Zoals een aantal van jullie misschien al hebben meegekregen zijn de UvA en CREA sinds vrijdag middag 12 uur gesloten tot 31 maart. Dit heeft voor AEGEE-Amsterdam meerdere gevolgen. Allereerst zullen er voor Polaris tot 31 maart geen kantoordagen meer plaatsvinden op Crea. Wij hebben in plaats hiervan beldagen ingesteld. Dit houdt in dat de persoon die “kantoordag” heeft bereikbaar is voor bellen mochten er vragen zijn. De kantoordagen staan op de gebruikelijke plek. Onderaan dit bericht zullen de telefoonnummers van de bestuursleden volgen.
Wij houden daarnaast de regels van het RIVM aan:
– Wanneer je klachten hebt als neusverkoudheid, hoesten, keelpijn of koorts blijf dan thuis. Mijd sociaal contact. Bel de huisarts wanneer deze klachten verergeren.
– Neem daarnaast maatregelen om verspreiding van het virus te voorkomen:
– Was je handen regelmatig met water en zeep
– Hoest en nies in de binnenkant van de elleboog
– Gebruik papieren zakdoekjes
– Schud geen handen
Borrels en activiteiten
Daarnaast hebben wij ook het organiseren van bepaalde activiteiten besproken. Hieronder zal een lijst staan van de activiteiten en of deze doorgaan. Wanneer een activiteit doorgaat gaat deze voorlopig door. Dit kan nog wel veranderen aan de hand van het advies van de RIVM.
– 14 maart Reünisten activiteit: Gecanceld
– 15 maart Kampvuur avond Delft: Gaat door
– 17 maart Pasta workshop: Gaat door
– 17 maart Borrel: Gaat door
– 18 maart Universiteit van Nederland: Gecanceld
– 20-22 maart Nedertopweekend: Gecanceld
– 24 maart SU info avond: Gaat door
– 24 maart Borrel: Gaat door
– 25 maart European movie night: Gaat door
– 27-30 maart ALW: Gaat door (meer informatie volgt)
– 31 maart Borrel: Gaat door
Wanneer je tijdens een activiteit ziek bent vragen wij je nadrukkelijk om niet naar de activiteit te komen voor de veiligheid van de rest van de mensen. Het is belangrijk dat als je al klachten hebt je probeert je machtiging door iemand anders over te laten nemen. Wanneer dit niet lukt, zullen wij ons uiterste best doen om dit machtigingsbedrag zo laag mogelijk te houden.
Het CD heeft een statement gemaakt met betrekking tot alle Europese activiteiten. Scroll naar het Engelse gedeelte voor de mail. >>>
Nadine Timans (voorzitter): +31 6 39379096
Marijn Wasch (secretaris): +31 6 55296976
Jasper Prinsen (penningmeester): +31 6 29399810
Nelleke Stibbe (vicevoorzitter & coördinator intern): +31 6 12734776
Mandy Wierda (Europa coördinator): +31 6 15387988
Hopelijk hebben jullie er zo min mogelijk last van en drinken jullie thee met snackies erbij.
Heel veel liefs,
As some of you may have already heard, the UvA and CREA have been closed from Friday noon until 31 March. This has several consequences for AEGEE-Amsterdam. First of all, no office days will take place at Crea until March 31 for Polaris. We have set call days instead. This means that the person who has “office day” is available for calling should there be any questions. The telephone numbers of the board members will follow at the bottom of this message.
We also adhere to the rules of RIVM:
– If you have complaints such as a cold, cough, sore throat or fever, stay at home. Avoid social contact. Call the doctor if these complaints worsen.
– In addition, take measures to prevent the virus from spreading:
– Wash your hands regularly with soap and water
– Cough and sneeze inside the elbow
– Use tissue paper
– Don’t shake hands
Drinks and activities
We also discussed the organization of certain activities. Below you will find a list of activities and whether they will continue. When an activity continues, it will continue for the time being. This can still change on the basis of the advice of the RIVM.
– March 14 Reunist activity: Canceled
– March 15 Campfire evening Delft: Continues
– March 17 Pasta workshop: Continues
– March 17 Drinks: Continues
– March 18, University of the Netherlands: Canceled
– March 20-22 Nedertopweekend: Canceled
– March 24 SU info evening: Continues
– March 24 Drinks: Continues
– March 25 European movie night: Continues
– March 27-30 ALW: Continues (more information will follow)
– March 31 Drinks: Continues
If you are sick during an activity, we expressly ask you not to come to the activity for the safety of the rest of the people. It is important that if you already have complaints, try to have someone else take over your authorization. If this fails, we will do our utmost to keep this authorization amount as low as possible.
