Dear Colleagues and Friends

It is our great pleasure to invite you all to join us in Oslo for the EAWOP congress on the 20-23rd of May 2015.

The conference, the 17th in line of great and successful congresses, is this time hosted by the Norwegian Psychological Association in close collaboration with researchers at the University of Oslo, the University of Bergen and BI Norwegian Business School. In addition our team has been strengthen with prominent colleagues from Sweden, Finland, Spain and the Netherlands. Together we have formed an enthusiastic local team that have worked and will continue to work hard to develop an interesting and stimulating conference program for you under the heading: “Respectful and effective leadership - managing people and organizations in turbulent times”.

We believe this is an important and timely topic for our conference in 2015 as Europe and the world face and have faced turbulent times in many respects, posing serious challenges to employees, teams, organizations, nations and leaders. Leaders with responsibility for both employees and results face globalized competition, needs for reduction of costs, new technology, mergers and downsizing as some examples of many everyday challenges. The question work and organisational psychology need to provide new and good answers to is therefor; How can one manage respectfully, contribute to the wider good of society and at the same time create, adapt and maintain an effective and sustainable organization?

The EAWOP 2015 Congress will address this complex and yet very basic question in its full breadth. In this we aim to show both the importance and usefulness of work and organizational psychology in this respect and at the same time contribute to the expansion of our common and highly valuable knowledge base. In the fine spirit of EAWOP's mission the interaction between and contribution from both academia and professionals in the field will be central to the conference. Therefore, please join us in Oslo to contribute your knowledge, your questions, your answers and your suggestions to this important question and to learn from the work and thoughts of esteemed and hard-working colleagues from all around the world.

The conference will be held in city centre of Oslo, the capital of Norway, a vibrant modern city but also the oldest of the Scandinavian capitals with a history going back 1000 years. You will discover that Oslo have all the coziness of a small town, with great opportunities for social interaction, placed in the most fantastic natural surroundings and with great possibilities for cultural experiences.

We therefore hope to see you all in Oslo!


On behalf of the organizers


Tor Levin Hofgaard,

President of the Norwegian Psychological Association

Tor Levin Hofgaard

Ståle Einarsen, 

Chair of the Program committee

Ståle Einarsen