IDEA is about to embark on a new training and debate track in Armenia.
Since 2010 IDEA has been partnering with the Open Society Foundation in Armenia, to introduce and develop debate in secondary schools, universities and youth groups.
Twenty teachers, youth workers and NGO leaders attended the first
training in December 2010, and subsequently seven debate clubs were
established across the country. Five months later the first Armenian
debate tournament (KP format) took place.
The upcoming trainings and seminars are planned for July 16-21, with
ten coaches and twenty high school students taking part. Participants
will be split into three tracks for coaches, new debaters, and
advanced debaters. Each track will be led by the Russian speaking
trainers Sergei Naumoff, Sergei Gavrilov and Ivan Sukhov.