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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.
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10 Dec 2013
The Oxford-bound South African law student is thrilled to have her dream come true.Former Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge (GDPPC) winner Seham Areff...
5 Nov 2013
Submissions for Task One are now closed. Thank you to everyone who sent in their policy memos on time. They are now on their way to the judges, who will be...
22 Oct 2013
The five winners of last year’s Challenge on ‘Digital Freedom and its Limits’ talk about the impact that the Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge (GDPPC)...
3 Sep 2013
The 2013-2014 GDPPC submission page is now open for all policy memos. Deadline to submit your policy memo is 30 October 2013.
26 Aug 2013
A new video is now online to provide you with guidance and advice on preparing your policy memo.Take a look and get ready to submit by 30 October 2013!
18 Jul 2013
A new round of GDPPC is launched! Get ready to think about drug policy and take a look at the new website to learn more.
18 Jul 2013
As the first stage of the 2014 GDPPC Challenge, your task will be to write a policy memorandumon on one of the 4 scenarios from the topic of ‘Rethinking...
27 Jun 2013
Seham Areff  from South Africa, Undine Rubeze from Latvia, Martin Kiik from Estonia, Anil Pulickel from India and Andrew Walsh from United Kingdom are the...