Author Archive Noah van Dansik

ByNoah van Dansik

Why is Eloquentia the best debate format?

There are many debate formats in the Netherlands. In this new series, debaters tell you why they think a certain debate format is the best. This time: Eloquentia. Do you want to read more about how Eloquentia works? Click here.

I am Noah, twenty years young and the president of ASDV Bonaparte. I am also a municipal councillor for GroenLinks and I study law at the University of Amsterdam.

At Bonaparte, we debate in both the AP and BP format but my absolute favourite is Eloquence (Eloquentia in Dutch, elo for short). Rhetoric and eloquence are central to this format. You don’t win with just good argumentation but you have to actually convince your audience.

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ByNoah van Dansik

[Cicero Tournament 2019] One of the nicest debating tournaments of the Netherlands

On the twenty-third of November, we were allowed to travel to the distant Brabant again for one of the nicest debating tournaments of the Netherlands: the Cicero tournament! American Parliamentary (AP) tournaments are scarce in the Netherlands, so as Bonapartians we are always very happy if we can show our best side again in Tilburg.

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