We were very much looking forward to hosting the 17th International Junior Science Olympiad 2020 in Germany and to celebrating a festival of natural sciences together with the IJSO family. Unfortunately, the event cannot take place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Together with the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and the Hessian Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs we decided to cancel the IJSO 2020 in December. This was a tough decision to make for all those responsible for the project, especially as our preparations were already far advanced. Despite intense efforts, it is simply not possible to hold an international event of the size of the IJSO under the current circumstances.
We would like to thank all those who were involved in the planning, who committed themselves to the project, and who were travelling along with us on the way to this point.
All the more we are looking forward to the next IJSO in the United Arab Emirates in 2021!