Politics and Diplomacy Club organized Debate Tournament 2014

June 3rd, 2014

On May 05, 2014 until June 03, 2014, the Politics and Diplomacy Club organized its annual activity, the Debate Tournament 2014. The tournament has attracted the great interest from the students of Epoka University and their participation has been a valuable part of this event.
This Tournament has helped students to put into practice their theoretical knowledge, to improve their communication and public speaking skills as well as to create networks between students of different departments within the university.

The Debate Tournament was based on the Public Forum Format, and included 30 students which were separated into 10 teams. The participation included students from various departments of the University. Debate topics covered different areas related to social issues, international relations as well as domestic politics.

The Final Debate took place on June 03 2014 and the topic was “Is Balkan BENELUX achievable?”. The competing teams delivered their arguments and defended their positions on this topic in front of the Jury composed of members of the academic staff as well as in the midst of a wide audience.

The final match of the Debate Tournament was composed of these teams:

Pro Team: Yllza Canaj, Edlira Dede, Eron Piperku.

Con Team: Lindjana Kaleci, Jon Rrapi, Aldin Krasniqi.
The Con Team was the winning team of the Debate Tournament based on the evaluation of the Jury and the audience.

LTB Jeans was the main sponsor of the Debate Tournament, offering to the winning team a cheque of 300 Euro to be used in garment purchase.

The Debate Tournament has already established itself as a regular event aiming at fostering academic and student life at Epoka University.


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