It is our sad responsibility to inform you that the Regional Session Salzburg 2023 will not be taking place. We regret confirming that the event has been indefinitely cancelled due to a variety of reasons but primarily a lack of funding.
As the Board of EYP Austria it is our responsibility to have the long-term interest of our organisation in mind. Sadly, this sometimes means making undesirable decisions for individual events in order to ensure the financial stability of the organisation as a whole, not only for now but also for the future. This is in no way a reflection of the people responsible for the event but rather of an ongoing difficulty in securing significant funding for large scale projects such as the RS Salzburg 2023.
Nevertheless, deciding to cancel a large-scale, in-person event such as a Regional Session is never a desirable outcome and not one we ever wanted to have to make. It took the Board of EYP Austria and the Advisory Board many long nights and discussions to conclude that even with much internal restructuring, executing this Regional Session would put the organisation and its financial future at considerable risk. Therefore, together with the Leadership of RS Salzburg 2023 as well as with their individual teams, we have concluded that the Session is officially cancelled.
We hereby want to express our utmost gratitude to all the people that had already put in so much time and effort to create the Regional Session Salzburg 2023. This includes our Head-Organiser Oliver, the President Nina, the Vice-Presidents Seoyoung and Arslan, the Core-Organisers Liza, Selina and Natalia, as well as the Organisers and the Chairpersons. It saddens us deeply that their work will not be able to come to fruition the way it was intended to and we will work to ensure that situations like these can be prevented in the future.
Once again we thank you for your participation in the Session up to this point and we hope to see you at other events of the European Youth Parliament in the future, either in Austria or somewhere in Europe and beyond. Please feel free to contact the Board directly if you may have further questions or concerns.
The Board of EYP Austria