Hotel Kompas,  Kranjska Gora, Slovenia,

29th June – 6th of July 2013

Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga Slovenia, and World Debate Institute, USA, kindly invite you to participate at the International Worlds Schools Debate Academy Slovenia.

Hotel Kompas is a 4*hotel at the very center of Kranjska gora, more at

High school students, teachers, coaches and trainers are invited. At the training part the participants will be divided into three different groups based on their experience and expertise – beginners, intermediate and advanced. There will be small groups with a 1 to 8 student trainer ratio, meaning lots of individual attention. The program consists of lectures, exercises, debate and content electives  and practice debates (at least one per day). The last two days is a tournament.

There will be a special course for trainers, coaches and judges.

International group of trainers:  Alfred C Snider, USA, Rhydian Morgan, UK, Serban Pitić and David Moskowitzi, Romania, Branka Josimov, Serbia, from Slovenia: Bojana Skrt, Jernej Podgornik,  Filip Dobranić…  and more …

Arrivalon Saturday, June 29th (program starts in the afternoon), departure on Saturday  6th of July after lunch (program finishes at 13.00)

Application  Please, fine the application form at WSDA web page at, where you can also fine more information about WSDA 2013 and the past ones.

Please, send the application form to our registration office Danijel Kralj to  as soon as possible but not later than June 1st  2013  The ones who need visas should register as soon as possible and contact Danijel Kralj for the information connected with visa application process and the formal invitation letter we need to send to you.

Danijel is also the person responsible for answering all  the questions you might have regarding logistics.

Participation fee: 340 EUR covers all instructions, accommodation and food, trainers, materials and tournament. Payment instructions will be sent to you after registration, but we will expect you to pay  before June 15th.

Looking forward meeting you in Kranjska gora, Slovenia

Bojana Skrt

Director WSDA 2013

Director Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga

Διεθνές συνέδριο «Η Ρητορική στην Ευρώπη» – Οκτώβριος 2013

Το διεθνές συνέδριο με θέμα «Η Ρητορική στην Ευρώπη» θα διεξαχθεί από τις 9 έως τις 13 Οκτωβρίου 2013 στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Σάαρλαντ στη Γερμανία (Universität des Saarlandes) και στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Λουξεμβούργου (Université du Luxembourg). Τρία μέλη της Ένωσης έχουν γίνει δεκτά (με 2 εισηγήσεις και 1 εργαστήριο) και θα παρακολουθήσουν και όλες τις εργασίες του συνεδρίου. Οι συμμετέχοντες ανέρχονται στους 180 και προέρχονται από 120 πανεπιστήμια και 30 χώρες.

Επειδή βρισκόμαστε σε διαδικασία αναζήτησης χορηγίας για την κάλυψη των εξόδων μετάβασης, συμμετοχής και διαμονής, εάν κάποιο μέλος ενδιαφέρεται να παρακολουθήσει το συνέδριο, ας επικοινωνήσει μαζί μας, για να αναζητήσουμε τρόπο κάλυψης και των δικών του εξόδων. Δείτε το πρόγραμμα το συνεδρίου εδώ: Programm-rhetorik

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες για το Συνέδριο εδώ:


Eurasian Schools Debating Championship 2013

Dear Debating Community,
We, the Robert College Debate Society, cordially invite you to the Eurasian Schools Debating Championship 2013. After its successful debut with 50 teams participating, making it the second biggest debating tournament ever held, the Robert College Debate Society is proud to organize the third session of the ESDC once again in one of the most exciting and magnificent cities of the world, Istanbul. This year, the event will take place between the 27th August and 3rd September 2013. Since we are aiming to make the ESDC biggest international tournament ever held, there will be no team quota in this year’s tournament.
The ESDC is unique since it is the first Eurasian Schools Championship ever organized, the first international schools debating championship to take place in Turkey, and the first completely student-run tournament.
The tournament will be in WSDC format and all debates will be in English. There will be 8 preliminary rounds, octo, quarter, semi- finals and the grand final. In order to promote fairness and competitiveness we will follow the power-pairing format that we successfully used last year and the year before. For your comfort, just like last year, accommodation will be provided by one of the most prestigious and modern universities in Turkey, Ozyegin University.
In order to have fair and good debates, we believe the adjucation is exceptionally important. Therefore, each year we aim to gather world-class adjudicators in our CAP. Last year we had Ms. Mehvesh Mumtaz Ahmed from Pakistan and Ms. Eirianna Kouri from Greece as our Co-CAs. Also, Mr. Tom McLennan from South Africa, Ms. Veronika Vlckova from Slovakia and Mr. Engin Arikan from Turkey honored us by taking part in the CAP. This year we would like to continue that tradition. Therefore, Ms.Beth James, the Co-CA of WSDC 2012, from UK will be our chief adjudicator. Also, Ms. Tracey Lee from Canada, Mr.Christopher Sanchez from Germany, Mr.Branislav Fecko from Slovakia and Mr.Cem Zorlular from Turkey will honor us by forming the rest of the CAP.
The registration fee for ESDC 2013 is 140 euros (for debater, teacher, adjudicator or coach). The fee for observers is 220 euros. Accommodation and most of the meals are covered in this fee. If you are willing to compete in a prestigious tournament, meet people from all around the world and visit the great metropolis of Istanbul, then the ESDC is the opportunity you are looking for.
For more information and registration, please visit our web page
Executive Board of ESDC 2013