Back in 2011, the first edition of The Crete Trip was born after months of hard work, dedication, and passion for intercultural engagement. This year, in 2020, the Organising Committee of The Crete Trip 2020 was beyond excited to work on the 10th edition of what has become the National Event of ESN Greece and a legendary experience for every Erasmus student in our country.
A team of motivated volunteers from all over Greece worked tirelessly for months in order to prepare the greatest edition of The Crete Trip to date, attempting to engage the best partners possible, to arrange the greatest schedule and to prepare even the tiniest detail so that the perfect event is created for our participants.
Unfortunately, there is one factor we cannot control. As we are sure everybody knows, the spread of the Coronavirus has severely affected the lives of people in Europe, with many being in quarantine, canceling plans to travel and minimising their contact with others to just the essential.
Our priority has and will always be the safety of our participants and our volunteers. We were hoping that the situation will improve by May but sadly the current evidence points to the opposite direction. With that in mind, the Organisers of The Crete Trip 2020 would like to announce that the event will be postponed for a future date. We are not able to know when that will be, as the situation surrounding the COVID-19 is still very unpredictable, but further information will be released once we are certain that sufficient evidence exists to prove the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved in the event.
We hope the pandemic will not continue to spread and that the situation will improve as quickly as possible, but for now, all we can do is ask everyone to please stay at home as much as possible, wash your hands, use hand sanitiser and avoid crowded places. Your health is the no.1 priority and you should take care of yourselves by following the guidelines released by the World Health Organisation.
We hope to see you in Crete as soon as it is safe for us to gather there and celebrate the magic of cultural exchange.
The Organisers of The Crete Trip 2020