How can you save money when you have no money to spend? How can you pay your education? Who should you talk to about financial problems, or when looking for a job? And what can be done against bullying of kids for their poverty? These were the questions young people and their parents debated in public on Friday February 27 during the Money Week in The Hague.The Leergeld Den Haag foundation and IDEA provided debate training and a public debate for youth between 7 and 14 and their parents on the topic of money and the lack thereof.

March 06, 2015

The Hague University of Applied Sciences. January 20. Class ESe4-I. A group of enthusiastic European Studies students discussed the use of media and its influence in and on politics, business and culture around IDEA’s Debate Tree. Naturally, the events surrounding Charlie Hebdo had a great influence on the discussion, which is why the group settled on the motion: “Freedom of expression breaks the law.”The young people presented their opinions in short statements on the debate tree and explained their statements to the rest of the group.

January 28, 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

The Amsterdam student debating society Bonaparte hosted a public debate about the question: “Fortress Europe: is it time for a more liberal European asylum policy?” in cooperation with IDEA NL and Bürger Europas in the CREA student centre on November 20.  

November 24, 2014

How should we tackle financial debts of young people? How can we prevent them from getting into debt in the first place? And why is it so difficult to talk about this topic? The latter actually appeared no problem at all for the 57 young people participating in the Mind your Wallet weekend from May 30 to June 1. They debated all weekend about financial issues and debt problems.

June 11, 2014

The Erasmus Debating Society (EDS) of Rotterdam hosted a public debate on the question: “Should we always put ecology before economic growth?” on 14 May 2014, a week before the Netherlands goes to the voting booths for the European Parliament elections.

May 17, 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

Twenty participants from the New Urban Collective in Amsterdam Bijlmer participated in a debate training and public debate on employment and education on Sunday the 16th of March. The participants from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds learned new debate skills and later grilled candidates for the local elections of March 19th.

March 17, 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