief introduction to our new projects, partnerships , Trainings and iiD chapters updates.

Here you can download the iiDebate Newsletter February 2017

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International Book Giving Day : 14th February each year

International Book Giving Day takes place on 14th February each year. The aim? To get books into the hands of as many children as possible.It’s focusing on encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th. We invite individuals to

  • 1) gift a book to a friend or family member,
  • 2) leave a book in a waiting room for children to read
  • 3) donate a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter or to an organization that distributes used books to children in need internationally.

A Message from iiDebate Community

Devoted to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children and providing access to books for children in need, Book Giving Day calls on volunteers to share their favourite book with a young reader. This can take many forms; some people give books as gifts to their own children or to those of friends. Others donate books to children’s libraries, schools or charities. Still others leave books in places where they’ll be found, such as doctors’ waiting rooms or coach stations.

4 Ways You Can Get Involved in International Book Giving Day!

  1. Leave a book for a child to discover, donate to a local charity.
  2. Connect with others celebrating International Book Giving Day via Facebook, Twitter  #bookgivingday
  3. Share a photo of yourself celebrating International Book Giving Day, use #bookgivingday on social media so we can find you.
  4. Invite your community to celebrate International Book Giving Day. Proudly display the #bookgivingday poster.

 

14th February is about sharing the love of books!

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More about this day : https://bookgivingday.com/

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12 iiDebate members in the MICC school Poland 2017

Between January 28th and February 4th, 2017, 12 iiDebate members (under 20 years old) will be part, for the first time, in the Model of International Criminal Court (MICC) organized by the Kreisau-Initiative e.V.  In Krzyżowa, Poland

What is MICC?

MICC is a simulation of trials before the ICC for high-school and university students from all over the world.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the world’s most sophisticated mechanism for the protection of Human Rights and rules of warfare. MICC is a project that aims to teach core principles of the ICC to high-school and university students.

Since 2005 the Kreisau-Initiative e.V. along with its Polish partner-organization Foundation Krzyżowa for Mutual Understanding in Europe has been organizing the Model International Criminal Court (MICC) with the goal to intensify its work in the field of Human Rights Education.

The working language of every simulation is English, and every session comprises sets of trainings, discussions and workshops with a simulation of the ICC process – preparation, trial and verdict. Bringing in students from all around the globe, MICC fosters intercultural dialogue and understanding among students of various national and social backgrounds. The goal of this work is to encourage students to study human rights and humanitarian law.

Training for Youth Workers and Educators in the field of Civic Education, Human Rights, Facing History and Transitional Justice

From 7th to 12th November 2016, participants from 5 countries took part in this Training which took place in Berlin as a preparation for the MICC, provided a space for youth workers, teachers and activists from Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey, Germany and Poland to exchange ideas and experiences with regards to the historical, political and human rights context in their own countries. With an aim to further challenge contemporary human rights violations

 

A Tunisian Delegation for the first time in the MICC

12 Tunisian youth will be part for the first time in the Model of International Criminal Court (MICC School), in Krzyżowa, Poland between January 28th and February 4th 2017, and they were chosen among near to 50 applications in November 2016 after conducting a series of interviews.

Follow the journey of the Tunisian delegation to the MICC on the Facebook page of iiDebate.

About MICC School 2016

Ressources

www.model-icc.org

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6gTi24Ag-g69eZO9nbt4rw

How to motivate your self ?

How many times have you started enthusiastically a weight loss program, began a bodybuilding or aerobics training program, or started learning a foreign language, only to stop after a short while?

Often, there is lack of motivation, or only a short-lived one.

Motivation has become a popular term nowadays. There are motivational coaches and speakers, and motivational books and articles. What is it actually, and why do you need it?

Motivation is a driving force. In order to accomplish anything, you need a driving force, otherwise nothing will happen. A wish is not strong enough to make you take action. A wish is a weak desire. Only a strong desire can drive you forward, to act and accomplish aims and goals.

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In order to get motivated, you need to know exactly what it is that you want, to possess a strong desire, and to be willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish your goal.

It easier to display motivation in connection with short-term goals. When it comes to long-term goals, it is not always possible to sustain the motivation for a longer period of time. This is why it is wiser to start with small goals, and after gaining experience with being motivated, you proceed to bigger goals.

Motivation has much to do with the emotions and the imagination, which means that if you want to increase it, you have to work on your feelings and imagination.

