Events

The Mind Your Wallet debate weekend

28 Jun 2013 - 30 Jun 2013
Language: 
Dutch
English
Level: 
High Schools
Mixed
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Antwerp, Belgium

Details

Type: 
Training
Organisers: 
IDEA NL
Location: 
Fakkelteater
Reyndersstraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen
Antwerp, VAN 2000
Belgium
Twittter Hashtag: 

Mind your Wallet is a project that aims to open the sensitive subject of financial problems for discussion among youth through the medium of debate. It entails a series of debate trainings focused on practical skills and financial knowledge to enable youth to speak their mind and seek solutions. The project is financed through funds from Youth in Action and J.P. Morgan

Forty young people from the Netherlands and Belgium will gather in Antwerp between 28 and 30 June 2013 to discuss financial problems facing young people living in neighbourhoods throughout Europe. They will compete in a style similar to the one used in Dutch Lagerhuis debate competitions (House of Commons adaptations) in teams of five to discuss these important issues.

The event will start with a get-together in the Elcker-Ik Centre in Antwerp, followed on Saturday in the Leonardo Lyceum Pestalozzi with workshops and four preliminary rounds on subjects such as the lure of commercials, whether minors should be allowed to agree to debt and whether schools should educate students on financial accumen.

The event's final debate, and an additional public debate will take place in the Fakkelteater on Sunday. Both of these debates will be open to the public. The public debate will cover the following topics:

• Commercials and peer pressure cause an increase in debt among young people
• Young people are responsible for the debts they take upon themselves
• Youth employment is the solution to combat povery among youth

More information can be found in Dutch on the Mind your Wallet website.

Contact

The Mind Your Wallet debate weekend
Fakkelteater
Reyndersstraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen
Antwerp, VAN 2000
Belgium

Info & Downloads

Info

For more information about IDEA NL and the Mind Your Wallet project, visit http://nl.idebate.org