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WHO 2018 motions

After 48 hours of voting, you have decided to debate these following motions on WHO 2018 This wili be the prelim round motions, each debate twice by every team. THW introduce a [...]

Our new partner ZSDF

We are very happy to announce that this years Winter Holidays Open will be organized with the help of Zagreb Student Debate Forum. ZSDF is an NGO with the aim of [...]

WHO 2017 Info Pack

We prepared an info pack* for all of you to help you make sense of Zagreb and WHO 2017.  There's also a WHO 2017 Google map accompanying the info pack - [...]

WHO 2017 motions

This house believes that every region should have the right to independent statehood if a majority of its members support this - 162 votes This house believes that large tech companies [...]

Zagreb is Lonely Planet’s top European destination for 2017

Lonely Planet picked Zagreb for this years top European destination! Their list of reasons why you should visit include some of our participant's favorites - lounging in Zagreb's legendary outdoor cafes [...]

Visit Europe’s best Christmas markets

Zagreb was declared Europe's best Christmas market destination in 2015 and 2016. Winter Holidays Open takes place during Advent, allowing our participants to experience the city in all it's holiday glory. [...]

WHO 2016 – info pack

There's only a week left to go, so here's a little something to help you get around Zagreb and WHO 2016 - our WHO info pack! Be sure to download and [...]

WHO 2016 motions

After 360 voters have cast 717 votes we have WHO 2016 motions! Hope you like them and see you in Zagreb in about 2 months!

80 teams and counting!

Since we still have some spots open for WHO 2016, we're extending the registration period to Sunday, 30th of October. Bear in mind that the current team cap is at 90 [...]

WHO 2016 registration and invitation letter

Dear international debating community, the registration for Winter Holidays Open 2016 is now under way. If you're looking to register a delegation, look no further. If you're planning on registering as [...]

WHO 2015 Final tab and winners announcement!

Dear everyone, WHO 2015 is over! Thank you for participating in staggering 256 debates that took place in a course of three days! […]

WHO 2015 prelims concluded – These are the breaking teams

After intense 6 rounds of debating from 88 teams that started the tournament we are down to the best 16! […]

Getting around Zagreb and WHO

Teams have started arriving! Please visit our WHO map section for instructions on how to move around Zagreb and WHO. […]

WHO 2015 info pack

You can view and download the WHO 2015 info pack by clicking on this link  […]

Final tally – 93 teams

It is 10 days untill the tournament and at this moment we have 93 teams registered and confirmed to attend with teams from 18 and adjudicators from 25 countries attending . [...]

Motions announced

Here are the results of your votes - enjoy the preparations and see you soon.

Vote for the prepared motions

Since you'll (hopefully!) be spending a lot of time preparing for the tournament, you should have a say in what you'll be preparing for. You can vote for the two prepared [...]

Registration opened

The registration for WHO is now open and will close on the 20th of October. […]

Come to Zagreb earlier and train for WHO

We are inviting all the teams interested in training and prepping for WHO to arrive to Zagreb earlier and participate in trainings and organised sparring debates as a part of preparation [...]

WHO invitation letter

Dear friends, we are happy to invite you to our tournament. Everything you will ever need to know about WHO 2015 is in this document. WHO invitation