The CD has put some info up regarding all European Events; scroll down for more info. >>>
Telephone numbers of board members
Nadine Timans (president): +31 6 39379096
Marijn Wasch (secretary): +31 6 55296976
Jasper Prinsen (treasurer): +31 6 29399810
Nelleke Stibbe (vice president & officer internal affaires): +31 6 12734776
Mandy Wierda (officer European affaires): +31 6 15387988
Lettre of the CD:
In light of recent developments we would like to once again inform you about the current state of affairs around AEGEE’s response to the Corona or COVID-19 virus.
First of all, we would like to express our sympathies to all our members who are currently facing the severe consequences of the outbreak. We are sorry to hear about your struggles and hope the best for you and your families. Furthermore, we are sad that AEGEE events had to be cancelled due to restrictions imposed by (local) authorities in the efforts to contain the virus in Italy, Spain, Poland and other countries. We applaud the AEGEE locals in Italy, which in such rough circumstances have already started organising online activities, and we send our warmest wishes to all our locals doing their best in this crisis. Furthermore, we want to underline our gratitude to all the volunteers who had put in so much of their time and effort into organising an event, only to see it come to naught by something completely out of their control.
Secondly, we would like to clarify the situation around the organisation of events in the future, specifically the Agora and Summer Universities. The truth is that the situation is ever changing and the exact impact of the pandemic is impossible to predict. However, we will keep you informed of any relevant updates or recommendations that may affect our organisation.
At the moment, this is what we can share with you.
Events already approved are set to continue unless official authorities recommend against it or simply outlaw the type of event that is planned to take place. We closely monitor the situation in every country and are available for advice to any local organiser with questions, although we also do not have all the answers. For issues regarding the Corona Pandemic, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AEGEE-Europe will NOT impose a cancellation of your local or European event as we follow the rules and regulations set out by each national or local authority. We encourage you to perform a risk assessment based on the situation in your region and make decisions respectively.
If you had to cancel an event which would have been your only European Event counting towards the Antenna Criteria, you will be automatically granted an exception for this criterium.
Although you can read that at the moment many large scale events are postponed or cancelled, the lockdowns and travel restrictions are thus far stretching until mid-April. Considering that postponing the organisation of the Agora is a near-impossible task and seeing that we still have almost two months before the event, we are currently sticking to the original schedule and are continuing with preparations for Spring Agora Yerevan to be between the 6th and 11th of May.
Having said this, we recommend everyone to look into buying your tickets with appropriate and conditions-covering travel insurance. At the same time, kindly note that in case of specific flight cancelations in select countries airlines will offer full refunds regardless of insurance. With the situation changing every day, we will continue to provide as accurate information as possible and keep you up to date of any potential change.
We ask all of you to regularly monitor and abide by the travel recommendations given by your respective national governments and authorities. Please keep in mind that travel advice is likely to change day-to-day and we will try to be as flexible and responsive as possible.
We are currently looking into the option of using the pandemic as a so-called “force majeure” in legal jargon, to allow, for example, online participation or voting despite that these things are currently not regulated in our statutes. These and other measures are explored to try to ensure the inclusion of delegates from locals that might not be allowed to travel internationally due to the virus.
The local organisers of Agora Yerevan will come with more detailed information about the situation in Armenia and the respectively arranged measurements in the coming days, as well as real-time relevant updates on the on-ground situation.
We have heard questions and doubts surrounding this year’s SU period with fears in relation to being able to organise and promote the events or not. At this moment it is simply too early to say with any kind of certainty how the situation will develop over the course of the next four months. We will keep monitoring the situation closely together with SUCT and act accordingly when more information is available.
However, as the situation is constantly evolving, we ask you to remain calm and attentive. The only thing you can do at the moment is try to be ready to adapt to different scenarios.
The Comité Directeur as well as the European bodies and local organisers are all closely following all information and announcements given by the authorities, so please be assured that we are already taking appropriate actions to find solutions for different scenarios and outcomes.
If you wish to raise any concerns or have any questions, please email email@example.com.
We wish everyone the best in these difficult circumstances.
Alvaro, Batuhan, Baris, Daniël, Hanna, Oksana
Hopefully you will suffer as little as possible and you drink tea with snackies.
Lots of love,