The Casiopea team will represent the ULPGC in the 2020 edition of the Spanish League for University Debate (LEDU) and its first opponent will be the team from the University of Zaragoza.
The debates will be held online and will be streamed on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September.
The Final, if the health context allows it, will be in person on Sunday 27 before a technical jury together with guests such as the winner of this debate, Albert Rivera (executive president of Martínez-Echevarría Abogados and former president of Ciudadanos), Theresa Zabell (double Olympic champion) and representatives of brands and corporations.
The following universities will attend this eighth edition: Francisco de Vitoria University, Ramón Llull University, Loyola University, Cantabria University, Valladolid University, Zaragoza University, Deusto University, Extremadura University, Carlos III University, Comillas Pontifical University, University Salamanca, Miguel de Cervantes European University, Santiago de Compostela University, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University, University of the Basque Country UPV / EHU and University of Seville.
Participants will respond, in the format of an academic debate, to a very topical question: Are the appropriate measures being taken to achieve the objectives of the 2050 climate change strategy?
The LEDU has Smurfit Kappa as presenting sponsor with the sponsorship of Martínez Echevarría Abogados, Coca-Cola and Seur. Likewise, AverMedia, Ecoembes and the Association of Environmental Information Journalists (APIA) will collaborate.
The online modality will continue to be linked to the LEDU in order to take advantage of the technological potential to expand the opportunity to give more participation to more teams in the Qualification Phase in the 2021 edition, which is already being worked on. The Final Phase will continue, like this year with 16 teams, and will be face-to-face.