On May 10-11, the National Debate Tournament took place in Kyiv. The first day began with a welcoming part, which was continued by the lectures for a detailed introduction to the tournament topics. The second day was dedicated to the competition itself, in which 35 teams from different cities of Ukraine took part. The game was conducted in three stages: 2 rounds and final.
It is worth noting that the debate is an intellectual game whose goal is to discuss the two sides on a political topic. Participants have to provide a sufficient number of arguments to convince the judges that it is their team that offers the right solution to the proposed problem. The game is organized with the aim of raising the level of political awareness of young people.
Zaporizhzhia was represented at the tournament by Valeriia Tkach, a 2 nd year student of publishing and editing of the Faculty of Journalism, together with her colleague Veronika Reimer. The girls successfully demonstrated the skills of oratory, political consciousness and team play, and eventually took second place.
Valeriia is especially grateful to Anastasiia Kondryko, Associate Professor of the Department of Publishing and Editing, professor of the “Rhetoric” discipline, and Olesia Lapikova, сommunication сoordinator of NGO “Institute Republica” for assistance and support.