Note to EUROCALL Community May 2020
Dear EUROCALL Community,
We hope this message finds you and yours well in these uncertain times.
What we are doing
The EUROCALL Executive and the Copenhagen Team have been working together on a Plan B for August. It is clear that we cannot hold our usual conference at Copenhagen in the current circumstances. Instead we intend to organise on online ‘gathering’ this year (around the same time as the Copenhagen conference would have taken place) and not the full conference. The gathering will consist of workshops and SIG symposia only. Details of this online event will be sent shortly. Regarding our current accepted submissions - our intention is to carry over this year’s successful submissions to next year. The exact details of the process will be announced once the Executive finalises details with the Copenhagen team.
What we hope you can do
At this difficult time, and in order to support the ongoing work of our EUROCALL family, we would encourage you to please renew your annual membership as normal. You can renew via the EUROCALL website. Given the circumstances, we have decided to offer the 65€ online membership to everyone. This reduced rate will be available to all until 31st August 2020. The fee for participating in the August ‘gathering’ (for those who are not already members) will be 65€ and will also entitle attendees to EUROCALL annual membership. Please visit our website tojoin.https://www.eurocall-languages.org/join/join-eurocall-now
What we hope to do next year
After a pause of one year, it is hoped that our Danish colleagues will be in a position to host at EUROCALL2021. The team are still in discussions about this with their University. We will confirm what is happening regarding 2021 at the end of May. Our colleagues in Paris have confirmed that they will be making preparations to host EUROCALL2022.
We are deeply grateful to all our Members for your continued loyalty. Your support is helping us to sustain our association through a time of great uncertainty. Thank you for making this possible.
I look forward to updating you further at the end of May when I will also confirm the details of the ‘gathering’.
Until then: stay safe and be well!
Mirjam (on behalf of the EUROCALL executive committee)