At DK Wien, our passion for debate goes beyond university halls. We are proud to be an integral part of shaping the future of schools debating in Austria. Our mission? To nurture young minds and elevate Austria as a renowned debating nation.
Debating at the school level isn’t just about winning arguments. It’s about building critical thinkers, confident speakers, and informed citizens. Our involvement in schools debating aims to foster these skills early, setting the foundation for a lifetime of effective communication and analytical thinking.
The World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) is the pinnacle of a young debater’s career. This prestigious event attracts the best high school debaters from around the world, offering a unique platform for them to engage in parliamentary-style debates on a range of topics. It’s European analogue, EuroSDC, is similarly prestigious.
We have teamed up with colleagues in Graz to put Austria on the World Schools debating map! You can follow the current events of the wsdc team on Instagram at @wsdc.austria.
DK Wien is part of the program “Misch dich ein!”, organized by the Initiative for Teaching Entrepeneurship (IFTE). “Misch dich ein!” aims to help teachers introduce debating at schools and organizes multiple debating events throughout the year, including the (German-language) Austrian national debating championships. You can find more information about the program here.
Our training is open to all Austrian school students. We welcome debaters of all levels, whether it is your first time debating or you have experience – everyone is welcome! This is a unique opportunity to practice English, public speaking and argumentation.
Trainings are held every Wednesday at 18:00.
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Interested in joining this exciting journey? Our Head Coach and Schools Coordinator are just an email away. Whether you’re a school looking to introduce debating, a student eager to learn, or a teacher wanting to incorporate debating skills in your classroom, we’re here to help. Contact us and let’s make Austria a debating powerhouse!