What is Debate in the Neighbourhood?

Debate in the Neighbourhood takes debating and public speaking out of their traditional settings and puts them at the heart of education programs in diverse communities around the world. DiN projects are now underway in the UK, the USA, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary.

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DiN News

  • 25 Mar 2015
    IDEA Network News
    People with disabilities argue for an inclusive society.
  • 23 Mar 2015
    IDEA Network News
    On Sunday IDEA UK ran a day long training for fourteen trainers from Coachbright, an organisation that works with school pupils preparing them for university. The...
  • 23 Mar 2015
    IDEA Network News
    International IDEA Debate in the Neighbourhood Learning Circle.How can society reach out to young people with fewer chances? How can we motivate them to participate in...
  • 9 Mar 2015
    IDEA Network News
    On a cold Thursday morning in February, young people from the Antwerp "problem district" Kiel meet with police for a Debate in the Neighbourhood project...
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6 Mar 2015
The new Mind your Wallet season has begun! IDEA NL has stimulated hundreds of young people to discuss financial debt and solutions to financial problems, thus...
6 Mar 2015
How can you save money when you have no money to spend? How can you pay your education? Who should you talk to about financial problems, or when looking for a...
24 Feb 2015
On a sodden Thursday IDEA UK undertook the first training event for trainers in its new programme Understanding Ideas.
10 Feb 2015
We all have certain ideas, or worldviews, that are pretty much fixed. Sometimes those views are fixed without having really thought about the issue in question...


14 Jul 2013 - 20 Jul 2013
28 Jun 2013 - 30 Jun 2013

Youth News

Youth News

1 Aug 2013

The UK's Prime Minister, David Cameron, and his government are worried that online porn is too easy for children to access; the government is also concerned about the large amount of illegal pornography, including images of extreme violence, that exists on the internet.

9 Jul 2013

On 09 July a man named Reece Elliot was sent to prison for 28 months by a judge at Newcastle Crown Court. He had been found guilty of making a threat to kill and sending “grossly offensive messages”.

3 Jul 2013

In May this year, the Howard League for Penal Reform released statistics showing that police services across the United Kingdom took almost 70,000 DNA samples from young people between the ages of 10 and 17. The League’s statistics also showed that the police had taken DNA samples from seven-year-old, five-year-old and two-year-old children.

1 Jul 2013

According to the BBC, a survey carried out by the Welsh branch of alcohol issues charity Concern has discovered that increasing numbers of teenagers are using Supermarkets’ online delivery services to get hold of alcoholic drinks.