of the conference
for the main track only
President of EMDR Europe Association
• Boris Cyrulnik
• Isabel Fernandez
watch video • Jackie June ter Heide
watch video • Luca Ostacoli
Bologna, the city where the first University was founded will be hosting the next EMDR Europe Conference. It is a very symbolic place for us to gather together as a scientific and professional community. Founded in 1088, you can still visit the place of the University, in downtown Bologna. In fact, the word University comes from the word “Universitas”, that from that moment through all the Middle Ages defined the group of students who were organized in associations, giving the first structure to undergraduate curriculum. The evolution of this brought us to the modern Universities. In 1732 the University had the first woman among the University chairs, showing already a very inclusive spirit. In 1988, 430 Deans of European Universities signed the Bologna Magna Charta Universitatium Europaeum that gave birth to an integration process of universities in Europe. Now 802 universities from Europe and overseas share the principles of this Charta. The main principles are that education can give a significant contribution to the future of humanity, the need to respect the balance of life and nature, to link education to research, to promote a continuous dialogue among cultures and to create a forum for discussion, cooperation and exchange of knowledge.
The rich history of Bologna and of its university is of great inspiration to our professional community, so it is the best place to hold our European conference in 2023.
The 2023 EMDR Conference will be a Research and Practice Conference, where researchers, clinicians and colleagues coming from many countries in Europe and in the world can gather together and have a deep personal and professional experience.
I am sure that all participants will feel enriched after the three days of attending the Conference and will share positive moments that will be of great benefit to attendees and ultimately their clients……