Press release the 16th European Congress of Psychology

Press release the 16th European Congress of Psychology

June 17, 2019      967

Nowadays, there is a growing concern about the population’s mental well-being in the developed world. In these circumstances, Russian specialists face two key challenges: 1) drawing people’s attention to mental health issues and reducing the level of stigma observed in society in relation to mental and psychological care; 2) demonstrating special attention paid to this issue nationwide as well as high achievements of psychological science and practice in Russia.

One of the significant steps towards handling these tasks is the organization and holding of the 16th European Psychological Congress (ECP 2019) in Moscow on July 2-5, 2019, which is one of the most important international events. It has the widest possible thematic coverage and is held under the aegis of the EFPA (European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations). For the first time ever, the European Psychological Congress will be organized under the general aegis of UNESCO and this is not the only unique difference of this Congress from the previous ones that other countries hosted in the past.

From June 30 to July 1, 2019, a free psychological school for students and young scientists—participants in the Congress—will be organized; on July 2, 2019, educational guided tours to the psychological services at various organizations in Moscow will be offered. The opening ceremony of the Congress will be held on July 2 at the State Kremlin Palace where the Vygotsky prize (named after the outstanding Soviet psychologist Lev Vygotsky) will be awarded for the first time.

In mid-May 2019, more than 3,000 people registered for the Congress, of whom 75% are scientists, psychologists, doctors, social workers and other specialists from 83 countries. To date more than 2,900 abstracts have been submitted, about 160 applications for symposia and round tables have been approved. Within the framework of the Congress, 25 reports by outstanding foreign scientists are planned.

The Congress program includes 3 days of active dialogue and knowledge exchange in more than 30 major psychological areas which are divided into the following six:

  • psychology + health
  • psychology + society
  • psychology + other sciences
  • psychology + education
  • psychology + digital future
  • psychology + security

To increase the efficiency of work, simultaneous interpreting will be provided at separate sections of the Congress. The collection of abstracts will be indexed by RSCI, selected abstracts will be published in the form of articles in special issues of the journal "Psychology in Russia: State of the Art", indexed in SCOPUS and Web of Science. Also, all participants in the Congress may submit extended abstracts to the journal Behavioral Sciences (indexed in Web of Science).

For any further questions, feel free to contact the organizers at,

Executive Committee ЕСР2019

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