International Conference of Community Psychology

Fostering and Sustaining Solidarities: Communities, Activism, Knowledges and Environment

Melbourne, Australia, June 26th-28th, 2020

ICCP2020 builds on previous conferences and is based in Melbourne and the broader Asia-Pacific region. This location was originally and continues to be home to many Aboriginal communities. 

This conference seeks to celebrate and interrogate the ways solidarities are fostered and sustained within community contexts, across borders and boundaries, digital and non-digital spaces, and through process of knowledge production. The conference seeks to give a critical platform to the ideas and work emerging from coalitions with practitioners, artists, educators, activists, and diverse communities. We are interested in exploring and showcasing scholarship, activism, practice, and critical scholarly engagement, from around the world that seeks to bring about sustainability, inclusivity, and wellbeing for all. 

Submissions Are Now Open!

You are invited to submit an abstract in the following presentation types, please refer to the website for details on each: 

  • Symposia  
  • Open Oral Presentation  
  • Roundtable Presentation   
  • Workshop Presentation  
  • Ingite Presentation   
  • Creative / Artistic Presentation  
  • Poster Presentation  

You are invited to submit an abstract in the following category: 

Knowledge for sustainable futures 
Creating inclusive culture and healthy communities 
Working the boundaries 
Global dynamics in local expressions 

To start your submission click here:  Call for Submissions

Please remember the following when preparing your submission: 

  • Do not have author names and organizations on the uploaded document.
  • Check for typographical and grammatical errors 
  • Submissions must be made via  the Call for Submissions portal by 5.00pm UTC/GMT + 10 hours)Friday 2 August 2019


Please be reminded that acceptance of your abstract into the ICCP program is subject to purchasing a conference registration, which will open shortly. Presenters must register at the special presenter rate by Thursday 7 November 2019. Those that do not complete their registration will have their abstract removed from the program. 

Should you have any questions please contact the APS Conference and Events Team via or on  + 61 3 8662 3300.


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Proposals to host the 9th International Conference on Community Psychology, to take place in 2022, 

are invited.  

Those interested in joining the list of countries and institutions that have hosted the International Conference on Community Psychology should submit an Expression of Interest by December 1rst, 2019 and a completed Proposal to Professor Irma Serrano-García at by March 1rst, 2020. 


The ICCP conferences were initiated in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2006.  They have since been held biannually in Portugal, Mexico, Spain, Brasil, South Africa and Chile. The 2020 conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia. The conferences are not sponsored by any organization but were initiated and continued, spurred by the interest of the community psychology international community. Since this is the case, the conferences are financed and organized by a local committee which is usually supported by universities, private and public organizations and, of course, by registration fees.  Previous conference organizers provide future organizers with contact information of all participants.  In the following tables you can see the number of people that have attended and the countries they come from. This should give you an idea of what to expect in your country.  


# of total participants

# of countries

Proportion of nationals to foreigners

I   San Juan



41% from P.R.; 59% from other countries

II Lisbon



28% Portuguese; 72% other countries

III Puebla



37% Mexicans; 63% from other countries

IV Barcelona



19% Spanish; 81% from other countries

V Fortaleza



81% Brasil; 19% from other countries

VI Durban



60% South Africa; 40% from other countries

VII Santiago



48% Chile ;52% from other countries

Expression of Interest

This should be a brief document which includes a commitment to send a proposal by the established deadline. It must also include information about the contact person to follow up procedures to receive the proposal and coordinate the evaluation meeting at the Melbourne conference. 

The Proposal 

Based on collective previous experience we have produced a set of guidelines for the proposal.  

Proposals to host the next ICCP should include information that addresses the following: 

  • Hosting Agency or Agencies / Institutions
  • Proposed Conference Date
  • Conference Location and Facilities
  • Proposed Conference Theme and scientific program formats
  • Conference Organization and Management
    • Financial Arrangements and Support
    • Preliminary budget
    • Potential Exhibitors
  • Logistics
    • Transport Access
    • Lodging
    • Meals 
    • Marketing and Promotion
    • Social/Cultural Program
    • Other Relevant Information 

Please note that only complete proposals will be considered. All submissions will be reviewed by past coordinators of previous conferences, as has been the case previously. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their respective proposals at a meeting during the ICCP2020 Conference in Melbourne (26-28 June,2020) where a decision will be made and the 2022 site will be announced in the Closing Ceremony. 

If more than one proposal is considered favorably, you should indicate if you would be willing to host the 2024 conference as well. The committee can consider accepting more than one proposal for future years. 

If you wish to see examples of previously approved proposals, please request them.  

A copy of the evaluation form that will be used to evaluate your proposal is also available upon request. 

Please direct any questions that you may have about preparing your proposal to Professor Irma Serrano-García at 



Download the Request for Proposals