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How to navigate our platforms?

We, in SCORP, envision a peaceful world where all individuals are entitled to full and equal access to their human rights, where no one is left behind, where priority is given to people in greatest need and where the entire society, including medical students and health workers, unite to support vulnerable groups.

To fulfill this vision, members’ engagement is crucial. Members are the core of the IFMSA and the backbone of our Standing Committee. Throughout the years, efforts have been put to create and establish the platforms for all SCORPions to  express themselves, share their work and ideas, and seek guidance and support to carry out their activities that aim to make their communities better, and the world a safer, and a more peaceful place.

This is why, in SCORP, we try to instore the most efficient and sustainable communication channels that enable a connection between all members everywhere, to let them inspire each other and to empower them to take meaningful steps towards changing the world!

Are you a NORP trying to make the efforts of SCORP in your NMO more visible on an international level?

Are you an experienced member looking for more international opportunities?

Are you a new member wanting to find your way and learn more about SCORP?

This guide provides members of the Standing Committee with an overview of the platforms we have in SCORP, together with concrete and simple instructions on how to use, navigate through and exploit these platforms. It aims to establish a better understanding of the communication flow between all levels of work; locally, nationally and internationally, to increase members’ engagement and participation in all international opportunities and in the overall work of the Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace.

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Throughout this page , a unified structure has been adopted to present each platform to have a comparative view and a better understanding of how they can be used:

General overview: in this section, we will provide you with a brief
introduction on the platform, an overview on its nature and links to
redirect you to where you can find it

Aims of the platform: this section we will provide you with the aims 
of each platform. In order for you to understand the appropriate 

usage of it, and when it is relevant to go through it

How to use the platform: This section is the most important one. 
Where you will find proper instructions on each communication  
platform, related forms and important dates... ect


 

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server

General overview:

The SCORP e-mail server is a centralized information platform that is a part of IFMSA Yahoo Groups and runned by the SCORP Director. It provides to all of its subscribers automatique emails that carry SCORP related opportunities, announcements and calls every time a member of the International Team (or any other subscribed member) sends the same email through it.

 

Aims of the platform:

To serve as a platform to share SCORP-related opportunities and announcements with members.
To keep the SCORPions updated and aware of the work of the international team through sharing of reports and other relevant information.

 

How to use the platform:

The SCORP e-mail server is used by the International Team, as well as different official IFMSA bodies to share opportunities, announcements, updates and reports related to the Standing Committee.

How to subscribe to the server: you can subscribe to ifmsa-scorp mailinglist by sending a blank email to ifmsa-scorp-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Once you subscribe, you will automatically receive all the emails that are sent
through it!


 

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General overview:

The SCORP Facebook Group is a public Facebook group moderated by the SCORP Director and an assigned member of the International Team. Both ensure an effective flow of opportunities, updates and calls shared by the SCORP international team, and review and approve posts shared by the SCORPions. It can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/IFMSASCORP/

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Aims of the platform:

To serve as a platform to share SCORP-related opportunities and announcements with members.
To keep the SCORPions updated and aware of the work of the international team
To serve as a platform for direct interactions between the SCORPions and the SCORP international team, and between the SCORPions from different  IFMSA NMOs.

 

How to use the platform:

You can find the facebook group by typing: IFMSA SCORP | Standing Committee On Human Rights & Peace on facebook’s research tab, or by copy pasting this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/IFMSASCORP/ in your navigator’s research bar.

In order to be a member of the SCORP Facebook Group you have to fullfil 2 Conditions:
To be a medical student.
To be an active SCORPion.

Once you send a request to the group’s membership, it will be reviewed by the group admin and you will be accepted depending on the 2 conditions mentioned above.

How to share content on the facebook group: your content will be first reviewed by the group admins

In order for it to be approved, it needs to fulfill a certain number of conditions:
The only accepted language is English.
The post needs to be relevant to SCORP members and NMOs activities.
The content needs to be relevant to human rights and peace related issues.
Posts that involve External organisations are only to be shared by IFMSA
Liaison Officers.


 

database

The SCORP Database is an extension to the IFMSA website www.ifmsa.org and counted as the SCORP website and aims to provide our SCORPions with all information regarding our Standing Committee. You can find it through this link: https://scorpdatabase.ifmsa.org/

Being new, the database is continuously updated and developed in order to exploit its potential to the fullest. In itself, the SCORP Database contains multiple other databases. However, for now, the 2 main ones are: the SCORP activities database, and the SCORP events guide.

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A) The SCORP Activities Database:

General overview:

As indicated by its name, this platform is a database that contains activities, it is a public platform that connects all of our SCORPions, through which they can share any activity they want to the world!
It currently holds an impressive number of more than 500 SCORP activities from all 5 regions, organised according to their type and area of action. It can be found through this link: https://scorpdatabase.ifmsa.org/platfroms/activities-database/

 

Aims of the platform:

To provide the SCORPions with a platform to share their local/national activity
to an international level..

