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Call for Debate Team Leaders

Call for Debate Team Leaders

Do you know about the new virtual version of Erasmus Plus? ERASMUS+ VIRTUAL EXCHANGE.* The pilot programme Advocacy Training – Intercultural Online Debate is a great opportunity to get in touch with young people from other countries and make meaningful intercultural experiences online. Learn the essentials of international communication and debate: structuring and presentation of arguments, intercultural awareness, diplomacy, and English language skills. As the programme proceeds online, it is not important from which city you are taking part, you only need access to a computer with valid internet connection. You can either participate as debater or as a debate team leader, no prior knowledge needed.

Are you between 18 and 30 years old? Do you either live in the southern and eastern Mediterranean countries or the European Union? Are you interested in debating political and social topics with global scope? Enroll today with Advocacy Training – Intercultural Online Debates! 


For the pilot phase, we are looking for young people who would like to develop not only rhetorical but also personality-building skills in the area of team building as debate team leader. All levels of debate experience are welcome – from beginners to advanced stage.

After being registered, team leaders will be trained through the debate team leader training. Here, you acquire important competences such as team leadership, empathy, rhetorical and diplomatic skills to strengthen your team building and moderation skills for the debate.

As team leader you are in charge of recruiting at least six to twelve debaters for your team (so-called debate club). You should prepare them for the online procedure and share the debating rules. During the online debate you have the opportunity to moderate one session. Team leaders will receive a certificate afterwards.

Members of each debate team don’t need to have any experience in debating. They also don’t have to be enrolled in a university programme. They just need to have the interest in joining a diverse team of young people, willingness to meet people from different backgrounds and cultures, learning to debate and express their own ideas, and commitment to the training dates of online debates.


On the following dates, we offer the debate team leader training and the online debates. Each session lasts about 5 hours and starts at 10 AM.  After your registration, we will arrange the appointment for one training and for one debate.




September: October:
debate team leader training


Sat., 11th Sat., 01st

Sat., 22nd

Sat., 13th

Sat., 27th

online debates Sun., 12th

Sat.,  18th

Sun., 19th

Sat.,  25th

Sun., 26th


Sun., 02nd

Sat.,  08th

Sun., 09th

Sat.,  15th

Sun., 16th

Sun., 23rd

Sat.,  29th

Sun., 30th

Sat.,  06th

Sun., 07th

Sun., 14th

Sat.,  20th

Sun., 21st

Sun., 28th



If there are more registrations than expected, there will be alternate dates for November and December.



Please register via the expression of interest form on the European Youth Portal.



If you are interested and curious to learn more about the programme or have any further questions, please contact alf-koordination@zak.kit.edu


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