After reviewing the current COVID-19 situation in regard to the fast spread of the B.1.1.7 mutation, announcements about vaccine deliveries and COVID-19 regulations for schools, the Board of EYP Austria has decided to move our upcoming Regional Sessions Pinkafeld (9 to 11 April 2021) and Graz (16 to 18 April 2021) online. Whilst of course we would have loved a return to the typical session format for these events, we recognise our responsibility to honour public health and are confident that online sessions can function as a great way to come together as young Europeans and continue the EYP spirit during a pandemic.
This is of course a decisive change for the nature of the events, which affects almost all aspects of planning. On that note, we are very sorry about Anna Menzel and Andreas Fellner leaving the Regional Session Graz as Head-Organisers in response to the shift, but of course respect their decision to leave a project that did not fit with their vision anymore.
We would like to use this opportunity to thank all Head-Organisers for the truly impressive and commendable work and commitment they have put into their sessions and are happy to continue working on a now changed project with Elena Szegedi and Julia Sagmeister for the Regional Session Pinkafeld.