Events in English


Estonian Debating Society organises several annual events, where at least one part of the event is in English and where guest lecturers as well as participants from other parts of Europe and foreign countries are most welcome.  

Estonian Open

 [2012] [2013 - no website yet]
An annual English-language university debate tournament in BP format.

Tallinn Open

An annual English-language high-school debate tournament in KP / WSDC format.

Summer School

Every summer many Estonian debaters along with people from other countries gather in a summer resort to spend 4 to 6 days of learning debate, getting to know each other and having a good time. Workshops are run in Estonian, Russian and English.

Winter Academy

2012 will actually be the first yeat to host a winter academy - a partially English-language BP debate academy for newcomers and experienced debaters alike. Neck-deep snow, hot sauna and great workshops await!

Non-Annual Events


Larger non-annual English-language events take place occasionally. In 2008, we hosted European Universities Debate Championships in Tallinn. In 2004, we hosted IDEA Global Youth Forum in Roosta.

In the summer of 2013, we will be hosting a Teachers and Trainers Forum. More information will follow.