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We focus on using debate-based methods to support the development of essential soft and transferable skills, with a particular focus on young people with fewer possibilities. 


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United for Ukraine

IDEA's "United for Ukraine" initiative has provided critical support to the Ukrainian debate community, offering immediate aid, medical supplies, and psychological support. Transitioning to long-term assistance, we are now focusing on integration of ...

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