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Interview with Marcin Zaleski - Executive Director of IDEA UK

At the Opening Ceremony of this year’s Forum Mr. Marcin Zaleski, the Executive Director of the IDEA UK office, addressed the audience with wishes for productive 2 weeks of debates, new friendships and broadened horizons.

Our media team interviewed him about his debate related experiences, the connection between debate and politically active citizens, his vision on the topic of Digital Freedom.

Here is the full interview with Marcin Zaleski.


Marcin has been involved in educational debate programs since 1994 - serving as President of the Board of Directors of IDEA-NL. Marcin has developed debate curricula, implemented a number of international debate projects and conducted trainings in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East.