National Final of Youth debate

Give students the opportunity to debate current issues with young people from all over Switzerland in the Youth Debate Competition. Every year, YES organises the National Final of Youth Debate in three national languages (German, French and Italian) for lower and upper secondary schools.


For the first time in the history of the competition, the National Final will be held online. 40 students who qualified for the Regional Finals between January and March will compete in a fair debate on Saturday, June 13, 2020 to determine the best students in Switzerland.

What exactly will happen and how can you, as a spectator, participate in the event?

08.40 - 08.55 Opening of the Competition (Public Live Streaming)

09.05 - 09.30 Debate Session 1*
10.05 - 10.30 Debate Session 2*
11.05 - 11.30 Debate Session 3*
12.05 - 12.30 Debate Session 4*
*Recordings are available here once the debate is over

13.35 - 14.00 Alumni Debate

14.00 Announcement of the Finalists

14.30 - 14.55 Final Debate Sessions

15.00 - 15.45 Question-And-Answer Session with Parliamentarians (as spectators only)

16.00 - 16.20 Award Ceremony (Public Live Streaming)

A simple click allows you to log in directly or to access an overview page where you, as a visitor, can select the debates (by language and level) that you wish to watch.

Enjoy the event!