Stay updated on ECP2022

    Notification of Abstract Acceptance
    has been sent.

    Early Registration & Active Participants Deadline - EXTENDED
    31th March 2022

    ECP Photo Gallery

    Acces to Congress APP

    Install the attendee congress app to access abstracts, final programme and updates on your phone.
    After you have downloaded and installed the app please use the following event code: ecp2022
    To gain full functionality please log in via the “Log in” icon with your email and password that you have created when submitting an abstract or registering for the event. 

    Due to printing deadlines, the most updated programme schedule is included in the congress application. In case of discrepancies between the programme booklet and the app, please refer to the latter for the correct information.

    Book of Abstracts

    We have published the abstracts for  the upcoming European Congress of Psychology (in Ljubljana, Slovenia) in the Volume 31 (2022) of the Psihološka obzorja / Horizons of Psychology. 

    Scientific Programme Committee of the ECP 2022


    • Esteemed colleagues,

      It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 17th European Congress of Psychology!

      Slovenia with its capital Ljubljana is located in the heart of central Europe and its culture is defined by being a crossroads between north and south, east and west for more than 2000 years. Ljubljana is the place where different ideas meet and enrich each other.

      The same goes for ECP2022 - organizers and the Scientific Committee are committed to making ECP2022 a place where fresh psychological ideas will meet ideas from other fields of science. Hence the title of the Congress:

      Psychology as the Hub Science: Opportunities and Responsibility

      According to Boyack’s analysis of all scientific journals’ citations Psychology is one of the seven hub sciences (the others are: Math, Physics, Chemistry, Earth sciences, Social sciences and Medicine). So the impact of psychology on other sciences is substantial and important. That brings psychology immense number of Opportunities: collaborations, accelerated growth, influencing, improving services... etc. But also Responsibility: psychological findings are being used by a wide crowd of practitioners from many different fields.

      We are hoping that ECP 2022 not only attracts scholars and practitioners with fresh ideas and insights from all fields of psychology but researchers from other sciences that link to psychology as well. Our goal is to initiate fruitful collaboration and dialog among colleagues and like-minded professionals.

      Students’ day @ ECP2022. The 17th ECP in Ljubljana is making a strong emphasis on attracting psychology students from all over Europe and the world by organizing a special “Students’ congress day”. This day is dedicated to students’ research presentations, workshops, keynote speakers of the students’ choice and of course, partying. The Students’ Day is organized in association with EFPSA and local psychology students’ organizations.

      The 17th European Congress of Psychology is organized by Slovenian Psychologists’ Association under auspices of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) and with support from three mayor Slovenian universities, the Ministry of Education, the Mayor and the City Council of Ljubljana, Slovenian Tourist Board and other prominent organizations.

      ECP2022 will be held at Cankarjev Dom, Slovenia’s major cultural and congress venue. Its size is just right for ECP2022: just big enough not to cram the delegates together and just small enough to prevent the delegates from being lost in the huge amenity. With several foyers and cafés, it provides an ideal location for informal meetings and networking. Most hotels in Ljubljana are located within walking distance from the congress venue. Don’t enjoy walking? Free city transport will be available for all ECP 2022 delegates!

      You’ve probably already heard of Slovenia’s natural beauties and cultural monuments, many of them on UNESCO World Heritage list. Maybe you have visited our beautiful small country before. In any case, we are sure you’ll be glad you have come (back). There is so much more to discover!

      Coming to Ljubljana, Slovenia is easy to navigate, as there are good traffic connections with all means of transport.

      We are confident that our colleagues from all over the world will find their stay in Ljubljana extremely pleasant.

      We are excited about welcoming you in Ljubljana in summer 2022!

      Yours respectfully,

      Marko Vrtovec
      Slovenian Psychologists’ Association

      * Article: Mapping the backbone of science (Boyack, K., Klavans, R. & Börner, K. Scientometrics (2005) 64: 351.
    • The Scientific Program Committee is pleased to invite fellow psychologists and experts from related fields from around the world to present their work at 17th European Congress of Psychology - ECP 2022 and submit the abstracts of their presentations in preparation for the congress.

      The goal of ECP 2022 is to provide a forum in which the wealth of research findings, professional practices and theories in the field of psychology can be reviewed in light of the opportunities, but also the responsibilities that psychology has as a hub science in contemporary society. Given our diverse cultural backgrounds, the lack of social and economic security, the climate crisis, and the mental health issues recently brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, psychology's contributions to society have never been more important.

      The ECP 2022 will provide a stimulating venue for discussing current trends and cutting-edge research, as well as advances in different domains of psychology and related disciplines. We therefore encourage submissions that tackle the ECP’s 2022 major theme “Psychology as a Hub Science” from different angles. Nonetheless, submissions on other topics are also welcome, with sessions on a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives planned.

      The ECP 2022 offers delegates the opportunity to submit research findings or professional experiences from the field in different formats: symposia, thematic sessions (papers), poster presentations, workshops, and pro et contra debates. In order to create coherent sessions and a grouping of similar papers, authors are asked to choose a thematic track that best describes and most closely matches the content of their abstract(s).

      All of the authors submitting an abstract should read the submission guidelines before submitting an abstract. Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in the conference proceedings and the special edition of the Slovenian online journal Horizons of Psychology prior to the ECP 2022.

      We look forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you in Ljubljana in 2022.

      With best regards,

      Mojca Juriševič

      Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee

    • Dear colleagues

      It is with great pleasure that we look forward to the 17th European Congress of Psychology in Ljubljana in 2022.

      Our European Congresses create opportunities for conversation, reflection, and learning. They offer new insights and skills in a collegial and appreciative community. For us as Psychologists, this 17th European Congress of Psychology is an occasion to reflect on our professional competences also in dialogue with other sciences and professions.

