Last updated: Sunday, August 30, 2020, 11:00 CET.
First of all, the Organizing Committee of ENVI 2020 Summer School would like to express their deep concern and support for the global community and all affected by the continuous COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and well-being of all conference participants remains always a top priority!
Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic, many governments have enacted travel bans and numerous state and local governments have prohibited large or even moderately-sized public gatherings. Such bans on travel and public gatherings are likely to continue for the foreseeable future in Europe, in general, and in Greece, in particular.
So, after studying and evaluating all related announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant Greek and European authorities, and given the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Greece over the last weeks, we are sorry to announce that the in-person gathering of ENVI 2020 Summer School, scheduled to be held October 5-9th, 2020, has been cancelled until further notice, i.e., until the worldwide conditions will allow for it to take place safely in Zakynthos.
We feel really sad that for the time being we will not be able to host the summer school on the beautiful island of Zakynthos, but we do hope that all this will soon be a bad memory for everyone!
#stayhome – #staysafe – #savelives
Update: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 19:50 CET.
Summer School postponed to October 5-9, 2020
Due to the present circumstances and according to the development of COVID-19 around the world, the Organizing Committee of ENVI 2020 Summer School has decided to postpone it to October 5-9, 2020 at the same venue in Zakynthos.
It is true that this has been a difficult decision to make, but at this point it is vital that we take appropriate steps to prioritize health and safety in accordance to the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), the European CDC, and the Greek National Public Health Organization (EODY).
#stayhome – #staysafe
Last updated: Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 19:55 CET.
We hope that this message finds you healthy and that you and your families are safe and well during this difficult times!
Since Europe and Greece is still under heavy pressure from the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been some uncertainty as to whether we’ll be able to gather for the event. The Summer School’s Organizing Committee members are all keeping a close eye on the coronavirus impacts, current warnings and restrictions in the world and in Greece, as well as the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control.
For the time being it is our determination that ENVI 2020 will occur as planned in July 2020. The format of the summer school will be decided in the coming weeks and most probably will contain a virtual component. There is hope that we may be able to gather in person, in some fashion. However, we are dedicated to providing the ENVI 2020 content in a way that is deemed safe and positive for our attendees.
Please watch for updates in the weeks ahead, and also feel free to reach out to weigh in on the different options for carrying out your participation.
#stayhome – #savelives
Update: Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 13:30 CET.
We are still closely monitoring the situation in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact upon the ENVI 2020 summer school this July.
Currently, we are continuing work as planned to hold the ENVI 2020 summer school on July 6-10, 2020.
Having said that and according to the new updated data, we are also investigating the option to hold ENVI 2020 as a full online/virtual summer school. More details on this option will be provided soon.
We would like to assure you that we are monitoring the facts on a daily basis and we shall keep you constantly informed of any changes to the ENVI 2020 planning, as soon as possible.
#stayhome – #savelives
Update: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 15:30 CET.
We are closely monitoring the situation in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact upon the ENVI 2020 summer school this July. Based on current Greek Government advice and health regulations, as well as the overall monitoring of the outbreak in Greece, at the moment we are continuing work as planned to hold the ENVI 2020 summer school on July 6-10, 2020.
We are mindful of uncertainty prompted by the outbreak and cannot predict what impact it may have in the coming weeks and months. Our primary concern is the health and safety of all involved in ENVI 2020, and we are aware of the need to ensure that the ENVI 2020 will be as safe an environment as possible for all.
Kindly note that due to the coronavirus situation (although for the time being a major decline is anticipated for the summer), for the participants who do not wish to travel, the summer school will still provide the option and the infrastructure for online (remote) tutoring. More details will be provided to interested parties upon registration.
We understand that many delegates may be concerned about this situation and the uncertainty as to how this many develop before July. We will keep you constantly informed of any changes to the ENVI 2020 planning as soon as possible.
Stay safe, stay informed!