Self-confidence, developing rhetorical abilities, speaking freely in front of the camera, strengthening the ability to use mother tongue and foreign languages... All this can be provided by debate workshops and participation in the debates themselves. These are sufficient arguments for the debates to accompany the educational adventure of young people from the early years of their development. There are many debating styles, and therefore there are many possibilities.

Our association began its debate adventures with organizing Oxford debates during various local and international events. Regardless of the main topic of our action, there was always a moment to exchange arguments on topics important to young people in a solemn, official atmosphere. With every next activity, we tried to modify the structure of the debates so that they were as close as possible to the needs of a given group (age of participants, language skills, previous experience ...). Eventually, we started building whole youth projects on a debating foundament, which finally allowed us to build our debating club.

Its intention is the implementation of a long-term action plan that will allow youth debates in various forms to be permanently included in the educational landscape of the Lubelskie region of Poland.

Working Methods

The debate took place during the Polish-Ukrainian youth exchange entitled 'Let's Debate'. Thesis of the debate: 'People joining non-governmental organizations are driven by private benefits'. The participants were Polish and Ukrainian participants of the project. The video describes the principles of the debate and summarizes each round.

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The debate took place during the Polish-Ukrainian youth exchange entitled 'Let's Debate'. Thesis of the debate: 'In the near future the world will be a monoculture'. The participants were Polish and Ukrainian participants of the project. The video describes the principles of the debate and summarizes each round.

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The debate took place during the Polish-Ukrainian youth exchange entitled 'Let's Debate'. Thesis of the debate: 'In the future, robots will have the same rights as humans'. The participants were Polish and Ukrainian participants of the project. The video describes the principles of the debate and summarizes each round.

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The debate took place during the international youth exchange entitled 'Talk, talk'. Thesis of the debate: 'We should all live according to the zero-waste principle'. The participants were Polish, Latvian, Hungarian and Czech participants of the project. The video summarizes each round of this debate.

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The debate took place during the international youth exchange entitled 'Talk, talk'. Thesis of the debate: 'Having children is our duty'. The participants were Polish, Latvian, Hungarian and Czech participants of the project. The video summarizes each round of this debate.

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The debate took place during the international youth exchange entitled 'Talk, talk'. Thesis of the debate: 'Students should wear uniforms'. The participants were Polish, Latvian, Hungarian and Czech participants of the project. The video summarizes each round of this debate.

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The debate took place during the international training course entitled 'Make the lead'. Thesis of the debate: 'Alcohol consumption in Erasmus+ projects should not be allowed'. The participants were youth workers and future group leaders from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Greece and Slovakia. The video shows the entire debate.

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The debate took place during the international training course entitled 'V&D - Visibility and Dissemination'. Thesis of the debate: 'Production of T-shirts to increase visibility of youth projects is a waste of money'. The participants were youth workers from Poland, Lithuania, Croatia, Romania, Hungary, Estonia and Slovakia. The video shows fragments of the debate.

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The debate took place during the Polish-Ukrainian youth exchange 'We will manage'. Thesis of the debate: 'Media is a key reason of depression during in COVID-19 times'. Polish and Ukrainian participants of the project took part in the debate.

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Debate training for European youth workers was part of the international training course entitled '3M7O - 3 Methods 7 Organizations'. It took place in Motycz Leśny near Lublin on September 21-29, 2022. Youth workers shared their opinions about the method on our YouTube channel.

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Two debates were held during the 'Switch on Active Mode' international youth exchange. 24 young people from Poland, Lithuania and Slovakia took part in them. The debate workshop and the first debate were devoted to the values that guide us in our lives. The second debate, designed and conducted by the participants themselves, was devoted to the topic of ecology.

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The debate took place during the Polish-Ukrainian youth exchange entitled 'Let me tell you a story - a year out of my country'. The participants first discussed possible debate theses and took part in debate training, and then put the acquired skills into practice.

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The debate took place during the youth exchange 'Development through initiatives', which the HEureaka Generator association carried out with partners from Lithuania, Slovakia and Estonia in October 2023. The participants took part in debate workshops and then prepared a debate.

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