IDEA Youth Forum 2022

IDEA Youth Forum 2022

The IDEA Youth Forum is the largest annual gathering for experts who work in debate education. In a week packed with workshops, exchanging good practices, and exploring opportunities for cooperation, the IDEA network and its partners strive to build a stronger debate community.

We are happy to announce that the IDEA Youth Forum 2022 will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from August 27th to September 4th. 

This year's forum will feature two tracks: the Trainer, and the Fundraising and Implementation track. The event will also feature the yearly IDEA General Assembly.


Trainer Track

The trainer track (TT) is a course that focuses on debate methodology and the quality of debate education. Participants will be offered content on becoming a better debate trainer, innovative approaches, or sharing methods that have shown quality in everyday use. The aim is that participants will not only become strong debate trainers themselves but also that they can strengthen the trainer pools of participating organizations locally.

For that reason, the ideal candidate for the Trainer Track is someone who has already had some experience offering training in debate – or another training area.


Fundraising and Implementation Track

The Fundraising and Implementation Track (FIT) will focus on capacity building for debate organizations and staff. A particular focus is placed on improving a debate program from the perspective of an administrator of a regional or national umbrella organization – the typical IDEA member.

The track will include workshops on fundraising, including an overview of fundraising schemes and calls available to debate organizations, as well as good practice examples, application building, and high-quality project idea and activity identification.

We highly recommend sending organizations to ensure individuals participating in the Fundraising and Implementation Track are experienced organization staff or highly motivated to remain engaged on the organizational level in the near (hopefully far) future.


For more information, please take a look at our Youth Forum 2022 brief and contact us at

Spots are open to IDEA member organisations and invited debate organisations. Please register your delegation using this form by June 1st. 


Aug 27, 2022 - Sep 04, 2022