We, the members Organising Committee, are glad to announce that the motions for Heart of Europe 2016 are ready. Jakub Kadlec as Chief Organiser has appointed Motion Committee on the 1st of September 2016 in accordance with Heart of Europe rules. Motion Committee consist of Chief Adjudicator Itumeleng Kenneth Mohanoe and two other members: Frankie Cena and Laura Krawczyk .
In cooperation with Organising Committee, Motion Committee has established slightly different system of tournament for this year. At Heart of Europe 2016 we are going to have just three prepared motions instead of five. Two of them for preliminary rounds, where each team debates each side of motion, proposition and oposition. We believe that this is a great learning opportunity which also leads to tolerance when debating the topic from both sides. The third motion is for grand final debate, and since our tournament is called Heart of Europe, the topic is going to relate to the global region of Europe.
The remaining four preliminary rounds will be on impromptu motions announced to the teams one hour before the debate begins, as will all the play-off debates (the octo-finals, quarter-finals and semi-finals). We utilize a special system for preliminary impromptus.
There will be three motions available for each debate. We will let one team pick the motion while the other one picks the side. Since there are 4 impromptu rounds as usual every team should pick a motion twice and a side also twice.
When relevant: teams have one minute to choose a motion. One minute to choose a side. One minute to agree on a motion.