Cork bids for EUDC 2016

Datum: Apr 6th, 2014
Category: International, Turniere

The University College Cork (UCC) in Irland has announced their bid to host the European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC) 2016. The College already hosted the EUDC 2005 as well as the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) in 1996 and 2009. The Euros are planned to be jointly organised by the two Debating Societies at the University College Cork, the Law Society and the Philosophical Society. According to the bid, Ciara Grant from UCC Phil will be the Convenor, Eoin Hickey from UCC Law the Deputy Convenor.

The bid will be presented during the EUDC 2014 in Zagreb where the European Council will decide on the host of the next Euros. Each participating country will be represented in the council and has a say in all decisions made there. Until last year it was common practice to bid only for the following year. 2013 the DKWien was the first society to bid two years in advance. UCC follows their example and already presents their bid for 2016.

Cork EUDC 2016Chief Adjudicators chosen are Sally Rooney, top speaker at the EUDC 2013 in Manchester and winner of the International Mace, and Viktor Prlja, best speaker in the category English as a Second Language (ELS) at EUDC 2013 in Manchester und fourth best ESL speaker at WUDC 2013 in Chennai.

The following facts about the bid have already been published:

  • Dates: 14th – 19th August, 2016
  • CAs: Sally Rooney, Viktor Prlja
  • Team cap: 240
  • Reg Fee: € 299 per participant, € 400 per observer
  • Judges Funding: € 10,000 (chief adjudication team excluded)

Further information can be found on the  facebook page of the bid. The convenors can be contacted via eudccork [at] uccphilosoph [dot] com (Ciara Grant, Convenor) and corkeudc [at] ucclawsociety [dot] com (Eoin Hickey, Deputy Convenor).


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