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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update on 8 July 2020

Please find below the latest update relating to the new Coronavirus (Covid-19), for each campus.

Message about the coronavirus, ESCP

8 July 2020 [last update]
Federal

ESCP is getting ready to welcome you in September 2020!

Dear Students,

Welcome (back)!

As part of our Educational Student-Centric Proposition, we have a responsibility to look after you!

The situation gets better in Europe, more and more Faculty and professional Staff are coming back on our campuses, and on-site classes resumed mid-May for Executive Education participants on the Paris campus. Everyone at ESCP is working hand-in-hand to prepare for the safe return of students on campus for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year for its biggest intake yet, with over 7000 students!

We strongly believe that the future of our School lies in a phygital approach to the best learning experience, which combines digitalisation and on-site activities. In line with its global Brand and Size strategy, ESCP is massively investing in digital equipment across its six European campuses, while remaining a place of physical exchanges, networking, face-to-face interactions, and bonding.

We are committed to ensure the best academic experience to all our students across programmes using this new hybrid approach, combining both augmented online and on-site teaching:

  • on-site in accordance with local sanitary guidelines and social distancing measures in place as of September 2020
  • enhanced synchronous online teaching for students who cannot be physically present
  • asynchronous modules (B-SPOC)

The digitalisation of many Services across campuses allows us to provide unforgettable personal and professional experience to our students, in addition to their academic one.

All our teams continue to guide you online as well as on-site: the Career Centers are providing their services throughout face-to-face coaching sessions, online job fairs or online company visits; while the Student Affairs are working closely with each local Foreign Affairs Ministry to ensure that international students obtain their visas upon the reopening of EU borders. All Programme Officers and Admission teams are available to answer all your questions during webinars or via e-mails.

Throughout its 200 years of History, ESCP has proven many times its ability to adapt and continue to provide students with its world-renowned academic and international experience, as shown in our latest rankings:

  • Bachelor in Management #1 in Le Parisien Etudiant 2020 Rankings
  • Advanced Master in Finance #2 in the Financial Times 2020 Rankings
  • Master in Management #5 in the Financial Times 2019 Rankings

Your wellbeing is ESCP’s top priority!

Therefore all our campuses are putting in place the extra measures necessary to offer you a safe and healthy environment that complies with our governments regulations.

We look forward to welcoming you on our campuses in September!

Until then, stay safe!

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


12 May 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement - “Being a Current or Future International Student at ESCP Business School”

Dear students and future students of ESCP Business School,

As Dean of the School, I am extremely glad to spend the time of this video with you.
Our planet is currently going through an unprecedented crisis. I hope this video finds you well and I would like to share with you a few messages about the specialness of being a current or future international student at ESCP Business School.

  1. First and foremost, with Faculty and all professional staff we are looking forward to welcoming you next Autumn 2020, whether on campus and/or online. More than ever we stay committed to impact Society by educating tomorrow’s leaders as responsible Choice and Decision-makers.
  2. The more you enquire about ESCP the more you will discover that Diversity is at the core of our DNA. We like to equip our multicultural students with a unique pan-European perspective that will be so helpful in your business careers. With more than 120+ nationalities - across our 6 campuses we pride ourselves in developing your personal and professional talent.
  3. Regardless of the current worldwide situation, ESCP will keep providing that same unique European experience. ESCP is committed to guarantee full continuity of the School’s activities including student services:
    • between March and April our professors have taught more than 2,600 sessions online ;
    • all exam sessions are held in a remote mode;
    • and Career Services across all campuses are helping students with coaching sessions and job fairs involving more than 200 companies.
  4. Regarding admissions, sessions have been adapted to make sure that international candidates can apply from wherever they are.
  5. Finally, our Admissions teams are going to run webinars with good and useful tips. ESCP will also be happy to help you in your search for accommodation or assistance for visa-related aspects.

On behalf of the whole ESCP community I am sending you our best wishes and I am looking forward to meeting you in a few months’ time whether physically or virtually.

Until then, take care!

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


4 May 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement

Dear ESCP Colleagues,

As Dean of the School, I am extremely glad to spend the time of this video with you. Our planet is currently going through an unprecedented crisis. I hope this video finds you well, and I would like to share a few messages about five key principles which I believe should guide our attitudes, decisions and behaviours in the weeks to come.

  • Principle #1: Putting forward Health and Safety as THE priority.
    Let me first and foremost reiterate the utter importance of Safety and Health for everyone in our community and even beyond our ecosystems.
  • Principle #2: Promoting teleworking.
    We are now in a situation of lockdown. In most countries, national authorities have provided instructions that do not allow Higher Education students to come and study on campus. Hence, except for cases of operational requirements I recommend that we keep practising teleworking and homeworking whenever possible.
  • Principle #3: Furthering Digital Learning.
    In all programmes for students as well as for Executive Education participants, Digital Learning remains the rule all the more as it has proved successful. We must probably refine the concept and continue sharing best practices.
  • Principle #4: Increasing social bonding.
    Social distancing is the norm, and so should social bonding. We must share more information with our current and future students, also with our colleagues and external partners. Togetherness is absolutely key in order to get better prepared for the months to come.
  • Principle #5: Acting and managing with prudence.
    In these times of paramount uncertainty, I am calling everyone for a higher degree of vigilance, wisdom and prudence. Especially in the way we will be using and allocating our human and financial resources.

Thank you all for your understanding and resolute cooperation.

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


27 April 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement - “The Management Research”

Dear students, dear colleagues, dear friends,

The Covid-19 pandemic is present everywhere on the planet, forcing billions into lockdown. In this unprecedented situation the health crisis has now led to a severe economic downturn. With a lot of key questions for decision-makers. I would like to place today’s messages under the banner of Management Research.

ESCP Business School, as a leading academic institution in management, made the decision to mobilise the whole Faculty’s expertise through a research initiative. Last week, the Associate Dean for Research has launched a call for papers to be published in a special issue on “Managing the Post Covid Era”. With many Faculty insights for the benefit of all, students, business practitioners, the European community and all other stakeholders at large.

Research at ESCP is meant to be impactful under the 4 pillars of the B.E.S.T. framework : Business impact, European impact, Society impact, and Teaching impact.

Despite the current crisis the School is proud to maintain Top Research Performance. We have reached a new milestone in 2020 as our publications in the Financial Times (FT) list have increased by 15% this year over 2019 and by 57% over 2017.

Digital Transformation is also at the heart of Research production activities. ESCP continues to support Faculty and PhD students with funding. For example, travel budgets are being transformed into research assistance, database acquisition and research dissemination.

Many thanks indeed to our researchers for their stimulating collective intelligence across campuses and management disciplines !

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


21 April 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement - “Professional Excellence”

Dear colleagues, dear students and very dear friends,

Today, I am physically avenue de la République. And I am glad to be standing here with the buildings of our London Finchley Road campus in the background. I would like to place this video under the banner of “Professional Excellence”. As Colin Powell used to say, “Excellence is no exception, it is a prevailing attitude”.

Amongst UK universities and Business Schools, London was foremost in migrating to an online education and to comprehensive home working within the Covid-19 context. As one of the largest campuses, London Faculty has since the late part of March delivered over 500 online classes. Over 200 online language classes and countless online interviews and interventions were also designed to support our existing students and applicants.

  • Even this last week-end, London ran an online open-day for prospective Bachelor students that was initially scheduled to take place on campus and with a list of over 300 people.
  • In the same moment, 55 of its MSc students worked virtually on the L’Oréal Project testimony to ESCP London’s expertise in Creativity & Digital Transformation.

In all of this, we see our community’s professional excellence, agility and dedication.

Many thanks to all!

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


18 April 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement - “On the way to Recovery”

Dear colleagues, dear students and very dear friends,

Let me speak to you today with the Berlin campus in the background. And let me explain why I am happy to place my messages under the banner of “On the way to Recovery”.

The Berlin campus closed on March 11th, exactly on the same day as Warsaw. It was slightly less impacted than the other campuses in its organisation and it will also be our first campus to reopen to students in the coming weeks.

We are naturally content for our colleagues, students, and alumni in Germany as they are implementing a recovery plan during this global crisis. But beyond the German recovery plan, our Berlin campus brings out the invaluableness of an integrated ESCP. Clearly, our Berlin colleagues keep displaying high degrees of solidarity and responsiveness to the other branches of our School.

The Berlin campus has offered to reduce the burden on other campuses severely hit by this sanitary crisis. And it was the first campus to suggest making an experiment in organising final ESCP exams in a remote mode.

There is definitely a silver lining with Germany’s easing of the lockdown and our campus will likely reopen on 4 May, though with strict social distancing rules. Berlin will certainly accelerate the recovery for all campuses, thus echoing the extreme generosity of our Alumni. For that matter, I am proud to see donations being made through the ESCP Foundation.  Many thanks to them for fueling a faster digital transformation and helping students out of financial hardships.

Take care!

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


08 April 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement - “Team Spirit”

Dear Members of our ESCP Community,

Today, I am physically avenue de la République. And I am glad to be standing here with the buildings of our Madrid campus in the background. I would like to place this video under the banner of “Team Spirit”.

Spain went into a state of emergency last 13 March . And we all can congratulate the Madrid campus for its collective achievements in its management of this pandemic outbreak. For instance:

  • The Madrid colleagues responded remarkably well when 600 students were immediately invited to start studying online. Faculty resilience, organisational plasticity and staff flexibility helped digitalise graduate & undergraduate classes in almost 24 hours. At the same time, the executive education team adapted and innovated to ensure success for our corporate clients. In injecting blended learning solutions into seminars that involved over 100 managers from several multinational companies.
  • ESCP is a Spanish State recognised Business School. And we can be proud of how the team is growing the number of our activities with local partners. Our relationships with Carlos III University of Madrid are very fruitful especially with the Master in Management now in its tenth year. During the next Academic Year 20/21 our students will also be able to earn a dual Bachelor degree with that same partner university.

