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  1. What is INTENTION in brief?

INTENTION is the first negotiation competition in Indonesia. The competition aims to introduce the method of negotiation in dealing with current international disputes.

  1. How is INTENTION different to usual debate or moot court competition?

INTENTION utilizes negotiation method to discuss and resolve the given cases, which are real international disputes. The negotiation will be between 2 (two) disputing States. In the negotiation, the teams, as a State, are obliged to engage with each other to analyze their claims / stands on the case. This may be done through questioning and answering, giving counter claims, compromising, or other diplomatic and appropriate means in order to reach a mutual agreement or resolution. In the event, where a consensus is not possible to be made, then aim to strengthen the State’s stance or arguments on the case.

  1. What is the number of participants in each team?

Each team consists of 2 (two) students from 1 (one) university/college, either from the same or different faculty.

  1. Who can participate in this competition?

INTENTION is open to all undergraduate students in any university/college in Indonesia.

  1. How is the system of negotiation used in INTENTION?

On 21st November 2016, the Committee will publish Case Positions, each consists of a case study of current international disputes which will be the ‘topic’ or ‘motion’ of the negotiation, in our official webpage: Each team must study the Case Positions in the perspective of both States in dispute – study, research and analyze the issues of the two States, and came up with offers and requests to be submitted when negotiating, as well as preparing arguments to defend each side’s stance. Again, participants should prepare arguments for both sides.

During the course of the Competition, the Committee will randomly designate the State Participant’s teams are to represent for every match. The identity of Participants and their Universities/Colleges should not be indicated during the whole course of the Competition. Instead, participating teams will be given a team number as their identity.

There will be 3 (three) Preliminary Round, a conditional Octo Final round, 1 (one) round of Quarter final, 1 (one) round of Semi Final, and Grand Final Round.

  1. What are the things that each State is to bring up in the negotiation?

First 5’ minutes: brief case background from your State’s perspective

Next 20’ minutes: a free un-moderated round where State’s may cover – but not limited to – in their negotiation, these following points:

  • Offering your State’s claims concerning the dispute and how to resolve it
  • To question and answer State’s stance in the dispute – in order to analyze the possible agreement thereafter
  • Strengthen your State’s claim – eg: refusing the opponent State’s claim if it goes against your national law or ideals
  • To conclude an agreement, resolution, cooperation, making a deal or any other possible arrangement of settlement of dispute.

  1. Are there any examples of how to negotiate?

A Simulation Video, which will portray an example of how a negotiation is done, is currently on progress. The anticipated release date is 20 October 2016. Stay tuned!

  1. Are there any accommodations and special arrangements provided by the Committee for Participants from outside Surabaya?

The Committee works together with nearby hotels or hostels in order to accommodate Participants from outside Surabaya. Participants wishing to use this accommodation may check out the details in our webpage. Accommodation expenses are exclusive from the registration fee; thus, Participants shall contact the Committee upon reserving.