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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.


  • 22 Apr 2015
    IDEA Network News
    Seven enthusiastic youth workers from Duiven in the Netherlands participated in a two-day training of trainers on 9 and 10 April. They learned how to encourage youth to...
  • 21 Apr 2015
    World Debating News
    The Romanian Association for Thinking and Oratory (ARGO) invites you to its annual Worlds Schools tournament in Ploiești for five days of high quality debating and...
  • 20 Apr 2015
    IDEA Network News
    On Saturday March 21, a total of 31 young people and 15 police officers from Antwerp and The Hague sat down and exchanged ideas. They had all participated in an...
  • 17 Apr 2015
    IDEA Network News
    Do you want to learn how to be a better debate trainer? Do you want to learn how to expand debate into new areas? Are you looking for new ideas on how to organise debate...
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6 Apr 2015
The Athens Open 2015 will be organised from Friday August 28 to S
1 Apr 2015
March 30 at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam: 54 health care professionals from developing countries participated in a debate training by IDEA...
31 Mar 2015
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/...
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...

Populism in Europe


Balkan Youth Newsroom’s participant in Niš paints his face for a story. http://t.co/N7nnbwFPcy
9:30 am - 27 Apr 15
7 youth workers from Duiven, Netherlands learned how to encourage youth to discuss difficult topics through debate. http://t.co/ozAjPAnNaO
3:02 pm - 23 Apr 15
ARGO invites you to its annual Worlds Schools tournament in Ploiești ARGO Open 2015 between 4 - 8 September. http://t.co/nNYwGtJz0y
1:02 pm - 23 Apr 15
IDEA MENA and IDEA Central have joined forces to train future debate trainers for the French-speaking communities. http://t.co/DcgXuNNi6M
8:35 am - 22 Apr 15
Learn how to use comics and data visualization for advocacy. Deadline for registration is May 15. Apply now! http://t.co/9BYtCMGnll
3:01 pm - 21 Apr 15