I’ll be back soon.

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


03 April 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement - “All Acting for ESCP!”

Dear students, dear colleagues and friends,

I am not today at the Turin campus showing behind me but I wanted to honour the incredible work done by the Italian community of ESCP as it was the first in time to struggle, fight and set up a new campus organisation.

I would like to place today’ s messages under the Banner of Students Recruitment for next September.

I seize this opportunity to provide you with some key figures as of today April 3rd. In comparison with last year the numbers of applicants and of admitted students are significantly higher.

Let’s start with a positive note for our MScs with a rise of approximately 10%.
Our Bachelor programme turns out to be extremely popular with a big growth of 35% in candidates.

Similarly, we see a big growth of 45% in applications for our full time MBA programme.
From the candidates profiles we can anticipate welcoming a very culturally diverse population of international students.

These high results reflect the increasing attractiveness of the School’s programmes. And they also highlight the relentless efforts of our Admissions and Marketing Departments across all campuses. Thank you to our good colleagues who implement our ESCP Continuity Plan so smartly.

Have a great weekend !

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


31 Mar. 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement - “All Acting for ESCP!”

Good evening to you All,

It is my pleasure to continue this series of short videos under the Banner of “All Acting for ESCP!”

  1. First, you can trust ESCP’s governance and management to act swiftly and effectively. And I was really pleased this morning that our Chairman Philippe Houzé attended a remote meeting of our Emergency Executive Committee. Looking ahead, he rightfully advised us for the future to think about creating value without betraying our values!

    And a lot of work is currently being done to anticipate and get prepared for the coming months in terms of operational measures for the School.

  2. For today’s video, the keyword is “Knowledge” and it’s true that Resources for Knowledge at ESCP are just immense. Let me demonstrate this with one example and encourage you to jump aboard.
    Since the School campuses closed, we have set up a Learning and Teaching Continuity Plan with more than 700 courses being delivered online. But on top of this you can also benefit from “Food for Ears”. Yes, you’ve heard it very well. As a student or a member of the ESCP community, you can now have access to a lot of specialised lectures in English or in French.

    These lectures are derived from the work done in our Research Chairs. And you can benefit from a lot of exciting insights delivered by experts and ESCP faculty members. And we will provide you regularly with the Podcast of the Week.

Enjoy !

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


27 Mar. 2020 [last update]
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement About Coronavirus

Hello everyone,

I hope this video finds you well. I made the decision to end this week by illustrating two very recent solidarity initiatives taken by our community. I believe we can reflect on these two examples.

  1. First, EMBA students have created a centralised submission platform called Help for Heroes. As for now, it’s a resource for hospitals in Belgium to manage the flow, and sometimes the overflow, of volunteers.
    This non-profit organisation is now ready to scale up into the countries where ESCP is present. If interested do contact them.
  2. Second, Master students have set up a network of already several thousands of volunteers. It’s coordinated through facebook and called the Covid Fight Club.
  3. Third: As for the ESCP community, I would like to encourage you to experiment new ways of supporting one another. From next week onwards, the School’s Twitter account will provide video clips with Faculty explaining how they adjust to self-isolation and also how they run their classes in various ways.
  4. Fourth: I will stop for now with a special message of gratitude to Faculty and ESCP staff who are handling tricky situations with a real wealth of imagination.

Have a great weekend!

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


24 Mar. 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement About Coronavirus

Dear colleagues, dear students and very dear friends,

I am speaking to you today from the Paris Campus where I held a Digital EXCOM meeting with 15 colleagues from a ll campuses. We made a review of urgent matters at ESCP federal level.

  1. Top of list questions from students are about organisation of internships and validation of exams.
    As a result, the Dean for Academic Affairs has just issued federal guidelines for the Master in Management and other programmes should follow.
    Regarding exams, I can confirm that a swift solution has been found between Campus Deans and Programme Directors.Likewise instructions regarding resits will be provided after exams in early April.
  2. Let me thank Faculty members and staff for the incredible jump made into online teaching and learning because this is a big collective success.
    All in all, more than 600 online sessions have gathered participants since the 2nd of March across the board of academic programmes.
    Blackboard Collaborate Ultra has become the friendly companion of many a colleague.
  3. Responsiveness and solidarity is an important ESCP value
    The School has given away 9,000 of its face protection masks to the Cochin Hospital.
    I am equally very happy and proud to announce the pledge of the day made by Alexandre Pébereau a famous Alumnus of year 1987 and CEO of Tofane, in the telecommunications industry. Tofane is showing extreme generosity in making a €100,000 donation to the School through the ESCP Foundation in order to help students facing difficulties and urgent financial needs.

These are fantastic and moving examples of our ESCP chain of solidarity.
Take care!

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


20 Mar. 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement About Coronavirus

Dear Students, dear colleagues, dear friends,

Here are my messages for this Friday 20th. ESCP is working actively on its Continuity Plan.

  1. All campuses are closed. As a School’s policy, I owe you transparency about where we stand in terms of Covid-19 cases. Regarding our ESCP community, we have reported to national authorities today: TWO positively tested cases and 6 other symptomatic untested cases. I have also received a full report of where our exchange programme students are. The School is currently providing recommendations and support to individual situations.
  2. The HelpDesk is still being used and we are happy to reply to your queries and they are reducing in numbers.
  3. I am glad that Faculty and students alike are practising the new modes of teaching and learning. And thank you for not overdeveloping your sense of perfectionism at this point in time.

I have regularly been in contact with Philippe Houzé Chairman of the School and Philippe will open one of our upcoming Executive Committees in March. I spoke this morning also to Christian Mouillon Chairman of the Foundation Alumni as well as to Stéphane Distingiuin of the Alumni Association. Both of them asked me to pass their best regards to you. The Foundation is about to launch a Donation campaign for the acquisition of more Digital equipment. The Alumni Association is suggesting that the School could “open some of its on-line courses to the Alumni community”.

All these services are being put in place progressively and I appreciate the efforts everyone is making as your own families have to cope with new exacting demands.

I wish you all a relaxing and restful weekend

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


17 Mar. 2020 [last update]
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement About Coronavirus

Dear students, dear colleagues and dear friends.

This Tuesday 17th March is one of the important dates in history; the day Alessandro Volta successfully used his invention of the electrical battery in Italy.
Humans beings are an incredibly fast adapting species.
With European countries experiencing containment and isolation at home, we are collectively opening a completely new era in terms of Societal Management.
So are we at ESCP Business School.

Here are my key messages for today Tuesday 17th March: 

  • I am glad that most of our courses are now being delivered online. We are still fine-tuning a few technical problems. Let me thank all Faculty members for having shifted so fast and so effectively to new modes of teaching. It is a record of individual and collective adaptation. 
  • My thanks go also to our students. You are just great. You are displaying a lot innovativeness. I am struck by the speed of new systems that you are sharing. Sometimes these software tools were originally designed for other purposes like gaming such as the DISCORD application.
  • Our gratitude must also go out to professional staff who are operating the school services through teleworking. Our Academic, Digital and IT teams are giving the best of themselves in gearing it all up so fast.
    During the week, we will be anticipating, checking and securing our processes, including fall back position systems and degraded modes, depending on how the quality of telecommunications will go.
  • I am also glad to see that students are using the HELPDESK address they received by email.
    The top two topics are:
    • repatriation and returning home safely and
    • topics related to internships and graduation requirements. I am giving instructions today so that all this gets clarified by Wednesday. 

This morning I could still record this video from the School premises. Tomorrow, I will produce it from my Paris home. There are good pieces of news arriving today about the fight against the virus. Just learning that China has closed down its last coronavirus hospital as there aren’t enough cases any more. 

Stay healthy!

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


15 Mar. 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement About Coronavirus

Dear members of the ESCP community,

The current crisis is gathering speed in most countries.
This Sunday, I have reached out individually to our Campus Deans and I have 5 short messages I would like to share:

  • First, let me repeat that we put safety as THE top priority.
    ESCP is abiding by national instructions placing “social distancing” as a key solution to protect individuals. 
  • Secondly, we are prepared for the physical closure of ESCP campuses to students and to Executive Education participants. 
  • Thirdly, I am now asking all employees, Faculty and Professional staff to conduct most of their operations from home or through teleworking.
    Only a small number of specialists will be obligated to remain available on the premises. 
  • Message #4: the more there will be social distancing, the more we will need relational bonding.
    Let me illustrate this practically.Starting tomorrow Monday noon, students and employees will be able to express their pressing questions and they will get the School’s answers within 24 hours. Please check now your email boxes where the contact addresses have been sent.
  • My Message #5 goes out to the School’s management line.
    As Peter F. Drucker said : “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”
    Therefore, I cannot encourage you enough to help everyone adapt to the new organisational needs. Likewise, beyond coordinating daily with ExCom members, I am also speaking personally with student representatives, namely Felix Heumann, President of the AGORA and with Eleonore Rondepierre, new President of the French BDE, who represents student societies. 

I am looking forward to sharing more updates very soon  by video.

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


13 Mar. 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois´ Statement About Coronavirus

Dear students and dear colleagues, 

Our different campuses have already taken strong measures in the battle against the Covid-19.
As expected, French President Macron announced the closure to the public of all educational institutions.

Therefore, by next Monday, our ESCP Campuses will cease providing classroom teaching to full time students. From now on, all teaching activities will be running on a fully online basis.
ESCP is now entering a new episode of its History and it is for us all to write it and to play it well.

During the weeks to come, ESCP employees will remain very busy, providing teaching and services to the community. Programme directors and campus Deans will keep you informed about how we can adapt our organisation. As for me, I will also address you about key decisions made and measures taken at the overall school level.

With all of my colleagues of the Executive Committee, we are now focusing on two priorities.

  • First, to ensure the continuity of our students' academic paths as well as their well-being.
    This matters most. Next Monday a specific email address will be available to students to collect their questions and concerns of all kinds.
  • Our second priority is to guide and support teaching and administrative teams.
    As they have to carry out all of their tasks in the best possible way. This is a very unprecedented challenge that we will have to face and overcome together: Faculty will get support to switch their courses and teaching sessions online. Professional staff will be given all necessary guidelines to manage in this new context. 

I know I can count on your composure and on your commitment.
Many thanks in advance to each and everyone of you.

Warmest wishes, 

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


12 Mar. 2020
Federal

A united community against Covid-19

Dear Students,
Dear Professors, Dear Colleagues,
Dear Alumni and ESCP friends,

Fortunately, zero case detected at ESCP within students and employees.

Let’s think global. Our world is going through a crisis that profoundly affects the way we work and collaborate. ESCP Business School is an in vivo laboratory of this multicultural and VUCA world and we trust our community will once again turn a threat into an opportunity.

Far from being a weakness, our multicultural dimension is indeed a strength. Our agility, creativity and practice of remote work and study are now key assets for adaptation.
I would like to commend the incredible levels of efforts made by ESCP’s teaching and administrative teams. On all of its campus, ESCP is now able to deliver online courses to students.

Let’s act local. Currently, the London and Paris campuses remain open for all of their activities except for students making a decision to self-isolate or those excluded as a consequence of their recent travel history or other precautionary actions. Naturally, specific care and support is being put in place at the service of the ESCP community.

We strictly followed national and local regulations in closing the Turin Campus for students on February 24. Likewise for the Madrid Campus on 9 March, the Warsaw campus and the Berlin campus on March 11. Employees in those locations are still coming to work to provide the best academic and support services.
From March 16, all ESCP students will have the opportunity to attend courses and take exams online according to guidelines to be communicated by each Programme Director.

We have great faith in our values of solidarity, reactivity and ingeniousness. Despite these times of adversity, I am confident that ESCP will keep delivering the best of its unique experience.

Warmest wishes, 

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


9 Mar. 2020 [last update]
Federal

Latest Recommendations Given by Health Authorities

Dear Faculty and Staff members, dear Students,

Please find below the latest updates given by Health Authorities. We encourage all of you to visit on a daily basis the Government website providing guidelines to your campus. 

  1. Travel Update 
    As a precaution and to reduce the risk of spreading, we remind you that all business and study travel outside Europe or in confined areas (listed below) should be postponed until further notice.
    The following areas are under travel restrictions (as of 09/03/2020):
    • CHINA: the entire Hubei Province
    • ITALY: the entire Lombardy region and 14 other provinces (Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio nell'Emilia, Rimini, Pesaro-Urbino, Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Vercelli, Padova, Treviso and Venezia);
    • FRANCE: 
      • Haute-Savoie: Les Contamines-Montjoie and La Balme-de-Sillingy
      • Oise: Crépy-en-Valois and Creil
      • Haut-Rhin: Mulhouse
      • Morbihan: Carnac, Auray and Crac’h
    People returning to France from China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao), South Korea, Singapore, Iran or Italy (Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont) are no longer required to self-isolate.
    However, they are strongly encouraged to follow the basic hygiene recommendations (regularly wash hands; cough into elbow; use disposable tissues), reduce non-essential activities (cinema, restaurant, parties, etc.) and monitor temperature twice a day in the 14 days following their return. 

     

  2. Protective/preventive measures
    People who have been in close contact with someone infected shall inform the School, self-isolate and follow the local Health authorities’ recommendations (call the national Emergency number for instructions).
    If symptoms occur (fever, coughing, breathing difficulties):
    • In order to avoid any propagation, DO NOT go to your workplace, to your doctor's office or to the emergency room.
    • Isolate yourself at home and contact your national authorities to report symptoms and recent stays. They will indicate the procedure to follow.
    • Notify your supervisor and the Human Resources Department, or your programme Manager of your home campus by email
  3. Reminder of daily actions
    • Wash your hands very regularly or use a hydro-alcoholic solution.
    • Coughing or sneezing into your elbow
    • Do not shake hands, avoid hugging
    • Use disposable tissues
    • Wear a mask only if there are signs of illness, or after contact with people known to be at high risk. 

You must comply with these instructions and inform your line managers in the event of a problem. 

Warmest wishes, 

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


3 Mar. 2020
Federal

Latest Recommendations Given by Health Authorities

Dear Faculty and Staff members, dear Students,

Please find below the latest recommendations given by Health Authorities. We encourage all of you to visit on a daily basis the Government website providing guidelines to your campus. 

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the ESCP Management Board has been in constant coordination with the Deans of each campus and we pay the utmost attention to its developments: 

  • by enforcing the instructions of the national and regional authorities where ESCP is located.
  • by making available the latest information received and regularly communicated and updated on the home page of the ESCP website.
  • by getting prepared for several scenarios and
  • by organising online courses when necessary; the Turin campus is currently operating in this way. 

I would like to commend the collective effort that brings us fully in line with the instructions of the various governments. Please find below a summary of these measures: 

  1. Quarantine measures 

    1.1 Abolition of quarantine measures for the majority of areas internationally:
    Governments where ESCP operates have lifted quarantine measures for people returning from China (mainland China excluding Hubei province, Hong Kong, Macao), Singapore, South Korea, Veneto and Lombardy (excluding the cities mentioned below). Staff, teachers and students returning from these areas, and not showing symptoms related to the Coronavirus, can therefore resume their normal activities. 

    1.2 Maintenance of quarantine measures for certain areas internationally:
    Quarantine measures apply to all individuals who have stayed in the Hubei Province in China or in the Italian cities of Bertonico; Casalpusterlengo; Castelgerundo; Castiglione D'Adda; Codogno; Fombio; Maleo; San Fiorano; Somaglia; Terranova dei Passerini in Lombardy, and Vò in Veneto, within 14 days of their return to the country where their campus is located.

    1.3 Identification of new clusters in France (as of 03/03/2020)
    Three areas of the French national territory ("clusters") justify these same restrictive measures of isolation for 14 days: any person who has had contact with one of these clusters must inform ESCP and stay at home. The three clusters identified on 02/03/20 (list likely to be updated daily on ESCP website) are:
    • The territories of the communes of Creil, Crepy-en-Valois, Vaumoise, Lamorlaye, Lagny-leSec in the Oise department.
    • The commune of La Balme-de-Sillingy in Haute-Savoie
    • The communes of Auray, Carnac and Crac'h in Morbihan.
  2. Measures concerning travel 
    Travel within Europe, outside the clusters listed above, is allowed until further notice. As a precaution and to reduce the risk of spreading, all business travel outside Europe or in confined areas should be postponed until further notice.
  3. Protective/preventive measures

    3.1 Reminder of daily actions
    • Wash your hands very regularly or use a hydro-alcoholic solution.
    • Coughing or sneezing into your elbow
    • Do not shake hands, avoid hugging
    • Use disposable tissues
    • Wear a mask only if there are signs of illness, or after contact with people known to be at high risk. 
    3.2 If symptoms occur (fever, coughing, difficult breathing)
    • In order to avoid any propagation, do not go to your workplace, to your doctor's office or to the emergency room.
    • Isolate yourself at home and contact your national authorities to report symptoms and recent stays. They will indicate the procedure to follow
    • Notify your supervisor and the Human Resources Department of your home campus by email

You must comply with these instructions and inform your line managers in the event of a problem. 

Warmest wishes, 

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


24 Feb. 2020
Federal

Message From the Dean Prof. Bournois

Dear Faculty and Staff members, dear Students,

I wanted to let you know that we are following with utmost attention the situation relating to the new Coronavirus (Covid-19). Following the indications of local and national authorities in Italy, we made the decision to adopt preventive measures to safeguard public health and to guarantee the best functioning of our Turin Campus.

Fortunately, we have no positive case of infection among faculty, staff and students in our school. And no suspicious case either.

However, teaching activities (classes, exams and meetings with faculty) will be suspended on the Turin Campus from Monday 24 of February until Saturday 29 of February. The Regional Government of Piedmont and the Italian Ministry of Health have also released a specific provision prohibiting for one week all educational trips within or outside of national borders.

For our campuses outside of Italy, you are requested to follow recommendations and measures issued by the respective authorities where ESCP campuses are located. Anyone who would have been in the following towns (Codogno, Casalpusterlengo, Castiglione d’Adda, Maleo, Fombio, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, San Fiorano and Castel Gerundo) or in contact with people residing in those areas MUST remain in quarantine for 14 days. If you are in doubt or if you need support, please contact your Programme Director.

We are extremely vigilant about decisions coming from all national health authorities. In case of new updates we will advise students, personnel and the community at large of any further developments.

With my very best,

Frank Bournois
Dean
signature Prof Frank Bournois

This Tuesday 17th March is one of the important dates in history; the day Alessandro Volta successfully used his invention of the electrical battery in Italy.
Humans beings are an incredibly fast adapting species.
With European countries experiencing containment and isolation at home, we are collectively opening a completely new era in terms of Societal Management.
So are we at ESCP Business School.

 

Here are my key messages for today Tuesday 17th March:

  • I am glad that most of our courses are now being delivered online. We are still fine-tuning a few technical problems. Let me thank all Faculty members for having shifted so fast and so effectively to new modes of teaching. It is a record of individual and collective adaptation. 
  • My thanks go also to our students. You are just great. You are displaying a lot innovativeness. I am struck by the speed of new systems that you are sharing. Sometimes these software tools were originally designed for other purposes like gaming such as the DISCORD application.
  • Our gratitude must also go out to professional staff who are operating the school services through teleworking. Our Academic, Digital and IT teams are giving the best of themselves in gearing it all up so fast.
    During the week, we will be anticipating, checking and securing our processes, including fall back position systems and degraded modes, depending on how the quality of telecommunications will go.
  • I am also glad to see that students are using the HELPDESK address they received by email.
    The top two topics are:
    • repatriation and returning home safely and
    • topics related to internships and graduation requirements. I am giving instructions today so that all this gets clarified by Wednesday. 

This morning I could still record this video from the School premises. Tomorrow, I will produce it from my Paris home. There are good pieces of news arriving today about the fight against the virus. Just learning that China has closed down its last coronavirus hospital as there aren’t enough cases any more. 

Stay healthy!

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


15 Mar. 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois Statement About Coronavirus

Dear members of the ESCP community,

The current crisis is gathering speed in most countries.
This Sunday, I have reached out individually to our Campus Deans and I have 5 short messages I would like to share:

  • First, let me repeat that we put safety as THE top priority.
    ESCP is abiding by national instructions placing “social distancing” as a key solution to protect individuals. 
  • Secondly, we are prepared for the physical closure of ESCP campuses to students and to Executive Education participants. 
  • Thirdly, I am now asking all employees, Faculty and Professional staff to conduct most of their operations from home or through teleworking.
    Only a small number of specialists will be obligated to remain available on the premises. 
  • Message #4: the more there will be social distancing, the more we will need relational bonding.
    Let me illustrate this practically.Starting tomorrow Monday noon, students and employees will be able to express their pressing questions and they will get the School’s answers within 24 hours. Please check now your email boxes where the contact addresses have been sent.
  • My Message #5 goes out to the School’s management line.
    As Peter F. Drucker said : “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”
    Therefore, I cannot encourage you enough to help everyone adapt to the new organisational needs. Likewise, beyond coordinating daily with ExCom members, I am also speaking personally with student representatives, namely Felix Heumann, President of the AGORA and with Eleonore Rondepierre, new President of the French BDE, who represents student societies. 

I am looking forward to sharing more updates very soon  by video.

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


13 Mar. 2020
Federal

Frank Bournois Statement About Coronavirus

Dear students and dear colleagues, 

Our different campuses have already taken strong measures in the battle against the Covid-19.
As expected, French President Macron announced the closure to the public of all educational institutions.

Therefore, by next Monday, our ESCP Campuses will cease providing classroom teaching to full time students. From now on, all teaching activities will be running on a fully online basis.
ESCP is now entering a new episode of its History and it is for us all to write it and to play it well.

During the weeks to come, ESCP employees will remain very busy, providing teaching and services to the community. Programme directors and campus Deans will keep you informed about how we can adapt our organisation. As for me, I will also address you about key decisions made and measures taken at the overall school level.

With all of my colleagues of the Executive Committee, we are now focusing on two priorities.

  • First, to ensure the continuity of our students' academic paths as well as their well-being.
    This matters most. Next Monday a specific email address will be available to students to collect their questions and concerns of all kinds.
  • Our second priority is to guide and support teaching and administrative teams.
    As they have to carry out all of their tasks in the best possible way. This is a very unprecedented challenge that we will have to face and overcome together: Faculty will get support to switch their courses and teaching sessions online. Professional staff will be given all necessary guidelines to manage in this new context. 

I know I can count on your composure and on your commitment.
Many thanks in advance to each and everyone of you.

Warmest wishes, 

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


12 Mar. 2020
Federal

A united community against Covid-19

Dear Students,
Dear Professors, Dear Colleagues,
Dear Alumni and ESCP friends,

Fortunately, zero case detected at ESCP within students and employees.

Let’s think global. Our world is going through a crisis that profoundly affects the way we work and collaborate. ESCP Business School is an in vivo laboratory of this multicultural and VUCA world and we trust our community will once again turn a threat into an opportunity.

Far from being a weakness, our multicultural dimension is indeed a strength. Our agility, creativity and practice of remote work and study are now key assets for adaptation.
I would like to commend the incredible levels of efforts made by ESCP’s teaching and administrative teams. On all of its campus, ESCP is now able to deliver online courses to students.

Let’s act local. Currently, the London and Paris campuses remain open for all of their activities except for students making a decision to self-isolate or those excluded as a consequence of their recent travel history or other precautionary actions. Naturally, specific care and support is being put in place at the service of the ESCP community.

We strictly followed national and local regulations in closing the Turin Campus for students on February 24. Likewise for the Madrid Campus on 9 March, the Warsaw campus and the Berlin campus on March 11. Employees in those locations are still coming to work to provide the best academic and support services.
From March 16, all ESCP students will have the opportunity to attend courses and take exams online according to guidelines to be communicated by each Programme Director.

We have great faith in our values of solidarity, reactivity and ingeniousness. Despite these times of adversity, I am confident that ESCP will keep delivering the best of its unique experience.

Warmest wishes, 

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


9 Mar. 2020 [last update]
Federal

Latest Recommendations Given by Health Authorities

Dear Faculty and Staff members, dear Students,

Please find below the latest updates given by Health Authorities. We encourage all of you to visit on a daily basis the Government website providing guidelines to your campus. 

  1. Travel Update 
    As a precaution and to reduce the risk of spreading, we remind you that all business and study travel outside Europe or in confined areas (listed below) should be postponed until further notice.
    The following areas are under travel restrictions (as of 09/03/2020):
    • CHINA: the entire Hubei Province
    • ITALY: the entire Lombardy region and 14 other provinces (Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio nell'Emilia, Rimini, Pesaro-Urbino, Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Vercelli, Padova, Treviso and Venezia);
    • FRANCE: 
      • Haute-Savoie: Les Contamines-Montjoie and La Balme-de-Sillingy
      • Oise: Crépy-en-Valois and Creil
      • Haut-Rhin: Mulhouse
      • Morbihan: Carnac, Auray and Crac’h
    People returning to France from China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao), South Korea, Singapore, Iran or Italy (Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont) are no longer required to self-isolate.
    However, they are strongly encouraged to follow the basic hygiene recommendations (regularly wash hands; cough into elbow; use disposable tissues), reduce non-essential activities (cinema, restaurant, parties, etc.) and monitor temperature twice a day in the 14 days following their return. 

     

  2. Protective/preventive measures
    People who have been in close contact with someone infected shall inform the School, self-isolate and follow the local Health authorities’ recommendations (call the national Emergency number for instructions).
    If symptoms occur (fever, coughing, breathing difficulties):
    • In order to avoid any propagation, DO NOT go to your workplace, to your doctor's office or to the emergency room.
    • Isolate yourself at home and contact your national authorities to report symptoms and recent stays. They will indicate the procedure to follow.
    • Notify your supervisor and the Human Resources Department, or your programme Manager of your home campus by email
  3. Reminder of daily actions
    • Wash your hands very regularly or use a hydro-alcoholic solution.
    • Coughing or sneezing into your elbow
    • Do not shake hands, avoid hugging
    • Use disposable tissues
    • Wear a mask only if there are signs of illness, or after contact with people known to be at high risk. 

You must comply with these instructions and inform your line managers in the event of a problem. 

Warmest wishes, 

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


3 Mar. 2020
Federal

Latest Recommendations Given by Health Authorities

Dear Faculty and Staff members, dear Students,

Please find below the latest recommendations given by Health Authorities. We encourage all of you to visit on a daily basis the Government website providing guidelines to your campus. 

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the ESCP Management Board has been in constant coordination with the Deans of each campus and we pay the utmost attention to its developments: 

  • by enforcing the instructions of the national and regional authorities where ESCP is located.
  • by making available the latest information received and regularly communicated and updated on the home page of the ESCP website.
  • by getting prepared for several scenarios and
  • by organising online courses when necessary; the Turin campus is currently operating in this way. 

I would like to commend the collective effort that brings us fully in line with the instructions of the various governments. Please find below a summary of these measures: 

  1. Quarantine measures 

    1.1 Abolition of quarantine measures for the majority of areas internationally:
    Governments where ESCP operates have lifted quarantine measures for people returning from China (mainland China excluding Hubei province, Hong Kong, Macao), Singapore, South Korea, Veneto and Lombardy (excluding the cities mentioned below). Staff, teachers and students returning from these areas, and not showing symptoms related to the Coronavirus, can therefore resume their normal activities. 

    1.2 Maintenance of quarantine measures for certain areas internationally:
    Quarantine measures apply to all individuals who have stayed in the Hubei Province in China or in the Italian cities of Bertonico; Casalpusterlengo; Castelgerundo; Castiglione D'Adda; Codogno; Fombio; Maleo; San Fiorano; Somaglia; Terranova dei Passerini in Lombardy, and Vò in Veneto, within 14 days of their return to the country where their campus is located.

    1.3 Identification of new clusters in France (as of 03/03/2020)
    Three areas of the French national territory ("clusters") justify these same restrictive measures of isolation for 14 days: any person who has had contact with one of these clusters must inform ESCP and stay at home. The three clusters identified on 02/03/20 (list likely to be updated daily on ESCP website) are:
    • The territories of the communes of Creil, Crepy-en-Valois, Vaumoise, Lamorlaye, Lagny-leSec in the Oise department.
    • The commune of La Balme-de-Sillingy in Haute-Savoie
    • The communes of Auray, Carnac and Crac'h in Morbihan.
  2. Measures concerning travel 
    Travel within Europe, outside the clusters listed above, is allowed until further notice. As a precaution and to reduce the risk of spreading, all business travel outside Europe or in confined areas should be postponed until further notice.
  3. Protective/preventive measures

    3.1 Reminder of daily actions
    • Wash your hands very regularly or use a hydro-alcoholic solution.
    • Coughing or sneezing into your elbow
    • Do not shake hands, avoid hugging
    • Use disposable tissues
    • Wear a mask only if there are signs of illness, or after contact with people known to be at high risk. 
    3.2 If symptoms occur (fever, coughing, difficult breathing)
    • In order to avoid any propagation, do not go to your workplace, to your doctor's office or to the emergency room.
    • Isolate yourself at home and contact your national authorities to report symptoms and recent stays. They will indicate the procedure to follow
    • Notify your supervisor and the Human Resources Department of your home campus by email

You must comply with these instructions and inform your line managers in the event of a problem. 

Warmest wishes, 

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


24 Feb. 2020
Federal

Message From the Dean Prof. Bournois

Dear Faculty and Staff members, dear Students,

I wanted to let you know that we are following with utmost attention the situation relating to the new Coronavirus (Covid-19). Following the indications of local and national authorities in Italy, we made the decision to adopt preventive measures to safeguard public health and to guarantee the best functioning of our Turin Campus.

Fortunately, we have no positive case of infection among faculty, staff and students in our school. And no suspicious case either.

However, teaching activities (classes, exams and meetings with faculty) will be suspended on the Turin Campus from Monday 24 of February until Saturday 29 of February. The Regional Government of Piedmont and the Italian Ministry of Health have also released a specific provision prohibiting for one week all educational trips within or outside of national borders.

For our campuses outside of Italy, you are requested to follow recommendations and measures issued by the respective authorities where ESCP campuses are located. Anyone who would have been in the following towns (Codogno, Casalpusterlengo, Castiglione d’Adda, Maleo, Fombio, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, San Fiorano and Castel Gerundo) or in contact with people residing in those areas MUST remain in quarantine for 14 days. If you are in doubt or if you need support, please contact your Programme Director.

We are extremely vigilant about decisions coming from all national health authorities. In case of new updates we will advise students, personnel and the community at large of any further developments.

With my very best,

Frank Bournois
Dean
signature Prof Frank Bournois

23 Jun 2020 [last update]
Germany

Relevant COVID-19 and public health updates for incoming students starting on Berlin Campus in autumn 2020

ESCP Berlin Campus is monitoring the latest public health developments, advice, and recommendations regarding COVID-19 in Germany. At the moment, we would like to reassure students that the ESCP Berlin team is striving to provide the best experience for the upcoming term starting in September 2020 while taking into account the health and safety of the ESCP community. We have taken the current situation to rethink and to develop further our teaching practices, and to come up with a set of pedagogical innovations to guarantee the highest quality for every likely study scenario this autumn. 

Due to the public health situation in Germany, all classes and programmes are currently being held online. In autumn we will most likely pursue a hybrid approach with classes taking place on campus as well as online, adapted to the respective courses and programme objectives. ESCP Berlin Campus will also provide spaces on campus to be used for networking and socialising in compliance with the hygienic and safety regulations of the Berlin Senate. We are committed to acting swiftly to any developments, and keeping the community updated on how studies will be organised in the upcoming semesters. 

For the latest information relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please see the following regularly-updated websites:


11 Mar 2020
Germany

The Berlin Campus Is Closed for All Students

Dear Students,

As decided by the Berlin Senate and in coordination with the federal ESCP team, the Berlin campus is closed for all students.

  • For the moment, the closing will take place until the end of this semester. Further information will be provided in due time.
  • Courses will be organized on Blackboard Collaborate or further online tools. Students will be informed by the respective program offices and professors shortly.
  • Exams will not physically take place on campus. Other remote formats will be organized. Programme offices, as well as professors, will give detailed information on the chosen formats.

Andreas Kaplan
Berlin Campus Dean


3 Mar 2020
Germany

Position of the Berlin Campus

The German authorities have adopted the guidelines of the World Health Organisation.

Please follow the latest guidance issued by the WHO (World Health Organization): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019).

The latest information and recommendation for action in Germany you will find on the following webpage (in German only):  https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/coronavirus

In addition and to ensure optimal precautions also at the Berlin campus we would like to draw your attention to the decision that was taken by ESCP Business School. It is put into effect at all our campus:

Anyone who would  have been in the following towns (Codogno, Casalpusterlengo, Castiglione d’Adda, Maleo, Fombio, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, San Fiorano and Castel Gerundo) or in contact with people residing in those areas MUST remain in quarantine for 14 days. If this applies to you, you must not attend campus whether or not you have symptoms of Covid-19. For students: in this case please get in contact with your Programme Manager.

This section will be frequently updated as new information becomes available from German authorities.

Andreas Kaplan
Berlin Campus Dean

25 Jun. 2020 [last update]
United Kingdom

Information on the reopening of ESCP London Campus

The London Campus is committed to doing everything possible to resume face-to-face teaching for students arriving on our campus in September, with the added security of social distancing and other sanitary measures.

Prof. Simon Mercado, Dean of ESCP London Campus, has issued a video statement on the reopening of our UK site for the Autumn term. Enrolled students can find information on teaching methods and health & safety measures that will be in place.

A subtitled version of this video can be found here.

We will give you further updates as the situation around Covid-19 develops. In the meantime, if you have any questions please refer to our FAQ document or contact our admissions team.

We can't wait to welcome you to our London Campus in September!


31 Mar. 2020
United Kingdom

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

The latest information for UK students and staff can be found in our FAQs, including campus closure and admissions queries.


27 Mar. 2020
United Kingdom

Covid-19 Response Update for Students on the London Campus

Stay at home, ESCP Business School

Dear all,

Let me begin by thanking everyone in the London student community for their responsible and thoughtful actions. It will continue to make a positive difference. This includes your observation of public health guidelines and government-set requirements wherever you now find yourselves.

Challenges and responses

The past few weeks have been disconcerting for all of us. As the level of uncertainty about the impact of COVID-19 has mounted, so too has the need for us to make difficult decisions. That is true not just for those of us who hold administrative roles but also for each and everyone of you. The key message in the U.K. right now is STAY AT HOME. Please remember that by staying apart now we will save lives and make a difference to the experience of so many people with particular vulnerability to this dreadful virus. People are understandably nervous and worried as our lives are being impacted in unsettling ways. But the past few days and weeks have demonstrated that we are also resourceful and united. It has become clear how committed people are to taking care of each other and to adapting to these unanticipated circumstances.

In this context, studying online and remotely represents a significant adjustment. We are working tirelessly to optimise your experience and to aid the transition. We know your initial experiences will have some limitations but we are in a process of continuous development and improvement. The overwhelming majority of you are telling us that your classes are working and I have countless messages of thanks and support to teaching teams and administrative staff. Nonetheless, we have clear goals and targets that we are working towards still.

FAQ Sheet and advice from the London Campus

We realise that many of you have significant questions relating to online learning experiences, exams, internships and visas. We know that these subjects are a matter of doubt and concern for many of you. The Campus is posting a regularly-updated FAQ document on the School’s website. If you have any questions about classes, exams, visas, internships etc., you should check this page (https://www-escp-eu.revproxy.escpeurope.eu/coronavirus#London).

Please read our advice in conjunction with the more detailed information you will be receiving from your programme teams and via federal ESCP offices. I see good evidence of busy programme teams pushing out programme-specific information and guidance. You are also receiving regular communications from the Dean for Academic Affairs and the Federal Student Affairs Office.

Our Campus document gives you information on key contacts, help- and support-lines both locally and at (federal) School-level. Some content addresses the specific situation of those remaining in London by choice or by consequence of events. Some addresses health concerns and support.

Finally...

I encourage each of us to continue to focus on what we can do to support our families, friends and peers. In this context, I would like to acknowledge the incredible organic efforts in evidence across our community.

I am also keen to reassure you that your AGORA representatives remain in close contact with the School leadership team here. We are all trying to optimise your ESCP experience at this difficult time.

Stay strong and stay at home.

Professor Simon Mercado
Dean of London Campus


17 Mar. 2020
United Kingdom

Covid-19 Response Update for Students on the London Campus *IMPORTANT*

Dear Students

Important information

In consideration of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.K. and throughout the world, the School's top priority is to preserve the health and well-being of its people and their families.  This message forms the core of Dean Bournois' recent communication to you all (15/03/2020) and guides our actions in each ESCP location.

Here in London, we would like to reassure you of our capacity to mobilise to be at your side with the same commitment and level of responsiveness to which you are accustomed.  We are here to support you fully as you attune to distance-based study, to remote working, and to your changed situations.

Our actions have been in full conformity with the guidance provided by Public Health England and the U.K. authorities.

While no case of COVID-19 has been confirmed within our Campus, we have taken various measures, most of which you will be familiar with:

  • All students have been asked to follow their courses of studies on-line with the School working primarily within the BlackBoard framework. All programmes with active study weeks are already operating this way. Face-to-face classes have been suspended since 13/03/2020 and will not resume until further notice.
  • As of this week, all members of the School are asked to work remotely wherever possible. Our IT infrastructure has been set up to ensure the integrity and continuous availability of our email and e-systems on a remote basis. Faculty and teaching teams are equipped to deliver your courses in these same circumstances and information will follow on examinations and e-assessments. 
  • All scheduled events have been postponed until further notice.

We are already achieving a high level of remote service provision and are intensifying our efforts to migrate all services to students on-line.  

  • The Career and Student Services Department is now closed to (physical) student visits but careers, health & wellbeing support and other resources remain available via Skype and online. Look out for communications from the Department and stay in touch with your designated or recommended Career Services team-member. We are mindful that individual government policies and the economic environment will have an impact on many plans and we will do all that we can to assist you through the changes and challenges that you confront.
  • Given the advice of Public Health England on social distancing, we continue to strongly advise you to limit your library/building usage to that which you regard as essential.  For strictly operational purposes, we will effect a temporary shutdown of the library building from 4pm today. Notice will be given of any return to opening hours but this is not foreseen at this time. When off campus, students and staff can continue to access our comprehensive range of digital resources: e-books, journals, magazines, newspapers, market research, company and market data etc.   

Help available to you 

  • For questions about your online courses, attendance, exams, internships, travels or anything linked to your programme of study, we continue to recommend that you reach out to your usual contacts within Programme Administration (PA) and Career & Student Services (CSS). 
  • For questions concerning C-19 response measures, campus status or services, please use our Campus enquiries e-mail: studentaffairslondon@escp.eu
  • If you are having personal difficulties such as the feeling of isolation and loneliness, symptoms of coronavirus, anxiety or depression, or wish to seek help for anything else of a personal nature, please also feel free to use the School-level support service at: studentshelpdesk.covid19@escp.eu. We commit ourselves to answering your questions within 24 hours. In order to be able to process your request efficiently, please state your name, student number, programme, year, campus, contact details (phone number), and questions.  Local supports are also available through our Campus C&SS Department.

Our teams remain fully committed and are operational to answer any questions and challenges you might be facing. 

Please pay careful attention to the communications reaching you from your Academic Directors and their teams.
Please pay full attention to the communications coming out of specific Campus Departments.
Please continue to follow the strategic communications from the School at federal level, including the regular video updates from Frank Bournois, our Executive President & Dean.

Finally, may I commend you all for your remarkable support to each other and thank you for the strong backing you are giving to our steps and measures in these testing times.  

Yours faithfully

Simon Mercado
(Dean of the London Campus)


16 Mar. 2020
United Kingdom

Covid-19 Update for students on the London Campus

Dear students,

Given the instruction of the French Government for all French schools to close next Monday, the Paris Campus of ESCP will be closed to students from Monday 16 March 2020.

In light of this development and other considerations, the Board and Executive of the School here in London have agreed to take significant measures that reflect both our local circumstances and the unique character of our international school. This decision is ratified by the President of the School and Board of the EESC.

Ours' is a complex and international model of operation. In our view, and in these very difficult circumstances, it is more realistic and effective to harmonise our approach to student education and support across campuses. We have opted not to maintain teaching for students on one campus when all others are closed, including the principal campus of the School. We also anticipate further steps in a U.K. context and prepare accordingly.

Next steps

As such, all teaching activity for taught undergraduate and postgraduate students will therefore be delivered fully on-line from March 16 2020 (or March 23 in specific cases). This will be for the remainder of the current term and, potentially, to the end of the academic year.

In practice, all class-room based teaching and instruction on the London Campus will cease from 19:30 hrs. today.

Moving forward, Academic Directors and faculty will decide how best to conduct teaching and learning activities on-line, using a range of resources to best support you. For many programmes this transition has already begun. All taught undergraduate and taught postgraduate exams and assessments scheduled for the Spring/Summer Terms are set to be delivered online or by other methods of alternate assessment.

You will receive further information on these points over the days ahead from your academic teams and directors, who will also field your questions around projects, internships et al.

Right now

Whilst we are changing our mode of teaching and learning and taking measures to be responsive to an evolving situation, the London Campus will remain open to its staff and to you (for specific services). We will continue to support your studies from our base here in London and make clear the status of our on-campus services to students over the next 72 hours. We will be taking full account made of developments across our School and in government stipulations over the course of the weekend. As we continue to migrate our tuition on-line, we are also working to migrate an array of student services.

As a precautionary measure, all public and society events are immediately postponed on Campus. Please observe this position and postpone anything you may be in the process of arranging.

We will continue to monitor and comply with advice from Public Health England and take any necessary steps, if we are advised to do so in the future.

Ongoing guidance and support

Your well-being and that of our wider community is of the utmost importance. Any of you with concerns can contact our Health and Wellbeing Unit and our Programme Administration Service which are there with you and for you.

We ask you to respect the latest NHS advice on self-isolation and preventive measures in the instance of any cold or flu-like symptoms. These guidelines have been issued repeatedly and will continue to be updated.

Students on all programmes will continue to be guided by their Academic Teams/Directors. Please pay full and careful attention to those communications and cross reference with London Campus staff as appropriate.

Finally

These actions have been taken with all members of our community in mind. The situation remains fluid and I will update you on further developments both here and in Paris.

Our thoughts are with all across our communities and we are truly sorry that you face this disruption to your ESCP experience in these unfortunate circumstances.

Thank you for your consideration and resolve in these testing moments.

A new communication regarding the status of student services on the London Campus will follow on Monday.

Professor Simon Mercado
(Dean of London Campus)


9 Mar. 2020
United Kingdom

The UK Authorities Have Responded to Developments in Italy by Extending the Number of Cities and Regions in the Country Defined as 'Lockdown'

Dear Students,

Over the weekend, the UK authorities have responded to developments in Italy by extending the number of cities and regions in the country defined as 'lockdown'.

The full list* (as of 08/03/20) is:
Lombardy region (which includes the cities of Milan, Bergamo, Como) and the provinces of Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia and Rimini (all in Emilia Romagna); Pesaro e Urbino (in Marche); Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola and Vercelli (all in Piemonte); Padova. Treviso and Venice (in Veneto).
*please see map attached

As such, you must stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled back to the UK from any of these places in Italy over the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms.

As per previous communication, this stipulation also applies to those returning from:

Please note that this clearly means that any student having made weekend travel back to these parts of Northern Italy on any of the previous two weekends and now on campus should NOT be here.

If you travel to these parts of Northern Italy at this time, you will effectively exclude yourself from campus for a minimum 14-day period.

Guidelines also stipulate that any known contact with persons recently returned from these towns/regions and showing flu-like symptoms should also lead you to self-isolate and to report the situation to NHS 111.

Thank you for your continuing support and diligence in this difficult matter.

This guidance is based on the recommendations of the UK Chief Medical Officers, which we continue to follow to the letter.

Professor Simon Mercado
Dean of London Campus


6 Mar. 2020
United Kingdom

Summary of Key Measures Applying to All Students on the London Campus Irrespective of Programme

Dear Students,

ESCP is taking the evolving COVID-19 situation extremely seriously, continuing to monitor closely and proactively follow healthcare and government advice from Public Health England (PHE) and across our territories. Based on this guidance, ESCP's London campus is open and staff and students are encouraged to continue day-to-day activities as normal.
The safety and wellbeing of our community is of the utmost importance and we are ready to put in place additional precautionary measures should the need arise.

Please find below a summary of key measures applying to ALL students on the London Campus irrespective of programme as of 03/03/2020.

These measures are fully consistent with what you have been told by federal course teams (where appropriate) and take account of specific public health measures in England, which we are obliged to follow.
Please read this note in conjunction with anything received directly from your Programme Directors, Teams or Offices.

  1. Public health measures for the London Campus

    1a. Quarantine measures
    Please stay off-campus, remain indoors, and avoid contact with other people immediately if you’ve travelled to the UK from: Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.
    Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

    Three areas of the French national territory ("clusters") justify these same restrictive measures of isolation for 14 days. Any person who has had contact with one of these clusters must inform ESCP and stay at home. The three clusters identified on 02/03/20 (list likely to be updated daily on ESCP website) are:
    • The territories of the communes of Creil, Crepy-en-Valois, Vaumoise, Lamorlaye, Lagny- leSec in the Oise department.
    • The commune of La Balme-de-Sillingy in Haute-Savoie.
    • The communes of Auray, Carnac and Crac'h in Morbihan.
    1b. Other precautionary measures
    No other regions/clusters are subject to automatic quarantine rules. However, you must also stay off campus and self-isolate if you have returned from:
    • other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild)
    • other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Vietnam since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild)
    These steps are only required if you are presenting symptoms.
    Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.
    Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
  2. Measures concerning travel 

    2a. Travel in Europe
    Travel to seminars, for study trips, or in connection with internships within Europe is allowed until further notice unless the destination falls within a high risk cluster/area as listed above. This list may be extended in the days ahead and any region/area added will be precluded.

    2b. Travel outside of Europe
    As a precaution, and in order to reduce the risks of propagation, any travel outside of Europe for seminars or study trips not yet started should be postponed until further notice.
    We also urge postponement of any internship not yet started if the position is in any location outside of Europe. Any internship already started within a high risk/cluster area should be notified immediately. Inform your Programme Office of the situation, whichever applies.
    By exception, students from outside of Europe are allowed to do their internship in their country of citizenship.
  3. Measures concerning absences

    Local Higher Education authorities encourage on-site classes (except for the Turin campus, which is under temporary closure). In London and all other ESCP campuses, classes continue as normal with comprehensive public health measures in place. As such, class attendance is highly recommended where such provision continues on a full and uninterrupted basis. Coronavirus-related absences are excused, provided you inform your Program Office and supply a statement accounting for your absence. You may be requested to report in to your campus during any period of self-exclusion, especially where visa regulations apply.

    Each programme is currently implementing online courses via Blackboard or Skype, to allow instruction and learning support to continue in the best conditions possible. Provisions may vary by programme but professors are being equipped with the necessary tools to support you as fully as possible.

    Standard programme requirements on (physical) class attendance are suspended for those holding a Coronavirus-related absence under the stated procedure. Further guidelines on this will follow from Programme Directors if appropriate. Any limits or qualifications to this exemption will be subsequently detailed.

Thank you for your continuing support and co-operation in this matter.

I remain in full dialogue with your Campus AGORA representatives and will revert back to you with any significant news or developments.

Please continue to pay attention to communications from the President's Office, EVP Office, and your Course Directors.

Professor Simon Mercado
(Dean of London Campus)

Professor Frank Bournois
(Executive President & Dean)

10 Mar. 2020 [last update]
Spain

ESCP Business School's Madrid campus continues its classes on an online mode for at least two weeks following the Community of Madrid guidelines.

Madrid campus moves planned classes on campus to online teaching

Dear Students,

Following the Community of Madrid's guidelines for the closure of nursery schools, elementary schools, Institutes and universities, ESCP Business School's Madrid campus is cancelling all on-campus classes and moving them online.

All our teachers are preparing online materials and classes so that you can follow the natural rhythm of the course. Once available and uploaded to the platform, we will inform you via email. Please keep an eye on your email.

Furthermore, and as part of our desire to encourage online training within the school, the digital version of the courses will be available until the end of the semester, even if classes resume after these 15 days.

The campus facilities will remain open for administrative activities, at least for the next few days. Please note that the opening of the campus for classes may be postponed as the situation develops.

As soon as we have any additional news, we will keep you informed.

ESCP Madrid Campus


28 Feb. 2020
Spain

Position of the Madrid Campus

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

With regard to the coronavirus outbreak, ESCP Business School follows the guidelines and protocols from the World Health Organization, the EU and the Spanish authorities. The Spanish Ministry of Health has recommended restricting travel to China, Japan, Iran, South Korea, Singapore and northern Italy - the regions of Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto. ESCP extends this recommendation to our community members. We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you informed if new measures are introduced of interest to our community related to the coronavirus outbreak. Here you will find information on the coronavirus outbreak provided by the World Health Organization. We take this opportunity to highlight some recommendations on prevention and advice on how to proceed in the event of symptoms manifesting themselves.

WHO - What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

According to WHO, the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don't develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. About 2% of people with the disease have died. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

WHO - Protection measures for everyone

COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following: 1. Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands. 2. Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease. 3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick. 4. Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19. 5. Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing and seek medical attention. Follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections. [*You will find recommendations for students/staff/faculty based in Spain at the end of this document]

Spanish Ministry of Health - Recommendations for travellers

Which are the risk areas? Currently, there is community transmission in mainland China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Iran and Italy (regions of Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont). Depending on the evolution of the situation, the risk areas can vary. What do I have to do if I travel to affected countries? The World Health Organization does not recommend any restrictions on travel or trade with the other risk areas. The Ministry of Health updates its recommendations to travellers on the web, which includes the specific recommendations on the new coronavirus. The same measures on travel to China are applicable to other areas where there is a transmission community: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/sanidadExterior/salud/home.htm
The place where the outbreak started and where sustained transmission of the infection was initially observed is Hubei Province. It is recommended, in general, and especially in Hubei province, to avoid eating undercooked meat and close contact with live or dead, domestic or wild animals and; close contact with sick people should be avoided and hands should be washed frequently. Are there any special measures on goods received from risk areas? The European Commission has not taken any additional measures concerning official controls on individual goods for human use or consumption from areas where there is sustained transmission. Therefore, for the time being, the same recommendations will continue to apply as before, with no specific restrictions or recommendations concerning the movement of goods. What do I have to do if I have returned from risk areas? People who return from a risk area and who are in good health can lead a normal life, with family, friends and, in general, at school and work. If you develop respiratory symptoms (fever, cough and shortness of breath) within 14 days of returning from your trip, you should stay home and contact the health services by phone at 112. Health services will assess your health status and travel history and possible contact with cases of coronavirus.

ESCP – Recommendations

ESCP is monitoring official guidelines about prevention and spread of Coronavirus. Spanish Ministry of Health has released guidance for travellers visiting affected regions (text only in Spanish). Currently, there are no additional measures recommended by the Spanish Ministry of Health beyond the WHO protection measures for everyone. ESCP has revised its cleaning programme and rotation to include the wiping down of key surfaces in high footfall areas and hand sanitiser gels are available in all key locations. What can you do in the case of display of symptoms? If you have symptoms of acute respiratory infection such as fever, tiredness, and dry cough and you have travelled to affected countries in the 14 days before you developed the symptoms OR you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed as a possible case of 2019-nCoV we recommend to proceed as follows:1. If you are in Spain, call 112, to inform of your recent trip and symptoms. 2. If you are abroad, follow local authority instructions.3. For students, please also contact your program management team to make them aware and discuss academic support for you. To monitor the developments around coronavirus, a university-wide working group of senior decision-makers has been formed and is in daily communications. We will be sure to promptly inform you through our institutional channels as the situation evolves.

Javier Tafur
Madrid Campus Dean

11 Apr 2020 [last update]
France

Frank Bournois s'adresse au personnel du Campus de Paris dans le cadre de la crise du COVID-19 [FR]


3 Mar. 2020
France

Latest Recommendations Given by Health Authorities and by the Ministry of Higher Education (Mesri)

Dear Faculty and Staff members, dear Students,

Let me provide you with the latest recommendations given by the Health Authorities and by the Ministry of Higher Education (MESRI). You will also find them on the French Government website https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus. We would also like remind you that a hotline is now available in France to answer all your questions on the coronavirus from 09:00 to 19:00 7 days/7: 0 800 130 000.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the ESCP Management Board has been in constant coordination with the Deans of each campus and we pay the utmost attention to its developments:

  • by enforcing the instructions of the national and regional authorities where ESCP is located.
  • by making available the latest information received and regularly communicated and updated on the home page of the ESCP website.
  • by getting prepared for several scenarios and
  • by organising online courses when necessary; the Turin campus is currently operating in this way. 

I would like to commend the collective effort that brings us fully in line with the instructions of the various governments.

Since the transition to stage 2 emergency, two days ago, a meeting was held in Paris on Tuesday, 3 March, with all the Directors of Parisian institutions and officials from Health and Higher Education ministries. The activation of stage 2 means that the virus is not yet actively circulating on the territory but that the health services are more widely mobilised.

  1. Quarantine measures 

    1.1 Abolition of quarantine measures for the majority of areas internationally:
    Due to the activation of stage 2 of the national plan for the prevention and management of the epidemic, the government has lifted quarantine measures for people returning from China (mainland China excluding Hubei province, Hong Kong, Macao), Singapore, South Korea, Veneto and Lombardy (excluding the cities mentioned below). Staff, teachers and students returning from these areas, and not showing symptoms related to the Coronavirus, can therefore resume their normal activities.

    1.2 Maintenance of quarantine measures for certain areas internationally:
    Quarantine measures apply to all individuals who have stayed in the Hubei Province in China or in the Italian cities of Bertonico; Casalpusterlengo; Castelgerundo; Castiglione D'Adda; Codogno; Fombio; Maleo; San Fiorano; Somaglia; Terranova dei Passerini in Lombardy, and Vò in Veneto, within 14 days of their return to the country where their campus is located.

    1.3 Identification of new clusters in France (as of 03/03/2020)
    Three areas of the French national territory ("clusters") justify these same restrictive measures of isolation for 14 days: any person who has had contact with one of these clusters must inform ESCP and stay at home. The three clusters identified on 02/03/20 (list likely to be updated daily on ESCP website) are:
    • The territories of the communes of Creil, Crepy-en-Valois, Vaumoise, Lamorlaye, Lagny
    • leSec in the Oise department.
    • The commune of La Balme-de-Sillingy in Haute-Savoie
    • The communes of Auray, Carnac and Crac'h in Morbihan.
  2. Measures concerning travel 
    Travel within Europe, outside the clusters listed above, is allowed until further notice. As a precaution and to reduce the risk of spreading, all business travel outside Europe or in confined areas should be postponed until further notice.
  3. Protective/preventive measures

    3.1 Reminder of daily actions
    • Wash your hands very regularly or use a hydro-alcoholic solution.
    • Coughing or sneezing into your elbow
    • Do not shake hands, avoid hugging
    • Use disposable tissues
    • Wear a mask only if there are signs of illness, or after contact with people known to be at high risk. 
    3.2 If symptoms occur (fever, coughing, difficult breathing)
    • In order to avoid any propagation, do not go to your workplace, to your doctor's office or to the emergency room.
    • Isolate yourself at home and contact your national authorities to report symptoms and recent stays. They will indicate the procedure to follow
    • Notify your supervisor and the Human Resources Department of your home campus by email

Faced with a risk of extreme urgency, to inform the School, please note the following telephone number for the Paris campus: +33 6 45 51 87 18 where an employee on duty can contact the members of the Management Board.

Let us respect these instructions together and inform your line managers in the event of a problem.

Warmest wishes, 

Prof. Frank Bournois
Executive President & Dean


25 Feb. 2020
France

Position of the Paris Campus

French Ministry of Higher Education has adopted preventive measures to safeguard public health in France.

