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Watch EUDC 2012 open final
Submitted by Mite Kuzevski on 11 August 2012
European Universities Debating Championships 2012 (EUDC) open final: opening government Oxford, opening opposition UCD L&H, closing government BPP and closing opposition Cambridge. Motion for the open finals was: "This house would amend UN Constitution to prohibit any involvement by religious organisations in electoral process."
This year's European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC) was held in Belgrade from 5th-12th August.
The European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC) is an annual debating tournament attended by teams from universities in Europe. It's goal is to find the best debaters in Europe and by through that attracts debaters from top universities in Europe. The competition uses the British Parliamentary Debate format (the same format is used at the World Universities Debating Championships). Debaters measure their strengths in critical thinking, public speaking and persuasion debating a plethora of global issues ranging from international relations through social policy all the way to rights issues.
The competition features around 200 teams of two and over 150 judges and is as such the biggest and most prestigious non-sporting event for university students in Europe. It attracts high media attention in the host country as well as in participating nations. Attending students are agents of change in their local communities and more often than not surpass the boundries of their local environment. In a globalised economy and social sphere, issues should be recognized for their globality and the interconnectedness of stakeholders involved. Advocacy in hands of creative individuals is the best means of finding solutions to problems which not only affect local communities, companies and institutions, but people worldwide. Debating programs strive to create the foundations upon which university students can achieve these goals.
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