      Diverse changes bring special challenges for Psychology. This has just been made clear once again by the time of the pandemic. And the concern for people's lives in freedom and self-determination, as well as the concern for sustainable development, drives us on, also for the time when the pandemic should be over. Psychology is manifold, and with this diversity it offers great possibilities to meet individual problems and societal challenges.

      Psychological theory and practice also reflect the skills of other sciences and professions. The strength of Psychology as a hub science is always a challenge, but also an obligation. The immense challenges facing society demand that we build bridges to other sciences and professions and cooperate intensively with them.

      We all want to use our knowledge and skills in dialogue with other sciences and in cooperation with other professions to help. ECP 2022 invites us to reflect our strengths, to develop our competencies, and to strengthen our identity. This Congress is the best place to celebrate unity of Psychology and to develop its richness in dialogue with other sciences and professions. Psychology helps to connect, especially at the ECP 2022 in Ljubljana!

      Prof. Dr. Christoph Steinebach 

      EFPA President

    • Invitation to Submit Articles to Horizons of Psychology

      Dear Colleagues, 

      As participants of the 17th European Congress of Psychology, you are kindly invited to disseminate your research findings and knowledge and submit a manuscript for publication in Horizons of Psychology - the official scientific and professional journal of the Slovenian Psychologists' Association

      Horizons of Psychology is peer reviewed, scholarly and interested in research within different fields of psychology. The academic articles in the journal are published online, through Open Access mode under CC BY 4.0 license. There are no processing or publication charges. The journal is indexed in Scopus, PsycINFO and Academic OneFile. 
      On behalf of the editorial team of Horizons of Psychology, we would like to invite you to submit either original research papers (via journal's web site: or proposals of special issues that are focused on a narrow psychological theme. If you have an idea for a special issue and are prepared to assume the role of the guest editor, please send an e-mail to the editor-in-chief ( 

      We are looking forward to your collaboration and wish you a pleasant stay and a fruitful congress in Ljubljana. 
    • Special Issue: The Latest in Psychology from Europe and the World. Insights from the 17th European Congress of Psychology

      The European Journal of Psychology Open (EJPO) as the official empirical journal of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations EFPA, aims to highlight and promote empirical research in Europe, and feature the best current trends in the field.

      In coordination with the organizers of the 17th European Congress of Psychology,
      EJPO announces an open call for empirical papers by the speakers and participants
      in the Congress, and their research teams, for a Special Issue, to be published
      within 2022 or early 2023. We aspire for rigorous and speedy peer review.

      We invite empirical papers in any area of psychology, following either quantitative
      or qualitative methodologies. Papers that are descriptive of trends, or describe
      professional issues, are also relevant, as long as they are empirical.

      We also welcome for this special issue, papers that would showcase the empirical
      aspects of the work of international, regional and national psychology bodies (such
      as EFPA committees and working groups or similar structures in other bodies): For
      example, surveys of psychologists, psychology associations or other samples,
      conducted to document a current problem or new development in the domain of the
      working group's scope of activities, descriptive statistics on an issue relevant to
      psychology that is part of outcome reports on the work, or the results of other types
      of small studies (quantitative or qualitative), conducted as part of the group’s
      actions or dissemination activities.

      As per the journal’s policies, we also encourage submissions by early stage
      researchers and involvement of early stage researchers in the review and editorial

      Submit abstract to the journal for consideration: 1 August 2022.
      Submit full paper to the journal for review: 30 September 2022.

      Abstract submission:
      Article submission:
      Journal website:

      We are offering a generous promotional APC fee of 500 Euros to participants in this
      Special Issue in order to encourage involvement of EFPA members and
      collaborators with its official open access empirical journal, EJPO.

      Authors who may be facing extreme hardship in covering the reduced APC fee, can
      apply for a fee waiver, the granting of which will be considered but is not guaranteed.

    COVID-19 Slovenia

    Up to date information is available here:

    Update 29 June 2022

    In Slovenia, the 'EU Digital COVID Certificate' is no longer required to access public spaces including cultural, leisure and sports facilities, tourist accommodations, restaurants and bars, and large and indoor venues and events.


    Our venue, Cankarjev dom, has met the Slovenian Convention Bureau’s criteria and was issued with the "Safe and Healthy Meetings & Events" certificate. As part of the "Safe and Healthy Events" initiative, the safety and health standards at the congress are insure in cooperation with the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). The standards aim to ensure a higher level of health security for both event participants and staff and to limit the possible spread of communicable diseases, in particular, COVID-19 along with ensuring that all governmental laws are upheld to ensure the safety of all delegates.

    In - Person Event

    ECP 2022 will be held in a classical format – as an in-person event. We are excited to welcome you to the beautiful Ljubljana!

    Cool location

    • Ljubljana, Slovenia is one of the trendiest cities in Europe.
    • ECP2021 venue, hotels and city center in walking distances 
    • stress free city with many cafes, parks, and relaxation zones
    • safe to go alone - anywhere, anytime
    • lively nightlife and vibrant indie scene

    A Rich accompanying program

    • Slovenia discovery tours
    • Concerts, exhibition, psy-cinema
    • Honey story
    • Wine tasting
    • … and more!
    Cankarjev dom is the work of architect Edo Ravnikar and is an integral part of his design for the Square of the Republic. It was created in the era of modernism and is considered a sample example of monumental architecture, comparable with achievements of Alvar Alta in convention centre Finlandia. 

    Cankarjev dom 
    Cultural and congress centre

    Prešernova  10
    1000 Ljubljana

    Keep Me Informed

    Stay Updated on ECP2022