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Manchester EUDC: Reports and impressions, Day 5. August 22.

On day 5 it’s time for the outrounds in Old Trafford after a nice breakfast in de University Place. Coaches bring us to the outrounds area, where some announcements are made. After we had been arrived at Old Trafford the outrounds could start. Meer lezen

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Vacatures Bondsbestuur nog open!

Wil jij je inzetten voor het wedstrijddebat in Nederland? Wil jij op strategisch niveau op zoek gaan naar oplossingen voor de debatwereld? Kun je vanuit een positie boven de partijen verschillende belangen goed bijeenbrengen? Overweeg dan eens om te solliciteren naar een bestuursfunctie bij de Nederlandse Debatbond.

Op dit moment heeft de Debatbond vacatures voor bestuursfuncties met ingang van oktober 2013.

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Manchester EUDC: Break Announcements

We’re trying to publish the break announcements as soon as we can. Due to a failing WiFi-connection we were not able to give you updates immediately after the break announcements and we are sorry for that. However, we’ve updated this list with a list of breaking Dutch judges.

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Manchester EUDC: Reports and impressions, Day 4. August 21

Today is an exciting day, since all rounds are closed and the break will ne announced in the evening. According to the tab of round one to six (see the results post on this blog), some teams are very likely to reach the break. Until now, the results aren’t bad at all, with results varying from 6 to 12 points after day 2 the Dutch delegation is doing well. The results of the last three rounds will be published after the break is announced. Meer lezen

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Manchester EUDC: Reports and impressions, Day 3, August 20

With most Dutch teams doing well on the first day of preliminary rounds, the  start of day two was exciting and for some relatively stressful. After all being signed in, and barely making it back on time after a quick coffee at Starbucks round 4 was ready to draw. On a motion about automated surveillance without court authorisation most teams were quite happy with their speeches despite some varying results. Meer lezen

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Manchester EUDC: Reports and Impressions, Day 2. August 19

On day 2 the first three preliminary rounds will take place in four of the buildings of Manchester University. All announcements are made in the University Place (UP), in two big lecture halls. Fortunately most rooms are not that hard to find. This is also the building where everyone needs to register in order not to be cut from the tab. Meer lezen

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Manchester EUDC: updates on (Dutch teams in) the preliminaries

We’ll try and get as much results as we can, as fast as we can. Refresh this page regularly by pressing f5. If you see we’ve missed anything or made a mistake, leave a comment. Overview after ‘lees verder’/’read more’

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Manchester EUDC: Reports and impressions: Day 1, August 18

We have all made it!

Like always arrivals day is chaotic, stressful and exciting. Some  of us were taking a train/bus coming in from London after first having been to the Imperial Summer IV, others were flying in from the Netherlands or any other country in the world.

For all of us EUDC started by queuing in front of the registration desk, where at several moments in time the line only seemed to grow longer rather than moving towards the registration desk. At check-in we were provided with our name tags (pieces of paper worth 20 pound, probably enough of an incentive not to lose them) and room keys. The entire Dutch delegation seems to be staying in student accommodation on the same street, and apart from some missing duvets, pillows, or even mattresses  and showers with hot water the rooms seem to be very nice.

The rest of the Day was spent either in the bar where registration was, chatting to friends from all over Europe, with other Dutch debaters in an other bar or wondering across Manchester. After calling it a day relatively early for most of us we are very excited to start the first round of debating!


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Manchester EUDC: All you need to know!

With this page we will keep you updated on everything that happens at Manchester EUDC. Please use the links provided to find the following information:

– Motions and Team standing of the Dutch contingent in the in-rounds/preliminaries.  Click here. 

– Break announcements: We’re trying to update as fast as we can: Click here. 

– Updates on the Dutch and other teams in the out-rounds. Click here. (not yet available)

– Reports and impressions per day, when available:

– Day 1: August 18. Click to read. (Published!)

– Day 2: August 19: Click to read. (Published!)

– Day 3: August 20. Click to read.(Published)

– Day 4: August 21. Click to read. (Published!)

– Day 5: August 22. Click to read. (Published!)

– Day 6: August 23. Click to read. (Published!)

– Day 7: August 24. Click to read.  (Published!)

We’ll try and make livestreams available as soon as they are available. Refresh this page regularly by pressing f5.

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Manchester EUDC, here we come!

This year’s European Universities debating Championships will be held from 18th-24th August. Manchester will welcome over 700 individuals from all across Europe and the Middle East for one of the thoughts and most prestigious competitions of the year. After Last year’s victory by Daan Welling and Menno Schellekens and some very good results at the World Championships by the entire Dutch contingent we have our hopes up for the Dutch teams do well.  

The Dutch contingent
The following teams and Judges will be representing the Netherlands. 

Teams: (in Alphabetical order)

Cicero A: Lenka Habetinova & Pepijn Pastoor

Erasmus A: Lucia Sontseva & Marike Abrahamse
Erasmus B: Mark-Jan Versluis & Joeri  Willems
Erasmus C: Darian Heim & Michael Tai 

Groningen A: Stijn de Jong & Henk van Zuilen
Groningen B: Joost Kooiman & Jeroen Claassens

KCL A*: Andrea Bos & David Levins** 

Leiden A: Johan Lammers & Wieger Kop**
Leiden B: Gigi Gil & Sebastiaan Noordam
Leiden C: Devin van den Berg & Martijn Otten

Maastricht A: Caspar Kaiser &  Eduardo Villamor Martinez

Roosevelt A: Bionda Merckens & Bas Tönissen
Roosevelt B: Annabelle van Beusekom & Sarah Rust

Utrecht A: Renee Kooger & Victor Jansen Schipper
Utrecht B: Fenna van Berkel & Valerie Schulte Nordholt
Utrecht C: Christiaan Duijst & Esther van Dijk

* University Of London, Andra Bos is representing her English University with an English partner.
**These teams will not participate in the English as a Second Language (ESL) category
Note: Wageningen Debating, AUC, UCU, Trivium and ASDV Bonaparte are not on this list, since they do not send teams to EUDC

Bram (Utrecht), Tomas Beerthuis (Independent), Mascha Bloemer (Leiden), Frederieke Dölle (Groningen), Arielle Dundas (Leiden), Daniel Fayoyin (Erasmus), Liesbeth de Hooge (Groningen), Danique van Koppenhagen (independent), Wieger Maris (Erasmus), Karin Merckens (Independent), Sebastian Meyes (Roosevelt), Srdjan Miletic (Maastricht), Kristina van der Molen (Utrecht), Lisa Schallenberg (Leiden), Sara Turgutoglu (Erasmus), Lia Verbaas (Groningen), Daan Welling (Independent), Hiroki Yokoyama (Leiden).

Seventwenty will keep everyone updated during EUDC. We will continuously update our Results page with the latest results of the Dutch Teams. Moreover there will be detailed daily entries telling you all the stories of the day and keeping you informed about our well being.