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.