"So, let rhetoric be defined as the ability to recognize the persuasive inherent in every thing."
– Aristotle, Rhetoric

The oratorical and argumentative competition in debating follows certain rules. NRW debattiert Europa follows the Wartburg format - but there are some special features. In our debates, the debaters know in advance the question to be discussed and the position to be taken. This ensures the quality of the content and rhetoric of the event. Here is an overview of the different debate styles.