About and Welcome

Dear friends and colleagues,

On behalf of Russian Psychological Society I am delighted to invite you to 16th European Congress of Psychology in Moscow!

We do hope that the Congress will attract likeminded practitioners and scientists united by common interest in psychology, one of the most intriguing, topical and effective sciences, which has all the potentials to help humanity in solving most of the problems that the civilization faces today.

We are willing to apply every effort for ECP2019 to become a memorable platform bridging psychological traditions of East and West for opinions and findings exchange, useful encounters, and genesis of new brilliant ideas and collaborations to create better future for society. Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation, Moscow Government, Russian Academy of Education, Russian Academy of Sciences, and other prominent organizations have already supported our good intentions.

Besides, we are glad that you will be able to visit Moscow, as well as other beautiful Russian cities. Our team is working hard to ensure that you’ll be excited to see not only ECP2019’s scientific, but also tourist program, to experience the best from Russia, its attractions, crafts, and delights.

Welcome to the 16th European Congress of Psychology! Welcome to Moscow!

Yury P. Zinchenko

President of the Russian Psychological Society,
vice-president of the Russian Academy of Education


Welcome to the 16th European Congress of Psychology 2019

that will take place in Moscow, from the 2nd to the 5th of July.

The Russian Psychological Society organizes the XVI EFPA Congress that will bring together scientists and practitioners of psychology from all over the world. It is very significant that a country with such a long tradition in psychology chooses to organize the European Federation of Psychologists' Association Congress.

The theme “Psychology: creating the future together” expresses our desire and the commitment to participate in the future of Humanity. Psychology as a science and practice covers many areas of human endeavour and has been producing sound scientific evidence that supports many beneficial interventions for the well being of people, organizations, communities, and nations.

We want to contribute to creating the future together. We know that better solutions can be found by the cooperation of people and by bringing them together to share the effort of being part of the solutions.

The problems that we face are many, and the commitments of the world governments to overcome these challenges are well expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Mental health and well being are now recognized as major goals, and there is much to be done to attain these goals. But, we cannot stop there, as many of the goals can be achieved with the cooperation of psychology, such as diminishing poverty, good education, gender equality, decent work and peace and justice, just to name a few.  Our contribution is essential, and we must show how we can help in building the future together.

The 16th European Congress of Psychology will be an important moment to manifest how psychologists from Europe and all over the world have been working to help solve many of our most pressing problems.

I wish that you join us in Moscow to share how psychology is relevant for the future of Humanity. Together we can accomplish many goals and make a better future happen.

Telmo Mourinho Baptista

European Federation of Psychologists’ Association (EFPA)