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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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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.

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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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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...
26 Nov 2014
How should we tackle financial debts of young people? How can we prevent them from getting into debt in the first place? And why is it so difficult to talk...
26 Nov 2014
IDEA NL trainer and programme officer Joost Leys has been touring his native Belgium in the past few months giving an increasing number of debate trainings to...
24 Nov 2014
The Amsterdam student debating society Bonaparte hosted a public debate about the question: “Fortress Europe: is it time for a more liberal European asylum...

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IDEBATE Press: Freedom vs. Security - The Struggle for Balance http://t.co/Vpc9X4iwXg
4:00 pm - 18 Dec 14
Today's debate: This house believes poetry is an unnecessary burden for schools. http://t.co/2ftYtN56QP
2:30 pm - 18 Dec 14
Comic strip on environment created by the participants of the Art and Design for Advocacy training in Serbia. http://t.co/IZfPyyphJ1
11:20 am - 18 Dec 14
Today's debate: This House supports random drug-testing in schools. http://t.co/PfXGJxNruE
4:15 pm - 17 Dec 14
Comic strip on peace created by the participants of the Art and Design for Advocacy training in Jastrebac, Serbia. http://t.co/4rq4vmLeUS
2:30 pm - 17 Dec 14