The University Students’ National Debate Championship was organized by the Jinishian Memorial Foundation on November 14 and 15, 2013 in Yerevan in collaboration and support of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the US Embassy in Yerevan. The championship was between the students’ teams from Yerevan and RA Marzes (Gyumri, Kapan, Vanadzor, Ijevan, Goris and Gavar) who all gathered in Yerevan for the final debates. During the two days of the championship the students debated and defended their views on important civic issues such as the education shall be paid, the state shall finance youth wings of political parties.
The final tournament on the topic “The women should serve in the army” was held between the two teams: Gyumri and Yerevan students' compiled teams. Gyumri compiled team was recognized as the winner of the championship by the judges.
The second place in the championship took the team of students from Yerevan team. At the end of the event participants of the championship received medals and certificates of honor from the project implementing organizations.