Share your views on Current ethical dilemas with your peers and esteemed judges

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Students

Teams composed of three students from the same institution but not necessarily from the same faculty or department can register to the EEB through the member university/institution. 

Institutions

All European universities and academic programmes of European Institutions are eligible to join the competition as an institutional member. 

STUDENTS

Register your team

Team registration for the European Ethics Bowl 2022 will open in March 2022. Find EEB member institution from your country in the Partners  section and contact them directly for more information.

If you wish to participate but can`t find a member institution from your country contact us at info@europeanethicsbowl.eu

INSTITUTIONS

Participate as an institution

All European universities and academic programmes of European Institutions are eligible to join the competition as an institutional member. If your country already has a listed member institution you can connect and collaborate with them (find their contact details here) or send us an email to see how you can participate. In case there is no member institution for you country listed contact the EEB headquarters office at info@europeanethicsbowl.eu.

Impressions of previous participants

The European Ethics Bowl was a great experience. It not only encouraged us to deal critically with topics regarding climate change and the concerns, which arise within. It also gave us an opportunity to exchange with international students our age who must tackle the same problems. By embedding and sharing one ´s self-gained experience into the argumentation, it helped us to enrichen our perspectives and thoughts on the matter at hand.

Winning team of EEB 2021

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Anna-Katharina Schröter, Clara Lieber & Carmen Mercedes Preiss

Finalist of EEB 2021

Prague University of Economics and Business, Czech Republic

The first round was quite intense, since we were all completely inexperienced in this type of debate contest. In the semi-finals and finals, teams from all over the EU presented their solution to the given dilemma and it was really interesting to watch the variety of argumentation resulting from the different geographical and cultural backgrounds.

The EEB forces you to look at a problem from multiple perspectives. Gathering information that support your argumentation is important, but you should also be aware of the contradictory facts and take these into account. Doing so helps you not only prepare for the contest, but also enhance the way you see and solve problems generally.

Tomáš Kalabis

EEB 2021 offered me a unique experience to debate on climate change and its wide-ranging impacts at a global stage. The diversity of participants based on cultural, educational and career contexts enriched the debates. We explored and developed perceptual and interpretive viewpoints on environmental conversation and ecologically sustainable development. Similar EEB competitions will be critical in building capacity of the young people to seek a development paradigm rooted in the principles of equity social synergism, cooperation, and ecological sustainability. I hope that EEB will continue to expand and include institutions beyond Europe because environmental crises are widespread and rapidly increasing.

Semi-finalist of EEB 2021

European Investment Bank Summer School Alumni, Luxembourg

Joanes Odero

Winning team of EEB 2020

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

When we think about our EEB experience five words come to mind:

Creativity – EEB empowered us to make artistic choices about how to bring words to life through performance. Our unique arguments were encouraged and thinking outside the box differentiated us from our colleagues.

Persuasion – We were faced with a challenge of convincing an audience in the face of equally well-informed, persuasive competition.

Collaboration – In a world of conflicted ideas, we had to work as a team to craft stories, create arguments, build upon feedback, and perfect our performances.

Adaptability – We had to learn to think on our feet and tailor a performance to a given audience.

Emotional Intelligence – We learned to see both sides of an issue and to use appropriate strategies for questioning things we did not understand.

Meta Štuhec, Gregor Kokal Golčer & Ema Žagar

I personally believe that ethics is an underestimated topic in higher education. Sometimes, there is a feeling that we educators are forgetting our ultimate responsibility that we are making the future generations to take on as leaders. Students’ competitions, the combats of ideas and opinions shall sharpen their minds and expanded intellectual framework to give some space to ethical viewpoint of the decision making. As a teacher, I have always been honored and very keen to help as a referee at competitions like Bowl. Personally, I am sure that I with my active involvement I can contribute to the noble idea of this competition.

Jaka Vadnjal, PhD

EEB Judge in 2020

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

More testimonials from previous participants coming soon...