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.


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23 Jul 2014
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...
22 Jul 2014
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...
19 Jul 2014
Participants will be arriving in Hoorn (NH) today for the IDEA Debate Exchange. A total of 44 participants from seventeen different European countries will...
16 Jul 2014
Dear members and friends of IDEA NL

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