International competitions

European Universities Debating Championship

In 2018, the College of Europe in Natolin participated for the first time in the European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC), hosted this year by the Novi Sad Business School in Novi Sad, Serbia.

This annual tournament hosts more than 700 participants from over 30 countries across Europe (including universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Sciences Po Paris), to compete in a battle of wits and skills over who can provide the most persuasive and comprehensive case to an assigned topic after only 15 minutes of preparation. The EUDC is held in English with nine preliminary rounds over the first three days and a different topic in each round.

The format, which pits four teams against each other in two opposing sides, with two teams per side and two members per team, is known as British Parliamentary Style (BPS). The top teams get to continue debating for a further two days in the elimination outrounds. Past winners and veteran debaters also participate as adjudicators in the tournament.

In 2018, the College of Europe in Natolin was represented at the EUDC by three students from the Simone Veil Promotion: Flavia CURATOLO (Italy), Diana ENDELADZE (Georgia) and Giorgi CHAPIDZE (Georgia). The representation was assisted by the debate coach and judge - Radosław CZEKAN.

The participation in the championship is decided on a yearly basis.

National Model United Nations - New York

The NMUN-NY competition has been organized since 1974 by the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA). It is a simulation game which involves more than 6 000 students from more than one hundred universities, schools and other academic institutions from all over the world. The institutions participating in this event send students (here called "delegates") to several "Committees", which are organized on the basis of the institutional structure of the United Nations. Each university or school represents a country or an NGO. The students act like true diplomats and work hard, mostly engaged in caucusing, preparing and delivering speeches, drafting working papers, negotiating common positions with other countries, and voting on draft resolutions.

In the past, the Natolin campus has represented countries such as Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Syria. In 2018, in the context of its ninth consecutive participation, the Natolin campus represented the Republic of Estonia.

At the NY-NMUN 2018, the Natolin Team kept up with the outstanding trend of its previous performances by winning 7 "NMUN Awards" including the "Distinguished Delegation Award". Here the full list of awards given to the Delegation:

  • 1 Distinguished Delegation Award – awarded to entire Delegation recognizing the excellent performance of all 14 students;
  • 6 Outstanding Position Paper Awards – out of 7 Position Papers submitted.             

This was the sixth consecutive success of the Natolin campus at the NMUN in New York City. Including the 2018 edition, the Natolin campus managed to bring home the impressive amount of 42 "NMUN Awards" in six consecutive years.

Discover our performances at the previous five editions: NMUN 2013, NMUN 2014NMUN 2015, NMUN 2016 and NMUN 2017.

The participation in the simulation is decided on a yearly basis.