Debating Matters Berlin

In partnership with Freiblickinstitut e.V. the Academy of Ideas Debating Matters Competition has been staged in Berlin since 2015.

In 2017, Debating Matters Berlin was hosted by venue partner the University of Applied Sciences Europe (formerly BiTS Hochschule), and eight schools from across the city fiercely competed for the title of ‘Champions 2017’.  Eventually, the Nelson Mandela School debated their way to victory over their impressive opponents.

See the full programme here.

DM Berlin 2018

The competition returns on 28 February 2018 in the fight to find the 2018 Champions, with 12 schools taking part. View the programme and the new topic guides here.



Produced by

Hosted by
University of Applied Sciences Europe


Thanks to our partners for DM Berlin Freiblickinstitut e.V. for their support on this project.


Thursday 17 January:
Southampton Championship at Solent University in partnership with NATS

Wednesday 13 February:
Kent Championship at MidKent College


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


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