PCE Europe Symposium 2023 Poster

Call for papers announcement


September21st-24th, 2023, Athens, Greece


Hosted by:
PCE Europe & the Hellenic Focusing Center



We invite person-centred and experiential practitioners, researchers, theoreticians, trainers, trainees and supervisors to participate in the 2023 PCE Symposium. The Symposium will take place in person in Athens and online.

“Welcoming Polyphony in a Changing World”

Ιn a changing world, in a state of crisis, norms and language can’t possibly mean the same as they used to; hence polyphony prevails, both in the ‘outer’ and in the ‘inner’ world, since everyone has, or should have, a voice. 

We invite voices loud and soft, images and sounds contained by and beyond words, from all over the European Person-Centred world to join us in creating our own ‘polyphony’. We will meet in the heart of ancient Athens, home of the Tower of the Winds, taking inspiration to unfold the many layers of our own ancient understandings, discovering new potential within ourselves both individually and as an expanding and expansive community. We are fortunate to be able to extend the invitation beyond borders to include friends and colleagues online.

Keynote Speakers

Four keynote speakers who have been invited to address the Symposium theme are: Manu Bazzano, Jo Hilton, Maria Malikiosi-Loizos and Siebrecht Vanhooren. See Keynotes [link] on the Symposium website. The keynote presentations will be live-streamed to online participants.

Registration and Submissions

Presenters must register to attend the Symposium by following the instructions for registration [link] on the Symposium website. Please note that you need to book your own accommodation and early booking of accommodation is strongly recommended.

The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2023 20 May 2023 (extended). Please be aware that, although every single offer is appreciated, submissions will be treated on the basis of their relevance to the Symposium theme. You will hear whether or not your submission has been accepted before the Early Bird registration deadline of 1 June 18 June (extended).

We encourage participants to present their work regarding the conference theme in one of two forms:

  • as a short in-person presentation (in a 30-minute slot)
  • as an experiential workshop (90 minutes). Workshops may be offered either in person or online and will take place in parallel.

More details of how to submit your proposal is available on the Call for papers [link] page on the Symposium website.

We look forward to welcoming you in person or online in September!