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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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WHO 2023: Celebrating Debate and Diversity in Zagreb
NEWS Dec 19, 2023

WHO 2023: Celebrating Debate and Diversity in Zagreb

The Winter Holidays Open (WHO) 2023, a major European debate tournament in Zagreb, Croatia, showcased talent from 18 countries with 87 teams. Organized by the Croatian Debate Society with 69 international volunteer adjudicators, WHO 2023 emphasized s...

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