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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.

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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.


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12 Dec 2014
The Féderation Francophone de Débate invites you to its annual World Championships, held in Paris from 18 to 22 May 2015. Participants from all countries are...
10 Dec 2014
On Wednesday the 10th of December the Leiden Debating Union organises a public debate about the question "Should the EU have acted more resolutely to...
9 Dec 2014
2015 promises to be yet another active and diverse year for IDEA NL.
2 Dec 2014
JUST Nijmegen organised a Mind your Wallet public debate on Thursday 27th of November. JUST is a part of youth work organisation Inter-lokaal that works to get...

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Today's debate: This House believes university education should be free. http://t.co/paangdsMGs
4:01 pm - 26 Jan 15
IDEBATE Press: Tolerancia Critica Y Ciudadania Activa. http://t.co/AvdLtwWXfM
2:15 pm - 26 Jan 15
Mind your Wallet finds new sponsor in Delta Lloyd. http://t.co/ufQvHMA5h9
12:30 pm - 26 Jan 15
IDEBATE Press: Speaking, Listening and Understanding, Revised Edition. http://t.co/NG8lqKRwq1
4:00 pm - 23 Jan 15
When Should Antiquities Be Repatriated to Their Country of Origin? - Room for Debate. http://t.co/tFdgho6yQ4
2:00 pm - 23 Jan 15