iDebate (International Debate Education Association)


iDebate / IDEA achieves sustainable impact by promoting civil society and economic development on an international scale.

Our outcomes include the advancement of human rights, tolerance, equality, diversity, inclusion and active citizenship contributing to a more inclusive, open and prosperous society.

We are a global network with educational programmes in Central Asia, Middle East, North Africa, Europe and America providing opportunities for young people to develop critical thinking, intercultural fluency, non-linear literacy, conflict management, reconciliation, employability and advocacy skills - future skills for the global knowledge economy. 


We see the development of critical thinking and critical consumption of information ( from the internet for example) as key requirements for the development of communities and ultimately civil society. 

We have three core programmes in 2016-17 designed to deliver these outcomes for young people in schools and FE Colleges

  • World Debate Club
  • Art, Design and Advocacy Lab
  • iDebate World Championships

We also provide capacity buliding workshops for people working in social justice and youth settings to raise awareness of the use of debate to develop soft skills and employability.

Charity sectors

  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Education
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Training / employment support
  • Women
  • Young people

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Current opportunities

  • Trustee

    iDebate (International Debate Education Association)

    London (Central), W1T 4PW


    Do you believe in empowering marginalised youth to speak up and be heard? Do you believe in the Human Rights?  IDEA are searching for trustees Read more

    Time commitment: Trustees meet four times per annum, in twilight hours in Central London.

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  • Digital Comms Guru

    iDebate (International Debate Education Association)

    London (Central), W1T 4PW

    Ongoing role

    International Debate Education Association (IDEA) seeks a Digital Comms Guru to take our marketing and comms to the next level. Our vision is to 'fuel the power of persuasion' to empower open, tolerant citizens in the 21st Century. Read more

    Time commitment: 3-4hrs a week - working from home with occasional visits to the office.

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