Tuesday, March 31, 2009

International Debating Tournament Heart of Europe 2009

To whom it may concern
On behalf of The Debating Club Olomouc and as the chief organizer of the Heart of Europe 2009 I am delighted to invite teams from all countries to come to Olomouc, Czech Republic for Heart of Europe 2009 which is going to take place from 16th-21st August 2008 (provisional schedule below).
Heart of Europe is a world-style debating tournament opened for debaters of high schools, which on its previous occasions was extremely successful and very popular among its participants. Despite some difficulties in past years the tournament was not regularly organized but last year we returned to the tradition of hosting this fabulous event. Tournament has eight rounds. The motions are prepared and impromptu.
I believe that you will appreciate the value of debating and the many skills it develops in young people, the need to research sophisticated topics of politics, science or other important matters of current interest, to work together as a team to develop and prepare their case, and to understand both sides of an argument which helps students to understand that alternative points of view are one of the main parts and the greatest strengths of a democracy.
As for the prices we are yet in proceeding with sponsors but under any circumstances the fees should not exceed 100? per debater and 50? per judge (which includes six-day stay, most of the meals, transport all over the place and international friend ship night)
Please, let us know if you are interested in coming as a debater or an adjudicator, with a team (or more) BY 15th April 2009 at E-mail address heartofeurope2009@gmail.com . There are other newsletters to be distributed soon, with information about events, registration and other important matters and updates.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jakub Kadlec

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Chief organizer

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