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International Debating Competition

The debating competitions list below includes some of the most high profile debating tournaments and debating championships worldwide.

International Debate Education Association

A global Network of organisations who educates people in debate in order to give young people a voice for their ideas. Young people have a lot to say; debating provides a platform for them to speak up and be heard in a safe and structured environment.

The Association of Global Debate

AGD believes that interscholastic competitive debate is universally valuable because it promotes self-expression, cultural understanding, academic exchange, critical thinking, tolerance, and civic discourse. AGD is committed to connecting high school-level debate organizations across the world and to overcoming social, economic, and institutional barriers to debate competitions.

World Schools Debate Championship

The World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) is a truly global competition for high school debaters. The Championships take place each year in a different country, hosted by a national debating body.

Heart of Europe Debating Tournament

The Heart of Europe International Debating Tournament is an annual debating tournament for high school-level teams which is held in English.

COBIS Global Debating Championship

The COBISDebate Competition aims to give students a great first experience of international debating. Students compete both in their school team and in mixed debate teams, giving them the opportunity to work alongside and get to know fellow COBIS students from around the world.


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