Wageningen Debating and IDEA NL organised a meeting about the Inclusion of African youth in Europe. Members of the debating society, students in Development Studies and a number of youth with African backgrounds attended the training, keynote speech and discussion. It was the third preview debate for the IDEA NL project on this topic.
The Leiden Debating Union and IDEA NL presented a second preview debate on the Inclusion of African Youth in Europe on the 30th of October in Leiden. Twelve young people with African roots or an interest in the topic participated in a training about debating, followed by a debate about inclusion and exclusion of African youth in employment and education.
The Slovak Debate Association (SDA) organised two regional tournaments in October as part of the idebateEU project. A total of 71 three-member teams participated in the events held in Bratislava (Western Slovakia) on October 18-19 and Michalovce (Eastern Slovakia) on October 25-26. Both tournaments had four rounds of preliminary debates - two on a prepared motion that the EU should have granted asylum to Edward Snowden and two on impromptu motions.
Are you interested in learning more about the position of African youth in Europe? Do you specialise in academic fields related to the subject, like economics, migration studies, sociology, political science or anthropology? Are you from an African background or do you regularly work with youth with that background?
The Estonian Debating Society (EDS) organised a wide variety of activities between September 15 and 22 surrounding Democracy Day (September 15). The Democracy Days activities took place in 76 different schools spread over 30 different locations in Estonia. A total of 5885 high school and university students participated in lectures given by well-known public figures such as politicians, actors and business leaders or members of the EDS presenting debates about democracy-related topics.
Open Communication Serbia organised a Summer Debate Academy from July 28 until August 3. A total of 48 university and high school students between 18 and 25 participated in three days of seminars, followed by two days of tournament with six rounds. Take a look at the pictures for an impression of the event.
The Czech Debate Association ADK organised the Open Gate Open and Debate Training in Babice over the weekend of September 20 to 22. The debate training was open to high school students from all over the Czech Republic..A total of 46 students participated in the event in the Open Gate Open Boarding School. The participants took part in one of two tracks: one for more experienced debaters focused on the Karl Popper Debate format and one for beginners who combined training with trial debates.
Are you interested in learning more about the position of African youth in Europe? Do you specialise in academic fields related to the subject, like economics, migration studies, sociology, political science or anthropology? Are you from an African background or do you regularly work with youth with that background?Then the IDEA NL project "Inclusion of African Youth in Europe" is made for you!
IDEA Amsterdam and partners cordially invite you to participate in the next edition of the debate program "The Inclusion of African Youth in Europe." We seek a a wide variety of backgrounds among participants who are united by their interest in the subject, so anyone from youth with an African background, students of African studies or young professionals with a strong interest in African issues is welcome. The event is a follow up from the succesful first edition, a debate program on the future of African youth in Europea and Africa.
The last day of the training programs of Debate changing Europe started with a relaxing boat trip on the Meuse/Maas river for which Maastricht is named. The participants discussed the things they had learned on their visit to Brussels, took in the lovely environments or just soaked up the sun. They then moved on to Chateau Bethlehem, a training location for the local hotel school and the perfect place to close off the training event.