Country: Slovenia

Winter Holidays Open 2021 Online

Dear members of the international debate community,


The Croatian Debate Society would like to invite you to the 9th edition of Winter Holidays Open, our yearly international World Schools tournament for high school students. WHO 2021 takes place from 11th to 16th of December, 2021. The tournament welcomes around 90 teams each year, with debaters and adjudicators from 35 nations – Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Vietnam and USA joining us so far.

Winter Holidays Open will be organized as an online event this year for the second time in a row. In order to make the tournament as accessible as possible, we tried to make the schedule work for participants from as many time zones as possible.

Hopefully, we will all be able to meet in person again next year and enjoy Zagreb’s Christmas markets and our extensive collection of Christmas lights. Until then, we hope you stay safe and enjoy WHO 2021 Online. 

Mislav, Alma and Darija, WHO 2021 organizers


WHO 2021 results are in! Congratulations to everyone, but especially to the winners, team USA Red ????
You can access the full results here:
We would like to once again thank Geetha, Rok, Eta, Jevon, Aljoša, Ivan, Marta, Ronaldo, Anastazija and Reja for all of their help with the tournament ???? And a big thank you to all judges, coaches and debaters – come back again next year (if we don’t manage to #stopwho2022)!

International Worlds School Debate Tournament 2021

Dear all,
Slovenian national debate organization Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga/Pro et contra, Institute for culture of dialogue and high school Gimnazija Franca Miklošiča Ljutomer kindly invite you to the 19th International Worlds School Debate Tournament 2021 – online version – which will happen 5 – 10 March 2021.
Debates will be in English in Worlds Schools Debate Format. Rounds will be power paired. The tournament is open to all debaters debating at high school level, representing their school, debate organization or nation. Teams can have 3 – 5 debaters. We strongly encourage each team to register at least one judge, although we are imposing n-1 judge rule.
As we expect teams from all over the world we are planning to have 2 divisions for 6 pre-elimination rounds on Saturday and Sunday – March 6 and 7, octofinals (and double octos if needed) on Monday, the 8th, quarterfinals on the 9th, semifinals and finals on Wednesday, the 10th. Briefings – technical instructions, judges, debaters briefing will happen on Friday, March 5th. The more detailed schedule follows after registration closes.
We will open registration on December 1st and close it on January 15th. Teams secure their spots after we receive the registration fee paid. The registration fee will be 20 EUR per debater. In case more teams register as we can handle, we reserve the right to limit the number of teams per institution.
We will announce the registration link, CA team and some other information at the end of November. If you have any additional questions, please, feel free to ask at the tournament Facebook page or send an email to [email protected].
Final results and full tab of IDTL 2021. Congrats to winners (team SINGAPORE) and big thangs to all the judges, coaches and debaters.
Results & Tab – division 1:
Results & Tab – division 2:
Break rounds results::
Team and Speakers awards:

Za in Proti

For and against, the Institute for the Culture of Dialogue wants to contribute to a higher level of the culture of dialogue in Slovenia and increase the active participation of young people.