Global Public Policy and Debate Challenge

GDPPC is an ongoing written and oral policy competition for undergraduate students from around the world. It provides a platform which embraces the concept of open society, bringing together outstanding undergraduate students from across the globe in an effort to foster a rich and lively exchange of ideas through critical thinking and well informed debates. This year’s challenge invites participants to explore the policy questions
raised in the area of “Digital Freedom and its Limits.” Students are asked to explore what policies governments or other groups should adopt to enhance the potential of digital technology to benefit individuals and societies. It also encourages debates about the limits on internet freedom and covers issues related to social networks, privacy, child safety, freedom, censorship, democracy, transparency, national security and much more. They are asked to submit two written memos and to present their ideas at a final forum in Budapest with the chance of earning one of the $10.000 scholarships and grants (

The Global Public Policy Institute has recently partnered with the International Debate Education Association (UK), the IDEA Central Foundation, the European Council of Foreign Relations as well as the School of Public Policy at Central European University to organize the second round of the Global Public Policy and Debate Challenge (GDPPC). The Challenge is sponsored by the Open Society Foundations.

We hope that many undergraduate students from across the globe will join  and it would be great if you could help us promote this program by  distributing the message below to students, professors and university contacts in your network.