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IDEA is a global membership organisation focused on using debate to support young people in becoming critical thinkers and active citizens.


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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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Tools available were developed through "Innovate debate: Applied curriculum for debate-based youth work" project, funded under the Erasmus+ program of the Europan Union.

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