‘Individuals should sacrifice some privacy in the fight against terrorism online’. Since the revelations by Edward Snowden this has been a hot topic for debate as it was at the Dalston Roof Park yesterday. It is also a somewhat complex and impenetrable topic requiring as it does knowledge of legislation, politics, and technical knowledge.

June 26, 2015

“What’s the investigatory powers bill?” I hear you say. It is the replacement for the Data Communications bill, better known as the snoopers charter, that was blocked by the Liberal Democrats in the last parliament.If you live in the London and do practically anything online, and let’s face it that means almost all Londoners, then this debate will be of interest to you. Your online privacy, as well as national security against terrorists, is at stake.

June 10, 2015

Is there such thing as too much of a good thing? That was the starting point for a debate at Camden Woodcraft folk, the first debate in collaboration between IDEA and CoachBright.The following is an edited blog post from CoachBright:We met with an enthusiastic group of sixteen younger people, 12-16, with big opinions, big voices, and plenty of ideas. Over two sessions we used our IDEA training to teach this group to constructively debate, and they really enjoyed it.

May 22, 2015

‘Feminism & Activism: How can we create change?’ was the topic of a lively debate last night that ranged over questions of what is feminism? How do we empower women?

May 15, 2015

On Sunday IDEA UK ran a day long training for fourteen trainers from Coachbright, an organisation that works with school pupils preparing them for university. The training took place at Collaboration House, the building in Central London where IDEA UK has its office.

March 23, 2015