International Debate Team

Bulgarian National Debate Team (2016-2017)

After a rigorous application process, eight determined and talented students from across Bulgaria have been chosen to represent their country at the 2017 Heart of Europe Debate Tournament. They have received intensive debate training over the past two months and have worked tirelessly throughout the spring and early summer to prepare for this prestigious competition.

This year’s team hails from 5 schools and 4 cities, including Shumen, Pazardzhik, Sofia, and Varna. They have safely arrived in Olomouc, Czech Republic and will compete according to World Schools Debate standards for the next five days. You can find out more about the students here.

The Bulgarian National Debate Team is a joint effort between the BEST Foundation and the Sofia Debate Association and is made possible with the generous support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation.


Team Bulgaria (2015-2016)

Team Bulgaria comprised of 10 students chosen and trained to represent our country at international World Schools Debate competitions. From the 13th to the 18th of July, Team Bulgaria took part in the Heart of Europe 2016 International Debating Tournament.

The team debated on 4 impromptu motions and the two prepared motions: “THBT the constitutions of liberal democracies should not enshrine LGBTQ rights” and “THW pay citizens to house refugees”. If you’d like to see how the team did, check out the Team Bulgaria page on Facebook!

Team Bulgaria would not have been possible without the support of Sofia Municipality, the American College of Sofia and the American University in Bulgaria. The participation fees for the Heart of Europe Debate Tournament were funded as a part of the “Debaters for a civic society” project (PR-SO 2016-PO1-028) by the Sofia Municipality “Evropa” program.

Team Bulgaria се състоя от 10 избрани и тренирани ученици с цел предствяне на страната ни на международни състезания по дебати с формат “World Schools”. От 13-и до 18-и юли отборът взе участие в Heart of Europe 2016 International Debating Tournament.

Отборът дебатира по 4 импромптю теми и по двете зададени теми: „ТП вярва, че правата на ЛГБТ общността не трябва да бъдат специално обособени в конституциите на демократичните държави“ и „ТП ще плаща на гражданите, за да приютят бежанци“. За да видите как се справи отборът, посетете фейсбук страницата.

Проектът Team Bulgaria се осъществи с подкрепата на Столична община, Американски Колеж – София и Американски университет в България – Благоевград. Таксата за участие в турнира Heart of Europe беше финансирана като част от проекта „Дебатьори за гражданско общество“ (PR-SO 2016-PO1-028) по програма Европа на Столична община.