European Youth Speak September, 14 2006 - September 15, 2006 *ANNOUNCEMENT* We are looking for participants for: Training in debating skills and public debate development September 14-15, 2006 IDEA NL, Amsterdam Are you interested in learning about argumentation and debating techniques; learning how to become a debate trainer; learning about how to use debating techniques in public debating and how to organize debate events? This is your chance! We are looking for motivated youth workers, neighborhood and community workers & leaders, NGO workers, students, development officers & project leaders, formal and informal leaders or people interested in youth work, who would like to participate in our project training. The training will be interesting for people with little knowledge of debate as well as people with debate experience that would like to know more about its practical applications and develop their trainer skills. The training is a two day training course (in English) about argumentation and public debate: * What is debating, what is argumentation? * Different formats of debate * How to motivate young people from different backgrounds for debating and discussions and set up your own trainings? * How to use debate techniques in public debating and to organize debate events about European issues throughout communities? Besides this training we give all the participants the opportunity to practise trainer skills by joining other parts of the EU Youth Speak Project, for example by becoming a debate trainer or involvement in public debate development. Information about this will be given during the training. The training is part of the EU Youth Speak project that is implemented by IDEA Netherlands (International Debate Education Association) together with debate organisations in 4 countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia and Estonia) and Human Rights Education Associates (HREA, Netherlands), with the aim to develop debate clubs and public debate about the EU. At the end of the one year project there will be a conference in the Netherlands for all the participants of the project. The EU Youth Speak project started June 15th 2006. The project objectives of the EU Youth Speak project are: * Increasing young people's participation in discussion of important issues affecting their lives at local, national and European level, * Developing advocacy skills of young people, teachers, NGO workers and community leaders * Promoting knowledge of the European issues throughout communities We aim to reach those objectives by doing different activities: - Giving a two day training, Sept 14-15, to youth workers about debating skills and public debate development and train the trainers (in English); - Giving trainings to youth workers, in September and October, each 2 full days, to develop skills in debating, specifically focussed on how to organize debate clubs and development of public debates on European issues throughout communities (in Dutch); - Guiding organisations in starting their own debating / discussion clubs; - Supporting public debates; - Organizing a conference with the other 4 countries on 16 and 17th of March 2007. How to enroll the training course: If you are interested to enroll this training course, please send an email to Sanne de Kieviet before September 7, 2006. There is no participation fee for this training "debating skills and public debate development". Please make sure you provide us with your name, the name of your organization, a short description about yourself and a short motivation to join the training and the willingness to help in other parts of our project. Sanne de Kieviet Management Assistant IDEA NL Boudewijn Bekkers Development Director IDEA NL ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < >. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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