IDEA NL invites all participants to Dutch WUDC 2017to extend their stay in The Netherlands after Worlds and get together to share their ideas to help build our debating community and get inspired by the experience of others. Register here to become a part of the event!The Worlds Universities Debating Championships is a unique competition, bringing together people, perspectives and practices from every continent on the globe.

November 26, 2016

All international participants of the IDEA Debate Exchange have now left Sofia. After the final day of the Exchange on Monday the 1st, and sightseeing for some on the 2nd of August, the event is now over. The Exchange ended with a day full of practice: some practiced organising a tournament, others judging, debating or giving workshops. Still others discussed a new plan for cooperation: an international knowledge academy for debate.

August 05, 2016

Participants at the IDEA Debate Exchange in Sofia have started their final training day today. They are discussing ways to use debate for youth advocacy, and ways to make youth participate more with their projects, but also learn more about advanced training skills, budgeting and coaching.

July 31, 2016

How do you organise a debate tournament, what is effective pr, how do you judge and what are basic training skills you need? What are good ways to use debate for promotion of critical skills, and how do games and theatre help debate training?These and more were the questions participants grappled with at the third edition of the IDEA Debate Exchange in Sofia.

July 28, 2016

Participants from all over Europe are gathering today for the start of the third edition of the IDEA Debate Exchange in Sofia.

July 26, 2016

Registation for the IDEA Debate Exchange is closing on the 10th of June! Join us for a great training and exchange experience on how to become a better debate trainer, spread debate to new areas and develop new ideas for cooperation.

June 03, 2016

Do you want to learn how to become a better debate trainer? Do you have ideas how to spread debate to new areas and want to meet others who are working on that? Are you looking for new ideas for debate events, international cooperation or fundraising?

May 13, 2016

The IDEA Debate Exchange 2015 was yet again a great success. The training and exchange event in Ljubljana for, mostly, European student debate organisations had 60 participants from 20 different countries. The Exchange focuses on strengthening the capacity of participants in debate training, organising and outreach.

September 14, 2015

Dutch former high school debater Caspar Jacobs moved to Oxford for studies. He has taken up working at OxHoP and started up debate workshops for the homeless who attend the centre with assistance from IDEA NL. He shares his experiences with the programme on our site.LessonsOver the past few debating sessions I have held with Oxford Homeless Pathways’ clients, there are a few observations that I have made and lessons that I have learned.

August 17, 2015

A total of 57 participants have gathered yesterday and today for the second IDEA Debate Exchange in Ljubljana. Almost twice as many as the year before and with representatives from twenty different countries in Europe and beyond. Many came on a short train ride from the Vienna European Universities Debating Championships (EUDC), others had travelled extensively to get here.

August 10, 2015