Welcome to ICCP 2022

Community Regeneration. 

Bonds and bridges among people and environments

21-24 September 2022 Naples, Italy

Notice: due to the end of sanitary restrictions in most countries around the world the early bid has been moved to June 30, 2022!

Don’t miss your chance to attend 9ICCP at a reduced price!

Call Closed

From all around the world we have now:

Workshops in Presence
Oral Presentations
12 Roundtables
and 1 Planetarian Roundtable + 2 Publishing in Cp Session
More than 20 Posters
4 Keynotes

Time is getting Closer to the deadline!

How can I attend the 9ICCP online?

How to get your online attendance link

The conference will be held both in-person and online. For hybrid (online) attendees, instructions and a link to connect will be provided by email 48 hours before the start of the conference.

Timing will be scheduled to be compatible with the timezone of all participants in order to ensure a fair and democratic participation of everyone


At the conference we will have special symposia:

Publishing articles in Community Psychology

Chaired by Terri Mannarini

New Volumes in Community Psychology

Chaired by Bruna Zani

If you are interested to submit your volume please write to the conference address  iccp2022@gmail.com  and send an abstract and a flyer.

Call for papers is now closed

Call for Proposals 9ICCP 2022

The Call for Proposals for 9ICCP2022 is now open! 9ICCP 2022 will BLENDED, 21-24 Sept. 2022 – Naples, Italy

In order to obtain all the information and the templates for the submission you must first register using the form in the dedicated section

Given the recent global events and the current travel uncertainty, the deadline for the first call has been extended to April 15 and the final call ends on the June 10.


1 – I am not able to find in the website the description concerning submissions (abstract lenght; keywords; etc..).

Please register first on our conference platform and you will get all the information you need.

2-Is it possible to be a virtual participant and then move into a real presence in Naples? What about payments? 

In order to move from virtual participant to real presence you have to send an email to 9iccpnaples@gmail.com notifying us your will. You will then receive information about how to pay the difference. The difference between virtual and in presence participation will depend on the time of final subscription/payment. You can check all the fees after your registration.

3- How can I submit a Round Table contribution ? 

The Round Table section has been already created. You can find it in our conference platform. 

4- Is it possibile to submit hybrid symposium or round tables, in other words where there are both in person and virtual presentations in the same session?

Yes, it’s possible. At the moment we are supporting all submission format, therefore we invite people to inscribe in the platform and sen their contribution so that we can be able to answer to all kind of requests.

4- How can I attend the 9ICCP online?

The conference will be held both in-person and online. For hybrid (online) attendees, instructions and a link to connect will be provided by email 48 hours before the start of the conference.

5- What about timezones?

Timings will be scheduled to be compatible with the timezones of all participants to ensure a fair and democratic participation of all .

New 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.

In order to obtain all the information and the templates for the submission

you must first register using the form in the dedicated section

10 Reasons to be in Naples

  1. COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY AS EMPOWERMENT and a TOOL FOR CATALYST. Our proposal enhances community psychology as a powerful critical tool for empowerment and socia change.
  2. A HIGH LEVEL OF TOGETHERNESS IS THE HALLMARK OF THE TOWN. During the conference our proposal offers opportunities to enter into the partiicpatory experience of the town and some of its institutions and associations.
  3. COLLABORATIVE INSTITUTION SUPPORT. Municipality, local institutions, grassroots associations at local and national leveles are supportin the event and introducing the delegates in their experiences of inclusione, circular economy and urban regeneration.
  4. EXCELLENT CONNECTIVITY. The Conference will be held in Naples town centre. The area is close to hotels, shopping area, old town centre, port, airport and railway station.
  5. EASY VISA APPLICATION PROCESS. An invitation letter will be provided for all delegates who need help for visa procedures.
  6. ACCOMODATION FOR ALL PURPOSES. Special agreements for prices will be provided for some hotels and B&Bs located in the area.
  7. FREE WI-FI AND OPPORTUNITY FOR VIRTUAL TRASMISSION. University area and conference venues will be provided with free WI-FI connection. The site facilitates also the possibility of virtual trasmission of events.
  8. FINANCIAL SUPPORT. We will work with local institutions to secure financial support for the event. Aip (Associazione di psicologia scientifica), Cnop (Ordine nazionale degli psicologi), Ateneo Federico II, Departement of Humanities have already assured their economical and infrastructural support. Members of Universities and partner’s institutions will offer their time and scientific commitment as a resource for the realization of the conference.
  9. AN AFFORDABLE CONFERENCE FOR EVERYBODY: DELEGATES AND HOSTING ASSOCIATIONS. Naples is committed to making ICCP 2022 affordable with reduced accomodation rates and sustainable registration fees. To attract non academic participants member of local association contributin to the event with social tours, workshops, seminars, local meeting, etc.. will have a card to participate in the conference free of charge.
  10. HOSTING YOUTH. A special team of young psychologists will be involved in tutoring international students and young researchers and giving support to participants of limited income. Their efforts will be first of all in finding low-cost lodgning for them. Moreover, they will collaborate with the local organizational staff in creating a travel support fund for young delegates of different countries. Their task will be to develop strategies and support to reach participants from all continents.

