News & Important dates



July 15, 2018


Sign-up Newsletter – Now open Sign up here.


October 15, 2018


Submission/Payment – Now open
January 15, 2019
23:59 CET (Berlin) 
Closing Submission
March 1-7, 2019


Notification of Acceptance
March 15, 2019
23:59 CET (Berlin) 
Early Bird Registration Deadline
An overview of the Congress fees can be found here.
May 15, 2019
23:59 CET (Berlin) 
Deadline for inclusion program book
Registration and payment deadline for inclusion in the program book and the book of abstracts.
Presenting authors who have not paid by May 15, 2019 will have their accepted submission(s) revoked and their contributions will be removed from the program. More information here
July 15-20, 2019


Congress Date



Latest News

April 3, 2019

Now that that the abstract information has been sent out, we encourage all attendees to make sure to book their accommodations.
Some of the hotel offers are valid for a limited time only, so make sure to book your room on time.
More information can be found here.

March 20, 2019

There are still a few spaces left for the interesting and highly interactive pre-congress workshops! Available slots are limited, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible.Some of the topics include: Providing Sport Psychology Services for Coaches; Scientific Career; Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling; and Open Science.
Please sign up for the pre-congress workshops when registering or if you have already registered, please contact the Congress committee and inform them of your choice.

More information can be found here.

March 13, 2019

The organizational committee is looking forward to welcoming you all to the 2019 FEPSAC Congress in Münster. After finalizing the reviews, the early bird deadline is approaching, only three days to go!
We encourage all to register for the Congress until March 15, 2019 (23:59 CET, Berlin)!Make sure not to miss this huge and stunning event.

February 25, 2019

It is still possible to submit an abstract for two highly interesting and interactive Pre-Congress Symposia.
We welcome abstract for the Symposium of Dr. Plessner (“Science and Practice of Sports Officiating”) and Dr. Mann and Dr. Cañal-Bruland (“Perceptual-motor expertise”). The deadline for abstract submission is the 31st of March, 2019 (23:59 CET, Berlin).

February 6, 2019

We are currently working hard in collaboration with CoreApps on developing an accompanying app for the FEPSAC 2019 Congress.
The app will launch in both the Google PlayStore and the Apple AppStore before the start of the Congress and will work on both mobile phones and tablets.
This app will contain information regarding the program, keynotes, abstracts, sponsors, and much more.

January 25, 2019

Now that we have received so many submissions for the 2019 FEPSAC Congress we would recommend all participants to book a room.We have reserved a wide-variety of hotels ranging in distance to the Congress grounds and costs. Have a look at all the lovely hotels that Münster has to offer here. More information regarding the accommodation and travel possibilities in Münster can be found here.

Students from the University will organize a low budget accommodation in the sport facilities of the university with a small breakfast. Contact the Congress team ( for information about the reservation. First come, first serve – spots are limited.

January 21, 2019

We have collected and organised all abstracts and we are exuberant to report that we have received over 900 submissions! This is going to be an immense congress!
The abstracts will be sent to the reviewers this week, their feedback, together with a ‘Notification of Acceptance’ will be made available in the first week of March (1-7 March, 2019).

January 18, 2019

The organization committee is happy to inform you that we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of FEPSAC in a grand fashion. The FEPSAC 2019 Congress in Münster is on its way to becoming the largest FEPSAC Congress ever after having received over 900 submissions!
All these submissions will be sent out to the reviewers as soon as possible.

January 7, 2019

The organizational committee wants to wish everyone a happy new year and is looking forward to welcoming you all to the 2019 FEPSAC Congress in Münster.
We encourage all to submit your abstract until January 15, 2019 (23:59 CET, Berlin)!
Instructions for submission can be found here, whereas more information regarding the Abstract Guidelines is available here.

Make sure not to miss this huge and stunning event.

November 22, 2018

November marks the first month of the FEPSAC Photo Contest.

Please send your photos showing your FEPSAC spirit to (E-Mail subject: PHOTO CONTEST). To enhance your picture we recommend using your very own FEPSAC flyer which you can download and print here.

