The Slovak Debate Association
The Slovak Debate Association’s mission is to promote critical thinking, open-mindedness and citizenship of young people. We are an NGO established in 1999 as a spin-off of the local Open Society Foundation. In 2014 we had about 1000 members in 50 debate clubs across the country. In addition to working with teachers, we run debate programs at high school, middle school and university level, as well as a public discussion program and a summer academy.
The Romanian Association for Debate, Oratory and Rhetoric
The Romanian Association for Debate, Oratory and Rhetoric promotes debate as an educational tool for the development of critical thinking, reasoning and public speaking skills and it is one of the major NGOs acting in the educational field in Romania. Currently, ARDOR supports over 1800 students and 200 instructors in approximately 60 debate clubs all over the country.
Educational Debate Centre
Educational Debate Centre is a non-governmental and non-profit organization founded by the Open Society Foundation, Lithuania. EDC unites a network of around 35 schools from all over Lithuania, including Russian-language, Polish-language and rural/small town schools. EDC also has a pool of experienced debate teachers and debate alumni who act as debate trainers in different projects implemented by EDC.
Estonian Debating Society
Estonian Debating Society is an educational non-profit, bringing together debate students, teachers, coaches, trainers and volunteers since 1994. Our mission is to promote a mindset in society where a stronger argument is the determining factor in any discussion and to teach necessary skills. We support debate education by establishing debate clubs, offer debate, public speaking, negotiation and argument construction trainings for businesses, public institutions, NGOs and private individuals, generating income for our other activities. We also organise public debates and discussions in online and offline media and physical locations, work with political parties, think-tanks and umbrella organisations and run public campaigns to improve the level of reasoning in all forms of social dialogue.
Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-20201. Education, training, youth and sport can make a major contribution to help tackle socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion.