The European Universities Debating Championships will keep its first come, first serve registration system. Amsterdam EUDC 2009 did propose an alternative registration system with guaranteed spots based on previous presence at EUDC, but decided to withdraw its proposal after many objections from Council members. Although delegates appreciated the efforts of the Amsterdam organizing committee to raise the issue and to come up with a proposal, general consensus was that the proposed solution was not necessarily fair to new institutions and this is not the best moment for making fundamental changes to the registration system. The registration system will be on the agenda at the next EUDC Council meeting.
Source: Lars Duursma