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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!


The General Assembly will take place on July 16, 2015 at 17:15 in Room LH003. Please find the agenda here.


The candidates running for the elections of the FEPSAC Managing Council in 2015 are listed here. The elections will take place during the General Assembly on July 16 in Bern.


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 the 16th July 2015 during the FEPSAC 2015 European Congress of Sport Psychology in Bern, Switzerland. Individual members who have paid their membership fee for at least 2014


The Managing Council of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) would like to wish you all the very best for 2015, and take this opportunity to invite you all to our FEPSAC Congress being held in Bern, Switzerland, 14-19 July 2015.

The start of a new year is also the time to either renew your membership (if you haven’t as yet) or


Dear FESPSAC-member,  

Our meeting will be held at Palais des Congrès (12-2 pm, room 341, level 3). In order for FEPSAC to ensure that you do have free access to Palais des Congrès to attend our meeting, we need that you send us an email with your full name and email address details (or, in the event you are represented by


Dear FEPSAC member,

We invite you to the FEPSAC extraordinary General Assembly that will be held at the Palais des Congrès, 2 Place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris, France on July 9th 2014 from 12:00 until 14:00.

Agendum point:
Proposal of new statutes in view of establishing FEPSAC as an international non-profit organisation (INPA)



The 14th FEPSAC Congress will be held in Bern, Switzerland from July 14-19, 2015. The title of the Congress is Sport Psychology - Theory and Applications for Performance, Health and Humanity. For more info please visit the Congress website.


The Proceedings from the 2013 Conference in Paris, France can now be downloaded here.


FEPSAC is now welcoming applications for the hosting of the 2017 FEPSAC Conference and the 2019 FEPSAC Congress. The FEPSAC European Sport Psychology Congress or the FEPSAC European Sport Psychology Conference can only be organized by a FEPSAC group member.

(a)    the FEPSAC European Sport Psychology Congress 2019 consists of minimum


The call for proposals will serve to select high-quality transnational projects which will be supported through the 2013 Preparatory Action "European Partnership on Sports".

In the framework of the implementation of the second year of the Preparatory Action European Partnership on Sports, the Commission has launched a call for proposals to


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


Take a look at our website here for newest info on EU research grants.


The proceedings are available for download here.



January is the time to renew your annual membership or to join FEPSAC. We now provide PayPal payment; just follow instructions once you have registered.

Click here to find out more about our new type of membership which includes:

  • Free electronic access to our official journal ‘Psychology of Sport and Exercise’ electronically (all ba

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 Managing Council of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for 2012! Looking back at 2011 we had a great European Congress in Madeira with more than 600 participants.

2012 will begin with a new Managing Council that will continue its mission to increase FEPSAC’s v


The newly elected MC met for their first meeting from December 15-17, 2011. The meeting was hosted by the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln. More info here.


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


During the General Assembly in Madeira on July 15,2011 the following members of the FEPSAC Managing Council were elected:

Paul Wylleman - President

Anne-Marie Elbe - Vice President

Xavier Sanchez - Secretary General

Alberto Cei - Treasurer

Nadine Debois

Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis

Vana Hutter

Caroline Jannes

Markus Raab



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


FEPSAC has launched a survey to gain a clearer understanding of ASP in Europe from the perspective of Education/Training, Model/Expertise, Nature of Work, and Supervision and Evaluation. It will lead to some fairly comprehensive insights and also assist in a needs analysis for continued professional development as a practitioner.

FEPSAC would very


The FEPSAC 2011 Congress will be held in Madeira from July 12-17, 2011.



The first group of students of the European Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology programme, offered jointly by four European universities and coordinated by the University of Jyväskylä, has now started their studies.

- The total number of students in the EMSEP programme is 20 and they are divided between three home universities. At the


The European Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology programme, offered jointly by four European universities and coordinated by the University of Jyväskylä, has selected the first group of students, who will start their studies in autumn 2010.

- We are very pleased with the high level of applicants, says coordinator of the EMSEP programm


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


Press Release: University of Jyväskylä

The international Master’s Degree Programme in Sport and Exercise Psychology at University of Jyväskylä has been selected in the Erasmus Mundus Programme funded by the European Commission. Erasmus Mundus is a worldwide cooperation and mobility programme which aims at enhancing quali


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.