The editorial of Loris Vezzali and Orla Muldoon opens a debate on the pages of the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology (JCASP) concerning the value of applied and field research and of social impact for the journal. The editorial can be found here
Special Issue “Youth Climate Activism and Sustainable Civic and Political Engagement”
Guest editors: Prof. Dr. Elvira Cicognani – Dr. Maria Fernandes-Jesus
Deadline for paper submission: June, 30, 2021
Youth civic and political engagement, the factors and processes that explain why and how young people mobilise to address social issues in their local communities, as well as more global issues (e.g., climate change) have been topics of considerable interest and have been addressed from a range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and using different methodological approaches (quantitative, qualitative, etc.), including civic and citizenship education interventions. However, while youth climate activism has been increasing in quantity and scale, we know little about young people’s voices, political agency and knowledge around climate change, their motives for participating, and the emotional aspects related to their engagement. This Special Issue aims to collect theoretical and empirical contributions, as well as evaluations of participatory interventions, focusing on “sustainable” youth engagement and participation. Two aspects of the concept will be considered: (a) youth civic and political engagement on sustainability issues (e.g., environmental issues, climate change, social justice) and (b) what factors and processes make youth civic and political engagement and activism “sustainable” (sustainability of the process of participation, in terms of its quality and impact on the participants and on external conditions, e.g., social change). We are interested in contributions addressing different forms and means of participation (individual, collective; online and ICT-supported engagement; etc.) that can illuminate the factors and processes that explain youth engagement with environmental and climate-change-related issues and its persistence, as well as its impact on internal and external conditions. We encourage contributions using mixed methods and following interdisciplinary and participatory approaches.
Further information can be found here
An edited book of papers from the 7th International Conference of Community Psychology will be presented on December 18th at 2 pm Santiago, Chile time. There will be Spanish to English translation.
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A new position paper by Donata Francescato based on her ECPA webinar, just published on CPGP. Enjoy!
Francescato, D. (2020). Why we need to build a planetary sense of community. Community Psychology in Global Perspective, 6(2/2), 140-164.
There is still time to submit proposals for the 11th Digital European Conference of Community Psychology!
Abstract submissions for the 11th European Conference on Community Psychology is still open. Submit your abstract using the online form on the conference website no later than February, 5th. Please scroll down to the Chapter “Call for papers” and click the box “Submit your abstract here…”
Please take a look at the new deadlines:
- November 15th 2020: Opening abstract submissions
- NEW!! NEW!! NEW!!! Deadline for abstract submissions postponed to February 5th 2021 :
- NEW!! NEW!! NEW!!! March 5th 2021: Notification regarding review
Murray Levine, a prominent figure in community psychology and one of its leading theorists, died May 4 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, NY, after a short illness. He was 92.
He served as president of the American Psychology Association’s Division of Community Psychology in 1999-2000 and received its Distinguished Contribution Award. In 1997, becoming the third person to receive the Seymour B. Sarason Award from the Society for Community Research and Action.
ECPA expresses its sincere condolences to the family and relatives of Murray Levine.