Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Elbe
University of Leipzig, Germany
Welcome message from the FEPSAC President
It is our great pleasure to announce that the 15th FEPSAC European Congress of Sport and Exercise psychology will be organized by the Department of Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Münster, Germany. The congress will take place from the 15th to the 20th of July 2019. This coincides with FEPSAC’s 50th anniversary, since FEPSAC was founded in 1969 in Vittel, France. The German Society for Sport Psychology (asp), one of FEPSAC’s 24 member organizations, will strongly support the 2019 Congress. We expect around 1,000 participants and a considerable amount of public interest. Join us in the beautiful city of Münster for exciting research, interesting workshops, top-level keynote lectures and a fantastic social program including special anniversary events. Do not miss out on what is expected to be the largest FEPSAC Congress ever.
FEPSAC and the team in Münster look forward to welcoming you!
Prof. Dr. Bernd Strauss
University of Münster, Germany
Welcome message from the Congress President and President of the German Society of Sport and Exercise Psychology (asp)
On behalf of the University of Münster, FEPSAC, the German Society of Sport Psychology and the highly committed organizing team, I am very pleased to invite you to join the 15th European Congress of Sport and Exercise Psychology in Münster, Germany, which is part of the state of North-Rhine-Westfalia. We hope that many Sport and Exercise Psychologists, Sport Scientists, Psychologists and all who are interested in sport and exercise psychology find their way to the medieval, beautiful, and loveable city of Münster, located in the heart of Europe and easy to reach from all parts of the world. Actually, Münster was rated as the most livable city in the world in 2004 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Moreover, Münster has been awarded the title of ‘capital of bicycles’ multiple times – more than 500,000 bicycles can be counted in this city with 300,000 inhabitants.
We invite you all to celebrate the 50th anniversary of FEPSAC during these five days in July 2019 in the Schloss (the Castle) of Münster (the venue of this Congress). We are working hard to make this event happen and to offer you all an outstanding scientific and applied program. We hope to welcome over 1,000 participants at this Congress.
I am absolutely excited about the outstanding collaborations with FEPSAC, all parts of the University of Muenster and in particular the president, the city of Münster and its mayor, many supporters and sponsors, the asp, and finally the state of North-Rhine-Westfalia.
I am honored and excited to announce that this congress will be held under the patronage of the Undersecretary for Sport and Voluntary Work of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Andrea Milz.
I am looking forward to welcoming you in Münster on July 15th, 2019!
State of NRW, Germany
Welcome message from the Undersecretary for Sport and Voluntary Work of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Dear visitors from Europe and around the world,
It is my pleasure to be able to announce the 15th European Congress of Sport and Exercise Psychology, which will be hosted in the university city of Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, in the heart of Europe. Could there be a better venue for this international Congress than the city where the Treaty of Westphalia was signed and where, 50 years ago, the German Society for Sport Psychology was created.
FEPSAC, the Fédération Européenne de Psychologie des Sports et des Activités Corporelles, is likewise celebrating its first half-century.
Sport psychology has a long tradition in Germany and North Rhine-Westphalia. Support is available for fitness and exercise enthusiasts as well as higher-level athletes and we are now seeing higher levels of dynamism and professionalism in the field of sport psychology. It is often the case that mental and emotional issues are only noticed when they begin to affect a person’s performance, and yet good psychological routines and approaches can also bolster sporting activities and improve the way we pursue them – not only in training and competition but also when we are going about our daily lives or coming back from injury. Increasing importance is being placed on research findings and improving our understanding of cognitive, psychological and neuronal processes that can help sportsmen and women to hone their mental attitude.
I look forward to welcoming you in Münster on July 15th, 2019.