Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange
Debate Exchange Activity: Three New Cycles beginning in September and October 2020
The Debate Exchange Activity brings together young people between 18 and 30 years of age and from diverse cultural backgrounds to meet online and debate current topics, issues, and challenges of their choice, such as education, democratic rights, Covid-19, power dynamics, migration, and climate change. In the Debate Team Leader Training participants become acquainted with a parliamentary model of public debate to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills for debating. They also get introduced to their role as Debate Team Leader.
The training is later followed by the Online Debates and a Post-Debate Dialogue Session.
The objective of this activity is to enhance young people's dialogue and debate skills, such as active listening and rebuttal, finding and formulating arguments, planning and structuring of speeches, and using a specific format for debating.
Age of participation: 18 - 30
- interest in current political, economic, social and cultural topics, issues and challenges
- national or resident in one of the eligible countries of the project
- good speaking skills in English
Activity Length of the course: 4 weeks
Weekly commitment: 3 - 4 hours
Three new Cycles in English will start with a Debate Team Leader Training on the following Saturdays:
- 19th September 2020
- 10th October 2020
- 31st October 2020
Always from 10 am to 4 pm CET (Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin).
This flag-ship initiative is established under a contract with the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency; Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is part of the Erasmus+ programme and is financed by the European Union. The project is implemented by a consortium composed of Search for Common Ground, the Anna Lindh Foundation, UNIMED, the Sharing Perspectives Foundation, Soliya, UNICollaboration, Kiron Open Higher Education, and Migration Matters. Visit the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Hub on the European Youth Portal to learn more about this ground-breaking project.