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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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17 Jun 2014
On the occasion of the Budapest Forum 2014, the grand finale of the Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge (GDPPC) 2013-2014, we are pleased to invite you...
20 May 2014
Can you see both sides of an argument? Are you capable of advocating for a position that you don’t necessarily believe in? We have put together some...
17 Apr 2014
To those competitors who have earned themselves an invitation to the Budapest Forum 2014: Congratulations! We are thrilled to have you with us in Budapest and...
17 Apr 2014
For Task Two, the GDPPC judges evaluated 173 eligible policy briefs from a total of 50 countries, many of which provided engaging and thought-provoking...
3 Mar 2014
We have officially closed submissions for Task Two. Thank you all for your hard work! We are honored to have received so many high quality submissions and we...
16 Jan 2014
What’s the difference between the Task One policy memo and the Task Two policy brief? How should you structure your paper? What is APA citation?
19 Dec 2013
After weeks of carefully reviewing your policy memos, results for Task One are now finalised. All participants will soon receive an email informing them of...
17 Dec 2013
All participants will receive individual feedback from the judges when the results are out, but this time we also asked the judges if they had any general...