Who are we?

Jyväskylä Debate Society is an informal society that was established in January 2014. The society’s purpose is to promote argumentation, public speaking and critical thinking skills in the Jyväskylä region.

Our goals are:

  • to give people a chance to learn and practice debating in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere
  • to teach useful skills such as critical thinking and argumentation
  • to promote debate culture at the University of Jyväskylä
  • to work together with local high schools in order to introduce debating to high schools
  • to work together with other debate societies in Finland to create a vibrant Finnish debate community

In addition to these, in the future we also aim to:

  • arrange workshops and events with other debate societies outside Finland
  • participate in debate tournaments

Board 2016

Olga Tymofiieva

Anne Turunen, Paavo Ylämäki
Vice chairs