The ESU Loire Valley has been taking part in the ESU International Public Speaking Competition (IPSC) every year since 2012. This competition is the highlight of the ESU international calendar. It is the largest public speaking competition in the world and currently involves over half a million students in more than 50 countries.
It takes place in London in May each year and represents one of the clearest manifestations of the goals of the ESU: to encourage cultural exchange and help young people to become confident communicators.
For 2022, the competition will take place from Monday 9 May to Friday 13 May. Sadly, it will not be possible for the team at our head office, Dartmouth House, to welcome young people from countries around the world and the competition will, once again, take place via Zoom. However, the organisers are working hard to ensure that the candidates experience activities that will help develop their speaking skills and enable cultural exchange and friendships to develop, albeit remotely