The Erasmus Debating Society

The Erasmus Debating Society (EDS) is an independent Rotterdam-based Debating Society established in 1989
We are the oldest, largest and most international Debating Society in the Netherlands


First debate of the year on January 8th!

Every Monday at 18:45,
Location: Polak 2-14, Polak Building, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Get to Know Us


The Society

We’re much more than a bunch of debaters. 
We’re a family of passionate students, using our public speaking skills and our ideas to make a difference.

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Our Story 

Like all great societies, we started small. Our goal was to build a vibrant and diverse environment where every debater can grow. Some decades later we are one of the most competitive European debate clubs, while ensuring that each and every one of our members feels confident to speak their mind.



Read all about it! We're constantly updating our calendar, so bookmark this page to keep up with all our upcoming events and latest announcements. You'll also get the inside scoop on new projects, seasonal events and important notices.

Debate with us

We'd love to meet you! Come to Erasmus University Rotterdam on campus Woudestein and get ready to debate about Politics, Economics, Social Movements and much more.