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The 11th European Conference on Community Psychology – First Call for Abstracts

The European Conference on Community Psychology (ECCP) will be arranged by the European Community Psychology Association (ECPA) in collaboration with the Norwegian Psychological Association (NPA), The European Federation of Psychology Associations (EFPA) and partners. The conference will be held in Oslo, Norway, from 3rd- 4th June 2021, with a pre-conference workshop on the 2nd June. With this call we are inviting researchers, practitioners, students, activists, writers and scholars in Community Psychology, to present their work under the conference title:
What can Community Psychology do for Europe and beyond?
Social capital, competencies, values and critical visions for future communities

The venue
The Red Cross Conference Center in Oslo is a former industrial site, located right at the Oslo city center, close to the railway station and buses.
The warm atmosphere in these old brick buildings reminds us of the past, and inspires for future possibilities.
The «Dugnad spirit» is part of the volunteer movement in Scandinavian countries, and the Red Cross has first-hand experience from street level being one of the longest running NGO’s in Europe. You can study what the activities in Norway look like today in this video.
The Red Cross is a humanitarian organization committed to the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and a guardian of the Geneva Conventions, building on UN’s principles of Human Rights.

Context of the conference
The European Conference of Community Psychology has a long tradition of gathering colleagues from all corners of the world, to share different perspectives on contemporary problems. The lessons learned from the pandemic are about to be evaluated and transformed into new ways of coping with the crisis and preventing the causes behind it.
More important than ever, we need to rethink normality, and find ways to transform communities to foster well being for all. How can we stay connected, and feel safe at the same time? In Oslo we are committed to ensure people health and safety and will provide physical and virtual meeting places to meet these basic needs.

Thematic tracks
Sense of Community, Participation and Inclusion, Competencies and training, Community resilience, Environmental engagement for climate action, Building trust and solidarity, Community memory and regeneration, Transforming communities and social change, Partnerships for community development, Migration, Social justice and gender equality.
The pre-conference workshop will focus on communities’ experiences in coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, chaired by Prof. Wolfgang Stark.

Aims of the Conference
We aim to promote and exchange Community Psychology among scholars, students, activists, volunteers and policy makers, and to create room for professional, social and cultural meetings. We have ambitions to present a diverse and relevant conference addressing the most urgent issues of our time. The activities should reflect Community Psychology core values and competencies. Community Psychology has over the past 25 years oriented itself towards a systemic view of social and psychological problems. By
integrating individual, group, community and societal levels of analysis, we aim to develop a value based psychology addressing the most urgent issues of our time.

Key note speakers
Proposals for key note speakers are currently being evaluated and invited. If you have proposals for candidates, please contact the organizing committee. Proposed Key note topics; “Peace psychology – ten years after the Utøya terror” and “Psychology for climate action as environmental engagement”.

Call for Papers
The conference will include poster and parallel sessions, online lectures and webinars. We also welcome submissions of film documentaries and proposals for new formats that enhance dialogue, interaction and critical reflection. The conference will be characterized by contributions in the form of oral communications, round tables, symposia, innovative sessions and cultural events. The program and sessions might be subject to changes.
The deadline for abstract submission and registration is 29th October 2020.
The link to register and submit your abstract will be open from September. Please submit your proposal here.
If you have any problems registering and submitting, please send an e-mail to the organizing committee: n.carr9@gmail.com

Hotel and accommodation
A list of recommended hotels and accommodation close to the conference venue will be provided with the 2nd Call for Abstracts in November. This link shows a glimpse of what Oslo can offer.

Conference language & publication
The conference language is English. All contributions will be included into the book of abstracts. A selection of these will be invited to publish in the Conference Proceedings.
Further possibilities for publishing selected papers in a European Journal are in progress. We wish you welcome to the 11th European Conference of Community Psychology in Oslo!

