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Covid 19 measures

The International Public Policy Association and the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals take the safety of all participants and staff very seriously. As such, we are carefully monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to do so. 

We recognize you may have concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, which is why we want to address some points.


Safety Measures and Flexible refund policies

Safety Measures

In compliance with WHO and local authorities' guidelines, several measures will be put in place during ICPP5 to promote the health and wellbeing of all attendees and staff, including:

    • Respect for social distancing in all spaces. Classrooms will be assigned according to the size of the panels and respecting appropriate physical distancing. 
    • Access to hand sanitizer in all the classrooms.
    • Mandatory use of masks. Masks will also be available on-site upon demand. 
    • Surfaces and spaces will be cleaned every day between panels.
    • Instructions on safety procedures (proper handwashing, signs and symptoms of COVID-19, contact person, response plan in case of exposure to the virus), will be sent to all participants.

Virtual participation

Participants can choose to attend ICPP5 in-person or online. If you are sure to participate online, you can select "Virtual participation" while registering, a 100€ discount will automatically be deducted from the fees. Participants who register to attend in person, and eventually due to COVID-19 restrictions are not able to travel to Barcelona, can opt for virtual participation. If this is the case, please inform us no later than 28 June 2021. Once your participation is shifted to virtual, we will reimburse you the 100€ fee difference. 


As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at