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WSDA 2018, Slovenia

From Saturday 23 June 2018
To Saturday 30 June 2018

       

INVITATION TO 10th   WORLDS SCHOOLS DEBATE ACADEMY

 

23   June – 30 June  2018, Kranjska gora, Slovenia

 

 

 

Dear all,

 

Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga/Pro et contra, Institute for culture of dialogue  kindly invite you to the 10h  International   Worlds Schools Debate Academy   in beautiful Kranjska gora, Slovenia from June  23 – 30,     2018. 

 

The training part of the WSDA brings lectures, exercises, debate and content electives,    practice debates.   The participants are divided in different groups on the basis of their experience – from beginners to really advanced ones, the last days there is a tournament.

 

WSDA targets  STUDENTS  from 13 to 18, can be already experienced debaters or  complete beginners and everything in between. The training is very intense and very active, a lot of small groups interactive practices with excellent international trainers. You can register as a group or individually. WSDA staff members will take care of the participants who are coming withouth accompanying adults.

 

TEACHERS, COACHES .. TRACK We do have a special track for everybody  who would like to use debate techniques as one of the active method  in the classroom and/or start debate club at their schools - debate coaches, trainers, judges, organisers, trainers -  who would like to learn more how to run debate club, train, judge and organise debate events. Last year we had   24 teachers,coaches and debate organisers participating in this program.

 

In the previous 9 WSDAs  participants  came from the following countries: Bahrein, Bolgaria, Bosnia and Hercegovina,  Canada, China, Croatia, Czech R,  Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Honk Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Kazahstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malesia, Moldova, Pakistan, Palestine,  Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela. The number of participants is growing every year, there were almost  240 participants in 2017!

 

Please check the information about past WSDA at http://debateacademy.net/Debate_Academy/WSDA_Slovenia.html  and join WSDA facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/worldschoolsdebateacademy/

 

 TRAINERS   are coming from different countries and have  a lot of  experience with Worlds Schools and Worlds University debate as debaters, judges, coaches and trainers. Please, check  WSDA 2017 trainers CVs available at the WSDA facebook  page . Some of the WSDA 2017 trainers are coming back and we are also adding some new ones. Stay tune for more details about the trainers, information coming in the next months, at   https://www.facebook.com/worldschoolsdebateacademy/

 

WSDA HOTELS We   will  be accomodated in Hotel Kompas, https://www.hit-alpinea.si/en/kompas-hotel.  In addition to training and debate venues hotels offer   also free wi-fi in the rooms, free pool, gym and sport fields for different ball games, buffet type meals.

 

REGISTRATION is open! You should send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information for each participant:

-        Name and surname,

-        Gender

-        Birth data

-        Citizenship

-        Email adress

-        Name and adress of the school/organisation which is sending the delegation and will be responsible for the payment.

 

We strongly encourage everybody  that you register as soon as possible because the spots are limited. At WSDA 2017 there were  240  participants, this year we expect similar number. We will close the registration when all the spots are taken, so do not wait to register. You should also be aware that your spot is secure only after  you  pay the registration fee.

 

Early registration is even more important for everybody who needs visa as it might take long time before you  get it. All the information regarding visa documents which everybody needs to receive from our side will be dealt by our registration officer Danijel Kralj, who can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Registration fee  is:  

-  400,00 EUR  (covers 7 nights/3 meals buffet type, training costs and material,  wi-fi,  pool, excursion to Bled)   for the ones who do not need visa;

 

-  420,00 EUR  (covers 7 nights/3 meals buffet type, training costs and material,  wi-fi,  pool, excursion to Bled, visa administration costs)   for the ones who do  need visa;

 

-                   If you come one day earlier and/or leave one day after additional costs for extra nights need to be paid. The additional night is 45,00 EUR per person. When registering please, make sure you let us know    if you are coming a day earlier or leaving later.

 

-  There is a very limited number of single rooms available for the extra payment of 20,00 EUR per day.

 

 

 

PAYMENT needs to be done till May 15th You  via bank transfer. Here are the bank details:

Bank name: Nova ljubljanska banka, Podružnica Moste, Bank adress: Nove Fužine 33,  Ljubljana, Slovenia. Bank account:020560051711807. IBAN SI56020560051711807:SWIFT CODE: LJBASI2X

Bank account  holder: Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga, adress: Svetosavska 24, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. Purpose of the payment: WSDA 2018.

Your spot is secure only after we receive the payment!

 

We will appreciate a lot if you can pass the information about WSDA 2018 to your debate community or any other young person, youth worker or educator who might be interested. If you have any additional questions, please, feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Looking forward hosting  you in Kranjska gora,

 

Bojana Skrt

director WSDA

director Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga/Pro et contra, Institute for culture of dialogues

 

WSDA is the international Worlds Schools Debate training program  for debaters, teachers, coaches and judges running from   2009 being organised by   Slovenian national debate organisation Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga/Pro et contra, Institute of culture of dialogue www.zainproti.com   in cooperation with  World Debate Institute.

Location : Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
Contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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