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23 - 25 May 2024

Tallinn - Estonia

In 2024 ENYSSP will, for the first time, go to Estonia. We are happy that the beautiful city of Tallinn will host this edition, a special one as we will celebrate the 20th birthday of the association! The Local Organizing Committe will do its best – in collaboration with the Managing Council – to make it a valuable, interactive, and fun event. As usual, there will be great keynote speakers, workshops, oral presentation and poster sessions, as well as other types of scientific sessions and some social activities.

Of course, the value of the conference also depends on participants’ contributions, so don’t be shy and do consider taking an active part in this ENYSSP Conference by submitting your abstract(s).

We're looking forward to feel the ENYSSP vibes once again!

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Keynote Speakers

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Aave Hannus

Keynote Speaker

Aave Hannus, PhD is a lecturer in sport and performance psychology at the University of Tartu. Additionally, she is affiliated with the National Institute for Health Development as a guest researcher. In recent years, the main focus of her research interests has revolved around integrating health psychology and developmental psychology. The main area of her research has been centred around understanding the psychological mechanisms that explain the relationship between motor development and physical activity in children and adolescents. The primary objective of her ongoing research pertains to developing and implementing intervention strategies aimed at enhancing general well-being and mental health, explicitly emphasising the influence of exercise-related health behavior in this context. Issues pertaining to the prevalence and prevention of maltreatment of athletes have been added to Aave's research paths in recent years.

Richard Keegan

Keynote Speaker

Richard is a psychologist - registered in the UK (HCPC) and Australia (AHPRA) – and Professor in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology at the University of Canberra (UC). He was also the inaugural UC 2023 High Performance Sports Fellow. Richard has worked with athletes across a wide range of levels (from beginners to world champions), and in a range of sports (from athletics and snow-sports to para-sport motorsport and officiating). Richard completed his MSc and PhD at Loughborough University, and before that, a degree in Psychology at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on four key areas: motivational processes in sport and exercise; physical literacy; applied sport psychology practice; and readiness monitoring. He has published over 80 peer reviewed academic papers, 2 books and 20 book chapters, as well as reports for State and Federal Governments. Research informs his psychological practice and, of course, permeates into his university teaching. In his spare time he enjoys strength-training, dog-walking, and - very importantly - relaxing and recharging by any means necessary.

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Paul Wylleman

Keynote Speaker

Paul Wylleman, Ph.D. Psychology, is licenced Clinical psychology and full-professor Sport Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His teaching, research and publications focus on a holistic and lifespan perspective on athletes and coaches’ career development, psychological competences, mental health, and on interdisciplinary support provision in elite and Olympic sport. Paul heads the university’s dual career department Topsport and Study, the research group Sport Psychology and Mental Support as well as the Brussels Olympic Research and Education Centre (BOREC). He is past-President of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC), the 2017 Distinguished International Scholar of the Applied Association of Sport Psychology (AASP, USA) and Visiting Professor at Loughborough University (UK). From 2014 to 2022 he was with the Netherlands Olympic Committee as lead expert Performance Behavior and team psychologist for TeamNL at the 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. He is now expert Psychology with the Belgian Interfederal and Olympic Committee and is team psychologist and Welfare Officer with Team Belgium at the 2024 Paris and the 2026 Milano/Cortina Olympic Games. Paul advises national Olympic Committees and elite sport organizations on the role and functioning of psychologists and psychology-support provision in elite sport, and the International Olympic Committee on Olympic-related research.

Kristjan Port

Keynote Speaker

Kristjan Port is professor of health behaviour and sports biology in Tallinn University. His study area deals with the physiological underpinnings that determine how individuals harness and optimize their physical potential. Recently, his work has surpassed conventional limits, not only by exploring the burgeoning potential of technology to enhance individual working capacity but also by delving into the ethical and moral boundaries within sports. Utilizing game theory, he elucidates the dynamics shaping personal behavior in contrast to societal norms, expectations, and subtle cues. He is a member of the executive board of the Estonian Olympic Committee and Estonian Center for Integrity in Sports.

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Special Guest Workshops

Mark Andersen

Prof Mark Andersen is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Tasmania, Australia. He works from a variety of therapeutic models including: psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, and mindfulness-based treatments. He has also been an academic researcher and teacher (training future psychologists) for over 40 years. He has written/edited nine books and published over 200 journal articles and book chapters. He is a registered supervisor of psychologists and works with practitioners in Australia, Europe, and North America. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Halmstad University in Sweden and the Institute for Social Neuroscience in Melbourne, Australia.


Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis

Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis is a Professor in Performance Psychology at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Greece. He received his Bachelor in Physical Education & Sport Science from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (1993), MSc in Exercise & Sport Psychology from the University of Exeter, UK (1996), and PhD from Loughborough University, UK (2000). His research focuses mostly on athletes’ cognitive processes, with emphasis on self-talk, on which he has co-authored 1 edited book, 9 book chapters, and more than 50 peer-reviewed articles. His recent interest revolves around the psychophysiological imprint of self-talk. He is also involved in research exploring the sociomoral and health aspects of sport participation, and in particular the integrative role of sport within multicultural societies and its impact on well-being. He has served in the Editorial Board of several peer-reviewed journals and is currently Associate Editor for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. He has also served for 12 years in the Managing Council of the European Federation of Sport and Exercise Psychology (FEPSAC). Some people say he looks younger than he is; he attributes that to the academically and socially rejuvenating effect of the ever-expanding EMSEP network.

