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V. 6 N. 2 (2021): La formazione iniziale e continua nell'educazione, nella formazione e nell'istruzione: modelli formativi, pratiche didattiche e strategie di valutazione

The Experience of Organizing the First Italian Youth Debating Championship

17 September 2021


We present here a report about the first Italian Youth Debating Championship (IYDC, Campionato Italiano Giovanile di Debate 2021) from an organizational and management perspective. We show the complexity of the event’s implementation and the importance of managing information and communication technologies. We underscore that not only have the participants recognized that the IYDC is a powerful method to improve participants’ soft skills and active citizenship, but the European Commission and the European Parliament have officially as well. While the IYDC would not have been conceivable and viable before the COVID-19 pandemic, as organizers of informal education activities, we are convinced that this innovative educational model presented will continue to spread even after the pandemic ends.

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