Changing the Neighbourhood

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.

DiN News

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2 Jun 2014
Debate in the Neighbourhood conference magazine launched
20 May 2014
From May 9 – 11, the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) organized the exchange ‘Connecting Youth to Society.’ At the Exchange, around 100 youth...
14 May 2014
Last weekend IDEA Netherlands held the Debate in the Neighbourhood and My City Real World exchange “Connecting Youth to Society” and as a part of...
13 May 2014
‘This was the best weekend of my life!’Said one 15 year old boy who participated in an IDEA event over the weekend of 9 to 12 May 2014. Over 100 youth...


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.