CALL FOR PAPERS AND VIDEOS
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Call for Video
The Community Psychology in the World.
The organizing committee of the 9ICCPP invites the work and research groups of each country to build a video of maximum 3 minutes that talks about Community Psychology in their country. These videos will be presented at the opening of the conference and will allow us to have a global vision of what each reality is building and experiencing within Community Psychology.
Videos should be in mp4 format, preferably in horizontal camera mode, and should not contain sound, music or images copyrighted by third parties
CALL CONFERENCE THEMES
COMMUNITY RE-GENERATION. BONDS AND BRIDGES AMONG PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENTS
This conference will deal with Community Regeneration and the role of environments and social bonds in shaping hopes and opportunities for the well-being for all people. Community Regeneration will be discussed thoroughly, by rendering it as a process and as a strategy that aims to transform and renovate spaces, buildings and services. Nowadays, Community Psychology as a global academic field and practical challenge has a large task to improve social and environmental justice and individual and collective well-being. A sense of community, social trust and conviviality could be potentially useful boosters for community regeneration and promoting skills and interventions.
1. COMMUNITIES AND PLACES: SYMBOLIC MEANINGS AS A COMPASS FOR COMMUNITY RE-GENERATION
Residential communities and neighborhoods are more than physical environments, their symbolic, affective and identity meanings can be the building blocks of: Community regeneration; Community contexts; Smart communities; Social inclusion; Virtual communities and new forms of social interaction and networking.
2. URBAN RE-GENERATION: CO-CREATING COMMON AND SOCIAL SPACES
Rethinking cities, living spaces and communities creating partnership, social bonds and alliance. Giving meaning to the “social voids” that allow people and communities to reinvent themselves and exercise “the right to the city”. Abandoned buildings, underdeveloped areas, degraded neighborhoods: urban regeneration aims to reinvent the way spaces are used, by modifying space on the basis of community psychology values and methods in order to promote opportunities for people: Well-being and resilience; Partnership and coalitions; Social inclusion; Housing first for the homeless; Re-generation; Regenerating arts (regenerating through arts, arts that regenerate).
3. INTERSECTIONALITY AND SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS: MAKING COMMUNITIES ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE
Examining research, practices, projects aimed at creating safe and safety communities and improve well-being and the quality of community life, including: Social inclusion; Black Lives Matters and postcolonial studies; LGBTQI+ communities; Natives and indigenous communities; Well-being/Resilience; Smart communities: Technology and social innovation for community change.
4.EMPOWERING WOMEN AND FIGHTING GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
Examining research, practices, projects aimed at promoting women rights in relationships, families and workplaces contrasting prejudices fighting against violation of women body and gender violence against children (WDV) and women.
5. ORGANIZED CRIME: RESEARCH, INTERVENTION
Engagement with theories and ways of working in order to explain how community intervention facilitates individual empowerment and community resilience; to promote social capital and to fight criminal organizations. Transforming confiscated assets into places of experimentation for new communities and building opportunities and healthy coalition by community regeneration. Enhancing Legality culture, promoting alternative narratives, fighting human trafficking and exploitation, promoting restorative justice for victims, using confiscated assets, boosting social entrepreneurship.
6. COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY, CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL CHALLENGES AND POLICY MAKING
Dealing with sovereignism and populism; promoting mattering, trust and hope; enhancing togetherness; reducing inequality and promoting fairness; youth/education/school; promoting health for all in global perspectives.
7. CLIMATE CHANGE: PROMOTING SOCIETAL TRANSFORMATION AN SMART COMMUNITIES
Addressing climate change: intervention/research/activism; creating spaces and places of belonging and well-being; smart communities; partnership and coalitions; promoting individual and community resilience: prevention and intervention on global scale.
8. MIGRANTS, CHALLENGES AND RESOURCES
Migration represents an ongoing challenge for local and global communities. Migration processes impact identity, social, political and economic aspects with individual and collective effects. The reception dimensions require complex interventions and change processes to which we have to respond and understand taking into account the various subjects involved: Ecological approach to migration; local intervention and community identity; relationships between natives and non-natives; effectiveness of reception and inclusion interventions; inter-sectionality/gender issues; interventions in reception centers are at stake.
9. COMPETENCIES, VALUES AND CRITICAL VISIONS
Activism/volunteering; competence/professional development/methodologies; critical perspective/decolonization.
10. COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY AND EMERGENCY
Examining research, practices, projects about global pandemics and natural diseases effects. Especially Covid 19-syndemic represented for the whole planet a challenge that invited scholars and professionals to rethink style of life and relation needs.
Should ICCP 2022 be held in Naples, the following program inclusions can be expected:
• PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Spaces of theoretical and / or practical training, proposed by experts and professionals with specialised knowledge and expertise. These workshops could be held at diff erent locations at the conference venue.
Keynotes will be by invitation and will relate to one of the themes of the conference. Moreover, a professional with signifi cant experience in training and teaching of Community Psychology will lead the keynote.
A symposium is made up of 3-5 papers developed by a group aimed to address a common topic from different perspectives and / or experiences.
Roundtables are typically organised around questions designed to stimulate discussion on topics related to Community Psychology and interdisciplinary fields.
• THEMATIC PANEL
Set of oral presentations whose aim is to communicate research results, theoretical discussion, professional practice and community work.
• PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOPS AND HAND-ON OPPORTUNITIES
Training sessions on specifi c topics relating to conference themes presented by specialists with the aim to provide a more hands-on or practical aspects of community-based work. Workshops and active interactions with local associations will be provided.
The poster session is the interaction between exhibitors and those interested in a specific topic related to the themes of the conference and presented in the form of a poster.
• CREATIVE AND ARTISTIC PRESENTATIONS
Projects, research and performances that communicate the broad themes of the conference in a unique and creative way. At the University and in Stazione Marittima there are rooms allocated for this sort of event.
• BOOKS AND AUDIOVISUAL PRESENTATION
Book presentation will be up to thirty minutes. Authors will be invited to present their recent contribution proposing at least one commentator.
• OUTDOOR PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOPS
Around the conference, the Naples supporting teams and groups organize meetings, workshops, walk and visit for the delegates Technological support for presenters is available in all seminar, workshops, symposia and conference rooms
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