IDEA NL and three Dutch student debating societies are cooperating with Bürger Europas and IDEA member VDCH on a project called European Debates. The project consists of a series of public debates between politicians, experts and young Europeans about key issues of European politics. The debates are conducted as Oxford-style debates following a pro-contra approach.
Erasmus Debating Society Rotterdam, Leiden Debating Union and Amsterdamse Studentendebatvereniging Bonaparte are the Dutch participants in the series. The project focuses on the cooperation of debating clubs from 8 European countries: the 22 debates will be conducted by the clubs of the VDCH in Germany, Austria, Italy, Sweden and France, as well as three European partners, Habla y Debate Spain, IDEA Nl and the Poland Debates Foundation, coordinated by Bürger Europas e.V.
Curious? Have a look at what the debates look like in this video.