The Debates of Young Democrats project is funded by the Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs in cooperation with the European Union Delegation to Jordan as part of their Support to Civic Awareness and Engagement program. The one-year program aims to support youth engagement in democratic development of Jordan through enhancing high school students' capacity to employ debate as a tool of political participation and civic engagement.
Targeting high school students and providing them extensive training to enhance their critical thinking and debating skills, they are expected to become more politically aware, engaged in school discussions, and use dialogue as a method of conflict resolution on a local scale. The participating male and female students will pass their knowledge on to peers and put it into practice during various discussions with decision-makers. These discussions specifically aim to bridge the present gap between youth and the political elite, and increase mutual understanding.
While the trainings will be offered on a local basis, debate clubs will be initiated in the Kingdom’s governorates to train and compete with each other in a national competition.
This project started on February 1st 2015 and will run until the end of February 2016. Please contact Talal Eliemat for more information, and refer to this website and Facebook for regular updates and ways to get involved.
This project is financially supported by the European Union Delegation to Jordan, with a total grant of 398,496.85 euro.