11th May 2020

Press Release | 34th EFPSA Congress

We are here today with a heavy heart, officially confirming the cancellation of the 34th EFPSA Congress. On March 15th, 2020, it was announced that the 34th EFPSA Congress was postponed indefinitely, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided that it is simply not possible to safely host the event in 2020. We have come to this decision after thorough discussions with the Organising Committee about the possibility of postponing the event, however, we have been unable to find a suitable alternative. We are devastated that we are not able to see all of you in Ireland soon, however, we have high hopes of finally getting a chance to meet you at another EFPSA event in the future.

In addition to our apologies for the delay in sharing information regarding refunding participant fees, we also wanted to extend our gratitude for your understanding regarding the complexities cancelling the Congress has been. The complications regarding the event, as well as the transition of the EFPSA mandate, obviously made an immediate refund difficult to operationalise. Having discussed and worked through some of the financial issues, we are now in a position to finalise the finances and can ensure you that the refunds are currently being processed as a priority. Unfortunately, as the event could not take place in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we were forced to postpone only three weeks before the event was supposed to happen, the Organising Committee have had to bear some significant financial losses. However, the Organising Committee have spent a significant amount of time and effort ensuring they could get you, their participants, as much of a refund as possible and we are aiming to refund you approximately 75% of your original participation fee.

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this situation has caused. We understand that COVID-19 has added uncertainties and that some of you were worried about the refund of your participation fee. We thank you for your understanding, patience, and cooperation. We will contact you soon and hope to see you again in other, less stressful times!

Sincerely,

The Organising Committee EFPSA Congress 2020
& EFPSA Board of Management 2020 -2021