The Association for for Creative Communication and Debate (ACCD) in Serbia organised a debate seminar for debate coaches in Belgrade on the 21st and 22nd of September. Twenty-two teachers from six elementary and eight high schools in Belgrade took part in the seminar taught by Branka Josimov and Gordana Avramovic.
The teachers learnt how to support the personal development of their students, their communication abilities and advocacy skills. They learned this through presentations and exercises and were also encouraged to open debate clubs in their schools. The seminar was well received: the evaluation performed by the Institute for Education Advancement showed it was given a 3.69 on a scal from 1 to 4.
The seminar was organised as part of the project idebateEU. This is a cooperation project of IDEA Amsterdam, IDEA London and ten IDEA members from all across Europe. The project aims to improve cooperation between IDEA and its members and between members, sharing debate methodologies and organisational knowledge in the framework of common activities on European topics. The project is made possible with support of the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Commission.