General Assembly

The General Assembly will take place online on November 30, at 4 PM (CET time) during the Community Psychology Conference in Slovakia. During the G.A. the election of the President for the next mandate (22-23) and the President-Elect for the following mandate (24-25) will be elected. To join the General Assembly please use the following Teams link

The Agenda will be the following

  1. Welcome
  2. Approval of the last GA minutes
  3. Report of the activities
  4. Elections
  5. future plans

The General Assembly is open. Notice however those only members who paid membership fees can vote.

ECPA Virtual café

November 5, 2021, 5 PM CET | Join us here

Have you recently joined ECPA as a member and want to know more about our activities and plans? Are you a lifelong member that wants to share your experience and ideas? 

New and existing members are invited to pop in to our Virtual Cafe and chat with board members. If you have not yet joined ECPA as a member but you would like to know more about us, you are also welcome!

ECPA virtual café is an informal meeting with ECPA members. Bring your cup of coffee/tea and prepare to meet our community.

A Social Capital Approach to Understanding Community Resilience during the Covid-19 Pandemic – CROP#6

Friday, November 12, 2021, 5 PM (GMT)

Register here

Discussion of a paper by community psychologist Suzanne Wilson (UCLan, UK) highly relevant for community resilience in global crises.

About the event

As the world begins to take stock of the impact of Covid-19 on communities, this paper provides a critical review of the role of mutual aid groups in the community response in the UK. Drawing on a narrative review of available literature, interviews with community members and selective case studies we consider what forms of social capital impact on access to mutual aid support in the community response to Covid-19. The three case studies will identify enablers to participation in community resilience responses to Covid-19. The research found that communities with social capital have been among the most organised in providing mutual aid, and sometimes this has extended to supporting the more marginalised and disadvantaged sectors. The phenomena of collective resilience in the pandemic, and in particular the activities of mutual aid groups as described in this paper, testify to the relevance of key concepts in social and community psychology. Without psychological ‘groupness’ – the sense of being a part of and identifying with a community, and the motivations and commitments that come from that – there would be no adaptive community response.

Previous research in community resilience explored responses to the multiple culture traumas of floods and a mass shooting. Suzanne is currently researching the impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on families who were already experiencing poverty and published a rapid response paper on this topic.

About the presenter

Suzanne Wilson is a Research Fellow in Social Inclusion and Community Engagement at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). The research agenda, which is in partnership with the Samuel Lindow Foundation and The Centre for Citizenship and Community, is to work with communities to identify effective and sustainable means of increasing community capital. This expanding portfolio of research focuses on working-class, coastal communities, often regarded as being ‘left-behind’ and recently won a Golden Apple Award for ‘Best Community Initiative’.

The innovative format of the CROP Workshops/Salons follow the principles of writers workshops which are used by the pattern community. Please be informed about the rules by reading the CROP Workshop Agenda Rules and/or Writers Workshops as a Scientific Method

Please make sure to read Suzanne’s full paper before the event. Once you register you will receive the paper by November 5.

To participate, please click here | Meeting ID: 836 1200 3686 | Code: 043398

Call for papers “The Faro Convention Implementation. Heritage Communities as Commons: Relationships, Participation, and Well-being in a Shared Multidisciplinary Perspective

The Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro Convention) brings the debate on the theme of cultural heritage as a common good in its various material and immaterial dimensions and linked it to the identity of places and communities up to date. The Convention affirms that all forms of cultural heritage in Europe that together constitute a shared source of legacy, understanding, identity, cohesion, and creativity are part of cultural heritage.

This broad definition, which also refers to the role and function of citizens’ participation, opens the door to a multitude of possible intercultural and interinstitutional collaborations and innovative ways of promoting the development of cultural sites, communities and heritage.

Cultural heritage provides communities with tangible and intangible experiences that favour the perception of common past and traditions, creating connections between citizens and places and between citizens and the community, favouring a focus on local dimensions, enhancing resources and natural, environmental, cultural and social heritage, improving the quality of life.

They offer opportunities for discussion and debate on issues affecting the entire community, as well as to expand their social network, impacting the ties within and with the community through their physical and social characteristics and through the social and cultural environment that they host as part of “The Faro Convention Implementation. Heritage Communities as Commons: Relationships, Participation, and Well-being in a Shared Multidisciplinary Perspective” conference.

