About Us

The Erasmus Debating Society mostly attracts its membership from Erasmus University students, who participate in our weekly English debate evenings.

The society also organises numerous workshops and social activities for its members, such as the Member's Weekend, a Halloween Night and a Christmas dinner.

We also provide debating workshops for organisations, schools, companies, and anyone else who's interested! To learn more, check out our workshops page. 

Come join us on Monday evenings at 18:45 on campus Woudestein. Check out our social media for more information and updates!

Members of EDS regularly participate in international debating competitions. Our debaters won the World Universities Debating Championship in 2006, in addition to making our Society a three-time European Champion in the category of English as a Second Language (2001, 2003 and 2005). Moreover, members of EDS have repeatedly won the Dutch Championship (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2011). 

XXXV Board of EDS

The XXXV (35th) Board of EDS consists of Mara Buga, Stanislaw Szczepankiewicz,  Tamim Farhan and Amar Samlal (from left to right). 

If you have any questions about tournaments, what our society can do for your organisation or if you would like to become a partner of EDS, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected]

Tamim Farhan


Amar Samlal


Stanislaw Szczepankiewicz

 Secretary & Tournament Officer

Mara Buga

General Board Member & Social Officer