National Organizing Committee
Jonas Vaag, Norwegian Psychological Association, NPA
Ingvild Stjernen Tislov, NPA
Mona Cecilie Nielsen, NPA
Ole Tunold, NPA board
Kjersti Hildonen, Community Psychology section, NPA

International Scientific Committee
Cinzia Albanezi (Italy), ECPA president
Maria Vargas Moniz (Portugal), ECPA past president
Wolfgang Stark (Germany), EFPA SC liason to Ecpa
Nicholas Carr (Norway), EFPA SC of Community Psychology
Fortuna Procentese (Italy), ECPA board
Martina Barankova (Slovakia), ECPA board
Anna Bokszczanin (Poland), ECPA board
Francesca Esposito (Italy), ECPA board
Maria Fernandes-Jesus (Portugal), ECPA board

The conference is supported by
European Community Psychology Association
University of Bergen
European Federation of psychologists’ Associations
Norwegian Psychological Association, NPA

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7th Conference and Workshop in Community Psychology in Slovakia

The goal of the conference and workshop is to provide time and space for both researchers and practitioners from various areas of community psychology in Europe so they can meet, present their work and research, inspire each other, and enjoy socializing together.

Organisation

Institute of Applied Psychology at Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, European Community Psychology Association (ECPA), and The Society for Community and Action Research (SCRA) Division 27 Americal Psychological Association.

Conference language: English and Slovak

Conference and workshop dates

November, 30 – December 1, 2020 (9.00-16.00)

Conference fees: No fee (free access)

 ECPA Workshops (topics and fees to be announced)

Deadline for active participation in the conference – September 13th, 2020

Please send an email within the deadline to CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name and surname of the presenters
  • Workplace address
  • Title of the presentation
  • Research based abstract (max 250 words)

The proceedings from the conference will be published in electronic form with ISBN. The deadline for the submission of the conference papers is November 8th, 2019 ( CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com ) in order to be reviewed and published prior the conference.

The scientific presentations from the conference are encouraged to be submitted in the form of articles to Human Affairs journal.

More information

Venue

Institute of Applied Psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences

Comenius University in Bratislava

Mlynske luhy 4, 821 05 Bratislava, Slovakia

Contact person: Martina Baránková, 00421911278474

CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com

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Annual General Assemblies & Workshop

Invitation to the Annual General Assemblies & Workshop 3rd October, 2019

Dear ECPA Members,

It is now time to convey our annual General Assemblies that this year 2019 are integrated in the Conference “From Conflict and Hate to Healing and Hope: Psychological Perspectives on Community and Wellness” organized by Naples Community Psychology Lab (Caterina Arcidiacono and colleagues) (Italy).

This year we have an electoral cycle both for President of the next mandate 2019-2021 (President and Treasurer), and President-Elect (President and Treasurer) 2021-2023.

General Assembly I

Date: 3rd October, 2019

Location: Lanificio 25- piazza Enrico De Nicola (second courtyard) Napoli

Time: 19.30 – 21.00

Proposed Workplan

The 2017-2019 activity and financial reports are to be presented and discussed.

General Assembly II

Date: 4th October 2019

Location: DSU, University Federico II, Via Porta di Massa 1, second floor, room Iacono- Via – 80135 Napoli

Time: 13.30 – 14-30

Proposed Workplan

This year we have a two section electoral cycle:

A: The Board decided to submit an electoral cycle for the mandate of President of the Board 2019-2021;

B: Following the ECPA statutes this year we have a regular election for President Elect 2021-2023;

Therefore we hereby present to you the electoral calendar.

2019 Electoral Calendar & Invitation for candidates

Following the procedures of previous electoral cycles for the European Community Psychology Association, we are now in contact to invite you to participate in the elections:

ELECTION A: ECPA President of the Board and Treasurer for the term 2019-2021

ELECTION B: ECPA President of the Board and Treasurer for the term 2021-2023 (Being President-Elect for the mandate 2019-2021).

The two ballots shall be differentiated and contain the names of associate members who wish to be candidates for the position of President and Treasurer (2019-2021), and another for President-Elect for current term 2019-2021, that become President and Treasurer (2021-2023).

The ECPA is now accepting candidates for both the positions President and Treasurer with the following procedures and calendar:

  • Candidates for both positions of President and Treasurer are to present a letter to the electoral committee using the following email address – maria_moniz@ispa.pt – by September the 13th;
  • The letters received are to be issued to ECPA members on the 17th of September, together with a voting ballot, and we may receive your vote in one of the following three options:
    • Return to the email address maria_moniz@ispa.pt;
    • Delivered in person in the Naples Event
    • Proxy-vote with an email of the associated member stating that the vote is to be issued by the named associate,

Please note that for these options the vote(s) should be issued to the electoral committee until the September the 13th at 20.00 hours, so that the results are presented in the GA to be held on the October the 4th.

