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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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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.


  • 25 Mar 2015
    IDEA Network News
    People with disabilities argue for an inclusive society.
  • 23 Mar 2015
    IDEA Network News
    International IDEA Debate in the Neighbourhood Learning Circle.How can society reach out to young people with fewer chances? How can we motivate them to participate in...
  • 9 Mar 2015
    IDEA Network News
    On a cold Thursday morning in February, young people from the Antwerp "problem district" Kiel meet with police for a Debate in the Neighbourhood project...
  • 6 Mar 2015
    IDEA Network News
    The new Mind your Wallet season has begun! IDEA NL has stimulated hundreds of young people to discuss financial debt and solutions to financial problems, thus moving...
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6 Mar 2015
How can you save money when you have no money to spend? How can you pay your education? Who should you talk to about financial problems, or when looking for a...
18 Feb 2015
The Wageningen Debating Society invites you to its first ever Wagening Open, held on June 6. The tournament will be held at the spacy, internationally-oriented...
17 Feb 2015
How do languages open your world?That is the question that high school students from the Netherlands are invited to answer in the Education First (EF) High...
10 Feb 2015
The Czech Debate Association (ADK) warmly invites judges, coaches and debaters to the Prague Debate Spring tournament held in Prague from 10-13 April. Last...