Presidential Panel


The celebratory Presidential Panel in honor of ENYSSP’s 20th anniversary will be a special feature of our conference in Tallinn! The Presidential Panel invites all ENYSSP’s past and current presidents to the stage. The panel aims to create space for our (past) presidents to share their perspectives on a variety of topics, including their career highlights and recommendations to our early career practitioners and researchers, how ENYSSP has influenced on their professional journeys, and what they would have liked to know before becoming president. 

The Presidents

Prof. Xavier Sanchez
(PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS)


Xavier has 30 years of multi-disciplinary (sport psychology, sport sciences) working and life experiences across Europe (France, Sweden, UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain). Originally from Barcelona, he is based at the University of Orléans, France. He is member of Laboratory SAPRéM at Université d’Orléans, and Laboratory CIAMS at Université d’Orléans and Université Paris Saclay. Xavier is an Editorial Board member at International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, International Journal of Sport Psychology, and Frontiers in Psychology (both sections 'Movement Science and Sport Psychology' and 'Performance Science'). 

Caroline Jannes


Caroline is a full time sport psychologist and mental coach in Belgium. She has both a master in clinical psychology (Ghent University, Belgium) and a master in science in sport and exercise psychology (University of North Carolina, USA). Since 2004 she has been active in high level sports and since 2015 also a safeguard officer. She is working in her private practice Psy4Sport and at the Ghent University Hospital. Caroline lectures at Ghent University and has a licence in HRV Biofeedback, EMDR and ACT therapy. Apart from ENYSSP, she has been an active member of managing councils in organizations such as FEPSAC (former MC member), VVSP (president) and I3SAW (secretary general).

Fredrik Weibull


Fredrik has worked as a sport psychology consultant in sports and business since 2007. Fredrik studied sport science (major in sport psychology) at the University of Halmstad, Sweden (which included the course “How to work as a sport psychology consultant, two years). He has an MPhil in sport and exercise psychology at University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He also has an undergraduate diploma in cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. He is involved with federations, schools, clubs and teams in a wide variety of sports. He works individually with coaches, parents and athletes. 

Dr. Peter Schneider


Peter is currently the team psychologist for RB Leipzig’s first team in the German Bundesliga. He has extensive experience in both youth academies and professional soccer, focusing on creating successful talent develop environments and psychological safety, both for his players and colleagues. Originally from Detroit, MI (USA), Peter attained his bachelor’s degree in Biology at Kalamazoo College, moving afterwards to Europe at the age of 22. He then completed a double master’s degree in Sport Psychology at the University of Jyväsksylä (Finland) and in Sport Diagnostics and Intervention at Leipzig University (Germany). Peter first began working with local teams and athletes while completing his PhD at Leipzig University in determining successful factors in transitions within elite talent development environments. He is a frequent guest at European and North American conferences.

Grzegorz Więcław


Grzegorz graduated from the psychology department at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) and sport sciences departments at University of Jyväskylä (Jyväskylä, Finland) and Universität Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany). Since 2013 he has worked full-time as a self-employed applied sport psychologist primarily in his home country, Poland. Currently he serves a large range of individual athletes, teams, coaches and entire organizations such as sport federations and clubs. Regularly he lectures at conferences and universities across Europe. He also publishes and translates sport psychology related material to promote the discipline in Poland and Europe.

Bernadette Ramaker


Bernadette is a certified applied sport psychologist (SPORTPSYCHOLOOG VSPN®, FEPSAC-SASP) and has been working as an applied practitioner since 2016. She started working with athletes in a variety of traditional sports and now works full time with a professional e-sport team in Berlin. ENYSSP has played a vital role in her career and personal development since joining as a member in 2013, then being part of the Managing Council since 2019, first as Applied Department Coordinator and is honored to serve as the current President. 


Conference details

The conference registration gives access to all plenary and parallel sessions, as well as to all coffee breaks and to the lunch on Friday and Saturday.
The conference dinner ticket gives access to the dinner taking place on Friday.

No refunds will be provided, except for: a) documented health problems preventing attendance (e.g., record of hospitalization); b) abstract rejection and subsequent decision not to participate.

19th ENYSSP Conference
19th ENYSSP Conference
May 23, 2024, 11:30 AM GMT+3 – May 25, 2024, 4:00 PM GMT+3
Tallinn University,
Narva mnt 25, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia
Abstract guidelines

Abstract guidelines & submission

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Travel Information

Travel Information

We are located in the centre of Tallinn, next to Kadriorg Park and the Tallinn bay.

A strip of land next to Narva Road situates most of our educational, research

and creative activities. Only a few areas of study are located outside the main campus.

By tram

Tallinn University is the only university in Estonia that is accessible by tram. Take the tram no. 1 or 3 from the city centre or Kadriorg and get off at the Tallinn University stop.

By bus

Tallinn University is also accessible by bus: use the lines no. 1, 1A, 5, 8, 19, 29, 29A, 29B, 34A, 35, 38, 44, 51, 60, 63. Get off at the Uus-Sadama stop when heading in from the city centre, and at the Kreutzwaldi stop when coming from Pirita or Lasnamäe.

By car

When arriving by car, parking spaces are available in the public paid parking area of the city centre or in the paid parking lots near the university.

*We are happy to announce Tallinn as a sponsor to our conference.
All participants have a FREE TravelPass to use the public transport around Tallinn.
The free pass will be as a QR code on your conference lanyard.






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For useful advice and inspiration on Tallinn’s top attractions, activities, events, and places to eat and drink, check out the city’s official tourism portal,, or follow @VisitTallinn on social media.

During your stay in Tallinn use social media hashtags: #visittallinn and #tallinn to get involved.



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