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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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New Project "Debating Threats to Democracy"

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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7 May 2015
‘Dialogue and debate creates change. I will support all local youth workers, volunteers, trainers and role models who, as young heroes, help youth to take the...
5 May 2015
Why is democracy good? And should development aid be made dependent on respect for women’s rights? Volunteers from Peace Brigades International Netherlands (...
4 May 2015
The Czech Debate Society, wish to invite you to the 12th edition of our traditional international high school debate tournament, the Heart of Europe 2015. The...
29 Apr 2015
Tuesday evening, April 21, Schilderswijk The Hague. Like every Tuesday, a group of youngsters from Marokkaans Jongerengeluid (Moroccan Youth Voices) get...
22 Apr 2015
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...
21 Apr 2015
The Romanian Association for Thinking and Oratory (ARGO) invites you to its annual Worlds Schools tournament in Ploiești for five days of high quality...
20 Apr 2015
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...
17 Apr 2015
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...

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RT @CZDebate: Which skills you have improved when debating? https://t.co/yFumjSfpB9 #cds #debate #debating #speech #education #ngo
8:27 pm - 25 Feb 17
RT @idebate_uk: 5 lessons learnt from debating at school with @youngarabvoices https://t.co/kKl84CRKjC #iDebate
8:27 pm - 25 Feb 17
RT @IDEAMENA: "The world would be a better place if we debate everything because debaters are critical thinkers." Live from Gabes: https://…
3:53 pm - 25 Feb 17
RT @IDEAMENA: "Debate should be constructive. We have a limited amount of time, and we have to use that time wisely." Live stream: https://…
3:53 pm - 25 Feb 17
RT @IDEAMENA: The first Public Debate in the Higher Institute of Languages in Gabes has just ended. انتهاء المناظرة العامة... https://t.co…
3:53 pm - 25 Feb 17