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

  • 29 Apr 2015
    IDEA Network News
    Tuesday evening, April 21, Schilderswijk The Hague. Like every Tuesday, a group of youngsters from Marokkaans Jongerengeluid (Moroccan Youth Voices) get together at the...
  • 22 Apr 2015
    IDEA Network News
    Seven enthusiastic youth workers from Duiven in the Netherlands participated in a two-day training of trainers on 9 and 10 April. They learned how to encourage youth to...
  • 20 Apr 2015
    IDEA Network News
    On Saturday March 21, a total of 31 young people and 15 police officers from Antwerp and The Hague sat down and exchanged ideas. They had all participated in an...
  • 13 Apr 2015
    IDEA Network News
    IDEA UK held the latest in its series of Debate in the Neighbourhood training the trainers sessions last Tuesday. IDEA UK’s trainer, Saleeta Coates, was in Waltham...
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30 Mar 2015
Seven teenage mothers and two young girls living in an assisted living project debated with care professionals, municipal council members and the welfare and...
25 Mar 2015
People with disabilities argue for an inclusive society.
23 Mar 2015
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....
23 Mar 2015
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...

Events

Bratislava
Slovakia
14 Jul 2013 - 20 Jul 2013
Antwerp
Belgium
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.