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The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) gives young people a voice through education, debate and by raising their awareness about worldwide issues.

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The Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge offers undergraduates across disciplines and continents an opportunity to explore issues of global importance from different points of view. Participants can become eligible to win a free trip to Budapest and a $10,000 scholarship.
Registration for this round is closed. Join us next year!

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26 Jun 2014
Today, 42 participants from 21 countries began their quest to enter the grand finals of the Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge 2014. Participants...
25 Jun 2014
Following yesterday’s panel discussion on the “Post-War on Drugs World”, Day 3 of the Budapest Forum 2014 comprised a public speaking and debating workshop for...
24 Jun 2014
The second day of the Budapest Forum 2014 opened with a panel discussion on “Post-‘War on Drugs’ World.”
23 Jun 2014
“Rethinking drugs” is the theme of this year’s Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge final event, which gathers 42 participants from 21 countries, all...