Europic 2020 is cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic
Dear fellow scientists,
as the coronavirus pandemic develops, the Government of Finland has instituted restrictions that include cancelling large gatherings and closing the borders. The University of Helsinki is thus cancelling conferences. Holding Europic on 1-4 June, 2020 is therefore not possible.
The cancellation of Europic 2020 is a force majeure that will incur costs for venue booking and project management which the organizers will cover using the conference budget (please see the cancellation policy at the end of the message). We will nevertheless strive to either refund part of the registration fees to the registered delegates or arrange vouchers for Europic 2022. The decision about the refunds will be made following the Europic cancellation policy after the organisers sort out the conference cancellation costs. We expect to make it by the 1st of April, 2020, after which we will inform the delegates about the refund process.
Europic 2020 cancellation is disappointing for all of us. We hope for the successful overcoming of coronavirus pandemic and and are looking forward to meeting at Europic 2022!
Organizing committee: Sarah Butcher, Maria Anastasina, Varpu Marjomäki, Stanley Lemon, Michael Lindberg
Cancellation policy conveyed to participants upon registration:
For registrations cancelled before or on 01.01.2020, full refund of the registration fee (an administration fee of EUR 50 will be deducted). For registrations cancelled after 01.01.2020, no refunds will be made. 100 % payment is to be made if fees are not yet paid at the time of cancellation.
The congress organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, for loss of, or damage to property belonging to participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as a result of the congress. The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind so please check the validity and coverage of your own travel insurance.
The organizers do not take responsibility for force majeure reasons for cancellation of the event (natural disaster, outbreak of severe contagious epidemic, major strikes etc.). In such case, the congress organising committee will decide upon refunding of paid registration fees.)