November 11, 2021

The University of Turku has been granted the biennial European Conference on Developmental Psychology. The Conference will be held in Turku on 28 August – 1 September, 2023.

The biennial European Conference on Developmental Psychology has been granted to the University of Turku for 2023. The Conference is a main event in the field of developmental psychology and it has never before been organised in Finland. The event brings over 1,000 psychology researchers to Logomo in Turku.

– It is great that the conference is organised in Finland where we have especially high-quality research in this field. With the resources provided by the INVEST flagship, we have particularly good circumstances for organising the event, says Professor of Psychology Christina Salmivalli from the University of Turku. The research flagship and centre INVEST – Inequalities, Interventions and a New Welfare State – aims at providing a new model for the welfare states that is more equal, better targeted to problem groups, more anticipatory as well as economically and socially sustainable. A great deal of research on developmental psychology is also conducted in INVEST.

The Turku Convention Bureau of the City of Turku helped the University in the months long application process.

– We helped the researchers in drafting the written application. We are very happy of the researchers’ activity and trust in the conference sector that has been through a great deal. This is a significant positive signal of faith in the future, says Convention Manager Sari Ruusumo.