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10 Tips to Increase Your Motivation:

  1. Think and analyze your desire, to find out whether you really want to achieve it, and whether it is worth the effort and time.
  2. Make your goal very clear. Writing it down will help.
  3. Think often about your goal or desire.
  4. Visualize your goal as already accomplished, and shut your mind to doubts and disbelief.
  5. Read books or articles about the subject of your goal.
  6. Read about people who have achieved success. This is quite inspiring
  7. Think often, about the benefits you will gain by achieving your goal. This will increase your desire and motivation
  8. Visualize, and think about how you would feel after achieving your goal.
  9. Repeat positive affirmations such as: “I have the desire and inner strength to achieve my goal”. Repeat this affirmation often, with attention and belief.

10. Start taking small steps toward your goal right now. Don’t wait for the right opportunity and time

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How to relax and become more inteligent at the same time?

Ten simple ways to relax and become more intelligent at the same time

We all know how important it is to exercise our bodies. But not everyone is aware that it’s actually just as crucial to provide our brains with regular training as well. The simplest way to develop your memory, attention skills, and willpower is simply to start learning about something. But, of course, finding the time every day for this is not always easy.

But don’t worry — we at IIDebate are going to show you that even when you’re relaxing, there are plenty of things you can do to improve your mental abilities.

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10 qualities you may don’t know about humanity

1. Faith

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Faith in yourself and all that you are. Faith in your abilities. Faith in life and faith in the infinite intelligence that created us all.

2. Courage

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Courage to create the life you, deep down inside, know that you deserve to live. Courage to go where most people don’t dare to go. Courage to be the person you were born to be.

3. Love

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Love for yourself. Love for your friends. Love for your family. Love for your work. Love for your pets. Love for your planet and love for your life. Love for those who love you, and love for those who don’t. 

4. Deep Sense of Connection

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A feeling of belonging and a deep sense of connection to all things, all people and all places. Recognizing yourself in everything and everyone. Understanding the ONEness of all things.

 

5. Imagination

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The ability to inspire and feel inspired. The capacity to use your mind to create new worlds and discover new realms. To go where no one has ever gone before and craft things that nobody has ever crafted before. 

 

6. Denial of all fearful things

The ability to deny all things that originate from fear. To ignore, reject and show complete indifference towards those things that cause you to feel separate from your fellow human being, separate from the world around you, separate from the things you dreams and desires, and separate from traditions and costums

7. Thankfulness

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And attitude of gratitude. Praising and giving thanks for the things that are and for the things that aren’t. For the things you already have, for the life you are now living and for the many blessings life sent and will continue to send your way.

8. Open-mindedness

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A clean and open mind that welcomes everything and everyone. Without the need to judge, label and condemn the things, people and experiences that are not aligned with who you are, with what you stand for and with what you yourself believe in.

9. Trust

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Trust in the power and wisdom of life. Trust that you are never given more than you can handle. Trust in yourself, trust in your  inner power and wisdom and trust in your ability to manifest the things you want to manifest. 

10. Detachment

The strength to let go of all things that no longer serve you. All places and all people that no longer need or want1550_10151240073931647_175648707_n

 to be in your life. The ability to let go of your attachment to  limitations, fears, doubts and insecurities. Taking your focus away from who you now are and placing it on to who you want to become. The strength to let the old you “die”, to let the old you go, so that the new you can be born.

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Cafe Talk : Why and How ?

Cafe talk is an opportunity for youth to express their opinions and debate social issues that impact our society. It is a chance that grants young people the ability to empower their initiatives and launch their projects after gathering ideas and insights from participants. This project is open for everyone who believes that dialogue is the first step towards change.

Why cafetalk ?

This is the opportunity for you to develop your communication and problem solving skills by learning how to act as a part of a discussion group. You will have the chance to connect with people from different backgrounds and come up with new ideas for your community. You will also expand your comfort zone by discussing your passion with different audiences.

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How to host a Cafe Talk?

Three main actors are essential to initiate a Cafe Talk in your community. Together, you will brainstorm about a topic and organize the event.

Host

The Cafe Talk Host is the main responsible of the Cafe Talk event. The team will be in touch directly with him/her and he/she is the one who will be notified about all the information.

This person will also be the moderator of the session during the 90 min event and will make sure that all the rules are respected. Any person can be a Cafe Talk host but she/he should have skills to manage a discussion group  and open to have a new experience in public speaking.

Reporter

She/he is the key element of the Cafe Talk event. She/he will be in charge of reporting and classifying the ideas instantaneously. He/she will report the problems and solutions discussed to the host after the talk

Community manager:

He/She will be responsible of the live tweet and he will make a live transmission of the Cafe Talk process through social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram…). Then, at the end of each part of the Cafe Talk, the community manager will share the questions, comments and feedback from the virtual attendees of the event.

If  you want to host a Cafe Talk in your region , fill out the form on this link : http://cafetalks.org/host-cafetalk

More details about Cafe Talk can found on the website : www.cafetalks.org

 

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