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 be a better debate trainer? Do you want to learn how to expand debate into new areas? Are you looking for new ideas on how to organise debate events or looking for opportunities to cooperate with other debaters in Europe?

April 17, 2015

The Leiden Debating Union hosted a public debate about the question: “Should the EU have acted more resolutely to counter the Crimean Crisis?” in cooperation with IDEA NL and Bürger Europas in the KOG on December 10.  

December 12, 2014

On Wednesday the 10th of December the Leiden Debating Union organises a public debate about the question "Should the EU have acted more resolutely to counter the Crimean Crisis?", in cooperation with IDEA, Burger Europe and VDCH.

December 10, 2014

IDEA NL and three Dutch student debating societies are cooperating with Bürger Europas and IDEA member VDCH on a project called European Debates. The project consists of a series of public debates between politicians, experts and young Europeans about key issues of European politics. The debates are conducted as Oxford-style debates following a pro-contra approach.

November 10, 2014

The position of migrant youth in the labour market, the responses of African families to public authorities, the treatment of undocumented asylum seekers and the relations between the Netherlands and the Congo: all were discussed during the concluding event of the IDEA project  Inclusion of African Youth in Europe in Nieuwspoort, Den Haag on May 22. Five participants of the project presented their advocacy cases to a public of experts, young people with African roots and policy makers.

May 26, 2014

‘This Eurovision won’t have one winner. We’ll find new collaborations to make youth win!’

During this Eurovision Song Contest weekend, IDEA NL welcomes over 100 young to young-at-heart professionals from all over the world to the exchange ‘Connecting Youth to Society’ and to celebrate IDEA’s 15th anniversary from 9th till 12th of May. This international meeting focused on debate will suitably take place at debate centre De Rode Hoed in Amsterdam.

May 08, 2014

Op woensdag 22 april vond een bijzondere ontmoeting plaats in Den Haag: twee deelnemers aan het IDEA project Inclusion of African Youth in Europe spraken met ChristenUnie Tweede Kamerlid Joël Voordewind over de situatie van ongedocumenteerde vluchtelingen in Nederland. Zij keken samen met hem naar de politieke mogelijkheden om de situatie van de vluchtelingen in de Vluchtkerk en –garage in Amsterdam te verbeteren.

May 05, 2014

What is the relationship between the European Union and Sweden? Should Sweden embrace a closer kinship to the European project, stick to the current path or cut its ties to the continent? In 2014 Sweden will hold elections to both the EU parliament and the national Riksdag. One of the main issues debated in national media is the role of Sweden with regards to the EU.

March 26, 2014

Op zondag 16 maart organiseerde het New Urban Collective in samenwerking met IDEA een debattraining en publieksdebat gericht op werkgelegenheid en onderwijs. IDEA trainer Randall Maarman en Sarita Bajnath gaven de training in de Bijlmer. In totaal namen zo’n twintig jongeren deel aan het publieksdebat en vijftien aan de training.

March 17, 2014