Welcome to ecpp 2022

POSTPONED TO 2022 – June 29- July 2. 

In the fourth week of June and the first week of July 2022 the 10th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP 2022) will take place in Reykjavik Iceland during the bright night season. The home of the conference is Harpa, Reykjavik´s spectacular conference and concert hall located by the harbour, downtown Reykjavik.

The theme of the conference is “Creating a world we want to live in”.

The conference is a platform to present the latest research and its application within the field of positive psychology. It is a unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners to meet and discuss challenges and opportunities within the field of positive psychology from all over the world. 

ECPP 2022 will cover three main aspects of Positive Psychology: Theory and basic research, applied research and practice.

The focus will be on positive society, and how we can apply the science of wellbeing throughout the life course, during the first years, in schools, workplaces and with older people to create a better world. The conference program will include subjects such as happiness, flow, meaning, mindfulness and wellbeing in schools, at work, in media and in policies. We promise you high quality and an inspiring conference.

Finally, yet importantly, the spectacular nature of Iceland will be there to welcome you. Participants will have the opportunity to increase their wellbeing in various ways, like swimming, running or hiking during our bright nights. We are looking very much forward to seeing in June 2022 in Reykjavik.

The pre-workshops will take place on June 29th

In order to create health and wellbeing for all, we need to work together between sectors, in line with the UN´s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Therefore, we decided to host the Nordic Public Health Conference and the European Positive Psychology Conference in the same week with one shared day. We hope that this will allow participants to make new connections and develop stronger networks in order to create a world we want to live in.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend both conferences with a special reduced fee. There are many opportunities in joining forces with Public Health and building a stronger links between those fields. The shared aim is to increase wellbeing and quality of life, based on the science of wellbeing. Our hope is that this will allow participants to make new connections and develop strong networks in order to create a world we want to live in.

keynote speakers


Richard J. Davidson, PhD

William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder & Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Felicia Huppert

Felicia Huppert is a psychologist with a long-standing research interest in the science of well-being and the promotion of human flourishing. She is a Professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at ACU in Sydney.

Richard Ryan

Richard Ryan, PhD

Richard M. Ryan is a Professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University, North Sydney.  He is a clinical psychologist and co-developer of Self-Determination Theory.


Kristján Kristjánsson, PhD

Deputy Director in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics at the University of Birmingham, U.K.



Ilona Kickbush

Professor Ilona Kickbusch is the Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.


Michael F. Steger

Michael F. Steger, PhD

Michael F. Steger is Professor of Psychology, and the Founding Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University. He also is a Senior Honorary Fellow in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne.

Dora Gudrun

Dóra Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir

Dora Gudrun Gudmundsdottir is the Director of Public Health at the Directorate of Health in Iceland. Dora is trained clinical and organisational psychologist and holds a PhD in public health (epidemiology of wellbeing).

Ola Rosling

Ola Rosling is President & Co-Founder of Gapminder Foundation which he founded together with his wife and his father. Since 1999, Ola lead the development of the Trendalyzer software, which was acquired by Google in 2007.

Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Together with Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund founded Gapminder in 2005. Gapminder’s mission statement is to fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based world view everyone can understand.


Overview of keynote and invited speakers/sessions – DRAFT, subjective to change

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