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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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IIDebate celebrating the International Youth Day through CafeTalk

International Youth Day on 12 August

International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.

International Youth Day is observed annually on 12 August. It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. During IYD, concerts, workshops, cultural events, and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organizations take place around the world.

IIDebate celebrating The International Youth Day 

To celebrate the International Youth Day, on August 12th, 2016, The International Institute of Debate will organize severel  CafeTalks in different regions in Tunisia and in  Jordan and Pakistan tackling the issue of: “Youth civic engagement: how to empower youth in civil society?”

As we know CafeTalk is an opportunity for youth to express their opinions and debate on 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.



11 cafetalks will be organized this Friday August 12th, 2016 in order to celebrate the International Youth Day around the topic of ” How to empower youth civic engagement?

  • Tunis          : 12/08/2016 at 15:00 in  Art’Café
                       : 12/08/2016 at 11:00 in The American Corner
  • Monastir    : 12/08/2016 at 17:30 in Cafe Le Vivarium
  • Sousse        : 12/08/2016 at 18:00 in Cafe Le Paradoxe
  • Siliana        :  12/08/2016 at 18:00 in  Cafe L’Impérial
  • Ben guerden : 12/08/2016 at 09:00 in  Jasmine Parc
  • Zaghouen  : 12/08/2016 at 09:00 in the office of  We Love Zaghouan
  • Gafsa          : 12/08/2016 at 17:30 in  Cafe El Oued
  • Kebili         : 12/08/2016 at 09:30 in Maracana Club
Pakistan and Jordan
Two other CafeTalks will take place in Quetta, Pakistan in collaboration with “Youth Association for Development YAD” and in Jordan in collaboration with “Darabzeen Human Development organisation”
You can join any of those CafeTalks on our website and follow it on our Facebook page  and on the Facebook groupe Hive 

Youth expressing their selfs 

Your voice matters, CafeTalk opens the space for young people from different backgrounds to speak up and share their ideas with their communities.

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International Youth Day : The Road to 2030

International Youth Day aims at reminding the world of the cultural and legal issues surrounding youth across the globe. In recognizing then analyzing these problems, we may be leading the way towards the betterment of world youth conditions.

Young people need to feel empowered to make a real contribution as citizens. By being encouraged to actively engage in their communities, they would feel more responsible and would strive to bring forth a significant addition into the development and the well-being of society.

Youth of the World

An emerging recognition of youth potential that lacks institutional support


The global youth experience revealed that youth exclusion from the public life militated against their best interest. Actively engaging in dialogue with the younger generation is primordial for the creation of stronger nations.

The world is home to 1.8 million young people. A generation growing faster  in poor countries , a generation of 600 million adolescent girls with urgent needs  and potentially-broken dreams.

In order for youth aspirations to survive, nations should foster youth development by ensuring that they are actively engaged in the different activities offered by civil society . Their participation is an accentuation of their importance as free, dignified citizens.

The common understanding that youth lack the maturity to think and the will to act is erroneous

Youth opinion , is a fresh, different and most importantly a conscious perspective that should be taken into consideration by decision-makers for societies to emerge from global issues such as poverty, discrimination and  illiteracy .


A growing engagement and a fuller civic maturity.


In a post-revolutionary Tunisia where new civil liberties are acquired, youth are standing at the forefront of social change. With a decrease of youth inactivity (World Bank Report), the prospects for Tunisia are promising.

The boom of associations that Tunisia witnessed after 2011 is highly revealing of the significant transition as experienced by Tunisian people . There is a growing interest in joining and initiating civic organisms and a larger desire to be heard and acknowledged.

As Tunisian people, we came to the understanding that youth participation must lie at the centre of the creation of policies for youth.

Yet, the inclusion of Tunisian youth in the civic sphere remains an unfinished project  and it is due on one hand, to the lack of the institutional channels necessary to effectively participate in public life  and on the other hand, the mistrust towards associations that inhibits civic engagement.

We asked youth how they feel being young in Tunisia and how would they rate the importance of youth participation in the public life.