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This is a page dedicated to upcoming and past competitive debate topics around the world, in different leagues, and at both the high school and university level.

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Upcoming debate competitions

  • Eurasian Schools Debating Championship, 27th January - 1st February,Istanbul - Turkey

Upcoming debate topics

Winter 2010 debate topics

  • The introduction of tuition fees at Czech Universities is not the way to go. (Debate League, Czech Republic)

Past debate competitions

  • International Worlds Schools Debate Tournament, 3rd-8th November 2010, Ljutomer, Slovenia
  • ESDC, 6th-13th November 2010, Stuttgart, Germany
  • World Online Debating Championship, Debatewise.org, August - October 2010
  • Heart of Europe, 15th-20th August 2010, Czech Republic
  • IDEA Youth Forum 2010, 22nd July - 4th August 2010, Netherlands
  • Worlds school debate academy and tournament 5th-12th July 2010, Slovenia
  • Komarovo International Debate Tournament, 22nd-25th April 2010, Sankt Petersburg - Komarovo
  • World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship 2010, 7th-13th April 2010, Lithuania
  • Malacky International High Schools Tournament 2010, 8th-12th April 2010, Slovakia
  • The Schools Mace, Spring 2010, UK
  • Dnipro Open 2010, 19th - 21st February 2010, Ukraine
  • World Schools Debate Championships, 8th - 20th February 2010, Qatar

Past competitive debate topics

Autumn 2010 debate topics

  • THBT all workers should be legally entitled to profit sharing. (WSDT, Ljutomer, Slovenia)
  • THBT that citizens should be entitled to a basic income without the requirement to work. (WSDT, Ljutomer, Slovenia)
  • THBT Kosovo should be the first new EU member state from Western Balkans. (WSDT, Ljutomer, Slovenia)
  • THBT the Blue Card Directive is harmful. (WSDT, Ljutomer, Slovenia)
  • THBT the EU should grant amnesty to all illegal aliens currently living within its borders. (WSDT, Ljutomer, Slovenia)
  • The weight of citizen's vote should relate to the amount of taxes he pays. (Debate League, Czech Republic)

Summer 2010 debate topics

Spring 2010 debate topics

  • The Czech republic should deal with its past. (Czech Republic Debate League - National Finals)
  • We should support development and use of genetically modified organisms. (Czech Republic Debate League - National Finals)
  • Obama's plan to solve financial crisis is a road to perdition. (Czech Republic Debate League - National Finals)
  • Any state should have a right to possess a nuclear weapon. (Czech Republic Debate League - National Finals)
  • The international community should support the development of nuclear power industry. (Czech Republic Debate League)
  • This House believes that England needs its own parliament. (The Schools Mace, England, second round motion)
  • This House believes that the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit was a failure. (The Schools Mace, England, second round motion)
  • This House believes that the government should increase spending in higher education during times of economic crisis. (The Schools Mace, England, second round motion)

Winter 2009/2010 debate topics

  • The State Development Depends on its Cultural Traditions. (Dnipro Open 2010, Ukraine)
  • Matriarchy Guarantees the Sustainable Development of the State. (Dnipro Open 2010, Ukraine)
  • This House believes that school examinations are getting easier (The Schools Mace, England, first round motion)
  • This House would make voting compulsory (The Schools Mace, England, first round motion)
  • This House would randomly test school pupils for illegal drugs (The Schools Mace, England, first round motion)
  • This House believes that the next government should raise taxes rather than cut spending (The Schools Mace, England, first round motion)
  • This House would make organ donation compulsory (The Schools Mace, England, first round motion)
  • This House (would) assassinate dictators (The Schools Mace, England, first round motion)
  • THBT there is no rush to applaud Mr. Obama (ESDC, Stuttgart)
  • THBT profit-making dominates health care (ESDC, Stuttgart)
  • THBT we need schools not soldiers in Afghanistan (ESDC, Stuttgart)
  • TH would tear down walls (ESDC, Stuttgart)
  • THBT financial sector is too independent (ESDC, Stuttgart)

Fall 2009 debate topics

  • This House believes that the state should create a DNA database of all citizens (Slovakia - English Debate League)
  • THBT modern world deserves crisis (Olomouc Open Cup, Czech Republic)
  • THBT world should embrace nuclear energy (Olomouc Open Cup, Czech Republic)
  • THBT The Beatles are bigger than Jesus (Olomouc Open Cup, Czech Republic)
  • We should support the development and use of genetically modified organisms (Czech Republic Debate League)
  • An increase in public expenditures would not put an end to the financial crisis. (Czech Republic Debate League)

Summer 2009 debate topics

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