Association of Young Economists of Georgia is periodically organizing the debates on Economy, based on the special cases.
Why to debate? Debate is a method of education, focusing on intellectual contest with specific rules for a stronger argument. We consider debating to be one of the most effective tools for disseminating and teaching democratic values as the central issues are comprehensive argument, tolerance towards different worldviews, and skilful self-expression. Combining all three in a good debate provides us the opportunity to analyze the controversial topics of our society, without using manipulation to attract attention. Debates do not look for “the one true answer” to controversial issues, but rather seek to find all sorts of arguments and views on different sides. Debates are conducted in groups of 4 members and all participants receive the certificates of participation.
- The winner group receives special prize: education voucher (worth of 200 GEL) for each member of the group. The educational voucher can be used by the person to co-finance their education in any special courses of any institution. However the courses for which the voucher is used must be on topics of economy or business.
- The best two debaters receive books on economy.
The judges of the several events of the debates were:
- Aleksi Aleksishvili, Chairman of Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG);
- Giorgi Tsimakuridze, Head of Financial Department, Partnership Fund;
- Giorgi Nanobashvili, Economic Team Leader, UNDP;
- Zaza Broladze, Deputy General Director, Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG);
- Giorgi Bakradze, Macroeconomic Policy Consultant, ISET;
- Lali Ghoghoberidze, Head of Department of Economic Analysis and Policy, Ministry of Economic and Sustainable Development of Georgia;
Who can participate? Any interested student can participate. Preference is given to students who study economics or business.
Venue: Debates are organized at AYEG’s head office in Tbilisi – Orbelianis str. #35
Participation is free of charge.