Here we are at last. The Italian proverb says “See Naples and die” but I say, see Naples and live; for there seems a great deal worth living for.

Arthur John Strutt



Psychologist, Jungian analyst (IAAP- International Association for Analytical Psychology); Full Professor of Community Psychology. Former President of ECPA (European Community Psychology Association). She was organizer of the first international conference on community psychology in Italy (Rome, 1994) and of the 9th European congress of community psychology (Naples 2013). She is director of the international online gender journal: La Camera Blu http://www.tema.unina.it/ index.php/camerablu/index and co-director of the online international journal: Community Psychology in Global Perspective (CPGP) www.siba ese.unisalento.it/index.php/cpgp caterina.arcidiacono@unina.it and skype: caterina_arcidiacono;

Caterina Arcidiacono – Università di Napoli, Federico II



Work in progress

Prof. E. JULIAN RAPPAPORT, University of Champagne Illinois, US

Prof.a MEG BOND, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US

Prof.a ANNE BRODSKY, chair of the department of Psychology, UMBC, Baltimora, US

Prof.a MARYBETH SHINN, Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, US 

Prof. CHRISTOPHER KEYS, DePaul University, Chicago, US

Prof. JOSEPH FERRARI, DePaul University, Chicago, US

Prof. ISAAC PRILLELTENSKY, University of Miami, US

Prof. YOLANDA SUAREZ BALCAZAR, University of Illinois, Chicago,US

Prof.a E. CAROLYN KAGAN, University of Manchester, UK

Prof. MOISES CARMONA and prof. RUBEN FERNÁNDEZ, Barcelona University, SP

Prof. SAUL IGNACIO (COCO) FUCKS, Centro de Estudio interdisciplinarios Universidad de Rosario, Argentina

Prof. ANTONIO ISMAEL LA PALMA, Universitad de Museo social Buenos Aires, AR

Prof.a ALBA ZAMBRANO, University of Temuco, CL

Prof.a JAQUELINE ACKURST, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, SA

Prof.a CINZIA ALBANESI, ECPA European Community Psychology Association, President, Bologna, IT


Prof.a BRUNA ZANI, Istituzione G. F. Minguzzi, Città metropolitana di Bologna, President. It

Prof.a PATRIZIA MERINGOLO LABCOM, Ricerca e Azione per il benessere psicosociale, Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT


Dott. NICHOLAS CARR, Standing Committee of Community Psychology, EFPA, convenor



Prof. SERDAR DEGIRMENCIOGLU, Universität Frankfurt am Main,DE


Prof. a E. IRMA SERRANO GARCIA, Puertorico, PR

Prof.a SHAHNAAZ SUFFLA University of South Afrika, Pretoria, SA

Prof. CRISTOPHER SONN, Victoria University, Melbourne, AU

Prof.a RACHAEL FOX, School of Psychology – Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga,AU

Prof.a ELENA MARTA, Università del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Brescia, Milano, IT

Prof. MASSIMO SANTINELLO, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, IT

Prof. CINZIA NOVARA, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, IT

 Prof.a LAURA MIGLIORINI, Università degli Studi di Genova, Genova, IT

 Prof.a TERRI MANNARINI, Università del Salento, Lecce, IT

Prof.a NORMA DE PICCOLI, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, IT

Prof. WOLFGANG STARK, Prof E. for Organizational and Community Psychology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Aurora project, DE

Prof. DAVID FRYER, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, AU

Prof.a VERONICA MORAIS XIMENES., University of Ceará, Brasil, BR

Prof. JAIMES ANDRÉS ALFARO INZUNZA, Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, CL

Prof. JAMES FERREIRA MOURA JUNIOR, University for International of the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony (UNILAB), Ceará, BR

Prof.a ELVIRA CICOGNANI, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Bologna, IT


Phd Prof. Fortuna Procentese – coordination

PhD Immacolata Di Napoli – program organization

PhD Stefania Carnevale – youth participation and supports initiatives

PhD Ciro Esposito

PhD Flora Gatti

PhD Florencia Gonzalez Leone

PhD student Barbara Agueli

PhD student Marina Passos Pereira Campos

PhD student Mariangela Matilde Ventura

PhD postdoc researcher Francesca Esposito


Dott.a Gabriella Ferrari Bravo

Dott. Emanuele Tammaro Esempio

Phd student Marcella Autiero

Dott.a Giovanna Esposito


Prof.Andrea Guazzini

Dott.a Elena Serritella

Dott.Mirko Duradoni

Dott.Tommaso Raimondi

Phd Dott. Martina Maria Fiorenza


Work in progress


The International Conference of Community Psychology (ICCP) is an international event that gathers psychologists, scholars and activists from the whole world to discuss and interact on community psychology and social change. The first international conference was held in Puerto Rico, and conferences have since been held biannually in Portugal, Mexico, Spain, Brasil, South Africa, Chile and online in Australia. These conferences have been sustained through an organic, collaborative process and there is no central organising body per se. Over the years the conference has fostered important trans-national networks of people that have produced a number of special issues, papers, presentations and other work

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