ESU enters into partnership with Debating Europe

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Officials of the European Students’ Union (ESU) and Debating Europe signed a partnership agreement in the middle of December. Debating Europe is a leading discussion platform for European affairs and it is therefore of great pleasure that ESU enters the agreement.

Debating Europe launched in December a new specifically designed initiative aimed at giving students the chance to question policymakers, partake in rhetoric discussions with students in other European countries and learn more about the work that is taking place at the European Union.

Debating Europe works closely with schools and universities across the continent in order to start a series of these discussions online led by students. Each educational institution will ask its students to submit questions in advance of the debate, either in writing video or on Skype. These answers will be sent to the relevant policymakers to give them a chance to reply using the same format. The comments will be posted on the webpage for the participating students and other users of Debating Europe. The first debate involved students from the Business Academy in Aarhus, Denmark.

The idea behind Debating Europe is to promote a genuine conversation between European policymakers and citizens, encouraging the exchange of different views and receiving responses from experts on each topic. The debates are divided into five channels: Growth, Green, Tech, Global and Future.

ESU will be offered to put forward officials for interviews as a part of ongoing discussions when deemed relevant by the editorial team at Debating Europe. Relevant reports and articles from ESU may also be shared in these discussions.

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For more information, please contact:

Rok Primozic, ESU Vice-Chairperson: +32/479.126.390 // rok@esu-online.org or Robert Hlynur Baldursson, ESU Communications Manager: +32/473.669.894 // robert@esu-online.org

The European Students’ Union, headquartered in Brussels, is the umbrella organisation of 47 national unions of students from 38 European countries. ESU represents and promotes the educational, social, economical and cultural interests of students at the European level. Through its member unions, ESU represents over 11 million students in Europe. To find out more about ESU, follow us on Twitter @ESUtwt, check out or Facebook page or visit www.esu-online.org. ESU celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012.