On International Women’s Day we should be celebrating women of the past and considering what next? With iDebate’s public debate ‘Should the airbrushing of women’s bodies in the media be banned?’ we took the latter course with a debate about fashion, the media, and the industries that encourage women, particularly young women, to believe they should strive to be prefect.
‘Is it better to live in the UK or Bulgaria?’ is perhaps not a question most of us here in the UK think about regularly (indeed the comparison most Britons will think of is with the USA, Australia, or France) but it is of immediate relevance to one community; Bulgarians in the UK. And so it was at the Bulgarian Shkolo Vasil Levski a Bulgarian complementary school situated in Barking, East London.
‘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?
How can you save money when you have no money to spend? How can you pay your education? Who should you talk to about financial problems, or when looking for a job? And what can be done against bullying of kids for their poverty? These were the questions young people and their parents debated in public on Friday February 27 during the Money Week in The Hague.The Leergeld Den Haag foundation and IDEA provided debate training and a public debate for youth between 7 and 14 and their parents on the topic of money and the lack thereof.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences. January 20. Class ESe4-I. A group of enthusiastic European Studies students discussed the use of media and its influence in and on politics, business and culture around IDEA’s Debate Tree. Naturally, the events surrounding Charlie Hebdo had a great influence on the discussion, which is why the group settled on the motion: “Freedom of expression breaks the law.”The young people presented their opinions in short statements on the debate tree and explained their statements to the rest of the group.
The Leiden Debating Union hosted a public debate about the question: “Should the EU have acted more resolutely to counter the Crimean Crisis?” in cooperation with IDEA NL and Bürger Europas in the KOG on December 10.
On Wednesday the 10th of December the Leiden Debating Union organises a public debate about the question "Should the EU have acted more resolutely to counter the Crimean Crisis?", in cooperation with IDEA, Burger Europe and VDCH.
The Amsterdam student debating society Bonaparte hosted a public debate about the question: “Fortress Europe: is it time for a more liberal European asylum policy?” in cooperation with IDEA NL and Bürger Europas in the CREA student centre on November 20.
How should we tackle financial debts of young people? How can we prevent them from getting into debt in the first place? And why is it so difficult to talk about this topic? The latter actually appeared no problem at all for the 57 young people participating in the Mind your Wallet weekend from May 30 to June 1. They debated all weekend about financial issues and debt problems.
The Erasmus Debating Society (EDS) of Rotterdam hosted a public debate on the question: “Should we always put ecology before economic growth?” on 14 May 2014, a week before the Netherlands goes to the voting booths for the European Parliament elections.