Welcome letter

    17th European Congress of Psychology 2022 in Ljubljana

    Esteemed colleagues,

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 17th European Congress of Psychology!
    ECP2022 will be held between 5 and 8 July 2022 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

    The 17th European Congress of Psychology is being organized by the Slovenian Psychologists’ Association under the 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.

    Slovenia and its capital Ljubljana are located in the heart of Central Europe. 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 one another.
    The same goes for ECP2022 – the organizers and the Scientific Committee are committed to making ECP2022 a place where fresh psychological ideas will encounter ideas from other scientific fields. 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 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 an immense number of:
    Opportunities – collaborations, accelerated growth, influencing, improving services... etc., but also great
    Responsibility – psychological findings are being used by a wide circle of practitioners from many different fields.

    For ECP 2022, we are hoping not only to attract scholars and practitioners with fresh ideas and insights from all fields of psychology but also researchers from other sciences that relate to psychology. Our goal is to initiate fruitful collaborations 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 chosen by the students’ and of course, social entertainment. The Students’ Day is organized in association with EFPSA and local psychology students’ organizations.

    ECP2022 will be held at Cankarjev Dom, Slovenia’s major cultural and congress venue. Its size is just right for ECP2022: not so small as to compel the delegates to be packed together and not so spacious as to make the delegates lost in the huge amenity. With many foyers and cafés it provides an ideal location for informal meetings and networking. Most hotels in Ljubljana are located within walking distance to the congress venue. Don’t like walking? Free city transport will be available for all ECP2022 delegates!

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

    Coming to Ljubljana, Slovenia is easily navigable and traveller-friendly as there are good traffic connections with all means of transportation.
    We are confident that colleagues from all over the world will find their stay in Ljubljana extremely pleasant.

    We are excited about welcoming you to 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-005-0255-6)

    Conference and exhibition secretariat Information
    CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre 
    Gregor Rogač
    Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Phone: +386 1 2417145
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    Accomodation and delegate registration office

    Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana
    Phone: +386 1 241 7136
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    Scientific Programme Information
    Prof. Dr. Mojca Juriševič
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