On June 5th 2022, the BiH National Karl Popper Debate competition was held in Sarajevo, at the International Burch University. The teams were determined, prepared and showed great willingness to compete for amazing prizes. The debate ended in a 2-1 win for team ”Burch Betmeni” versus team “Prometeji”. These teams will move on to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina at an International competition involving the winning teams from the following 9 countries: Albania, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia.
For those of you who might not have been introduced with the Karl Popper Debate format, it focuses on relevant and often deeply divisive propositions, emphasizing the development of critical thinking skills, and tolerance for differing viewpoints. To facilitate these goals, debaters work together in teams of three, and must research both sides of each issue. We take great pride in focusing on young people who are ready and willing to develop their sense of what a healthy debate looks like. The aim of the O’visor Debate Competition was to raise awareness about volunteering and charity,and also to facilitate in an attractive way the development of skills, abilities, and knowledge of the participants. This debate was intended to educate while teaching hard-work and social etiquette as well and that’s exactly what we accomplished.
This upcoming weekend, we will be hosting the finalists from each partner country in Sarajevo where we will be holding the International Karl Popper Debate! Stay tuned!
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