The idea for a European Federation of Sport Psychology was first envisioned during the initial European Congress for Sport Psychology in Varna, Bulgaria. The federation was founded during the first general assembly at the second European Congress of Sport Psychology in Vittel, France, on the 4th of June 1969.
FEPSAC’s main objective is the advancement of scientific work in the area of sport psychology as well as the application of science in different areas such as sports, exercise, and health.
To ensure the international exchange of ideas, an internationally renowned European Congress takes place every four years on behalf of FEPSAC. Furthermore, the managing council of FEPSAC, composed of members from nine different countries (President: Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Elbe), publishes position statements on current and important (scientific) questions.
In addition to the leading international journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise (published by Elsevier) FEPSAC is involved in a number of book publications. The support and development of students and young sport psychologists is also highly valued by FEPSAC (e.g., in the European Master`s degree in Sport Psychology).
The 50th Anniversary of FEPSAC is, of course, the biggest topic during the 2019 congress and will be celebrated on numerous occasions.