This summer, the 14th European Congress of Psychology (ECP) took place in Milan under the auspices of EFPA. The objective of the event was the integration of practice with research. Read the impressions of the 14th European Congress of Psychology, held from july 7 - 10 2015 in Milan, Italy.
On Sunday evening the 5th of July, the EFPA staff arrived at the airport in
Milan, to attend the 14th European Congress of Psychology “ECP 2015”, hosted in the University of Milano-Bicocca, given its track record in psychological re search in Italy.
With its history of bringing together leading experts in psychology research, this international congress held the promise of bringing together worldwide perspectives on psychology. It attracted 3096 registered participants, and that number hit a few hundredmore during the congress, of no less than 76 different countries. This staggering number of participants, with Italy, Japan, the USA, Spain and Russia as countries of provenance, made the ECP 2015 one of the biggest European congresses of psychology so far.
This year the ECP2015 is guided by the motto “Linking technology and psychology: feeding the mind, energy for life”. The spectacular opening ceremony in the Teatro degli Arcimboldi was opened by the president of the ECP 2015 Organising Committee Dr Mario Sellini, and president of the ECP2015 Scientific Committees (Gian Vittorio Caprara).
During the ECP2015 the EFPA awards were presented, renowned scholars and practitioners, such as Professor Robert Roe, Saths Cooper and Philip Zimbardo mingled with the congress audience in the university halls and transformed the summer-dazed university campus in a buzzing metropolis of psychologists.
During the congress, many interesting key note speakers presented their work. Hundreds of poster presentations flanked the hallways, enabling the sharing of ideas and knowledge among many interested listeners and young researchers.