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IDEA is a global network focused on supporting debate organisations in helping young people become 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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IDEA is hiring

As the scope of our work grows we are looking for additional full time and part time staff in administrative, organisational and fundraising positions

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Call for bids for EuroSDC 2025 is open!

After the success of EuroSDC 2024, the bidding process for 2025 is now opened. If you or your organisation is interested in hosting the best high school debaters across Europe, please read on to find out all the details about the bidding process.

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