Debate Center - Latvia

Biedrība "Debašu centrs"

The Debate Center Association coordinates the Latvian Popper Debate Movement for students throughout Latvia. The regional branches of the Debate Center are located in Iecava, Daugavpils, Riga and Valmiera.

The Popper debate in Latvia was introduced in 1994 with the support of the Soros Foundation Latvia. In 1998, the public organization Debate Center was established (since 2004 - the Association Debate Center).

The operation of the Debate Center covers approximately 40 schools throughout Latvia every year. These are primary schools, secondary schools and vocational secondary schools, as well as gymnasiums. The largest debate clubs are located in Liepaja, Cesis, Daugavpils, Iecava, Valmiera, Bauska.

The aim of the Debate Center is to strengthen the educational efforts of young people through the debate movement, to give young people the opportunity to learn about democracy and to participate in civil and inclusive society, and to help young people acquire new knowledge, skills and competences and take the initiative.


  • Ausekļa iela 9, LV-3401, Liepāja, LV
  • +371 26511525