Saturday, April 17, 2010

2010 IDEA Youth Exchange held in Budapest, Hungary

The 2010 IDEA Youth Exchange took place on April 10-11 in Budapest, Hungary which brought together youth from around the world for a weekend of presentations, discussion and fun activities. This year's exchange focused on the promotion of democratic values and combating populism in public discourse, particularly through the use of new media.

Like all other IDEA Exchanges, the Youth Exchange utilized the BarCamp principle, which allowed participants to exchange ideas, present their work and projects, and discuss ways for future cooperation. Aside from debating, participants also had the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour around the city of Budapest.

To see highlights from the 2010 Youth Exchange, go to the IDEA Flickr page to view photos from the event, or visit IDEA's channel on for a playlist of several videos of presentations and speakers. For more information, visit the Youth Exchange website.

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