Empowering young people through innovative educational approaches is the key to a sustainable and prosperous democratic society. There are few countries in the world where this lesson is more pertinent than Ukraine, where civil society is engaged in democracy building and peacebuilding at the same time.
The Athens Open 2015 will be organised from Friday August 28 to Sunday August 30, 2015. All debaters are invited to attend the tournament, which is in BP format, with 5 preliminary rounds of 7 minute speeches, semi-finals and finals. There will be a team cap of 40 teams, and the CA team will consit of Stefan Siridzanski, Manos Moschopoulos and a third person to be announced later.
Debate Ghana Association, University of Professional Studies, and under auspices of our esteemed Patron Mr Jon Essel Pro Chancellor of Knustford University invite you to the 4th annual Ghana Nationals to be hosted by University of Professional Studies. The tournament will be held from 24-31 July.The team cap for this tournament is 50 teams. 20 slots are given to international teams and would be based on first come first serve basis.
The Czech Debate Association (ADK) warmly invites judges, coaches and debaters to the Prague Debate Spring tournament held in Prague from 10-13 April. Last year saw 38 teams from 11 countries debating in the very heart of Europe, the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic. Registration will remain open until March 1.Prague offers myriad opportunities for amazing sightseeing and social events, which we will exploit fully to make this year’s tournament a really exciting debate experience for you.
The Slovak Debate Association (SDA) invites you to its Bratislava Schools Debating Championships (BSDC) this spring. Last year saw 250 participants from 17 countries all over the world compete against each other and prepare for the World Schools Championships. This year promises to be even better, and you have until the end of this week (7th of February) to register! The format of the competition is World Schools, the Chief Adjudicator of this year's BSDC will be Derek Lande, the first time ever that the tournament will feature a male CA.
The NGO "New Vision" would like to invite you to the 7 th Dnipro Open – 2015 Debate Tournament which will take place in February 20 – 22, 2015 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. The debating languages are English, Russian and Ukrainian and the debates are held in Karl Popper format (6-9 grades), World Schools Debate Format (9-11 grades).
The Féderation Francophone de Débate invites you to its annual World Championships, held in Paris from 18 to 22 May 2015. Participants from all countries are invited. This will be the third edition of the French-language championships, and all participants can expect an interesting and intensive week in Paris that will broaden your horizon and expand your network in the Francophone world. Make sure to register by February 1! More information can be found on their website.
Dear Friends and Colleagues, On behalf of the Portland State Debate Union, I would like to invite you to the 2015 Portland State IV, to be hosted on the Portland State campus in downtown Portland, Oregon February 21st-22nd, 2015. Our tournament will include 6 preliminary rounds, and will break to semi-finals (unless registration exceeds 64 teams - in which case we will break to quarter-finals so as to break no more than 25% of the field).
The Croatian Debate Society (HDD) would like to invite you to the international Winter Holidays Open (WHO). The tournament will take place from 19TH to 21ST December 2014 in Croatia’s capital city Zagreb. Last year's tournament hosted 38 teams and was a great experience. With a 70-team cap this year, we are seeking to make this one even better. The debate format will be World schools. The WHO will consist of 6 preliminary rounds, semifinals and the Grand Finals. Any team of three speakers and a coach who is over 18 is welcome to participate.
We, the Czech Debate Society, wish to invite you to the 11th edition of our traditional international high school debate tournament, the Heart of Europe 2014. The competition takes place in Olomouc, Czech Republic from 10th - 15th July 2014, and is open for secondary and high school students from anywhere in the world.