Call for Debate Team Leaders – Join the new Online Debate Programme!

Have you heard of Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange? It’s part of the Erasmus+ programme, providing an accessible, ground-breaking way for young people to engage in intercultural learning.


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 a Debater or as a Debate Team Leader, no prior knowledge needed.

Enrol today with Advocacy Training – Intercultural Online Debates!

This video illustrates what the project is about.

For the pilot phase, we are looking for young people (aged 18 – 30) who would like to develop not only rhetorical but also personality-building skills in the area of team building as a Debate Team Leader. All levels of debate experience are welcome – from beginners to advanced stage.

How to become a Debate Team Leader? 

After being registered as a Team Leader, you will be trained through the Debate Team Leader Training. In this 6-hours-session, 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 a Team Leader you are in charge of recruiting at least six to twelve debaters for your Debate Team. You should prepare them for the online procedure and share the debating rules. During the Online Debate (3 hours) you have the opportunity to moderate one session. Team Leaders will receive a certificate afterwards.

 You and members of your 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. After your registration, we will arrange the appointments for one training and for one debate individually.

March: April:
Debate Team Leader Training

10 am – 4 pm (CET)

Sat., 16th

Sat., 30th

Sat., 13th

Sat., 27th

Online Debates (10 am – 1 pm CET time)

Fr., 22th

Sat., 23th

Sun., 24th


Fr.,   05th

Sat., 06th

Sun., 07th

Fr.,   19th

Sat., 20th

Sun., 21th

We are also offering Online Debates in Arabic and in French. Please send us an email to if you are especially interested in these debates!


To become a debate team leader please register here >>>

Please see if you are eligible to participate in this activity here >>>


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.
Visit the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Hub on the European Youth Portal to learn more about this ground-breaking project.

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Aushang Erasmus+ Virtual




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