Dutch WUDC 2017: Scholarship programme

Dutch WUDC 2017: Scholarship programme
Call for expression of interest
Are you interested in sending members from your university debating society to Dutch WUDC 2017 but are you not able to afford it? Do you want your society to further develop in the area of debating and advocacy? Are you interested in spreading debate in your country?
Dutch WUDC is looking for partner organisations for a scholarship programme
The Foundation responsible for the organisation of Dutch WUDC (Dutch Worlds Debating Foundation) is working on an application for Erasmus+ in order to fund a capacity building programme. This programme aims to ensure the participation from debaters from underdeveloped debating circuits at Dutch WUDC. The programme will allow 8 -12 partner organisations​in 8 - 12 countries to send 4-6​participants to Dutch WUDC 2017. Partner organisations may include university debate societies, national debate associations, education charities or other organisations that can provide us with support to spreading debate in your country and are interested in participating in Dutch WUDC.
How are we planning to do that? -Erasmus+
For this scholarship programme we will apply to Erasmus+ Key Action 2: capacity building in the field of youth. Erasmus+ is a European Union funded programme that aims to support actions in the fields of education, youth, training and sports. As part of the application for Key Action 2, the scholarship programme will aim to train participants in how to use debate for advocacy. A list of the countries eligible to participate in Erasmus+ projects can be found at the end of this document. Please note that our scholarship programme is aimed at underdeveloped debating circuits and those circuits in financial need.
What do you get?
  • ­A trainer will visit to coach you in debating and advocacy
  • Guaranteed team/judge spots for the 4-6 participants
  • Flights to Dutch WUDC will be fully covered
  • The 4- 6 participants will attend a post-WUDC training session
  • Access to an online compendium of workshops and other materials
  • Follow-up meeting with the scholarship director (online)
What do we need from you?
  • Involvement in the final phase of the application procedure in the second half of August.
  • Attendance at the training in your country
  • The organisation of a selection tournament to select the 4-6 WUDC participants
  • Participation at Dutch WUDC
  • Participation at the post-WUDC training sessionEach participant will have to give 3 training sessions (10 people each), of which one is not aimed at university level participants, after returning from Dutch WUDC
  • Attendance at the follow-up meeting with our scholarship director (online)
Are you interested in becoming a partner organisation? Please express your interest by 9 August 2015​. Please shortly explain why you think your organisation should be participating in this programme. A selection will be made on the basis of regional diversity and the (financial) need for this programme. A final decision will be made by 12 August 2015.
Please note that the organisation is currently in the process of developing the programme and the application. Changes may occur until the application is finalised by 2 September 2015. We really hope this application will be successful. However, we cannot guarantee any financial aid yet.
To express interest and for further questions, please contact Andrea Bos (
Countries Eligible for Erasmus+:
Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Cook Island, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, DPR Korea, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Island, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, East Timor, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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