Please consider applying to join the first and second groups only if you:

  • Are between 18 and 25 years old
  • Are a current university student
  • Are interested in learning about or reviewing the principles and basics of debating
  • Are seriously interested in analyzing social issues and discussing public policies
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills in Arabic
  • Are willing to commit to the highest standards of efficiency, professional ethics, and respect for colleagues during the program
  • Are able to commit to the training program days (Friday and Saturday) during the months of May, June, and July
  • Are able to participate in most of the program's additional activities (public debates in unions and in the Lebanese Parliament)


Your chances of being accepted into the second group will increase if you:

  • Are familiar with the structure of public policy debates in particular
  • Have previously undergone debate training, whether at Smart or any other recognized institution
  • Participated in the 2023 Viewpoint program and expressed an interest in becoming a debate trainer
  • Are a member of the debate clubs at your university

If selected, all applicants must be prepared to conduct a virtual interview if necessary.


The POV program consists of training sessions, public debates to be held in unions and in the Lebanese Parliament, followed by group discussion sessions. The program includes a debate competition where trainees compete in regular debates.

  • Training schedule: During May, June, and July 2024
  • Training sessions will be held in person at the Smart Center in Dekwaneh.

Transportation costs will be covered by a symbolic financial contribution (at the cost of public transportation, not private car or taxi).

Upon completion of the course, each participant will receive a certificate.

How to apply

If you meet the above conditions, we invite you to join us on this journey and fill out the participation application before Sunday, April 14, 2024 via clicikng this link.

منتهية الصلاحية
آخر مدة للتقديم
الأحد, 14. أبريل 2024
نوع الدعوة
دعوة لتقديم طلبات
قطاع(ات) التدخل:
الديمقراطية والحقوق المدنية, التدريب وبناء القدرات