Communiqué to the EADA community - May 7, 2020
On April 24, following approval by the Spanish Congress of Deputies, the Government of Spain further extended until May 10, 2020, the current state of alarm (approved by RD 463/2020 on March 14, 2020 for the management of the COVID-19 health emergency.)
Since the start of the state of alarm and confinement, EADA Business School, as a committed and responsible institution, has continued developing a plan that combines online training and the reprogramming of some programs, with the aim of accompanying and protecting our Community of participants, teachers, staff and other stakeholders. Thanks to our previous experience in online training, many of the face-to-face programs of our institution have been able to successfully adapt to this format.
Throughout these 7 weeks, EADA Business School has implemented this contingency plan, aimed at continuing the online training of its current participants in different programmes, both local and international. This has been supplemented with the launch of the #NothingStopsWithEADA initiative, which has focused on promoting, facilitating and giving access to training and information on the health crisis and its consequences in the economic, financial and human spheres, always from a business perspective befitting our mission. Some of the most intense activities have been the dissemination of free online events (webinars and information sessions), development of studies, generation of articles and publications of our teaching staff with a presence in the media or other dissemination channels, all aimed at both our local and international audience.
As of April 23, 2020, EADA had carried out under these concurrent plans the following activities:
|Nº CLASSES HELD ONLINE:||288 (international and local)*|
|NUMBER OF HOURS CLASSES HELD:||513*|
|Nº WEBINARS GENERATED||32|
|NUMBER OF INFORMATION SESSIONS:||20|
|ACCESSIONS TO VIRTUAL EVENTS:||+4.000 executives|
|FACULTY ITEMS GENERATED:||30|
Under this same aim of sharing and widening our community, EADA has expanded its scholarship program to provide support for professionals who are on the front line of the pandemic, as well as with a set of grants aimed, a) at promoting female talent, b) improving access to training in Latin America and c) support for the hospitality and tourism sector, which is likely to be one of the worst affected by the crisis (More information: https://www.eada.edu/en/now/news/2020/05/eada-extends-its-scholarship-programme-response-covid-19-crisis).
Finally, EADA Business School will continue supporting our staff and faculty in their daily activity through distance working in practically in all of our activities. All EADA personnel continue to be dedicated entirely to the provision of very high-quality training for all its participants, as well as ensuring the physical well-being of all the international participants who are still in Barcelona, far from their families.
In parallel with this, and in alignment with the developing legislation and the relevant regulations, EADA is intensely preparing for the gradual return of faculty and staff, which will allow us to restart academic activity at our various facilities and campus.
The raison d'être of the EADA Community has always been to connect our participants, national and international, alumni, faculty, staff, corporate and international partners from all over the world.
In this complex situation, and as always, we need to give thanks for the extraordinary commitment and effort of our faculty, staff and participants.