EU Delegation to host national debate

Coming off from the Europe Day celebration last week where the theme was promotion of rights of children and youth, the EU Delegation to the Philippines will again show its commitment to children and youth rights as they host yoEUth debate on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 at De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila.

 

“The future of the world and of the Philippines is with the children and the youth. We want to hear their voices,” said Ambassador Franz Jessen, Head of the EU Delegation.

 

The yoEUth debate will focus on the issues of human rights in business and economic freedom.

 

Representatives from nine schools from all over the Philippines, and three interns from European Union Member States, are participating in the event co-organized by the EU Delegation, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), and DLSU Manila.

 

DLSU Manila, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, UP Visayas,Ateneo de Davao University, Ateneo de Manila University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Mindanao State University, University of San Carlos Cebu and Xavier University Cagayan de Oro have signed up to participate. The debate will be in town hall and Asian parliamentary formats.

 

Senator Kiko Pangilinan will give the keynote speech, while Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chair Chito Gascon will head the team of adjudicators. The EU community will be widely present, with The Netherlands Ambassador Marion Derckx and European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) Guenter Taus sitting as judges, and European students attending.

 

YoEUth Debate moderators will be the tandem of Lasallian debaters Mikee De Vega and Jason Dizon, 2016 champions of the 36th World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC, Greece), the world’s largest annual debating tournament.

For more information, please contact FNF Project Assistant Danika Sarion at 8196086/ 87 or 0917 5423725.

 

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