Call for Debate Team Leaders – Join the new ERASMUS+ VIRTUAL EXCHANGE programme!

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 Mediterraneancountries 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 skillsfor the debate.

As team leaderyou 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 a 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, the 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
Team Leaders Training

(10 am – 4 pm CEST time)

 22 – 29 13 – 20 – 27
Online Debates

(10 am – 3 pm CEST time)

8,9 -15,16 – 23 – 29,30 6,7 – 12, 14 – 19,20,21- 26,27,28



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


* This flag-ship initiative is established under a contract with the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency; Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is part of the Erasmus+ programme and is financed by the European Union. The project is implemented by a consortium composed of Search for Common Ground, the Anna Lindh Foundation, UNIMED, the Sharing Perspectives Foundation, Soliya, UNICollaboration, Kiron Open Higher Education, and Migration Matters.



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