From November to Juni 2019, the Photo contest committee will pick one monthly winner from all entries, this winner will be awarded €50 and will be exhibited prominently on the Photo contest page and during the FEPSAC 2019 Congress!
In addition, the overall winner being awarded with an addition €50!

For fun and inspirational examples, as well as the general rules, regarding this unique photo contest please click here.

November 15, 2018

The Managing Council (MC) of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) has the pleasure of announcing that the next FEPSAC General Assembly (GA) will be organised on July 16, 2019 during the FEPSAC 2019 European Congress of Sport Psychology in Münster, Germany. Individual members who have paid their membership fee for at least 2018 and 2019 (as confirmed by the Treasurer), and group members who have paid their membership fee for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (as confirmed by the Treasurer) will receive an invitation before April 15, 2019 to attend the GA; the agenda for the GA will be sent out June 15, 2019 the latest. The announcement (including time and place) of the GA will also be posted here and on the 2019 European Congress of Sport Psychology website and via social media. Members are invited to email agenda proposals for the GA to no later than May 15, 2019.

November 12, 2018

The FEPSAC organizing team is very happy to present the newly appointed chairs:

  • Natalia Stambulova will be the head of the Young Researcher Awards committee
  • Markus Raab will oversee the ‘FEPSAC around the world’ photo competition
  • Andrea Petróczi will be the chair of the Science Slam committee

More information regarding the committees can be found here.

November 8, 2018

A new and improved Program Overview has been uploaded to the website, this including some real highlights, such as the opening ceremony, the social program and the congress dinner.
More information can be found here.

October 22, 2018

We are very happy to announce a special format present at the FEPSAC 2019 Congress – the Science Slam. This event will take place on Tuesday, July 16, from 7 p.m. in the Schloss. Up to five finalists, selected from all Science Slam contributions, will have the opportunity to convince our prominent Science Slam jury: Andrea Petroczi (Chair), Alan Smith, Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, Diane Ste-Marie, Yu Kai Chang and Stuart Biddle.

All Science Slam finalists will be awarded with 250 Euros, while the winner will receive a total of 1.500 Euros.

You can find an overview and specific details here.

October 15, 2018

The abstract submission portal is now open. Submission and registration are possible here.
All abstracts are to be submitted in English only.
The deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2019 (23:59 CET, Berlin).

It is possible to already register for the Congress and receive our Congress Newsletter and submitting your abstract and payment on a later date, both have to be completed before the deadline for abstract submission.

October 11, 2018

We are very happy to announce the following eight Pre-Congress workshops and symposia that will take place on Monday, July 15th between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Schloss (castle) of Münster.

  • Science and Practice of Sports Officiating Symposium – Henning Plessner (University of Heidelberg, GER)
  • Perceptual-motor Expertise Symposium – David Mann (VU Amsterdam, NL) & Rouwen Cañal-Bruland (University of Jena, GER)
  • Workshop on Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling – Nikos Ntoumanis (Curtin University, AUS)
  • Workshop on Qualitative Research: Data Collection, Post-Qualitative Research and Generalizability – Brett Smith (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Workshop on Open Science – Katherine Tamminen (University of Toronto, CAN)
  • Workshop on Scientific Career – Catherine Sabiston (University of Toronto, CAN)
  • Workshop on Mindfulness Interventions in Sport – Zella Moore (Manhattan College, US) & Frank Gardner (Touro College, US)
  • Workshop on Providing Sport Psychology Services for Coaches – Kristen Dieffenbach (West Virginia University, US), Stiliani Chroni (Hedmark College, NOR), & Sigurd Petterson (NOR)

You can find a detailed overview of the various Pre-Congress workshops here:

Please be aware, that spots for the pre-congress workshops are limited to 30 participants (with the exclusion of symposia a and b). Each participant can only attend one workshop (60€ of charge). Be quick: first come, first serve!

July 15, 2018

The portal to register for the 2019 FEPSAC Congress Newsletter is now open.

June 11, 2018

We are glad to introduce our keynotes for the 2019 FEPSAC Congress!

February 26, 2018

FEPSAC film released!