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Welcome to Heart of Europe!
Welcome to the official site of the Heart of Europe International Debate Tournament. If you are interested in participating or visiting or supporting the event and want to know what it is all about, feel free to browse through our website. If you visit the section ABOUT you cand find there: general background, tournament history, format of tournament, venue or information about staff. In section MEDIA you can find plenty of pictures and videos from previous years. If you wish to visit this event please check section VISITORS. If you already wish to participate, check out the PARTICIPANTS section for all the necessary information and materials. If you are so generous and you decided to suport us visit section PARTNERS. In case you will publish article about this tournament, please feel free to visit MEDIA section. In any case, even if you are just curious or killing time (and that is why you have kept reading this far), have a nice day.
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Ever since 2001, when the Heart of Europe international debating tournament was founded by John L. Wickham, it has been bringing people together from various cultures all over the world in a spirit of friendship and learning.
The meaning behind the name of the tournament is not only a description of its central location, but also a reference to the role that the Czech Republic, or previously Czechoslovakia, tried to play throughout the 20th century – being a bridge between the East and the West.
So far, the tournament has seen people from 5 different continents, and on a regular basis it serves as a safe place for free exchange of ideas between representatives of all of the different major world religions and secular political persuasions.