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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 2013
A.J. Carver (USA/BSMath) and Georgiana Mihut (Romania/CEU) of Opening Opposition placed first in Finals on drug policy. The team formed a year ago at CEU...
21 Jun 2013
Twelve finalists will compete for the final prizes today at Szabó Ervin Library in Budapest as a part of the Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge 2012 -...
19 Jun 2013
After day one which brought very interesting discussion on "Digital freedom in a hyper-connected world" with Marietje Shaake, member of the European Parliament...
17 Jun 2013
38 participants from 20 countries are taking part in the Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge final event, currently in its second year, competing to win...
13 Jun 2013
The Global Network Initiative, Freedom of Expression and privacy rights is the topic for a discussion on the second day of  Global Debate and Public...
13 Jun 2013
Digital freedom in a hyper-connected world is the topic that will open Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge 2012 - 2013 final event in Budapest on 17th...
7 Jun 2013
The final event of the ongoing Global Debate & Public Policy Challenge on “Digital Freedom and its Limits” will take place in Budapest, 17 – 21 June 2013....
11 Mar 2013
Submissions for the second task of the Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge are closed.The deadline for submissions was 10 March.