European Youth Debating Competition (EYDC) 2019

After three successful editions that took place between 2016 and 2018, the European Youth Debating Competition (EYDCwww.eydc.eu) started this year in Spain, with a National Finals that took place on 26th March in Tarragona. The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) and PlasticsEurope teamed up once again to organise this European Youth Debating Competition for youngsters in Europe, between March and September 2019. This year, the topic of the debate was “Rethink, Reuse, Recycle: how would you shape a sustainable future with plastics and petrochemicals?” 

Seven National Finals were organised in: Belgium for a joint “Benelux” Finals, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. Students between 16 and 19 years old from across Europe had the opportunity to join the competition. Consequently, 25 winners from the National Finals represented their countries at the European Finals 2019. It took place on Monday 7th October 2019 during the 53rd EPCA Annual Meeting in Berlin. The top 5 out of 10 winners were awarded during the Closing Lunch by Pascal Lamy, Chair of the Paris Peace Forum, Former Director General of the WTO, Former EU Trade Commissioner, on 9th October 2019.

The EYDC debaters and winners together with Marc Schuller, EPCA President; Caroline Ciuciu, EPCA CEO; Mark Williams, PlasticsEurope Vice-President and Ester Baiget, EPCA Vice-President.

Press Release

The Press Release announcing the launch of the EYDC 2019 is available on our Newsroom

Agenda of National Finals

National Finals take place from March until September 2019 in the following countries : 
The European Finals of the European Youth Debating Competition inclusive training took place in Berlin during EPCA’s 53rd Annual Meeting on Monday 7th October 2019.(see picture of the winners above after the Awards’ Ceremony on 9th October 2019).

Please visit the official European Youth Debating Competition website: https://eydc.eu

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