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IBA-VIAC CDR Competition 2023

Vienna

8 to 12 July 2023

 

Application Period

Online application for the 2023 competition runs from 27 January 2023 to 3 March 2023 (midnight CET).
Selection results will be published in March 2023

Team requirements

We accept applications from teams of negotiators (Negotiator Teams) and teams of mediators (Mediator Teams) separately.

Negotiator Teams

  • Each university may lodge an application only for one Negotiator Team.
  • A negotiator team consists of a minimum of two and a maximum of four students.
  • At least one student of the negotiator team must be a full or part-time law student in order to play the role of the Counsel in the competition.
  • Negotiator teams have to nominate a minimum of one and a maximum of two coaches.

Mediator Teams

  • Each university may lodge an application only for one Mediator Team.
  • A Mediator Team consists of a minimum of one and a maximum of two students.
  • Mediator Teams must nominate a minimum of one and a maximum of two coaches.

Universities can lodge applications for either:

  • a Mediator Team; or
  • a Negotiator Team; or
  • a Mediator and a Negotiator team.

Important: The application and selection processes for Mediator and Negotiator teams are separate processes. Each Team must have (a) separate coach(es). Applications are assessed on each Team’s merits and they get admitted to the Competition separately. The admission of one Team has no influence on the application of the other.

Eligibility of Students and Graduate Students

  • To be eligible, students must be registered as full-time or part-time students in the academic year of 2022/2023 or 2023.
  • Graduate students are permitted to participate if they have completed their undergraduate studies no longer than 2 years ago and have gained work experience (e.g. practiced law or been in business) of no more than 1 year since their graduation.
  • No student can have any practical mediation experience outside a training or university context (clinical experience is permissible).
  • Each student can participate only once in any student role.
  • Each Team must review the Competition Rules for the 2023 IBA-VIAC CDR Competition for further details.
  • Each Team is responsible for ensuring that all its members are eligible to participate in the IBA-VIAC CDR Competition

Selection Criteria

We will select teams based on the criteria set out below (in no particular order).

  • communication, presentation, and other skills manifested in the student’s application;
  • training, coursework, and experience of the applying students;
  • performance at previous mediation or negotiation competitions;
  • representation of geographic and cultural diversity.

For more details on team structure, eligibility, and selection criteria please make sure to check the Competition Rules for the 2023 IBA-VIAC CDR Competition (to be published soon here). 

FEEs

CDRC is not charging application fees.

If accepted to participate in the IBA-VIAC CDR Competition, the Teams are invited to register and then asked to transfer a Registration Fee.

The Registration Fees for the 2023 IBA-VIAC CDR Competition are:

  • Registration fee for a Negotiator Team: 330€ 
  • Registration fee for a Mediator Team: 300€

Application Requirements

Each application consists of 2 steps

  1. Each Team produces a short video so we can get to know you (read more below).
  2. Each Team fills out either the Mediator Team Application Form or the Negotiator Team Application Form (as applicable).
  3. Each Team lodges its Mediator Team Application Form or its Negotiator Team Application Form (as applicable), together with its short video.

IMPORTANT: only applications received by midnight (CET) on 3 March will be taken into account!

— Apply as a Negotiator Team

To apply as a Negotiator Team, please:

  1. fill in the Negotiator Team Application Form (here); and
  2. submit it together with a 2-minute video to show us, what makes your team a great Negotiator Team for the IBA-VIAC CDR Competition.

— Apply as a mediator team

To apply as a Mediator Team, please:

  1. Fill in the mediator application form (here); and
  2. submit it together with a 1-minute video to show us, what makes you or your team a great Mediator (Team) for the IBA-VIAC CDR Competition.

 

For more information on how to take and submit the video download our Video Application Instructions.

If you have any questions please contact teams@CDRCVienna.org