After having undertaken a risk assessment with the Federation of German Guiding and Scouting and in spite of the strong desire to hold the Academy 2021 in-person, the two Regional Committees of the European Scout Region of WOSM and the Europe Region WAGGGS have agreed that, due to the ever-evolving pandemic situation, the most viable approach will be to hold the event fully online.
We would like to express our gratitude to the German Federation for the time and energy it already invested in the initial preparations and for creating the foundations of a fruitful partnership work.
The decision was not taken lightly but factors such as the varied vaccination roll-out and the question of inclusivity of access across the Regions were taken into consideration. The event will certainly benefit and build on the experiences gained in 2020, when the Academy had already been organised in an online format. You will receive more information soon regarding the dates and other essential details.