(News, European Association of Agricultural Economists; www.eaae.org)
The EAAE Board, in consultation with the Local Organising Committee and the Programme Committee, regret to announce that due to the exceptional circumstances facing all of us, it will no longer be possible to hold the XVI EAAE Congress in August this year in Prague. Holding the congress virtually has been considered, but given the length and complexity of the programme and that a key part of the Congress is the interaction with colleagues from across Europe, it was felt that the best option was to postpone the congress until July 20-23 next year. Whilst recognising there is still much uncertainty as to what the situation will be over the next 12 months, the Board feels this gives us the best chance of successfully holding a Congress in this cycle. Those who have submitted papers and proposed sessions for the Congress will shortly be informed by the Programme Committee as to how these will proceed in light of the postponement. In the meantime, the Board will continue to monitor the situation and will keep our members updated with any developments.
At this time the Board would like to especially recognise the Local Organising Committee for all their efforts in such difficult circumstances and also the ongoing work of the Programme Committee.
Stay safe and hope that we can meet next year in Prague.
The EAAE Board