Felix Hauffe

Felix Hauffe

Felix Hauffe’s responsibility in the Vienna Euros OrgCom is ensuring that participants sleep well after the fun, crazy socials. More precisely, he is part of the Accommodation Crew who works as our liaison to the hotels. He joined the OrgCom to enable young people from all over Europe to come together for a good reason, debating. And of course to learn how to manage the endeavour, and how to manage his energy (of which there is a lot, we can tell!) He describes himself as a loyal and positive person, and we can see that he looks for the fun in things both when dealing with our participants and ourselves. For now he is studying Theatre, Film and Media Studies and Journalism and Communication Studies at the University of Vienna. When Felix thinks of the event to come in summer, he thinks of the large crowd, and of the many different people and personalities in it. Debating teaches him both how to scrutinise and how to accept other people’s opinions, and it provides a setting for discussion that is guided both by reason and by fun.

Felix believes that debates should not be bound by practicalities only, indeed he sees EUDC as a fantastic opportunity for young students from all over Europe to join and debate anything under the sun. Being enthusiastic about politics and specifically the politics of the USA, Felix would love to debate such topics as whether Russia should join NATO in the White House or in the Pentagon in Washington D.C. If he were to host such a debate himself, he would invite the current heads of state or government of countries such as the USA, China, Russia, Brazil or France to debate these motions in a British Parliamentary setting. In terms of student events, he would like to participate in a potential Athens EUDC. Are you surprised that he is considering working in politics?

Felix sees EUDC at the core of the European debating community, and at the core of its potentials. When Vienna Euros succeeds in setting a new standard for future EUDC competitions and for the future of debating in Austria, participants will be inspired to pass on their experiences and their passion to a new generation of university students and pupils. His vision is that this will lead to more and more people getting involved in developing an international and intercultural fundamental understanding for the interpersonal exchange of opinions.

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