The Square Debate focuses on discussing salient European themes – such as higher education reform, European Defence or the sustainability of the Euro. It aims to highlight any specific convergence or divergence of French & British views with regards to other European countries. Generally speaking, the organisation is undertaken in cooperation with student debating associations. The participants are asked to take the standpoint of either France, the United Kingdomand Germany, plus another European nation according to the topic. The winning team is eligible for a Prize.
2011 Edition: “This House Believes That European Nations had better merge their armed forces so as to better protect themselves” ; Winners: Omar Layachi, Antonin Caors & Maxime Poppineau (Representative of Germany).