SPACE Conference = cancelled 

Dear  SPACE members,

I am very sorry to inform you that the SPACE Conference will not be organized at the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda as planned this year. Considering the spread of the Corona Virus, we do not feel we should expose our students and staff to high risks of infection at this time. In many regions of Portugal students will be taught via on line sessions. 

The SPACE board discussed all possibilities with the IPG organising team. We try to rearrange a date for the conference if possible. We will contact you again when we have more information on this. All paid conference fees will be refunded. 
If you would have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Of course, we wish you are all in good health.

Kind regards,

The SPACE network board

Annual General Meeting
Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the Board of Space International Network we sincerely regret to cancel the planned conference in Guarda (Portugal), due to the most exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis.

Most international business trips and incoming / outgoing academic mobilities are currently suspended. That’s why it doesn’t make any sense to organize that conference.

We will plan a virtual AGM on Friday 24th of April at 11:00 Brussels time:

As you know, this is an important annual commitment of our organization. If you might not be able to join that virtual meeting, please send a proxy to our president Anabela Mesquita:  or to one of the board members.

Despite of the difficulties of this moment, we feel calm and hope that we will overcome this situation as soon as possible.

We wish you, your colleagues, your students and your families all the best !

The SPACE board
IPG International week

Dear all,


Thank you for your interest in participating in our International Week at Guarda Polytechnic Institute.

We were looking forward to receiving you all, exciting to share experiences and knowledge and show you a little piece of our beautiful country that not so many people know.

Unfortunately, due to health behaviours adoption regarding COVID 19 pandemic we were force to cancel our plans, so the International Week that was foreseen to happen between 20 and 24 of April will no longer take place.

Hopefully we will be able to reschedule this year.


Our International Mobility Office will contact everyone that were coming within the Erasmus Mobility Agreement, and the correspondent International Offices, with this same information, but I wanted to write to personally thank you for the interest in participating.


I wish you and your families good health and expect to meet you in a near future opportunity.


Best regards,

Teresa Paiva

Dear SPACE members

First of all I wish you are all in good health as your family.
We are living extraordinary moments and experiencing some difficult times due to the Coronavirus. The majority of the countries in Europe are adopting hard measure to slow down the spreading of the virus. In Portugal, all schools and most of the public places will be shut down till Easter. Big events were cancelled and museums, theaters, and even beaches are closed or forbidden.

Having in mind the security of all persons, and preventing everybody to be exposed to unnecessary danger, SPACE network decided to cancel the conference in April. We will postpone this event till Autumn, also in Guarda, Portugal, with a special agenda and hope you can all join us. We will keep you informed about this in a few weeks, when the situation is under control and life comes back to normality.

As for the AGM, this year, and following the European trend, we will try a new format - we will organize a virtual meeting. It will take place on the same date and hour previously scheduled - 24th April, at 11h, Brussels time. We will send you the link to participate.

Meanwhile, we wish you all the best.
Anabela Mesquita
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