To increase visibility of the SCORPions local/national work.
To serve as a source of inspiration for members to get ideas for their activities.

 

How to use the platform:

There are 2 ways to access the activities database:

Click on the activities database box on the https://scorpdatabase.ifmsa.org/ page.
You can copy paste this link
https://scorpdatabase.ifmsa.org/platfroms/activities-database/
in the research tab of your navigator.

The SCORP Database can be used for 2 purposes:
To share your activity
To look through the activities.

How to share your activity: all you have to do is to fill in this form and provide the International Team with some details about your activity for evaluation. Once this step is concluded, your activity will be added to the database

How to look through the activities: the activities database is in an organised table that is divided into 6 columns, region, NMO, Name, Area of activity, type of activity, know more. These filters can help you navigate through the database if you know which activity you’re looking for.

If you are looking for a specific activity, you can type its name on the research tab right above the table, and all relevant results will show.

If you don’t have a specific activity in mind, and are just looking to get inspired, you scroll up and down the table, and use previous/next buttons below the right low corner of the table.

 

B) The SCORP Events Guide:

General overview:

The SCORP events guide is a platform that contains active International SCORP-related events for which members can apply. The guide is continuously updated with international events proposed by the IT (PreGAs - RMs) and by SRTs held by SCORPions from all around the world.
It can be found through this link: https://scorpdatabase.ifmsa.org/platfroms/events-guide/

 

Aims of the platform:

To provide the SCORPions with a platform to promote their SRTs and SCORP-related events to an international level..
To serve as an easy platform to have access to SCORP international events and their application forms.

 

How to use the platform:

There are 2 ways to access the events guide

Click on the events guide box on the https://scorpdatabase.ifmsa.org/ page.
You can copy paste this link
https://scorpdatabase.ifmsa.org/platfroms/events-guide/
in the research tab of your navigator.

The SCORP Events Guide can be used for 2 purposes:
To share your event
To look through the events

 

How to share your event: all you have to do is to fill in this form and provide the International Team with some details about your event for evaluation.
Once this step is concluded, your activity will be added to the events guide.

How to look through the events: The SCORP events guide is an organised table that you can view as a list, month or day.

You can choose a reference date in the “events from” box, and you’ll find all the
events that are happening, starting the date that you have chosen. If you are looking for a specific workshop, you can type keywords to help you in your research in the “search” box, and then click on “find events”.


 

Newsletter

General overview:

The SCORP Newsletter is one of the main SCORP Publications. It is shared quarterly through the Facebook Group and the SCORP Server and contains updates on the 3 months leading to its release from both the SCORP
international team and from SCORPions worldwide. Previous editions of the newsletter can be found through this link.

SCORP Insights

Aims of the platform:

To provide the SCORPions with regular updates from the SCORP International Team.
To provide the SCORPions with a platform to share their ideas and express themselves.
To serve as a platform for SCORPions to promote their local/national work and experiences.

 

How to use the platform:

To consult previous newsletters: click on this link

To contribute to the SCORP Newsletter’s content: The Newsletter is shared in December, March, June and September. A call for contributors is open in the beginning of each of these months, 20 days before the release of each edition.

What can you submit?
Articles under the theme topic: a theme topic is defined for each edition, it is usually related to the theme of the campaign conducted in that same period. You can submit an article of no more than 300 words by sending it when the call is open (follow the instructions of the call)
Activities: by either submitting it to the SCORP Activities Database and choosing the option of having in the newsletter in the form, or by writing a separate blog of no more than 150 words about it and sending it when the call is open (follow the instructions of the call)
Opportunities: by submitting them to the SCORP Events guide and choosing to have them in the SCORP Newsletter
Experiences & Achievements: you can write about any experience you had! A training session, a workshop, an online course… Basically anything! As long as you send an article of no more than 150 words when the call is open.
Humans of SCORP: in the term 2019/2020, we decided to have our traditional activity “Humans of SCORP” included in the SCORP Newsletter. You can nominate an amazing SCORPion through this form or send your own story when the call is open
Opinions and creativity: if your submission doesn't fit into the categories
mentioned above. Don’t worry! You can still send it as long as it’s SCORP
related and fits into the word limit.


 

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General overview:

The SCORPions’ drive is an open folder that contains useful resources for SCORPions. It contains reports, archives, campaign materials, sessions and other important documents. It can be found through this link.

SCORPions drive

Aims of the platform:

To provide the SCORPions with useful resources to use in their local/national activities.
To serve as an archive to the materials released by the SCORP International Team.
To provide the SCORPions with useful documents on the functioning of SCORP on an international level..

 

How to use the platform:

The SCORPions drive is an open folder accessible to all SCORPions. Materials are divided into categories such as campaigns, policy documents, reports, publications.. Ect

It is accessible through 2 ways: either by clicking directly on this link ,
or by going to the SCORP Database website
page https://SCORPdatabase.ifmsa.org and
clicking on the SCORPions’ drive box.

 

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