Leeds University Debating Society have launched their official bid website for the 2012 European Debating Championships. You will find it at http://www.eudc2012.eu/, Belgrade are also bidding to host the championships. The winning bid will be selected at the the European Debating Council meeting in Galway in July.
Here is the official announcement:
Dear Debaters of Europe (and the World!)
Leeds is bidding to host Euros in 2012 and as the Chief Adjudicator of the bid I am very happy to launch our website http://eudc2012.eu/?x=main. At Leeds you will get nine preliminary rounds breaking to quarters judged by some of the finest talent the European debating circuit has to offer. As well as being a historic city set in the heart of Yorkshire, Leeds has some of finest student night life in the country meaning that this Euros will have amazing and affordable socials. Two for one drinks deals at all socials and double en-suite rooms bedrooms for all debaters are just some of the fantastic things we have lined up for you all.
I am proud to be at the head of an incredible adjudication team that reflects the depth and breadth of the Euros. Joining me to make up a truly amazing adjudication team are
Maria Kesa (Tallinn)
Harish Natarajan (Cambridge)
Catherine Murphy (TCD Hist)
Rob Honig (Leiden)
Many more announcements are set to follow and on top of this we will be at as many tournaments as we can in the run up to Galway Euros 2011. Over the past decade Euros has grown in reach and quality and we want Leeds to be better and bigger than ever before. This is just the first of many videos and announcements you will be seeing from us as there is much, much more this bid team and this city can offer.
Leeds Euros Bid 2012