Compostela Debate Tournament

The Compostela Debate Tournament is jointly organised by the Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) and the University of Pécs.

It is an online activity to train CGU students in debating techniques to help them in their professional development and future career, regardless of their academic background.

The first online training course runs from 2 to 5 November 2021.

It is a free course and recognised with 3 ECTS credits.

Find out all the details of the programme in this section.


With the online Compostela Debate Tournament, CGU students are expected to develop and improve their public speaking skills, learn to formulate and structure their critical thinking, public speaking and debating skills.

Target group

This training activity is aimed at bachelor, master and doctoral students from CGU’s member universities.

Dates of celebration

The first edition will be held from 2 to 5 November 2021.

Tuition fee

This is a free training course.

Working language

The course is conducted entirely in English.

Academic recognition

This course is recognised with 3 ECTS credits. Students who pass the course receive a diploma of recognition.


Participants learn to argue by practising, individually and in groups, the techniques of British parliamentary debate, the basics of rhetoric, the fundamentals of public speaking and everything a speaker needs to know to connect with your audience persuasively and convincingly.

A special part of the programme includes an online debate tournament where both written arguments and real debate speeches are presented.

The tournament is conducted by internationally renowned debate experts.

Find the full programme of the first edition of the course here.

Application for participation

CGU students interested in participating must complete an online application form by 17 October 2021, where they are asked to upload the following documentation:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • Language certificate required for the course (English).

Find the application form here.

Contact data

For any questions, the CGU team is available at, and the team of the Summer School of the University of Pécs is available at

Promotional flyers

Find here the promotional brochure in pdf format of the course.


The Compostela Debate Tournament is jointly organised by the University of Pécs and the Compostela Group of Universities.