Summer School

Summer School
August 21 – 23, 2016, Epanomi, Thessaloniki, Greece

The submission system for  6th summer school on Motivation and Emotion is now closed! Please note that all notifications of acceptance have been sent to participants. The registration form for the Summer School will be available on March 7th, 2016.

The summer school is jointly organized by the School oh Psychology, AUTh and the EARLI SIG8 (Motivation & Emotion) and will be held from Sunday, August 21, through Tuesday, August 23, in Epanomi, a suburb of Thessaloniki next to the sea.

The aim of the summer school is to provide PhD students the opportunity to discuss their research projects and interests with prominent researchers in the field of motivation, emotion, and self-regulation, and to meet other young researchers who work in the same field. Students will enjoy high level mentoring from the ICM2016 summer school experts and get involved in various academic activities while enjoying the sea, the sun and the Greek hospitality.


The following eminent scholars will join the ICM2016 summer school:

Thérèse Bouffard, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Angeliki Leontari, University of Thessaly, Greece
Susanne Narciss, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Jari-Erik Nurmi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Francisco Peixoto, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Instituto Universitário, Portugal
Marja Vauras, University of Turku, Finland


To participate in the 6th summer school on Motivation and Emotion, PhD students are asked to submit proposals (about 1000 words, plus references) related to their doctoral research work. Technical equipment will be provided.

Reviewing criteria

  • Relevance to the domain of motivation, emotion and self-regulation
  • Theoretical framework and literature review
  • Conceptual rationale, research questions and/or hypotheses
  • Research method (design, sample, measures, procedure)
  • (Planned) Data analyses and interpretation (depending on the stage of the research)

Submission deadline:  January 11, 2016 
Notification of acceptance: by February 20, 2016

Online submission form

All proposals must be submitted electronically. Proposals submitted by fax, mail, or e-mail will NOT be accepted. The submission procedure consists of two steps. In the first step contact data have to be submitted. In the second step an extended summary (1000 words max. plus references) has to be uploaded as Word file. Please use the template at the bottom of this page.


Akti Retzika, situated at the sandy beach of Potamos in Epanomi, will host the summer school students and all related activities. For more information about Akti Retzika visit


The registration fee for participating in the summer school starts at €280, depending on the accommodation type. Registration fee covers all three days of the summer school, including summers school material and activities, accommodation for three nights (20th, 21st and 22nd of August), full board and transportation from the airport to Akti Retzika and from Akti Retzika to the city of Thessaloniki at the end of the summer school. The registration fee also includes registration to the subsequent ICM2016. Travel expenses are excluded.   



Accommodation @ camping site* [only very few places]

€ 280

Accommodation @ double room** 

€ 330

Accommodation @ single room*** [limited number]

€ 380

* participants should arrange to have their own camping equipment 
** participants who wish to stay in a double room and do not have a roommate will be allocated one randomly
*** there is a limited number of single rooms and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis


Please find below the ICM2016 Summer School Preliminary Programme Schedule.