The Fourth Annual Western Balkans Vis Pre-Moot will be held from February 21st to February 23rd in Prishtina, Kosovo. The event will commence with an opening reception on Thursday, February 21st, and will be followed by two days of oral arguments on Friday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd, followed by a closing ceremony.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Pre-Moot going to be held?
The rounds will be held at ILIRIA College, which is within walking distance from the Hotel where the guests will be accommodated
At what time on Thursday (21.02.2019) does the Pre-Moot begin? At what time on Saturday/Sunday guests may leave?
On Thursday, there will be a Welcoming Reception held for participants, coaches, and arbitrators, which will be held from 19:30. We highly recommend attending the reception, and to do so, advise you to arrive in Prishtina a few hours earlier so that you have time to accommodate yourselves and have some rest at the hotel. There is no cost to the participants for this reception.
On Saturday the rounds are expected to finish by late afternoon. Given that guests have a long journey ahead, and may want to depart on Sunday, the accommodations for the 6 participants will be covered for Saturday night as well. Of course you are also welcome to depart on Saturday after the closing ceremony.
What amount would you advise to budget for other expenses (dinner and out-of-pocket expenses)?
Prishtina is considered relatively inexpensive for food and entertainment, compared to other countries in the region and Western Europe. Depending on where you decide to eat, the prices range from 5 Euros (per person) in a cheaper restaurant to 15 Euros in a more expensive one. Taxi’s generally cost no more than 2 Euro, and most places are within walking distance.
If a team decides to come 7 people, would it be possible to stay in the same facilities?
If more than 6 people attend the Pre-Moot, they are more than welcome to stay in the same Hotel; however they will be responsible for covering all expenses.
What is the format of the competition?
There will be a full day of practice rounds both on Friday, February 22nd and Saturday February 23rd. On Saturday, a winning team, as well as the best individual oralist will be announced, based on the final scores.
Is there a participation fee for the Fifth Annual Western Balkans Vis Pre-Moot?
No, there is not. Up to six participants per team will be provided with accommodation, breakfast and lunch free of charge.
Are the results of the Pristine Pre-Moot in any way relevant for the final ranking in the Vienna Vis Moot?
No, they are not. The goal of the Pre-Moot is to give students an opportunity to sharpen their skills by presenting and defending their legal arguments, while being able to receive feedback from experienced practitioners of the field.