A team of students from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (FEBA) won the European Ethics Bowl 2023, a competition to raise awareness of the relevance and complexity of current ethical issues in the European context.

The topic discussed by the four finalist teams -Sofia, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Iscte), Paris Dauphine and  University of Belgrade during the final events -semi-final and final- held at the University of Ljublana (Slovenia) on 18 and 19 November – was “ethics in sports” . A five members jury composed of academics and practitioners found that the Bulgarian team made the most convincing case study on the competition’s topic which raised many ethical questions ranging from fairness and integrity, respect and responsibility, gambling and sponsorship and the social responsibility of athletes and their teams.

For the fourth consecutive year, a team of EIB Summer School Alumni (pictured above) made it to the semi-finals together with nine other teams, each of three students. They were Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski; University of Ljublana;  Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Iscte); Paris Dauphine; Goethe University Frankfurt; University of Belgrade; University of Szeged (Hungary) and Prague University of Economics and Business.

Launched in 2020 by the EIB Institute and three leading European universities (University of Ljubljana, Paris Dauphine, Goethe University Frankfurt), the European Ethics Bowl is a competition between participating teams to discuss ethical dilemmas related to economics and business.

All interested European universities and academic programmes of European Institutions are eligible to join the competition and institutional partners.