Concern Debate Finals in the Helix Theatre. Photo: Ruth Medjber / Concern Worldwide.Concern Debate Finals in the Helix Theatre. Photo: Ruth Medjber / Concern Worldwide.Concern Debate Finals in the Helix Theatre. Photo: Ruth Medjber / Concern Worldwide.

Get your school involved

Get your school involved

Registration for the Concern Debates 2022-2023 Competition is now closed. To be added to our waiting list, please contact debates@concern.net.

If you have applied to take part in this year's competition, our Debates Team will be in touch very soon to confirm your place on the programme and provide next steps and training dates. 

For more information on how to join our mailing list, please contact debates@concern.net

Teacher tips

Find out what's involved with the Concern Debates Programme in our video below.

Adjudicators at the 2018 Concern Debates Final. Photo: Ruth Medjber / Concern Worldwide.
Adjudicators at the 2018 Concern Debates Final. Photo: Ruth Medjber / Concern Worldwide.
Concern Debates 2017-2018 Semi Final Adjudicators (L-R Emmanuel George, Sandra Marie Donohoe, Marie Griffin. Photo: Ruth Medjber / Concern Worldwide.
Concern Debates 2017-2018 Semi Final Adjudicators. Photo: Ruth Medjber / Concern Worldwide.
Concern Debate finalists 2019. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Concern Debate finalists 2019. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
St. Kilian's German School at the Concern Debate Finals 2018. Photo: Ruth Medjber / Concern Worldwide.
St. Killian's German School at the Concern Debate Finals 2018. Photo: Ruth Medjber / Concern Worldwide.

Our debaters have their say

Some of our past debaters talk us through how the Concern Debates gave them valuable life skills, while also offering words of wisdom to current debaters.

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