The National Final of Youth debate - the best debaters of Switzerland are known!

These debaters won over the judges from the worlds of politics, business and education at the National Finals of The Youth Debate. Congratulations to the winners of the 2023/24 National Final!

Secondary I
Alina Stadler, Sekundarschule Pratteln
Esteban Fiaux & Félix Paillard, École secondaire de Moudons-Lucens et environ

Secondary II
Leno Ernesto Ferrara, Kantonsschule Menzingen
Victoria Rauber & Ilham Schreiber, Gymnase français de Bienne

These three debaters convinced with their eloquent arguments and self-reflection by submitting a video for the Wegweiser Ethics Award. Congratulations! !

Nicolas Mezger, Gymnasium Thun
Zélie Hatt, EPS de Béthusy
Elena Sophia Schorn, Kantonsschule Zug

This weekend, from March 22nd to 23rd 2024, the National Final of Youth debate took place at the headquarters of die Mobiliar, also marking the end of a successful competition year. On topics such as free access to mental health care and the abolition of cash in Switzerland, students aged 12 to 18 demonstrated the capabilities of the new generation.

Not only did the young people argue with astonishing technical knowledge, they also convinced with their public presentation skills and respectful attitude towards their fellow debaters. The visit to the Federal Palace, where the students were able to put their burning questions to National Councillors Damien Cottier, Sarah Wyss, Marc Jost, Valérie Piller Carrard and Gerhard Andrey, was a highlight.

The success of this year's program would not have been possible without the support of our partners, Mobiliar, the Gossweiler Foundation and the Stiftung Wegweiser, the Petram Foundation and the support of the Swiss Confederation.

This was the National Final 2024