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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.


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5 Apr 2012
The Racovita Open 2012, Debate@Europe's first offline event, drew to a close on Sunday 08 April. Across four days of debate rounds, training sessions and...
27 Mar 2012
The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) is looking for sixteen school-level debaters to represent the United Kingdom in a series of online...
26 Mar 2012
Debate@Europe is an educational debate project for young people across Europe. The project enables young people to debate online and offline on issues...
23 Mar 2012
The Debate@Europe online debates will follow a specific format, unique to the nature of the competitions and the online debating platform developed by the...
23 Mar 2012
IDEA and its partners have put together a committee to oversee all the debating aspects of the Debate@Europe competition. Every partner organisation is...
23 Mar 2012
The draw for the first round of the online Debate@Europe competition took place at the IDEA London office. This round sees Romania face Macedonia, the...
20 Mar 2012
In spring 2012 IDEA London will be launching its most ambitious and wide-ranging UK debate education initiative to date: Debate in the Neighbourhood. The...
5 Mar 2012
Georgi Velkovski and Lazar Pop Ivanov won this year's Budapest Open, hosted by the Central European University on March 2-4.

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RT @idebate_uk: Great to welcome LSE, Imperial and Notthingham to the Big Animal Research Debate next week. https://t.co/DvWKHT7Bi9
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RT @idebate_uk: Express Yourself! Host a #AnimalResearch debate w/c 6th March and make your voice heard: https://t.co/Irq6tMnoQv
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RT @iiudebate: It is only a few hours from now. Find out what is the big deal about the IIUM Debate Club! https://t.co/lrRoyzfcP7
11:39 am - 1 Mar 17
The University of Lisbon Debating Society is organizing Lisbon Debating School between 5th and 7th of May. https://t.co/qxGYDV3jsi
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