The Board of Oikosnet Europe met in two virtual meetings on 25 and 26 May and came to the decision not to hold the Annual Conference (AC) of Oikosnet Europe in the usual form. This is a novum in the longstanding history of Oikosnet Europe and a decision, which was hard to take, but the present circumstances forced the Board to take such decision.
Sometime earlier, we had sent you an invitation for the AC to take place in Bad Boll from 9 to 13 September 2020. The Academy of Bad Boll would have still be ready to receive us, but only under severe protection measures, which would have made an AC as we know it with close contacts among the participants almost impossible. In addition, we do not know what the situation in different countries of Oikosnet members and travel conditions will be in September.
A virtual conference in two parts
Therefore, the Board decided to hold the Annual Conference 2020 as a virtual conference in two parts:
September 10 from 14.00 to 17.00 designed as a study and discussion day.
September from 11 from 14.00 to 17.00 with important items on the business agenda, such as elections and the future of Oikosnet Europe, its accounts and budgets. Please save the date and register to the conference to be able to participate in the virtual meetings.
The form of the meeting will be different. Nevertheless, we trust in your participation as important issues are to be discussed and decided. As registered participant you will receive the access coordinates and documents for the virtual AC 2020 in due time.