26 - 28 May 2022
Bucharest - Romania
After waiting for 2 years the ENYSSP Conference will finally take place physically again. We are happy that the beautiful city of Bucharest will host this year´s conference under the theme of social identity. The Managing Council will do its best – in collaboration with the Managing Council – to make it a safe, valuable, interactive, and fun event. As usual, there will be great keynote speakers, workshop and oral presentation 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).
After two years of online events, we can’t wait to feel the real ENYSSP vibes again!
Dr. Stiliani Chroni
Dr. Stiliani “Ani” Chroni is a professor in Sport Psychology, Pedagogy, and Sports Coaching with the Department of Sports and Physical Education at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. She possesses extended, versatile, multi-cultural international work experience in academia, research, sport psychology consulting as well as in sport and action-based organizations. Her research work has developed under two areas, psychological welfare of performers and elements of performance enhancement for athletes and coaches - she has employed qualitative and quantitative methods to explore the elite athlete-to-coach transition, elite coach stress and organizational support, sexual harassment in sport, athlete self-talk, cognitive hardiness, competitiveness, and on-site coping.
She has published extensively in English and Greek languages in books (17 chapters) and refereed journals (64 articles) and has delivered numerous presentations at international conferences and other events. As an applied practitioner she has worked since 1997 with many different sports, levels, and cultures and has been a certified consultant by AASP and the Hellenic Society of Sport Psychology.
Through the years she continues to work systematically on women and gender equality researching female athletes’ sexual harassment experiences and advocating for gender equality in sport representing WomenSport International at UNESCO and UN. Ani, is also active with competitive alpine skiing as a Technical Delegate for the International Ski Federation.
Dr. Cathy Craig
Cathy Craig is a professor of experimental psychology at Ulster University. She has published over 90 scientific papers in a broad range of research areas including sports science, psychology, neuroscience, engineering, and medicine. She did her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Edinburgh University where she also completed her PhD under the supervision of Professor David Lee.
Following her PhD she went on to do a post-doc at the Sports Science Faculty in Marseille, France. Her contract was initially for 8 months but she ended up staying 8 years. During this time, she discovered the power of virtual reality to understand decision making in elite sport. Working closely with adidas innovation team football she travelled to some of Europe’s top clubs looking at how spin during ball flight affected a player’s ability to anticipate where that ball would go.
In 2006, following the birth of her daughter, she returned to her homeland in N.Ireland where she took up a Senior Lecturer position at Queen’s University Belfast. After securing a prestigious European Research Council grant of over $1M dollars, she set up the Movement Innovation Lab and established herself as the go-to global expert in using VR in sport.
With a strong passion to get her research out of the lab and onto the pitch, Cathy founded a sports technology start up called INCISIV in 2018. Building on her 20 years’ research, she is now developing solutions to help people move better so they can perform better. INCISIV’s VR analytics platform uses the power of immersive, interactive virtual reality technologies to control what the brain sees and to measure how the brain responds. You can check out INCISIV’s website to find out more about their solutions for sports performance and injury management.
Dr. Mustafa Sarkar
Dr Mustafa Sarkar is an Associate Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. Over the last decade, his research and consultancy has focused on the psychology of sporting excellence and its application to other high performance domains (e.g., business).
His work addresses how high achievers thrive on pressure and deliver sustained success, with a particular focus on individual, team, and organisational resilience. In addition to presenting his research at over 30 conferences worldwide (including numerous invited talks), he has published extensively in these areas including 35 high-quality peer-reviewed journal articles (many of which are highly cited and downloaded), and 6 book chapters. Mustafa sits on the editorial board of six international peer-reviewed journals, and he has won multiple awards for his research and professional practice from organisations such as BASES, BPS, and AASP.
As well as publishing research in this area, as a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), Mustafa works closely with various teams and organisations on creating environments and cultures to develop resilience, including the Football Association, the Premier League, and the United States and Netherlands Olympic Committees.
The conference registration gives access to all sessions and workshops. Moreover, social activities will take place during some of the evenings/nights.
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.
If you travel by plane to the 17th ENYSSP Conference you will have landed on
Aeroport Henri Coandă, Bucharest’s international airport. Romanians are usually
chatty and loud people, so expect a variety of social situations while you are
making your way through the airport. The national currency is leu.
One euro amounts almost five lei.
To get to the city center, you have a couple of options. The airport is connected to Bucharest’s main rail station Gara de Nord (North Rail Station) by TRAIN, which leaves every 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the EXPRESS-BUS783 to Piața Unirii (Unirii Square), which leaves every 40 minutes as well. The train ticket is 5 lei, while the bus ticket is 3 lei. You will enter the city through the north, passing by the shopping area, a business area in Băneasa, Casa Presei, Parcul Herăstrău, and Arcul de Triumf witnessing a lot of traffic jams if you travel by day.
To make your way to the National University of Physical Education and Sport,
the conference venue, take buses 62 (direction Grup Școlar Auto),
93 (direction Valea Argeșului) or 96 (direction Depoul Alexandria) from
Gara de Nord. It will be a quick ride (2 stops), so you need to get off at
From Piața Unirii, you can take the TUBE to Eroilor , exit towards Spitalul Universitar and walk for 10 minutes or take bus 123 (direction Gara de Nord) for 7 stops and get off at Pod Cotroceni.
Looking for accommodation?
Try Piața Unirii, Piața Operei, Universitate, Piața Victoriei or Izvor when searching for a place to stay. They are all central locations and well connected to the conference venue. Piața Operei and Izvor are within walking distance. If you are on the run you may try Gara de Nord. However, be cautious as the criminality rate is slightly higher in that area.