Let’s go for a year at IFFEurope
This week, IFF Europe students started the new school year. Flash on those of the DU OPEN (Orientation Project Engagement) who have now officially started their training.
Gathered in the Roger Schütz room, new OPEN students were invited to introduce themselves to others, to tell them why they came to this unique DU in France, and to talk about their professional dream(s). or their passions and the subjects they care about. It is a difficult exercise for some people who are not used to speaking in public. But in the end, touching and engaging testimonies.
A majority said they came to IFF Europe and joined the DU OPEN for “gain confidence “Or”gain confidence “”find an “Or” objectivechoose a direction “. One said she was there”to get out , “another”to assert oneself “, and a third to”improve relationships and understand how others work “. A fourth explained that he had joined OPEN to “get to know each other “. Elsewhere, another student spoke of her need to ‘regain self-esteem’ when another spoke of ‘ rekindling the flame ‘ in her life.
Other testimonies related to the desire to ” find happiness and be happy “, to ” discover oneself “, to ” make unique encounters “, to “refocus on oneself “, to ” learn to know oneself better” .
“ So you didn’t come for nothing!” reassured Agnès Teynié, the school director. Quoting François Prouteau, former director of the school, now president of the Fondacio movement, Agnès Teynié showed new DU OPEN students that “real training is not a filling but a transformation” . “ You will see that at the end of the year, the director continued, you will no longer see the world in the same way as before.”
Each student was thus invited to let himself be transformed in order to transform the world and improve it.
Everyone knows why they are there: all they need to do is take full advantage of the year to become ” actors in their lives” and ” actors in the world to be transformed “.