“3E-English-Entrepreneurship-Employability”: Universities Debate

Within the debate program “Debating Economics” of Junior Achievement of Albania, students of Debate Clubs at 6 Faculties of Foreign Languages, part of the “3E-English-Entrepreneurship-Employability” project, with the support of the American Embassy in Tirana, were is part of the Debate between Universities activity, held in Vlora near “Ismail Qemali” University on July 21, 2022. Each club was represented by 2 members of their club, who debated with their colleagues from other partner universities of JAA , such as the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Tirana, “Aleksandër Moisiu” Durrës University, “Ismail Qemali” Vlorë, “Eqerem Çabej” Gjirokastër, “Aleksandër Xhuvani” Elbasan and “Fan S. Noli” Korçë.

Three rounds of debate constituted the main structure of this activity, where the final round pitted the debating team of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Tirana against that of the University “Eqerem Çabej” Gjirokastër with the theme: “This parliament believes that intellectual migration (brain drain ) is caused by a lack of belonging and not by a lack of opportunity”.

The winning team of the final round and the whole activity of the Debate between Universities was announced as the debating team of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana.

The debate developed between the Universities gave the young people the opportunity to increase their debating capacities, to encourage critical thinking, as well as to practice and further develop their public communication skills.