“How would you imagine your future – with or without the petrochemical industry and plastics?”
Did you know that petroleum is a big supporter of your daily lifestyle? No? Let us give you a few examples: Sneakers, smartphones and toothbrushes – all of these rely on petroleum derivatives and the chemical industry in one way or another. Science and engineering are crucial to life in the 21st century and key to solving many of the world’s major challenges.
EPCA and PlasticsEurope have initiated the European Youth Debating Competition for secondary school pupils and first year university students aged between 16 – 19 years. The aim is to promote the importance of science, technology, sustainability and diversity.
All over Europe, young leaders will debate in nine European countries about how they imagine their future. The three best speakers from each participating country will qualify for the European Final in Budapest, Hungary, on 1st – 4th October 2016.
What is your view?
Decide – and take part in the
European Youth Debating Competition.
The Free Speakers represent the public.
After two opening statements presented by experts (one pro and one con), five Fixed Speakers from each faction will alternately address the public. The Free Speakers evaluate the arguments and pose questions.
A jury determines three winners and three runners-up from the Fixed Speakers and the Free Speakers. The criteria are knowledge, ability of expression and persuasiveness.
The winners are invited to the European Final which will take place in Budapest, Hungary on 1st – 4th October 2016.
The final debate will be held in English.
For further information about YOUR national competition, please click the corresponding country code below: