The first one: when I got down to it, there were already two pretty good versions written in an official style. I did not feel I would have much to add to them. Better do what I’m good at, I reasoned. People can always discard my entry if it’s way off the mark.
The second one: an important part of the EUPS20 workshop was, IMHO, cultural alterity. The message was not only “we do pretty good projects, see” but also “we are actually different people, with a new take to bring to the table”. I submit we should make an effort to translate this alterity in form as well as in content. Even if I’m wrong, choosing a style is important and the choice should be explicit. I thought raising the issue would be a meaningful contribution for me to make.
I could elaborate but I prefer to leave it at this for the moment. Let’s see what everyone thinks.