It is our pleasure to invite you to the 13th European Congress of Psychology (ECP 2013), which will be held in Stockholm on 9–12 July 2013 under the auspices of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA). The congress is organized by the Swedish Psychological Association.

ECP 2013 is a scientific congress during which new research is being presented and discussed among scientists and practitioners from Europe and the rest of the world. The conference is held every second year in Europe. Our aim is to offer a program of interest to scholars as well as practitioners, a program founded upon research results as well as evidence from the field. Our efforts should provide an excellent opportunity for participants to interact, by exchanging and debating new directions in the broad area of psychology.

We are delighted to welcome you to Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. The city is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges.The beautiful buildings, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. The Royal National City Park – the first National City Park in the world – is a green space that breathes for the city and offers a welcome escape from the rush of the capital.

With its 750-year history and rich cultural life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of world-class museums and attractions. Most of the city’s attractions can be reached on foot, but public transportation is smooth and efficient.This allows you to experience big-city living, as well as a wealth of natural scenery, all in the course of one day. Congrex, our professional congress organizer, is renowned for bringing together excellent presentations and great visitor experiences.

Swedes speak excellent English and are welcoming to visitors. These are some of the reasons why Stockholm is among the five most popular international conference and convention cities in the world, according to recent rankings by the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA).

We are planning an exciting congress that is not to be missed and hope that you will make definitive plans to participate.Your contribution is important to us, and all submissions are handled via our homepage. We very much look forward to meeting you in Stockholm.



Lars Ahlin
Congress President

Sponsors & Partners

Natur & Kultur is Sweden’s third largest publishing house, comprising textbook and academic publishing on the one hand, and a trade publishing division on the other. It has a particular focus on psychology books, both academic and for the general market. The trade division publishes some 80 titles per year, divided between popular psychology, fiction and narrative nonfiction, illustrated nonfiction, and children’s and young adult fiction. The publishing house is owned by a foundation, with a mission to “counteract totalitarian ideas and forms of government and foster economic and political freedom”. The foundation handles a range of stipends and awards, among which is Natur & Kultur’s Culture Prize. The fact that the publishing house is owned by a foundation, and promote its values, makes it a unique and independent force in the Swedish publishing landscape.
Department of Psychology, Umeå University The Department of Psychology is one of the largest departments at Umeå University with 90 employees and 675 students. The five year long Psychologist program me is the largest program me with approximately 350 students. Many different areas within psychology is subject for research at the department. Among those, Developmental psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Environmental psychology, Neuropsychology and Sports Psychology.
Hogrefe is the publisher of EFPA’s official journal, the European Psychologistand the leading specialist psychology publisher in Europe. With offices in 10 European countries (including Stockholm) and the USA, Hogrefe publishes a wide range of psychometric tests, journals, and books for professionals, scientists, and students. Special offers will be available for ECP participants, including free online access to European Psychologist.
The Psychologist is the monthly publication of the British Psychological Society. It has an open access archive at www.thepsychologist.org.uk and digital previews at www.issuu.com/thepsychologist/docs. Follow @psychmag on Twitter. Its offshoot, the Research Digest, is an award-winning free service in blog, Twitter, email and Facebook forms – see www.researchdigest.org.uk/blog for more information.
Assessio Assessio is a leader in the field of occupational psychology tests, and is a company that focuses on developing effective and healthy organizations. Assessio facilitates an increase in the effect of strategy and change management, by developing the organization’s behaviors, skills and culture. Our solutions include improved staffing and support in business critical selections, performance management, cultural transformation, leadership development and development of organizational support systems.
City of Stockholm
Stockholm City Council
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities
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