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FEPSAC is the European Federation of Sport Psychology.

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The joint FEPSAC conference in cooperation with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), will take place in Nottingham, UK, on November 28 and 29, 2017. The two-day conference with approximately 500 delegates offers the possibility to share your research, receive valuable feedback, network and make future contacts.

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We are happy to announce that the EFPA panel discussion patronaged by FEPSAC and the Olympic committee of the Netherlands (NOC*NSF) “Working with Olympic and Paralympic athletes and coaches as sport, health psychologist: The case-study of the interdisciplinary approach of the Olympic Committee of the Netherlands” is accepted at the 15th


The „Centre Resources en Optimisation de la Performance et en Psychologie du Sportif“  (C.R.O.P.S.) will organize the sport psycholgy seminar „Colloque Préparation Mental“ in Lille on May 12 and 13, 2017. We are happy to announce that the FEPSAC MC members Karin Moesch, Nadine Debois, Maurizio Bertollo, and


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


FEPSAC is happy to announce the acceptance of the proposed invited session at the 23rd annual congress of the European College of Sport Science – ECSS Dublin 2018. The title of the session is “Mind over muscle? A psychophysiological approach to pacing and exercise behaviour – FEPSAC Symposium.” The symposium will be chaired


Come join the FEPSAC (European Federation of Sport Psychology) president, Anne-Marie Elbe, for networking on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 as of 21:30 in the “DAS SCHÖN”. 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, 2017 if you would like to join so that we


The European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) wishes you a wonderful New Year and we hope that 2017 will be filled with great happiness and success for you inside and outside the world of sport psychology. In case you are not a member yet, we would like to draw your attention to the benefits joining FEPSAC:

• Reduced registration fees


For the first time in the history of the European Congress of Psychology (ECP), there will be a discount for members of EFPA's member associations. In other words, individual members of FEPSAC are entitled to a reduced registration fee for the next Congress in Amsterdam, 11 to 14 July 2017. More info about the congress and the fees here


The FEPSAC Managing Council met in Raitenhaslach, Bavaria on September 22 and 23, 2016. Agenda points were the preperation of the FEPSAC conference in Nottingham in 2017 and the FEPSAC Congress in Münster in 2019. We also worked on developing an European Certification for Specialists in Applied Sport Psychology. We would like to thank our host


The FEPSAC Poster Awards for Young Researchers in Sport and Exercise Psychology is now announced on the conference website. Since the first FEPSAC Congress in 1991, FEPSAC acknowledges the outstanding research achievements of its members. For the BASES-FEPSAC Conference in 2017, FEPSAC encourages students of any age, gender and nationality to


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.  


One main goal of FEPSAC is to increase mobility and improve the quality and breadth of educational experience within Europe. For that reason, FEPSAC now provides a contact form on the website where potential supervisors can state their interest to offer or take an (un)remunerated temporary placement. This contact form will be available for supervis


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.