The IDEA Youth Forum 2011 is getting underway in Istanbul with teams arriving from as far afield as Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Botswana, Sierra Leone and Chile. This year’s topic is international migration, and you can follow the progress of the teams through the tournament here….
For the next two weeks more than 250 high school students from 40 countries will be competing, learning, improving their debate skills - and getting up to all sorts of other things that we’ll be keeping you updated on.
Each IDEA Youth Forum begins with a world competition – the IDEA Karl Popper Debate Championship. After the championship the Youth Forum continues with smaller training sessions where students debate in international teams. To suit students with different needs we offer various options – including tracks for beginners, for high school students and for those making the transition to university debating. We also use this time to train coaches and teachers, and offer a special track for those learning English.