Since 2007, the “Selet” Debating Club is one of the key projects that are implemented in the “Selet” environment. This project is aimed at forming in children and youth the skills of critical thinking and public speaking. Since 2014, the “Selet” Debating Club carries out the project of the “Republic of Debates” Educational and Debating Centre, which unites school and university debating clubs of the Republic of Tatarstan. Today this project is a platform, where the youth of the republic have opportunity to discuss topical issues of the present in an interesting format.
The Club provides training on rhetoric and argumentation theory and helps the youth to develop their public speaking skills through the discussion of topical issues in the areas of society, politics, economy and philosophy. The Debating Club holds training games on a weekly basis and regularly organizes tournaments and public discussions.