Update: Coronavirus & offline events at Europe Fellowship
We truly hope this finds you well! Due to the developments of the coronavirus and the disease COVID-19.
We want to connect with you to inform you about:
With the guiding principles as the core of our thoughts and actions, we have decided to invest energy in transforming our meetings from now into virtual community experiences. We are considering postponing some events to a later point in time where virtual community experiences are not possible. We want to act responsibly towards our participants and not expose them to any risk. In addition, there have already been cancellations connected to our events from partners from locations.
As we are in this together, we do not wish to exclude anyone from the much-needed community experiences during these times. We will put our heads and hearts into creating transformative online experiences where everyone can take part, regardless of whether they might be currently under a travel ban or in a vulnerable health condition. The community of Ashoka Europe Fellowship is there for you!
In detail, this means:
a) These are the events that will be TRANSFORMED into virtual experiences:
b) These events will be POSTPONED to a later point in time:
c) Events where the decision is still PENDING:
As this situation is developing rapidly, so are our efforts in supporting this community! We will keep you informed through our website, our community newsletter (sign up here or check our Blog) and by updating this information leaflet and this blogpost regularly.
The status of event changes can be checked in our event calendar, which will provide an overview of the situation.
Yes—let’s transform this situation into a community opportunity! With flexibility, creativity and joined forces, we can live and experience real community support during these times. This is a chance for us to grow more closer together via new and innovative ways!
We believe there is a learning opportunity in almost every situation. As a team, we decided to take the situation seriously while also focusing on the innovative, positive opportunities it can bring about. We are investing energy and creativity to ensure (online) experiences for the best of our community. In the weeks and months to come we will be eagerly learning, innovating and experimenting with digital training capacities. We will develop new formats and interaction models for happenings in virtual spaces.
We will be sure to engage with our community while becoming more accessible, replicable and sustainable at the same time!
Lastly, we appreciate that this unforeseen situation strengthens our awareness about the following:
Let’s reach out to one another and be there for each other during these times of uncertainty!
We are happy and proud to have a community that will not let anyone down, as it’s a place of empathy, of real changemaking and of lifting each other up. We strongly believe that by joining forces, by learning with and from each other and co-creating solutions, we can overcome almost any challenge.
Let’s show the world the power of community, empathy and connection. Let’s be a leading example of strengthening our core values in these changing times.
If you have any further questions, please reach out to us at any time!
Your Ashoka Europe Fellowship Team