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Erasmus Debating Society

The Erasmus Debating Society (EDS) is an independent Rotterdam-based debating society. Founded in 1989, it has become one of Europe’s most successful and well-known debating societies. 

We are an open and informal society, attracting Dutch and International students from all around The Netherlands. 

Unfortunately, we're temporarily only debating online!

In the current climate, we have decided to follow University and state guidelines and are not organising any real life events. Our debate evenings are still happening, though, and we are welcoming you to join us during our online debating sessions!

Open air debate at the Kralingse plas.

Do you like debating and are you interested in joining our society?  Then this is the perfect night for you!                                                                                                                                                                                         

 On the 21st of September, EDS is organizing our first open air debate of the year. We gather at the Kralingse Plas at 19:00 for an amazing offline debate and after that, we will have drinks at The Dijk which is our go-to pub! 

This is a great opportunity to try out debating in real life, to meet our members, and to get a taste of what a regular Monday evening at our society looks like! Make sure to sign up via our facebook page or just send us a e-mail.


We hope to see you there!

The location on google maps:!4m6!4m5!1m1!4e2!1m2!1m1!1s0x47c5ccb5a0f9a815:0xf4abfa7c560d572e?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiJlbOl_evrAhXMqaQKHXgMAcoQ9RcwFHoECBMQAw

Link to the discord for the regular debate evenings: 
Feel free to join and enjoy the wonders of debating.

Get to know us


The society

We’re more than a bunch of experts. We’re a family of like-minded people, using our passion and our skills to make a difference.

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Our story 

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Want to know more?

They say that nothing worth doing is easy. Like every successful society, we have our own tournaments, great debaters and great socials. But we wouldn’t change a thing. Why? Because throughout our journey we’ve enhanced our skills and put our best on every tournament in Europe, so our debaters can benefit from the opportunities the tournaments offer.



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.

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Debate with us

We'd love to meet you! Come to Erasmus University Rotterdam on campus Woudestein and let’s debate about anything.