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The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) gives young people a voice through education, debate and by raising their awareness about worldwide issues.

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New Project "Debating Threats to Democracy"

About IDEA

IDEA is an international network with over ten years of experience in teaching debate to young people.

We are dedicated to inspiring informed discussion around the world.

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Debate@Europe is an educational project for young people in six countries across Europe. It fosters dialogue and mutual understanding through online and offline debates on European issues.


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19 Dec 2016
The IDEA Debate Exchange will go into its fourth consecutive year in 2017. We will be hosting 50 participants from 21 partner organisations in Helsinki for a...
26 Nov 2016
IDEA NL invites all participants to Dutch WUDC 2017to extend their stay in The Netherlands after Worlds and get together to share their ideas to help build our...
5 Aug 2016
All international participants of the IDEA Debate Exchange have now left Sofia. After the final day of the Exchange on Monday the 1st, and sightseeing for some...
31 Jul 2016
Participants at the IDEA Debate Exchange in Sofia have started their final training day today. They are discussing ways to use debate for youth advocacy, and...

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RT @idebate_uk: Get involved in the Big Animal Research Debate 2017 https://t.co/pUxgcBOvsV
7:56 am - 16 Feb 17
RT @DDCLibya: In an incredibly challenging atmosphere, the debates continue in the Basics of #Debating workshop.#YAVinLibya https://t.co/nE…
7:56 am - 16 Feb 17
RT @IDEAMENA: We are present as a technical partner in The Clash of Majors organized at Tunis Business School to help students decide what…
7:55 am - 16 Feb 17
IDEA NL have developed and implemented an evaluation project: From Measuring to Learning: The Impact of Debate https://t.co/Nh7FGArFOk
1:08 pm - 15 Feb 17
Today's #debate: This House would ban the use of #animals as objects of #sport and #entertainment. https://t.co/gjencZII5q #idebate
3:05 pm - 14 Feb 17