Friday, April 30, 2010

Improve your debate skills with videos and materials from IDEA training in Budapest

Do you want to build a better argument? Use videos and materials from a recent IDEA training! Even if you have never participated in a debate training, you can make use of these resources to help develop your argumentation and public speaking skills in general.

On April 12-13, as an extension of the 2010 YouthExchange, IDEA-Netherlands and the Foundation for Democratic Youth (DIA) held a debate training in Budapest, Hungary for students, youth workers and NGOs. Apart from learning other useful debate tools, the participants had the opportunity to debate for the first time by discussing issues such as banning private universities in Hungary and banning extreme right parties in Europe.

The materials from the training (powerpoint presentations and further reading materials), as well as video recordings of the actual training sessions can be found at the YouthExchange website and IDEA's channel on You can also check out the debate that the trainers presented for the Youth Exchange participants on the topic, "Europe should respond to populism." Click here to learn more about IDEA trainings.

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