Dare to think, argue to learn.
IDEA is a global network focused on supporting debate organisations in helping young people become critical thinkers and active citizens.
Over 700 debates and counting.
Debating can be intimidating at first. Get comfortable and explore our extensive Debatabase covering a wide variety of debate topics and arguments to start.
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.
European Schools Debating Championships Announced for 2024
The inaugural edition of the European Schools Debating Championships will take place in Prague in February 2024.Read More
Advancing quality of debate organisations during Debate exchange
European debaters unanimously support the establishment of a European Schools Debating Championships (EuroDSDC). The proposed tournament would combine a showcase of debate excellence with strong aims to support inclusion for debate in Europe. This e...Read More
IDEA supports young people in becoming critical thinkers and active citizens.
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Our digital education tools are freely available and were developed through "Innovate debate: Applied curriculum for debate-based youth work", a project co-funded under the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.