The Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project launches the second Online Euro-Med Debate Competition. Building up on the successful first edition in 2019, the activity will bring together debate teams from diverse backgrounds and students from higher education institutions to meet online and debate topics of their choice with the support of a resource network of debate Team Leaders, Trainers and Adjudicators.Debate discussions will be framed around current social challenges and world events such as: the Arab Spring, democratic rights, education, climate change, immigration and power dynamics, amongst other topics.
During two week-ends in April: 18-19 and 25-26, participants will engage in intercultural online debates, and will practice the essentials of effective communication, building arguments, listening and rebutting, structuring and presenting of speeches, intercultural awareness, and will be able to enhance their English language skills.
The Team Leader of the winning Team will be shortlisted for the Young Mediterranean Voices Malta Leadership Seminar in 24-30 May 2020.The winning Debaters will be invited to join the Euromed Debate & Policy Forum in Brussels in 2-5 June 2020. All Team Leaders and Debaters will be awarded an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Online Badge.