The Community Psychology Lab (Humanities Department) of the University Federico II and IRISS (Institute for Research on Innovation and Development Services) of the National Research Council of Italy and the Venice Office of the Council of Europe, with SiPCO (Italian Society of Community Psychology), ANIAI (National Association of Italian Engineers and Architects), AIP (Associazione Italiana di Psicologia), PSI-COM APS (Associazione di Promozione Sociale), invite scholars and professionals of human relations and habitat: psychologists, sociologists, architects, economists, lawyers, social and cultural managers to participate in the conference and to submit an abstract.

The deadline to submit abstract proposals is October 20, 2021

The conference will be held both live in Naples (Complesso del SS. Marcellino e Festus Ateneo Federico II) and with online sessions, on 16 and 17 December 2021.

Abstract
Abstract (max 250 words) in Italian or English must be sent, according to the following format, to the Organizing Secretariat (email:naplesfaroconvention2021@gmail.com) no later than 20.10.2021.

The communication of the acceptance will be sent, within 25.10.2021, to the e-mail address indicated in the abstract. It is also planned a special issue to which participants will be able to contribute.

Scholars, belonging to different disciplinary fields, are called to investigate and discuss, in the perspective of the Faro Convention, the following issues aimed at the development of Heritage Communities:
1. Places, participation, values and connections
2. Individual and collective rights in the participatory management of heritage
3. Cultural commons, valorization of cultural heritage and urban regeneration
4. Collaborative governance, management and business development
5. Identity of places, attachment, belonging and sense of community
6. Coexistence, ties, and memory

Abstract Format
Title
Authors, afferent, email
Corresponding author
Abstract (max 250 words)
Keywords (max 5)
Thematic area of reference

Promoting Committee
Caterina Arcidiacono (DSU UNINA), Alessandro Castagnaro (ANIAI), Maria Cerreta (DIARC UNINA), Massimo Clemente (IRISS CNR), Gaia Daldanise (IRISS CNR), Immacolata Di Napoli (DSU UNINA), Eleonora Giovene di Girasole (IRISS CNR), Luisella Pavan-Woolfe (Consiglio d’Europa Ufficio di Venezia), Fortuna Procentese (SIPCO)


Scientific and organizational team
Stefania Carnevale, Emanuele Esempio, Benedetta Ettorre, Flora Gatti, Simona Stella

Info: naplesfaroconvention2021@gmail.com

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8th Conference and Workshop in Community Psychology

We are happy to invite you to the 8th Conference and Workshop in Community Psychology in Slovakia 2021.

The conference will be online and the dates are 29th November – 30th November!

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 American Psychological Association. 

Conference and workshop dates: 29th November – 30th November, 2021 (9.00-18.00)  

Conference and workshop language: English and Slovak (please, prepare your presentation in English in both cases) 

Conference and workshop fees: No fee (free access)

Deadline for active participation in the conference: Please, fill in this form within October 15th, 2021

The proceedings from the conference will be published in electronic form with ISBN. The deadline for the submission of the conference papers is November 5th, 2021 (CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com) in order to be reviewed and published online prior the conference. 

Proceedings from the last year was indexed in WoS. We will be applying for WoS indexing again this year. 

For more information follow:

Looking forward to see you in November! 

The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Chorlton Community Arts Festival‘ in Manchester/UK

A dialogic webinar with Carolyn Kagan, Monday April 12 7PM

The ‘New Bank for Community Ideas and Solutions – NBCIS‘ – a global initiative to support creative community building in times of crises – is proud to present it´s first Dialogical Webinar on Monday, April 12, 7 pm CEST.
The idea of ’NBCIS Dialogical Webinars’ is to be inspired and learn from creative and surprising ideas and solutions for community building in times of crises. we learn directly from authors of stories about their background and ’the making of…’ 

In our first Dialogical Webinar we will focus on “The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Chorlton Community Arts Festival” in Manchester/UK. The Festival is a unique way how to build community adressing and being inspired by the wealth of creativity within a community. Carolyn Kagan, community psychologist and chair of the festival, and Peter Topping, director of the Arts Festival will present their story and will be open for dialogue.
Join us on Monday, April 12 at 7pm CEST by registering at https://www.eventbrite.de/e/the-rise-fall-and-rise-of-the-chorlton-community-arts-festival-tickets-148513691449.

The Rise, Fall and Rise of the Chorlton Community Arts Festival

Book Release “Contemporary dialogues in the community psychology field: Scenarios, issues and learnings”

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.

ID Webinar (Zoom): 95229938842 | Access code: 750742

The book can be read and downloaded on ISSUU at the following link

The 11th ECCP, Oslo June 2-4, 2021

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

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

Visit the brand new conference website!

The website provides a lot of information, including new submission deadlines.

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

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