About us

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

about us

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.

about us

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.


  • 28 Jul 2014
    IDEA Network News
    The IDEA Debate Exchange 2014 took place from 20 to 26 July in Hoorn, Netherlands. Fifty student debaters from across Europe took part in the event which was set up to...
  • 23 Jul 2014
    IDEA Network News
    The Netherlands should repay people whose ancestors it has enslaved. At least, that is what the proposition argued in a show debate on the second training day of the...
  • 22 Jul 2014
    IDEA Network News
    How do you give basic debate training? How do you set up debating societies in countries that do not have an existing debate culture? How do you organise your debate...
  • 19 Jul 2014
    IDEA Network News
    Participants will be arriving in Hoorn (NH) today for the IDEA Debate Exchange. A total of 44 participants from seventeen different European countries will exchange...
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16 Jul 2014
Dear members and friends of IDEA NL
11 Jun 2014
How should we tackle financial debts of young people? How can we prevent them from getting into debt in the first place? And why is it so difficult to talk...
2 Jun 2014
Debate in the Neighbourhood conference magazine launched

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