Great Debate Camp – 2021

A 5-day online debate camp for teenagers from Ukraine and Denmark, designed to develop a culture of debate and intercultural connections between young people. The camp is implemented within the framework of the Democracy Hub project.


Modern society needs active citizens who think critically and have analytical skills, people who express their opinions and at the same time know how to hear the opinions of others. These basic skills are taught by the initiative within the project “Democracy Hub” – “Great Debate Camp”.


Create an environment for skills development, increased interest in democracy, human rights, strengthening youth leadership and active citizenship.


Project dates: July 12-16, 2021.

In the project, participants will learn how to:

– debates arose and what is their value for society;

– prepare a debate speech;

– build arguments;

– to develop public speaking skills;

– to form a strategy of counterarguments;

– become part of the dreamers and fighters of Klitschko Foundation and Crossing Borders community.

In addition, participants talk to experts in the field of debate.

Participants will be actively trained, so previous experience in the debate is optional.

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The topic of the debate: “Democracy, human rights and social equality in the post-war period”

The language of the program is English.

Selection criteria:

– to be a teenager aged 14-18;

– be a citizen of Ukraine or Denmark;

– filling in the questionnaire by 100%;

– motivation to participate in the project;

– speak English at the level of B1 / B2 (Intermediate). It is not necessary to have a certificate confirming the level of knowledge.

Selection for a debate tournament

The selection involves 2 stages: filling out a questionnaire and conducting a video interview.

Application form for participation in the debate tournament

Application deadline: June 30, 2021 until 18:00 inclusive.

Video interview

40 candidates from Ukraine will be invited to participate in the 2nd stage of selection.

The video interview will take place through the Zoom application.

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Who can participate?

Teens aged 14-18 from Ukraine and Denmark.


Online, through the Zoom application


The project is implemented in partnership with Crossing Borders with CISU funding.

Crossing Borders is a non-profit public organization that develops active citizenship among young people.

CISU is an independent association of 280+ Danish NGOs involved in the development of regions such as Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.


If you have any questions, please contact or write to our social networks on Instagram (@klitschkofoundation) and Facebook (

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