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

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

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

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

Ook 2015 wordt weer een afwisselend en actief jaar bij IDEA. Het Erasmus+ fonds van de EU heeft IDEA groen licht gegeven voor drie nieuwe Europese projecten.

December 09, 2014

The IDEA Debate Exchange 2014 took place from 20 to 26 July in Hoorn, Netherlands. Fifty student debaters from across Europe took part in the event which was set up to develop new ideas for debate training, events and for creating more sustainable development of their own debate organisations.

All the workshops have finished, the wrap-up of the project has started and the participants have headed home however the effects of the IDEA Debate Exchange will last longer than the training event itself.

July 28, 2014