We are delighted to announce that Margo Loor will be joining us at the IDEA Debate Exchange, where he will bepart of the trainers' track. IDE is a weeklong exchange where debaters learn how to become better debate educators, event organisers and club runners. It is a vital way to learn best practices from each other, and improve the quality of the European debate circuits.
All international participants of the IDEA Debate Exchange have now left Sofia. After the final day of the Exchange on Monday the 1st, and sightseeing for some on the 2nd of August, the event is now over. The Exchange ended with a day full of practice: some practiced organising a tournament, others judging, debating or giving workshops. Still others discussed a new plan for cooperation: an international knowledge academy for debate.
Participants at the IDEA Debate Exchange in Sofia have started their final training day today. They are discussing ways to use debate for youth advocacy, and ways to make youth participate more with their projects, but also learn more about advanced training skills, budgeting and coaching.
How do you organise a debate tournament, what is effective pr, how do you judge and what are basic training skills you need? What are good ways to use debate for promotion of critical skills, and how do games and theatre help debate training?These and more were the questions participants grappled with at the third edition of the IDEA Debate Exchange in Sofia.
Participants from all over Europe are gathering today for the start of the third edition of the IDEA Debate Exchange in Sofia.
Do you want to learn how to become a better debate trainer? Do you have ideas how to spread debate to new areas and want to meet others who are working on that? Are you looking for new ideas for debate events, international cooperation or fundraising?
The IDEA Debate Exchange 2015 was yet again a great success. The training and exchange event in Ljubljana for, mostly, European student debate organisations had 60 participants from 20 different countries. The Exchange focuses on strengthening the capacity of participants in debate training, organising and outreach.
A total of 57 participants have gathered yesterday and today for the second IDEA Debate Exchange in Ljubljana. Almost twice as many as the year before and with representatives from twenty different countries in Europe and beyond. Many came on a short train ride from the Vienna European Universities Debating Championships (EUDC), others had travelled extensively to get here.
Do you want to learn how to be a better debate trainer? Do you want to learn how to expand debate into new areas? Are you looking for new ideas on how to organise debate events or looking for opportunities to cooperate with other debaters in Europe?