European Debate Trainer Conference

The European Debate Trainer Conference is brought to you by IDEA NL in cooperation with DebateConsult.




We aim to bring together professional debate and communication trainers from all over Europe for the first-ever debate trainer conference.

  • Meet other professional debate trainers across the continent
  • Build a network for future projects
  • Exchange ideas and best practices for debate trainings
  • Choose from various workshops
  • Get new impulses for marketing and training methods
  • Find out about the latest trends in debate training
  • Become part of a European organisation of debate trainers


Save the date for our conference!

Saturday, December 7th 2019
in Utrecht, The Netherlands


Interested in taking part?

Sign up through our online form.

We offer €50,- packages for individuals and a €75,- per person package for business.

We can also help you sort out hotel arrangements through our dedicated partners.


International Multiplier Event

We also invite you to join the International Multiplier Event the Friday before.

  • You’d like to be the first to get to know the new system of certifying debate trainers across Europe?
  • You’d like to use your debate training to benefit young people in education and youth work?

Then register for our International Dissemination Event – it’s just the day before the conference!

Empower Youth to Debate Across Europe - International Dissemination Event
Friday, December 6th, 9am – 5pm
Utrecht, Netherlands

Admission free!
organised by IDEA NL
Contact Daan Welling at for more information.

The project “Empower Youth To Debate Across Europe” is a co-operation between IDEA NL and 7 partners across Europe.
The consortium believes that debate education is an urgent need to help young people find their voices, become critical thinkers, and active citizens.
To help them, we have created a train-the-trainer program, accreditation mechanism,debate curriculum, and debate training database, to maximise the strengths of debate trainers in the (non-)formal education sectors across Europe.
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

The European Debate Trainer Conference is made possible in part with the support of:
Nederlands Debat Instituut, Debatrix, and SpeakSmart.