Your participation is crucial for the vitality European Community Psychology.

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PhotoVoice Workshop for Social Action and Social Justice

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 13.00 – 19.00 (6h)

Workshop Instructor: Susana Helm, PhD is a Community & Culture Psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai`i Mānoa, in Honolulu, Hawai`i, USA. Dr. Helm is an American of Italian descent – her grandmother moved to the US from Chiavenna early in the 20th century.  PhotoVoice and photography for social action has been a useful tool in her community and academic work since the 1990s.

Member of IAPS- The Italian American Psychological Society.

Note: This is a 6-hour workshop to be conducted in English. Please feel free to bring snacks for yourself and to share. Please wear comfortable clothes, including walking shoes. Submit your photo before the workshop, and if you have questions, please contact me:  PhotoVoice.Napoli@gmail.com

Part 1. 13.00 – 14.30, Introduction & Overview

This workshop will be introduced by Maria João Vargas-Moniz, President of ECPA and Professoressa Fortuna Procentese, Scientific Director of the Community Psychology Lab, University Federico II. PhotoVoice is a technique for promoting social justice and social action through community collaboration when local residents use photography to voice their concerns, identify solutions, and address power imbalances.

This workshop will provide participants an overview of the PhotoVoice technique, including “Photography 101.” Dr. Helm will share examples from her work in Honolulu. Workshop participants are referred to these articles, which may be read prior to the workshop:

  • Wang C & Burris MA. (1997). Photovoice. Concept, methodology, and use for participatory needs assessment. Health Education & Behavior, 24(3), 369-387. DOI: 10.1177/109019819702400309.
  • Wang CC & Redwood-Jones YA. (2001).  Photovoice ethics. Perspectives from Flint Photovoice.  Health Education & Behavior, 28(5), 560-572.  doi: 10.1177/109019810102800504
  • Helm S, Lee W, Hanakahi V, Gleason K, McCarthy K, Haumana. (2015). Using photovoice with youth to develop a drug prevention program in a rural Hawaiian community. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 22(1), 1-26. doi: 10.5820/aian.2201.2015.1.  PMCID:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4401743
  • Helm S & Davis K. (2017). Puni Ke Ola. Drug prevention in rural Hawaiian communities. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 8(2), 1-6. https://www.gjcpp.org/pdfs/SB4-HelmDavis_Final.pdf

Part 2. 14.30 – 16.30, PhotoVoice Session

Next, we will conduct a one-hour PhotoVoice session with workshop participants using the SHOWED facilitation technique based on the conference theme as it occurs in our personal and professional lives: dal conflitto e dall’odio alla cura e alla speranza (from conflict and hate to healing and hope).

  • Workshop participants are requested to submit one of their own photos as a jpeg prior to the workshop: Napoli@gmail.com
  • Jpegs should be no larger than 2mb and labeled with your name.
  • We will debrief the activity by highlighting what worked well, challenges, and critical questions.

Part 3. 16.30 – 19.00, Photography for Social Action, Social Justice

We will participate in a short (45 min) photo walk in the neighborhood where the workshop will be held, again guided by the conference theme. Please bring a digital camera, preferably a cel phone. Participants will complete a SHOWED worksheet for their photo (15 min). Then workshop participants will co-critique the aesthetic value of the photos as this pertains to the social action and social justice component of PhotoVoice (45 min). Good pictures tell better stories.

We will conclude with a discussion of how workshop participants may use PhotoVoice in their own work (45 min) – from needs assessment, to intervention development, to feasibility studies, to outcome evaluations, and other forms of research and knowledge co-construction.

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Conference «From Conflict and Hate to Healing and Hope»

This event is organized by the Department of Humanities and the Community Psychology Laboratory of the University Federico II, IAPS (Italian American Psychological Society), and “Psicologi per la Responsabilità Sociale” in collaboration with AIP (Associazione Italiana di Psicologia), CNOP, PSICAMP (Ordine degli Psicologi Nazionale e della Regione Campania), and SIPCO.

