Debate the Future of Europe with our Lessons!

Europe is facing a great many challenges. Debates rage surrounding its place in the world, its connection with its neighbours, and its response to the hazardous civil conflicts at the edge of its borders. But debates are also to be had about its internal dynamics. How does Europe stand in the conflict surrounding the rise of illiberal states? How does Europe tackle the challenges as well as reap the benefits of its internal migration? To help young people face the future of Europe, we invite them to debate it.

In order to help students prepare for debates and teachers to educate their pupils on these important topics IDEA NL has prepared the Future of Europe Debate Content Packages. Filled to the brim with well-researched arguments, ideas for workshops, and suggestions for further explorations, this package is the ultimate guide to Debating the Future of Europe.

These packages deliver on six important themes for the future of Europe.

The rise of political populism in Europe
The state of human rights within the European Union
The rise of illiberal democracies and the EU response
Relations between EU and Russia
Economic migration and youth unemployment
The refugee “crisis”

We are grateful to the content package developers Ana Jankovic, Anna Rouskóva, Anton Gromoczki, Maarja Tambet and Milos Marjanovic for their hard work on these packages.
This project was funded under the structural grant given out by Europe for Citizens to IDEA NL.
None of the opinions expressed within these packages are the official stance of the content developer or of IDEA NL, which does not take institutional stances.

IDEA NL is the largest provider of debate education worldwide. IDEA NL is a membership organisation with 17 members across the European continent and beyond. Annually IDEA and its member organisations train well over 10,000 young people through debate, public speaking, art, and advocacy, promoting their right to be heard.

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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