11-14 January 2022
SEC, Glasgow, Scotland
It is with great regret that we must announce that EAWOP 2022 Congress in Glasgow has had to be cancelled.
We have listened carefully to our delegates and speakers, we have looked at government advice and recognise that as a result of the Omicron variant, there are new and serious implications for travel, but far more importantly, there are potentially very serious implications for the health and wellbeing of participants if the congress goes ahead.
We know that there was huge appetite for a face-to-face event. Over 1300 people have registered and we are sorry to disappoint those who had enthusiastically invested in their submissions and were looking forward to the event. We waited as long as we could in the hope that the situation would improve and allow us to go ahead but it is clear that this is not possible.
Please accept our heartfelt apology that under current circumstances and despite every effort we are no longer able to safely deliver what we believe would have been an exceptional event.
We would like to thank all the people who worked so hard to create an exciting and inspiring congress. This includes our invited speakers and workshop leaders who had put so much into making the EAWOP 2022 programme so stimulating, all those who submitted papers to the event and the many reviewers who helped with decision making. We also thank our sponsors, including the City of Glasgow and the volunteer and professional organisers as well as the staff of the British Psychological Society for the long hours spent developing the congress.
Please bear with us while we work through the practical implications that need to be addressed following this decision. The first of these is that in early January we will be reimbursing all registration payments, including for those of you who cancelled your registration in advance of this notice. If you booked a 3-day registration, you will be aware that your registration included your EAWOP membership fee until May 2023. We are looking into providing an option to request a
partial refund so that you can maintain your membership status.
If you booked your accommodation through our hotel reservation link you can cancel your booking at no cost. We will be writing to everyone who registered with more information once it is available.
Please keep safe in these difficult times and we sincerely hope that the world situation will have changed sufficiently that we will be able to meet up in Katowice in May 2023 where our next congress is scheduled to run.
Helen Baron, Chair, Congress Taskforce
Frederik Anseel, President, EAWOP
Ian Bushnell, Programme Chair
Many people have contributed to developing the EAWOP 2022 Congress both in developing the programme and all the other organisation required to bring a large event to fruition. We would like to thank the following people as well as the many others who have helped, including the EAWOP Executive Committee, and the staff of the British Psychological Society and Redactive.
EAWOP 2022 Task Force
Helen Baron (Chair)
EAWOP 2022 Programme Committee
Ian Bushnell (Chair)
EAWOP 2022 International Advisory Group
Tammy D. Allen
Anja Van den Broeck
Deanne Den Hartog
José María Peiró
Donald M. Truxillo
Lisa Van Der Werff
In addition to EAWOP 2022 in Glasgow in January 2022, EAWOP is organising a virtual conference which will focus on the impact the pandemic has had on our lives and the profound changes it has made to the way we work.
In what ways has the virus strained working life and how has it forced workplaces to change for the better?
The aim of this one day conference, organised in collaboration with the British Psychological Society, is to invite leading scholars and practitioners from across the world to provide their insights – derived from research and practice – on how the COVID pandemic has reshaped working lives, the impact of these changes on employees, and how organisations can respond productively to the challenges presented by the pandemic.
The event will be open to all and free for EAWOP members with discounted rates for BPS DOP members.