Budapest Open is the first annual international British Parliamentary debate tournament taking place in Hungary, and one of the most significant international university student events in the region. As a result of enthusiastic cooperation between volunteer students and debate societies from the Central European UniversityCorvinus University of Budapest and ELTE University, Budapest has finally obtained its deserved place on the map of debate contests.

In 2016 the competition welcomed 64 teams from all over the world, including our neighbors from Central Europe, but also much further, from universities in the United States of America, Qatar, Russia and beyond. Navigate the menus to find out about past editions!

We hope that with the help of Budapest Open we will achieve a dual goal: on the one hand, the promotion of formalized debate in Hungary and in the region, and on the other hand, with contestants arriving from all corners of the world, we will be able to show them this beautiful city and our world-class universities.

See a report from Budapest Open 2015:


When not hard at work on Budapest Open, the debate societies of CEU, Corvinus and ELTE universities organize weekly debate trainings, which everyone is welcome to join regardless of experience level or university affiliation. Contact each society directly for more details.