Dear FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE global community,

 

For the past several weeks, eduACT® together with FIRST® and LEGO® Education have been monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and working closely with World Health Organization, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the Greek Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Organization to help manage its impact on our community.

Considering the recent events in Greece and around Europe, we have taken the very tough decision not to hold the FIRST LEGO League OPEN INTERNATIONAL GREECE 2020, which was planned to take place on the 13th to 16th of May 2020.

At this moment, the National Public Health Organization recommends avoiding large gatherings of people to help suppress the spread of Covid19 and we are still not sure how long the health prevention guidelines will last.

We would like to recognize with a big THANK YOU to all the teams, parents and friends that were planning to travel to Thessaloniki and take part in our event.  We will miss having you in our country and please know that  The Central Greek Government, Regional and Municipal authorities together with HELEXPO, the American Embassy in Athens, the American Consulate in Thessaloniki, a number of sponsors and supporters, eduACT® staff and hundreds of International volunteers had been preparing for the event for more than a year.

My personal regards to every team member, coach, teacher, parent and all the stakeholders that were going to be part of our event in May.  Keep being creative and inspire the minds that will build a great future for all of us.

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