Republican Tournament “Democracy Cup”

“Democracy Cup” brought together 60 teams from Narin, Osh, Talass and Issik-Kul regions. We held 2 debate tournaments on 22 September and 6-7 October in Osh and Bishkek as part of the “European Union for Democracy” campaign for raising young people’s awareness of democracy and democratic processes.

The debates at the tournament were dedicated to electronic government, development and support of democracy within the government. Young people discussed the use of social media, online voting and internet-technologies in providing government services, the collection of biometric data, among other things.

The event participants were students of schools and universities. Thus, they had an opportunity to use in practice skills on debate technologies, public speaking as well as the skill of analyzing acquired information.

The debate tournament was held jointly with the Republican Debate Centre with the support of the Representation of the European Union in the Kyrgyz Republic.