Online Debates bring intercultural teams together to work hand-on-hand on relevant debate topics across the region.
Following the Team Leaders Training session, on the necessary debate skills, teams engage with each other in an online debate. The activity builds on the great success of the Young Medediterranean Voices programme. Participants develop critical thinking skills and explore subjects that can lead to advocacy impact.
Each debate features two teams of young debaters from the north and south of the Mediterranean who will present evidence to validate arguments for or against a motion chosen by the participants themselves.
The session is hosted by a Debate Trainer, and the debates are moderated by the two Team Leaders of each team. In order to take part in the Online Debate activity it is expected that at least one team leader is trained prior to the debate event taking place.
After the Online Debates, Debate Team Leaders and their team members will meet again in the Post- Debate Dialogue session one week after the Debate, to reflect on the motions they debated.
The post-debate session is the last part of the Debate Exchange experience.
*LANGUAGE OF THE ACTIVITY: ENGLISH, FRENCH AND ARABIC
Provides a better understanding of the intercultural youth-led debate methodology, equipping participants with debate and dialogue techniques
The Debate Exchange activities are open for youth organisations and universities in the Euro-Mediterranean region.