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Friday 6 November 202018.00 to 20.00

We are delighted to be joined by Fidelitas (III. district), a youth conservative group affiliated with Fidesz in Hungary. The discussion will focus on what it means to be a conservative in Hungary in comparison to the UK. The debate is going to be opened by the Hungarian Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Ferenc Kumin.

6 November 2020 (Friday), 19:00-21:00 (Budapest time), 18:00-20:00 (London time)


The structure of the debate

  1. Opening – by Ambassador Ferenc Kumin 
  2. General Debate in 3 rounds (5 minutes/speaker; first and last minutes are protected) 
    1. one speaker from the Conservative Society and one speaker from Fidelitas (III. district) discusses what conservatism as a political thought means in their respective countries.
    2. one-one speaker from both organisations discusses how their own political party work for conservatism, in what ways does their party pursue the ends of conservative politics. 
    3. The third round of speakers are in opposition, speaking against the respective parties. Their intention is to highlight the areas on which the Conservative and Fidesz parties fall short, and not adequately represent conservatism in their respective countries. 
  3. Floor Speeches (3 minutes/speaker; first minute is protected) 
    1. Anyone from the audience can give floor speeches. Floor speeches may reflect on any part of the discussion - keeping in my that the aim of the debate is to understand how conservatism is interpreted in these countries. During floor speeches speakers can challenge each other, propose questions, and introduce new topics (within the realm of the debate).
  4. In the final section of the debate, both the Conservatives and Fidelitas (III. district) are asked to summarize their position, again representing why their party is the adequate political force of conservatism in their respective countries. If it is possible the speakers should highlight what they think their own party can learn from the other side. These speeches can last for a maximum of 3 minutes (all protected time).

If you wish to speak during the General Debate (in either of the 3 rounds), don’t hesitate to contact us! We will announce the speakers for the General Debate closer to the date.