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"Our mission is to assist in the reformation of Ukraine consistent with European standards, as well as to introduce democratic values and develop civil society in Ukraine."

From the Statute of
the Center for European Initiatives

08.06.09 09:33

School Debate Tournament "Ukraine in the European Integration Process"

By: Andriana Kostenko, Project Coordinator

A school debate tournament "Ukraine in the European Integration Process" was held at Sumy State University on June 5, 2009. Sumy State University Euroclub and the Sumy University Library Debate Club, with support from the Ukrainian Association of European Studies, and Sumy Center for European Information, conducted the project.

The tournament was attended by 8 teams from school Euroclubs. The debate used a British format. The game took place in two rounds during which the team discussed issues of European integration. In particular, "This Chamber believes that Ukraine should join the European Union" and "This Chamber believes that Ukraine as a future member of the European Union should adopt all European standards and values."

The tournament was very exciting, students managed to submit their own interesting views and behaved tolerantly towards other positions. The winning team "Clever Boy and Clever Girl" (Sumy Specialized School No. 9), second place - team "No. 1" (Specialized School No. 1). The winners recieved valuable gifts, and all participants recieved prizes.