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FEPSAC is the European Federation of Sport Psychology.

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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


FEPSAC congratulates Laura Bortoli for starting her biennium of presidency of AIPS - the Italian Association of Sport and Exercise Psychology. At the same time FEPSAC thanks Past President Francesca Vitali and Congress President Gianfranco Gramaccioni for hosting the recent FEPSAC Managing Council Meeting in Bologna on May 26-29th, 2016. The next X


Podcasts of the Keynote Lectures and some Special Sessions from the 14th European Congress of Sport Psychology in Bern, Switzerland are now available on our website


The PhD course "The integrative role of sport - what can research contribute?" organised by the FEPSAC president Anne-Marie Elbe will take place from 7th of November to 11th of November at the University of Copenhagen. The course includes:

1. Lectures about sport integration

2. Student presentations of their PhD projects

3. Opportunity for indiv


FEPSAC wishes you a wonderful New Year and hopes that 2016 brings you happiness, health and success. Please note the following advantages of becoming a member in 2016:

  • You will have the right to participate in the General Assembly taking place in March, 2016.
  • You will receive regular information from FEPSAC
  • You can send us information (of
FEPSAC MC member Dr. Xavier Sanchez will hold the workshop Preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals: Strategies and writing skills on the 6th of July during the ECSS Congress in Vienna 2016. More info here



The European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) would like to express their sincerest sympathy with the people of Paris who have experienced such devastating acts of terrorism. Our thoughts are with you.


During the XIV European Congress of Sport Psychology in 2015 in Bern, Switzerland, the General Assembly awarded statutory honorary membership to Professor Roland Seiler.


The new FEPSAC book edited by Markus Raab, Paul Wylleman, Roland Seiler, Anne-Marie Elbe and Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis entitled Sport and Exercise Psychology Research: From Theory to Practice will appear with Elsevier in Spring 2016.


The BASES-FEPSAC 2017 Conference will take place on November 28 and 29 in Nottingham, UK. More infos can be found here.


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



Dorothee Alfermann and Claudio Robazza received the Ema Geron award during the FEPSAC General Assembly on July 16, 2015. Congratulations!


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


Dear FEPSAC members,

one of the goals of the new FEPSAC Managing Council is to increase the dissemination of information about research funding. Please find further information about current calls for funding in the section Activities / Research Grants.


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.