The organisers of the 23rd European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF) in Manchester, UK regret to announce that the Forum meeting scheduled for the 19th – 23rd May 2020 has been postponed due to increasing concern of the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The outbreak is already affecting travel plans and a willingness for delegates to travel during the current outbreak. A number of travel restrictions are in place, students are being recalled and flights to several destinations cancelled. Whilst progress of the epidemic is uncertain the UK government policy is to first contain then delay the onset of the epidemic. Reports suggest that the peak for COVID-19 in the UK may happen in April and/or May 2020, regretfully coinciding with EFUF.
Plans are being developed for a reorganised event in autumn 2020 and further details of this will be released in due course. If you have submitted a proposal for a conference oral presentation or poster presentation, these are now ‘on hold’ and will be subject to ‘further review’ when details of the reorganised event are known. You do not need to take any further action on these currently and will be informed in due course if your presentation is still possible at the reorganised Forum.
We thank you for your understanding which has been driven by exceptional circumstances beyond our control.