This conference will be characterized by a diversity of contributions in the form of oral communications, round tables, symposia, and cultural events as well as creative activities, aimed at a better understanding of rising global social-psychological and mental-health problems, highlighted, but not limited to, the migrant crisis, rising nationalism, stereotyping, bullying, and youth depression.

The intent of this conference is to generate a coherent understanding of these and related issues, and to highlight possible solutions.

We are pleased to invite you to attend this event by joining us in Naples on October 2019.

Download the conference program here.

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5th Conference in Community Psychology in Slovakia

The goal of the conference and workshop is to provide time and space for both researchers and practitioners from various areas of community psychology in Europe so they can meet, present their work and research, inspire each other, and enjoy socializing together.

Organisation

Institute of Applied Psychology at Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, European Community Psychology Association (ECPA), and The Society for Community and Action Research (SCRA) Division 27 Americal Psychological Association.

Program

Conference: December 3 – 4, 2018 (9.00 – 16.00)

ECPA general assembly: December 3, 2018 (16.00 – 17.30)

Workshop on Community Service Design: December 4, 2018 (14.00 – 18.00) and 5, 2018 (9.00 – 13.00) by Prof. Alessandra Talamo from University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

The Service Design Thinking workshop will provide a practical experience of some of the most popular techniques for the design of innovative services in real contexts. These participatory techniques are aimed at creating new services connecting the needs and wants of stakeholders with objectives and potential boundaries from service providers.

Conference language: English

Conference fee: No fee (free access)

Workshop language: English

Workshop fee: 50 €

Deadline for active participation in the conference

Please send an email to CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name and surname of the presenters
  • Workplace address
  • Title of the presentation
  • Research based abstract (max 250 words) until September 16, 2018.

The proceedings from the conference will be published in electronic form with ISBN. The deadline for the submission of the conference papers is November 1, 2018 ( CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com ) in order to be reviewed and published prior the conference.

To participate in the workshop: Please send an email until November 15, 2018 to caterina.arcidiacono@unina.it

More information

Komunitná psychológia na Slovensku (Community Psychology in Slovenia)

Contact person: Júlia Halamová, 00421908604141

julia.halamova@gmail.com

Looking forward to see you in Bratislava in Slovakia!

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Workshop – Service Design Thinking

Program

December 4, Tuesday 2018 (14.00 – 18.00) and 5, Wednesday (9.00 – 13.00)

Fee: 50 euro

For inscription and information: caterina.arcidiacono@unina.it

The Service Design Thinking is a holistic approach that helps to innovate (create new) or improve existing services to make them more useful, usable, desirable for users and efficient as well effective existing services to make them more useful, usable, desirable for users and efficient as well effective for providers ( Moritz, 2005; UK Design Council, 2010).

Designing a service requires the consideration of the whole experience of people using it, and that it becomes tangible and usable through a sequence of actions (Moritz, 2005; Stickdorn & Schneider, 2012).

During the workshop participants will get chance of exploring use some most commonly used DST tools.

Read the full program here.

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ECPA 10th European Congress of Community Psychology

Reflections and Challenges: Community Psychology in the European Context

Wednesday 18th October to Friday 20th October 2017 at CastleGate, Newcastle

The European Community Psychology Association (ECPA) brings together researchers, academics, community activists, as well as national and international networks and associations involved in community psychology. ECPA’s interests are deeply concerned with social change in our globalized world proposing a multi-level approach to social and psychological knowledge and interventions, focusing on the interactions among people in context.

European Community Psychologists have made significant contributions to the development of Community Psychology (CP) with stronger theoretical underpinning; have developed innovative theory driven intervention strategies to promote multilevel empowerment; and achieved a high level of networking creating in 1996 the ENCP and then the European Community Psychology Association. The ECPA recently became a member of the EFPA (European Federation of Psychologists’ Association) to strengthen our relationship with other European Associations.

The overall theme is Reflections and Challenges: Community Psychology in the European Context, and within this, there are four themes:

  1. Community Psychology interventions in Europe – celebrate the diversity and reflect on interventions
  2. What contribution does European Community Psychology make to issues like – inequality, migration, violence and censure?
  3. Protection of the “most vulnerable” – children, young people growing up in “austerity”, older people, migrants, etc.
  4. Poverty & Inequality – Feminist responses to “austerity” and neo-liberalism, critiques and interventions

Visit the congress website.

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