18th European Congress of Psychology

Uniting communities for a sustainable world

3-6 July 2023, Brighton, UK

Join us in Brighton in 2023 to celebrate psychology and its power to unite communities for a more sustainable world.

Submissions are open

We’re inviting papers


As individuals, we’re stronger together. When we are united, we have the power to influence and advocate for change.


While the world has been united in its battles against a global pandemic, we’ve also never been more divided. Issues of inequality driven by poverty, race, gender, climate crisis and many more have been catapulted to the fore, showing how volatile the world can be and raising questions of how society can come together and make change.
As individuals, we’re stronger together. When we are united, we have the power to influence and advocate for change.
Psychology can be the driving force to unite and harness the power of community on a global scale.

Using psychology, we can address the issues that have been magnified across the world. As one, we can build a fairer and more sustainable world.
We will bring together the leading experts in psychology from across Europe to discuss, debate and celebrate the impact of psychology on our communities and society, and we’d love to see you there.

Welcome to ECP 2023

The British Psychological Society's
Chief Executive Sarb Bajwa

We’re extremely excited

All of us at the British Psychological Society can’t wait to welcome our friends and colleagues from across Europe to the beautiful seaside city of Brighton for the 18th European Congress of Psychology in 2023.


We’re extremely excited to be hosting this event, and for the opportunity to get together in the UK after such a long period of disruption and disappointment, with big events like this so often cancelled or postponed.


The European Congress provides an opportunity for us to learn from each other, and to bring together the research, knowledge and innovation that is unique to each country on our continent.


Psychology is a truly global science which has the power to unite communities around solutions to the biggest problems facing us right now. As one, we can build a fairer and more sustainable society, but we can only do it through sharing our expertise.

We’ll have lots more news and announcements coming up between now and July 2023, so keep an eye out – we hope to see you by the shore for four exciting days of sun, sea, sand and psychology.

Welcome message from the EFPA President
Christoph Steinebach

Dear Colleagues,


A very cordial invitation to the 18th European Congress of Psychology in Brighton, UK 2023!


There is no doubt that we are facing great challenges. It is high time that we, as psychologists, work together to address the major problems facing our societies.


We use the congress to exchange ideas, to reflect together and to learn from each other. Psychology as a science and evidence-based practice wants to make an important contribution to addressing the central problems. By working together to address poverty, disadvantage based on race, gender, special needs, war or climate change, we help society and strengthen our own professional identity. „Psychology: Uniting communities for a sustainable world“, the theme of this congress is timely and relevant. At a time when there is division between people, and people and our environment are being damaged, psychologists are coming together to talk about how psychology can contribute to fairness, sustainability, and community.


Brighton is a vibrant and diverse seaside city on the south coast of England. It has some famous attractions for those who like to sightsee during the Congress, and EFPA is delighted the organisers have included the congress social for all delegates on the very famous Brighton Pier. It’s also very easy to get there by train.


This 18th European Congress of Psychology, like Brighton the city in which it is being held, embraces diversity, inclusion, and opportunity for all. It will be a marvellous opportunity for colleagues from across Europe and our international friends to come together and deepen existing relationships and make new contacts and collaborations. Do bring your family too, there is lots to appeal to everyone in Brighton!


We are all looking forward to a joyful, creative, and inspiring ECP2023 in Brighton!

It’s nearly time for the ECP to make itself at home in Brighton.

Sponsoring ECP 2023 is a fantastic opportunity to showcase.

We will be releasing more information about presenting your work soon.

We will be releasing more information about ticket registration soon.


10 June 2022

Submissions open

5 July 2022

Registration open

16 October 2022

Abstract submission deadline for early review (for those who need the decision by the end of 2022)

29 January 2023

Abstract submission deadline

Early May 2023

Launch programme outline

31 March 2023

Notification of submission acceptance

30 April 2023

Early Rate deadline

30 April 2023

Presenters registration deadline

Mid-June 2023

Final programme release

3 July 2023

Pre Congress workshops & Opening Ceremony

6 July 2023

Closing Ceremony



BPS gives evidence to Holyrood’s inquiry into the health and wellbeing of young people

BPS member Heather Connolly told the Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee that exhaustion is preventing her mental health colleagues from providing a holistic service for children.

Award-winning mental health service is a “game-changer”, say psychologists

22 December 2021

As a model, it is not one you would typically find in a paediatric setting and does not duplicate existing services”, according to Professor Shafran, a clinical psychologist and one of the principal investigators of the research project evaluating the service. 

Project exploring impact of people’s living spaces on their mental wellbeing urges

22 December 2021

But we could also refer to other services within and outside the hospital for other difficulties such as support with adjustments to coping with the diagnosis of a chronic illness,” said Dr Bennett. 

We can’t wait to welcome you to Brighton in 2023 to celebrate psychology and its power to unite communities for a more sustainable world.

Welcome to Brighton

Brighton is a seaside resort and one of the two main areas of the city of Brighton and Hove. Located on the southern coast of England, in the county of East Sussex. Known for its diverse communities, culture and forward thinking, Brighton is recognised nationally and internationally as a leading and dynamic city.



University partners

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Brighton and University of Sussex. Our university partners are home to more than 38,000 students from over 100 countries.


Sponsors & Partners

We have a range of sponsorship packages available, so please get in touch to find out more.

Psychology can be the driving force to unite.

Get ready for sun, sea, sand and psychology at the ECP 2023 in Brighton!