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Call for Debate Team Members - Debating Moldova| 2014.10.16.

“Debating Moldova: Visegrad Countries and Moldova’s European Integration” International Student Debate   Interested in the European Union, Moldova or Central Europe? Have an opinion about EU enlargement and neighborhood policy? Care to discuss your views with outstanding students from Central and Eastern Europe? Want to strengthen your debating skills?   Apply by October 24 and be part of the Budapest Debate Team!

The Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS) of the Central European University opens a call for participation to join a unique, international, on-line student debate on the European future of Moldova and the Visegrad countries, which brings together 25 highly motivated students from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland and Slovakia. The debate is organized in the framework of the project entitled “Debating the European Union: Visegrad 4 Experience,” and is coordinated by MESA10, a Slovak NGO having a two-decade-long experience in supporting economic and social reforms aimed at building a free society based on respect for democratic principles and values.

The five teams will discuss Moldova’s European association and integration prospects in light of the current security situation in Eastern Europe and the upcoming parliamentary elections in Moldova. The debate takes place on November 5 (Wednesday), 2014.

The Budapest team will join the online debate from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary).
The debate aims at connecting V4 university students with students from Moldova, and deepening their understanding on the issues in question while also strengthening their debating skills.

The Budapest debate team will be composed of 5 selected participants, who will receive training in debating before the event. Their participation will be awarded with a certificate from the organizers.
They will also be invited to the project’s writing competition, where the best essays will be published online and the very best one from every participant country will be honored with a 200 EUR prize! More info about the writing competition in the attachment.

Eligibility criteria:
-          Interest in the topic;
-          Fluency in English;
-          Current enrollment in or recent graduation from a graduate/post-graduate program in Hungary;
-          Hungarian citizenship is NOT a requirement!

How to apply:
Send your CV and a short motivation letter (max. 1/2 page) in English to Zsuzsanna Vegh ( by October 24, 2014.

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