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The next FEPSAC MC will be elected during the General Assembly at the Congress 2019 in Münster. You can find more information on the candidates here. 


The international graduate summer school "Conceptual, theoretical and methodological advances in exercise motivation research: Automaticity and affect" is aimed at excellent young researchers with a Master Degree and Post-Docs with specific research experience, from all over the world. Participation is free of charge, but only by invitation after a


FEPSAC recognises that gaining experience in an internship abroad is an important step in the professional development of its members. Therefore, two personal grants of €500 are made available in 2019 to candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and are selected by the FEPSAC internship committee. The first application deadline is on 20th o


The European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) wishes you a wonderful New Year and all the very best for 2019. FEPSAC was founded 50 years ago in Vittel, France, and we would like to celebrate this special occasion with you during the XVth FEPSAC Congress taking place in Münster this year. Register as an FEPSAC individual member and be


Come join the FEPSAC (European Federation of Sport Psychology) president, Anne-Marie Elbe, for networking on Friday, July 5, 2019 as of 20:30 in the “Pivovar Basta". The evening is open to all and FEPSAC members will receive a free drink. Please send an email to office@fepsac.com by June 15, 2019. if you would like join so that we can reserve


As part of the General Assembly 2019 at the Congress in Münster, we invite FEPSAC group members to submit a candidate for election for the next Managing Council. Furthermore, we invite all group members to select a maximum of two representatives who can vote at the General Assembly. You can find more information and the required documents here


The Managing Council (MC) of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) has the pleasure of announcing that the next FEPSAC General Assembly (GA) will be organised on July 16, 2019 during the FEPSAC 2019 European Congress of Sport Psychology in Münster, Germany. Individual members who

FEPSAC agreed upon signing an agreement with Routledge offering the following benefits for FEPSAC members. Check out the website for more information.
  • Enjoy a 20% discount when you purchase one book or 25% discount when you purchase two or more books!
  • Download a FreeBook on the topic "Managing Talent Deve

The new Impact factor of the official FEPSAC journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise was released and increased from 2.809 to 2.878! This is the third consecutive increase in the IF in a row. We thank all authors, reviewers, and editors for their great work. A special thanks goes to the editors-in chief Nikos Ntoumanis and Bernd Strauss!


FEPSAC is happy to announce the acceptance of the invited session at the 24th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science – ECSS Prague 2019. The title of the session is “Athletes’ Mental Health” and will be chaired by FEPSAC president Anne-Marie Elbe. The presenters and topics are:

- Insa Nixdorf, Technic


FEPSAC published a joint position statement in collaboration with ISSP, AASP and ASPASP on professional accreditation in the journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise.


FEPSAC is happy to announce to have published a position statement on the important issue of mental health in sports. A special thanks goes to the FEPSAC MC members Karin Moesch and Maurizio Bertollo as well as to Göran Kenttä, Jens Kleinert, Cédric Quignon-Fleuret and Sarah Cecil for their work! The article can be downloaded for f


Reflections on the BASES-FEPSAC Conference 2017: Agnus Mugford, Past-President of AASP and keynote speaker during the conference, spoke about his insights in "Developing a high-performance culture: Recommendations for research and practice". Read the interview here.

Visit the website of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology here:



The FEPSAC MC is happy to announce that it published a new position stand about Culturally competent practice in sport and exercise psychology. 


The European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) wishes you a wonderful New Year and all the very best for 2018. We would like to inform you about our new membership fee offer for 2018: those who register for two years will benefit from a 10% reduced fee and those who register for four years will receive a 25% reduced fee. These deals are valid


Download the first FreeBook from the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC)! An initiative developed in collaboration with Routledge, this FreeBook has been co-created for the conference co-organised with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) in Nottingham, UK, 28th-29th November 2017.


The FEPSAC Managing Council now offers its endorsement of local sport psychology conferences. The purpose of endorsement is to assist conferences relevant to the advancement and dissemination of the knowledge of Sport and Exercise Psychology. FEPSAC endorsement of a conference does not entail any financial or legal obligation on the part of FE


FEPSAC congratulates the winners of the Young Researchers Award Jolan Kegelaers and Koen de Brandt both from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. More info here


FEPSAC could gain new supervisors for our initiative to support the provision of paid and unpaid temporary internship. This initiative is a means to increase mobility and improve the quality and breadth of the educational and professional experience within Europe. We would like to thank our colleagues who support this initiative and further encoura

FEPSAC congratulates  Past President Paul Wylleman  for receiving the 2017 AASP Distinguished International Scholar Award. The Association for Applied Sport Psychology recognizes Paul Wylleman’s achievements as an outstanding individual whose scientific and applied work has significantly impacted the field of sport and exe

The FEPSAC Managing Council expresses solidarity with colleagues in Turkey.  Please consider whether you can support our colleagues in Turkey via research grants and funds, short-term work opportunities,  and by disseminating the news about the state of emergency and its consequences. You can find a letter from the Turkish Psych


The new FEPSAC book Sport and Exercise Psychology: From Theory to Practice edited by Markus Raab, Paul Wylleman, Roland Seiler, Anne-Marie Elbe and Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis is now published. More info here.  


After having obtained the EU legal status as an International Non-Profit Organization (INPA) in 2015, FEPSAC is now eligible to be a partner in funding bids. The main aim of FEPSAC is to develop sport, exercise and performance psychology across Europe, and its participation in EU, international and national research and dissemination projects


During the FEPSAC General Assembly which took place on July 16, 2015 in Bern, Switzerland a new Managing Council was elected. The new MC members are:

Anne-Marie Elbe (President)

Nadine Debois (Secretary General)

Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis (Treasurer)

Markus Raab (Vice-President)

Xavier Sanchez (Vice-President)

Karin Moesch

Maurizio Bertollo



FEPSAC highly values the education and continuous professional development of sport psychologists. This is affirmed by the theme of the FEPSAC conference in Paris (18th and 19th of May 2013): ‘development of expertise and excellence in applied sport psychology’ (more information can be found here).
In the recent past attempts have been


The FEPSAC Position Statement on Ethical Principles is now online including an ethical checklist to accompany the position statement.


Professor László Nàdori (1923 – 2011), the renowned Hungarian sport psychologist,  researcher, and also member of the Hungarian Parliament, passed away on 17th April 2011 with “the last farewell”  on 6th May in Budapest.

Professor Nadori obtained his physical education teacher’s degree at the


13 October 1920 - 11 March 2011 

The Managing Council of FEPSAC, during its meeting in Budapest, received the sad news that the founding president of FEPSAC, Ema Geron, had passed away the 11 of March 2011.

Ema Geron was born on October 13th in Sliven, Bulgaria. She graduated at the University St. Kliment Ohriski in Sofia and defended her do


The FEPSAC MC was very sad to receive the information that Hermann Rieder passed away. Please find below his obituary written by Dieter Hackfort.


Prof. Dr. Hermann Rieder
*3.5.1928 †22.8.2009

For the international sport science community and sport psychology colleagues from all over the world Hermann Rieder was a blessing. In the


The FEPSAC MC was very sad to receive the information that former MC Member, Treasurer and Vice-President Erwin Hahn passed away on August 9, 2009.


The Hellenic Society for Sport Psychology honored FEPSAC for their cooperation on December 12, 2008. The award was handed over to FEPSAC President Paul Wylleman during the last MC Meeting, which was hosted by the Hellenic Society in Athens, Greece.