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

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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.


  • 17 Apr 2015
    IDEA Network News
    Do you want to learn how to be a better debate trainer? How to expand debate into new areas? Are you looking for new ideas on how to organise debate events or looking...
  • 6 Apr 2015
    World Debating News
    The Athens Open 2015 will be organised from Friday August 28 to S
  • 1 Apr 2015
    IDEA Network News
    March 30 at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam: 54 health care professionals from developing countries participated in a debate training by IDEA NL trainers...
  • 31 Mar 2015
    World Debating News
    Universidad del Rosario and the CMUDE Organising Committee would like to extend a warm invitation to all foreign debaters that speak Spanish as a foreign/second language...
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30 Mar 2015
Seven teenage mothers and two young girls living in an assisted living project debated with care professionals, municipal council members and the welfare and...
25 Mar 2015
People with disabilities argue for an inclusive society.
23 Mar 2015
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...
9 Mar 2015
On a cold Thursday morning in February, young people from the Antwerp "problem district" Kiel meet with police for a Debate in the Neighbourhood...

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