EYDC Poland National Finals


The youth debate organised in Kraków was the fourth of 7 planned events of the European Youth Debating Competition (EYDC), organised by the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) and PlasticsEurope. The three winners from Warsaw of the debate will represent Poland at the European Finals that will be held in Berlin at the beginning of October, during the 53rd EPCA Annual Meeting.


The Polish National Finals of the European Youth Debating Competition (EYDC) 2019 took place on 21st May in Kraków, where over 70 young students from secondary schools from all over Poland discussed their sustainable future and the role of petrochemicals and plastics will play. During debating this important challenge, the participants focused their speeches on the importance of resource efficiency, as well as on the role of innovative technologies in solving future challenges.

The three winners of the Polish debate were:

1. Kamil Petryczkiewicz (V LO im. księcia Józefa Poniatowskiego, Warsaw)
2. Maja Cortinovis (V LO im. księcia Józefa Poniatowskiego, Warsaw)
3. Julia Kubiak (Merridian International School, Warsaw)


They all won a ticket to the European Finals in Berlin, held as part of the 53rd EPCA Annual Meeting, the largest gathering of the petrochemical industry in Europe, where they will debate with young winners from other European countries on the theme: „Rethink, Reuse, Recycle: how would you shape a sustainable future with plastics and petrochemicals?”.


See the press release for more information.