Debating Calendar

5 September 2015

European Debate Motions Season 2015-2016

The list below give as complete an overview of the motions used at different European debating tournaments as it was possible to trace in the academic year 2014-2015. All European open or university competitions were included (as well as Worlds) as far as known. The tournaments are sorted in chronological order. Tournaments without motions, or missing motions in tournaments have been made orange.

Please share with as many people as might find this useful. Feel free to add the motions from any tournament that is missing in this list! This includes tournaments in languages other than English, although preferably in translation. Send an email to europeandebating@gmail.com or a Facebook message to the editors.

The overview does not provide any rating of motions used at competitions. Nor does it provide context to debates that may be essentially national issues. Motions from previous years can be found in the blogpost below. For an overview of motions from other regions, please check:
Debate Motion Central
 Bangladesh Debate 


27 May 2015

Site Admin Update

For the 2015/2016 debate season, the calendar will be administered by Daan Welling, Aron Cohen, Nick Zervoudis and Jovan Petronijevic. John Harper has left us to pursue a career in China. We want to thank him for his hard work over the past year.

Please send us messages about upcoming competitions or motions at past competitions through this mail address

For the UK and Ireland we cooperate with the fantastic UK debate calendar. 
If you wish to advertise a competition in the United Kingdom and Ireland, please email calendar@sarrionandia.

We are interested in all competitions that take place in Europe, whether they are in English or in your local language. Please give us a translation of the motions if they weren't debated in English.

Feel free to share this page with others!

Kind regards,

Your administrators

European Debate Motions 2014-2015

The list below give as complete an overview of the motions used at different European debating tournaments as it was possible to trace in the academic year 2014-2015. All European open or university competitions were included (as well as Worlds) as far as known. The tournaments are sorted in chronological order. Tournaments without motions, or missing motions in tournaments have been made orange.

Please share with as many people as might find this useful. Feel free to add the motions from any tournament that is missing in this list! This includes tournaments in languages other than English, although preferably in translation. Send an email or Facebook message to John Harper, Jovan Petronijevic and Daan Welling.

The overview does not provide any rating of motions used at competitions. Nor does it provide context to debates that may be essentially national issues. Motions from 2013-2014, 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 can be found in the blogpost below. For an overview of motions from other regions, please check:
Debate Motion Central
 Bangladesh Debate

18 September 2014

site admin update

This site was set up by Jens Fischer in 2011 to coordinate European debating tournaments, and exchange information about debate. Anne Valkering took over the site in 2012 and added the motion list to it. John Harper, Jovan Petronijevic and Daan Welling took over the site in August 2014. You can reach them through europeandebatingcalendar@gmail.com.

Motions in European Competitions 2013-2014

The list below give as complete an overview of the motions used at different European debating tournaments as it was possible to trace in the academic year 2013-2014. All European open or university competitions were included (as well as Worlds) as far as known. The tournaments are sorted in chronological order. Tournaments without motions, or missing motions in tournaments have been made orange.

Please share with as many people as might find this useful. Feel free to add the motions from any tournament that is missing in this list! This includes tournaments in languages other than English, although preferably in translation. Send an email or Facebook message to John Harper, Jovan Petronijevic and Daan Welling.

The overview does not provide any rating of motions used at competitions. Nor does it provide context to debates that may be essentially national issues. Motions from 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 can be found in the blogpost below. For an overview of motions from other regions, please check:

Debate Motion Central

Bangladesh Debate



20 October 2013

Motions in European Competitions 2012-2013

The list below give as complete an overview of the motions used at different European debating tournaments as it was possible to trace in the academic year 2012-2013. All European open or university competitions were included (as well as Worlds) as far as known. The tournaments are sorted in chronological order. Tournaments without motions, or missing motions in tournaments have been made orange.

13 September 2012

Motions in European Competitions 2011-2012

The list below give as complete an overview of the motions used at different European debating tournaments as it was possible to trace in the academic year 2011-2012. All European open or university competitions were included (as well as Worlds) as far as known. The tournaments are sorted in chronological order. Tournaments without motions, or missing motions in tournaments have been made orange.