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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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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.


  • 12 Nov 2014
    IDEA Network News
    Meet our IDEA members and offices from Haïti to Lithuania. What is the power of debate according to them?  
  • 10 Nov 2014
    IDEA Network News
    IDEA NL and three Dutch student debating societies are cooperating with Bürger Europas and IDEA member VDCH on a project called European Debates. The project consists of...
  • 3 Nov 2014
    IDEA Network News
    November 1, 2014, Royal Tropical Institute, AmsterdamMatovu Julius: “Because young trees make the forest thick. Africa needs youth for development.”
  • 31 Oct 2014
    World Debating News
    IDEA member Open Communication held its annual Belgrade Open from the 24th to 26th of October, 2014. The competition, held at the Faculty of Law of the University of...
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30 Oct 2014
IDEA Netherlands (NL) will offer a series of seven debate workshops on Tuesday evenings to the We Are Here Academy, a cooperation project of the VU University...
27 Oct 2014
IDEA has created a video gallery of all European projects. It offers recordings of debate finals, public debates and trainings from a variety of European...
15 Oct 2014
The 'Police and youth' project is taking off in The Hague’s Schildersbuurt on November 14. It will be a cooperation project between the local Hague...
8 Oct 2014
IDEA Netherlands (NL) will be launching its new method to grow through debating: 'The Debate Tree' at the Africa Works Conference 16 and 17 October....

Populism in Europe


IDEA SEE increasing debate and argumentation training capacity in Southeast Europe http://t.co/bZYCwSi8XG
2:15 pm - 21 Nov 14
Comic strip on digital freedoms created by the participants of the Art and Design for Advocacy training in Serbia. http://t.co/dELJD0FcUb
11:43 am - 21 Nov 14
IDEBATE Press: Authentic Communication - Public Speaking for Everyone http://t.co/Yqx2oTSUyV
9:50 am - 21 Nov 14
Today's debate: This House Believes That the U.S. Should Ban The Use of Cluster Bombs. http://t.co/l9Qxx8llrv
3:30 pm - 20 Nov 14
Photos from IDEA SEE Training of Trainers in Belgrade, Serbia. http://t.co/9WOv9xiPpu
12:40 pm - 20 Nov 14