The aim of the Youth debate programme is to give students in secondary education the opportunity to dive deeply in to various societal, environmental and economic topics and to introduce them to the art of debating.
The students learn to thoroughly research a topic, recognise the complexity and various aspects of the question at hand in addition to preparing a convincing debate. Within the debate they are challenged to successfully present a given position (pro or con), which is drawn by lot beforehand. This includes interacting with and truly listening to their opponents’ positions, while skilfully integrating their own arguments in to the debate with the goal of making a convincing overall impression.
This programme is politically neutral and free of charge for all participating schools, institutions and enterprises.