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26/05/2013 16:00 to 18:30
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61st Austrian Youth Speech Competition – Debating Europe

Haus der Europäischen Union, Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Vienna, Vienna - Austria

The 100 Finalists of the 61st Austrian Youth Speech Competition debate the question of direct democracy in Europe. As a framework of this session the rules of "competitive debating" are used.

birthday cake for celebrating 25 years of EU youth programmes

© Österreichische Agentur "Jugend in Aktion" / KOMO Wien

Every year thousands of young people (aged between 15 to 25 years) take part in the Austrian Youth Speech Competition. After preliminaries first in schools and then on the level of the nine federal states the 100 most silver-tongued youngsters come together for the grand finals.

As a side event to the competitions this year's European Youth Week is motivation for an additional session of competitive debating. Based on the intentions of the Structured Dialog the question of direct democracy in Europe will be raised and discussed. The panel is supported by Austrian Members of the European Parliament.

Additional event information

Event website:

www.bmwfj.gv.at/Jugend/Jugendarbeit

Event email address:

post@ii5.bmwfj.gv.at

Organised by

Name:

BMWFJ, Abteilung II/5 - Jugend

Address:

Franz-Josefs-Kai 51, 1010 Vienna, Vienna - Austria

Website:

www.bmwfj.gv.at

Email address:

post@ii5.bmwfj.gv.at

Telephone number:

0043 1 71 100 3231