The Bosnian organisation Centar za Kulturu Dijaloga (CCD) organised a training program and competition about peer violence for high school students and their teachers across the country from December 6 until December 8, 2013. The teachers and students participated in a series of workshops to get basic knowledge about the subject and about debate.
Young people feel they lack a free space for discussion on the internet where their opinions are not belittled, or discussion stopped through insults, trolling, or bullying.
Open Communication Serbia organised the Decemberac tournament for freshers from high school and university debating on the 21st and 22nd of December 2013. A total of 56 debaters participated and 21 experienced judges from the Open Communication's university network provided feedback and a great learning opportunitiy to the new debaters that had started at the beginning of the academic year.
The Association for for Creative Communication and Debate (ACCD) in Serbia organised a two-day tournament for elementary and secondary school students in Belgrade on the 30th of November and 1st of December 2013. The students debated on the affirmative and opposing sides of the motion that "the state should keep young people in the country." Between each round, the teachers participated in workshops.
The Czech ADK organised a very special Christmas tournament in Vysoké Mýto for its high school Debate League participants. Unlike ADK‘s usual tournaments, which have separate English and Czech branches, this tournament provided all forty participants a chance to practice their debating in English from Friday the 13th until Sunday the 15th of December.
The Latvian Debate Center (DC) organised two tournaments for high school students at Daugavpils Valsts ģimnāzija in the framework of the idebateEU project about European cooperation. The first was held for 27 students on November 7, the second for 33 students on November 21.
Should Europe focus on growing its markets, or strengthen its social programs? That choice was debated by two politicians and two student debaters in front of an interested and active audience at the Technischen Universität Dresden on the 11th of November. The debate was part of the German debate series Klartext Europa and the IDEA debate project Debate changing Europe. Dr.
The Latvian Debate Center (DC) organised two tournaments for high school students in the framework of the idebateEU
The ADK hosted the largest annual tournament with the national Czech and English debate tournament „Memorable Nymburk“ from the 22nd until the 24th of November. The tournament in Nymburk had 150 participants from high schools all across the Czech Republic with 37 teams participating.