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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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3 Jun 2016
Registation for the IDEA Debate Exchange is closing on the
13 May 2016
Do you want to learn how to become a better debate trainer? Do you have ideas how to spread debate to new areas and want to meet others who are working on that...
11 Dec 2015
On 5 and 6 December IDEA delivered a debate training for the ‘Crazy for Democracy’ project in Bari, Italy organized by EUROSUD in cooperation with Agenzia...
30 Oct 2015
Interview with Rumyana Peneva from Sofia, Bulgarije debating and the IDEA Debate Exchange

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#IDE16 final motion: THW allow countries to pay other countries to take in refugees that have reached their shores. https://t.co/KHTpodK2xy
11:42 am - 3 Aug 16
Photos from IDEA Debate Echange 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria https://t.co/V1dUtLpNNf #idebate #debate https://t.co/DJpL8GtbCm
12:50 pm - 28 Jul 16
IDEA Debate Exchange hosts 53 student debaters from 20 countries, who gather to learn more about debate. https://t.co/IeJOppYphc
12:08 pm - 27 Jul 16
RT @IDEACentralAsia: Открытие проекта "Точка зрения" #арт_точказрения https://t.co/D2FWT1ntCb
11:16 am - 27 Jul 16
The first participants are now arriving to Sofia for the IDEA #Debate #Exchange https://t.co/ScRgsTLPI2 #idebate https://t.co/DHod6SCfQH
12:25 pm - 26 Jul 16