Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have been in a dispute over the right to use the name Macedonia ever since the former Yugoslav’s republic’s declaration of independence in 1991. It was only apt, therefore, that the Macedonia Youth Educational Forum (YEF), Debating Society of Greece (DSG) and IDEA UK called their cooperation event “Tournament without a name”.

January 20, 2014

The Macedonia Youth Educational Forum (YEF) organised a Training for judges for thirty high school and university students in Skopje on the 14th and 15th of September. The participants had been part of debate clubs for at least two years and many had been assistant-coaches before. The training consisted of four lectures on debate philiosophies, the Karl Popper debate format rules, speaker roles and advanced strategy, a demonstration debate and a discussion of the judging decision.

January 20, 2014

The Lithuanian organisation Educational Debate Centre (EDC) organised the national debate championship for high school students in the Santoros School in Vilnius on the 18th of October 2013. The tournament focused on youth unemployment in Europe and EU expansion policies.

January 17, 2014

The organisation Centar za Kulturu Dijaloga (CCD) organised three demonstration debates in high schools in different parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina in November 2013. The debates focused on European Union topics and discussed the position of Bosnian youth vis-à-vis the EU.

January 14, 2014

The Bosnian organisation Centar za Kulturu Dijaloga (CCD) organised local competitions and trainings on the justice system and youth violence in four different cities in November 2013. The trainings and comeptition reached out to established debate schools and new schools and had a total of 212 high school and university students participating. 

January 14, 2014

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.

January 14, 2014

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.

January 14, 2014

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.

January 13, 2014

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.

January 09, 2014

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.

December 18, 2013