IFES Statement on Coronavirus - International Symposium 2020



The IFES staff is aware of the situation posed by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. While we are optimistic and hope that things will improve, we also accept that the situation is rapidly changing. Although at the present moment we here in Granada are confined to our homes and countries are imposing quarantine requirements and closing their borders, it is impossible to predict how the circumstances will have evolved by this summer. 

We would like to make all participants aware that the decision whether or not to have, postpone or cancel the International Symposium, currently scheduled for 29 June - 4 July 2020, will be made 3-4 weeks before the start of the conference (around the beginning of June). While we hope that it will not be necessary to change the dates of the event, the health and safety of our staff and participants is our highest priority. 
Therefore, we would like to encourage participants to take the possible postponement or cancellation of the event into consideration when buying plane tickets. We strongly recommend that participants purchase tickets with the appropriate travel insurance or flexible date option, ensuring that they will be able to be reimbursed.
Thank you for all of your support over the years. We are very much hoping to see you all here in Granada, in good health, in July as planned. If anything changes, we will make you aware via our web site and social media. 
The Academic Community of IFES 
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