IFYE 2020 - postponed until 7th to 14th August 2020
A joint statement from European IFYE President and IFYE 2020 organising committee
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom, the UK government have announced regulations which mean that our host college is unable to facilitate the conference this year.
Therefore, the organising committee of IFYE 2020, with the support of European IFYE, have made the sad but sensible decision to postpone this year’s European Conference which was due to take place from Saturday 8th to Saturday 15th August 2020.
IFYE is a volunteer led event and the European Conference is a highlight of the year for many people. Whilst this news is disappointing for everyone, we are sure you would agree that the health, safety and well-being of our members, their families, the college staff, hosts, entertainers, and everyone involved in this event is most important.
Whilst we are disappointed to be making this announcement, we wholeheartedly support the UK Government and Myerscough College on this matter. Hopefully by working together as a worldwide community we can stop this virus and come back bigger and stronger in 2021. We would also like to thank Sweden IFYE for allowing England the opportunity to host next year.
As this is a postponement, we will be keeping your place reserved for next year. If unfortunately, you will not be able to join us in 2021 and wish to cancel your place then please email us to make the necessary arrangements before 31st August 2020. Please note there will be an admin fee to cover the costs of bank charges for your refund, and a contribution towards the additional costs incurred. This is expected to be no more than £60. Alternatively, you can cancel your place and donate your refund to the European IFYE Sweden Fund, to support new IFYE's in the future.
Thank you in advance for your support at such a difficult time for us all and we look forward to welcoming everyone to next year’s conference – IFYE 2020 in 2021!!
Date for your diary – Sat 7th August to Sat 14th August 2021.
If you have any questions, please email:
Andi Poeizl - European IFYE President
IFYE 2020 Organising Group
11th May 2020