Anyone who would have returned from the following countries and regions China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), Singapore, South Korea, or regions of Lombardy and Venetia in Italy must remain in quarantine for 14 days since 16 of February 2020.

For the persons concerned, please refer to the precautionary recommendations of the French Public Health Ministry. For any questions, don’t hesitate to call in France 0800 130 000.

Please also report any travel to these countries and regions.

We will continue to update any further developments.

Frank Bournois
Paris Campus Dean

4 May 2020 [last update]
Italy

Position of the Turin Campus

From 4th May, in Italy, starts the “Phase 2”, a gradual softening of the lockdown.


9 Mar 2020
Italy

Position of the Turin Campus:
Turin Campus Continues On-Line Classes Until End of the Spring Semester

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff of ESCP Business School Turin Campus,

Early this morning, the Italian government issued a decree which puts under travel restrictions the entire Lombardy region and 14 other provinces (Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio nell'Emilia, Rimini, Pesaro-Urbino, Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Vercelli, Padova, Treviso and Venezia); and, among other measures, extends the suspension of teaching activities in those areas until at least 3 April, while in the province of Turin the suspension is limited to March 15.

Given the emergency situation and importance of carefully following any prescription that would limit the spread of the COVID-19 and preserve the health of all our students, we have decided to continue delivering classes on-line until the end of the spring semester.

We are also looking at finding ways, in accordance with relevant legislations, so that students don’t have to return on campus for their final assessment. You will be notified about the details as soon as possible.

Thank you again for your undivided support, commitment and understanding during these challenging times.

Francesco Rattalino
Turin Campus Dean


4 Mar 2020
Italy

Position of the Turin Campus:
Italy’s Government Will Temporarily Close the Nation’s Schools and Universities From Thursday 5 March for 10 Days

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff of ESCP Business School Turin Campus,

After ten days of suspension of on-campus teaching activities, we are proud to inform you that the Turin campus of ESCP Business School has carried on working as usual, leveraging smart working and virtual conference tools, and as of Monday this week it has resumed scheduled classes on-line.
I want to thank professors, admin staff and students for their commitment, flexibility and enthusiasm in facing this unexpected and unpredictable challenge. As we claim in our website: “In life as in business, everything starts with choices” and we chose to be stronger than COVID – 19. This will make our community stronger than ever.

Italy’s Government will temporarily close the nation’s schools and universities  (DPCM 4th March 2020) from Thursday 5 March for 10 days to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

We need to respect all the containment measures and make them fit into our daily activity, therefore we have decided to continue delivering classes on-line until further notice.
Business trips for faculty and staff remain suspended as a precautionary measure until further notice.

Thank you for your support and collaboration during this period.

Francesco Rattalino
Turin Campus Dean


3 Mar 2020
Italy

Position of the Turin Campus:
Latest Recommendations Given by the Italian Health Authorities and the Italian Ministry of Health

Dear Students,

We provide you with the latest recommendations given by the Italian Health authorities and the Italian Ministry of Health, which you can find on the official website (in Italian – click here for updates in English).

We also remind you that several toll-free numbers are available to answer your questions on the coronavirus:

  • 1500 available 24/7
  • 800 19 20 20 available 24/7 (for Piedmont only)
  • 800 333 444 available Mon-Fri from 8 am to 8 pm (for Piedmont only)

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the ESCP Management Board has been in constant coordination with the Deans of each campus and we pay the utmost attention to its developments:

  • by enforcing the instructions of the national and regional authorities where ESCP is located.
  • by making available the latest information received and regularly communicated and updated on the home page of ESCP website;
  • by getting prepared for several scenarios and
  • by organising online courses when necessary; the Turin campus is currently operating in this way.

I would like to commend the collective effort that brings us fully in line with the instructions of the various governments.

The Italian Council of Ministers declared the state of emergency because of the risk related to the Coronavirus outbreak. Health services are mobilised and alert and the situation is constantly monitored in collaboration with WHO and all Institutions concerned.

  1. Quarantine measures
    A 14 days quarantine must be observed for people who:
    • Have arrived in Italy after travelling to areas at risk in China (click here for the map) in the 14 days prior to February 21st
    • came in contact with someone infected with Coronavirus
    If you stayed in any of these Italian cities from February 15th to March 1st please inform your doctor or the health services (call 112): Bertonico, Casalpusterlengo, Castelgerundo, Castiglione D'Adda, Codogno, Fombio, Maleo, San Fiorano, Somaglia, Terranova dei Passerini in Lombardy, and in Veneto.

    We also ask all those who have been in the towns at risk or have had contact with people residing in those areas, to remain in quarantine for 14 days from the last contact with people from those areas.
     
  2. Measures concerning travels
     
    • Travel in Europe
      Travel to seminars or in connection with internships within Europe is allowed until further notice unless the destination falls within a high risk cluster/area as listed above. This list may be extended in the days ahead and any region/area added will be precluded.
    • Travel outside of Europe
      As a precaution, and in order to reduce the risks of propagation, any travel outside of Europe for seminars or study trips not yet started should be postponed until further notice.
      We also urge postponement of any internship not yet started if the position is in any location outside of Europe. Any internship already started within a high risk/cluster area should be notified immediately. Inform your Programme Office of the situation, whichever applies.
      By exception, students from outside of Europe are allowed to do their internship in their country of citizenship.
       
  3. Measures concerning absences
    Local Higher Education authorities encourage on-site classes (except for the Turin campus), which continue with comprehensive public health measures in place. As such, class attendance is highly recommended where such provision continues (all other campuses). Coronavirus-related absences are excused, provided you inform your Program Office and supply a statement accounting for your absence. You may be requested to report in to your campus during any period of self-exclusion, especially where visa regulations apply.

    Each programme is currently implementing online courses via Blackboard or Skype, to allow instruction and learning support to continue in the best conditions possible. Provisions may vary by programme and/or campus but professors are being equipped with the necessary tools to support you as fully as possible.

    Standard programme requirements on (physical) class attendance are suspended for those holding a Coronavirus-related absence under the stated procedure. Further guidelines on this will follow from Programme Directors if appropriate. Any limits or qualifications to this exemption will be subsequently detailed.
     
  4. Preventive measures
     
    4.1 Reminder of the daily steps to adopt
    • Wash your hands very regularly or use a hydro-alcoholic solution.
    • Coughing or sneezing into his elbow
    • Do not shake hands, avoid hugging.
    • Use disposable tissues
    • Wear a mask only if there are signs of illness, or after contact with people known to be at high risk.
       
    4.2 If symptoms occur (fever or feeling of fever, cough, breathing difficulties)
    • In order to avoid any propagation, do not go to your workplace, your doctor's office or to the emergency room.
    • Isolate yourself at home and contact the Emergency number 112 reporting symptoms and recent stays. They will indicate the procedure to follow.
    • Notify your supervisor and the Human Resources Department on your allocated campus

Together, let’s follow these guidelines and inform your programme office in case of problems.

Best regards,

Prof. Frank BOURNOIS
Executive President & Dean   

Prof. Francesco RATTALINO
Turin Campus Dean


28 Feb 2020
Italy

Position of the Turin Campus:
Turin Campus Will Resume Classes On-Line Next Week, While Still Being Closed to Students

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students of ESCP Business School Turin Campus,

Here is an update on the situation relating to the new Coronavirus (Covid-19): Turin Campus has followed all indications of the proper local and national authorities to the letter and to further guarantee the safeguard of the health of our students, teachers and employees we have decided to continue with the suspension of on-site teaching activities (lessons, exams and meetings with teachers) on the Turin Campus for one more week, that is until Saturday 7th March, however  we have organised on-line lessons so students will not remain behind in the academic programme. This means that students are not allowed to be at the campus next week, but they are warmly recommended to attend classes on-line until further provision about attendance are provided by the program directors.

Teachers and staff have all put in great effort to supply students with this opportunity and will continue to do their best to get everyone through this difficult moment as efficiently as possible. Students will receive specific instructions on how to access lessons directly from the Programme Office.

The operations of the Turin Campus offices will continue as they have been and administrative services that do not involve public contact will be provided.

Once again we ask all those who have been in the towns at risk or have had contact with people residing in those areas, to remain in quarantine for 14 days from the last contact with people from those areas.

We will immediately advise students, personnel, and the community of any further news and information about the situation, in the meantime we can take the first step in getting back to business as usual.

Thank you so much for your support.

Francesco Rattalino
Turin Campus Dean

2 Mar. 2020
Poland

Position of the Warsaw Campus

Please follow all the latest guidance and recommendations issued by the WHO (World Health Organization), Polish Main Sanitary Inspectorate, Minister of Science and Higher Education, and other domestic and international institutions and organizations.

1. Limiting or avoiding some international travel

The Main Sanitary Inspectorate and Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (according to their messages of 24 Feb 2020) warn against travelling to China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Korea, Italy (especially to Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Lazio), Iran, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and Taiwan due to spreading of the new coronavirus within their populations. An updated list of countries the most affected by coronavirus outbreak in published by the WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

2. Recommendations for everyone

The Main Sanitary Inspectorate recommends that all people returning from regions struck by the coronavirus outbreak and those who contacted them observe following rules:

3. Monitoring health conditions

  • Symptoms of a new coronavirus are similar to other respiratory diseases (as flu), and include high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, and coughing.
  • In case you develop these symptoms, we recommend avoiding contacts with other people, wearing a surgical mask, getting in touch with your doctor or using free, 24/7 hotline established by the National Health Fund to keep people updated about the coronavirus: 800-190-590.
  • Observing the above-presented rules will reduce the risk of contracting and spreading of coronavirus.

Warsaw campus Management