​​​​​​​Ausschreibung des EMA GERON AWARD

In honour of the first FEPSAC President, Dr. Ema Geron, the Managing Council (MC) of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) decided in 2011 to install the FEPSAC Ema Geron Award. This award is bestowed upon a person or organisation in recognition of an exceptional national contribution to the development of sport and exercise psychology. With this award, FEPSAC recognizes the significance of local, regional, and/or national contributions that enrich the development of the domain of sport and exercise psychology in Europe.



Nominations for the Ema Geron award can be submitted to the Secretary-general by (a) group members, (b) the FEPSAC Managing Council, or (c) the FEPSAC Past-Presidents Council using the document ‘Nomination Ema Geron Award (available in Member’s Area of FEPSAC website). Group members can only submit a nomination if they have paid their four-year membership fee (as confirmed by the FEPSAC Treasurer) before the nomination is submitted.

Nominations will be evaluated by the FEPSAC MC based on whether the nomination satisfies the aims of the award.

The MC formulates the final decision on either acceptance or rejection of the nominee during its last full MC meeting before the European Congress of Sport Psychology where the Ema Geron award is to be awarded. The MC decision is communicated by the President and Secretary-general to the nominator, and in the case of acceptance, the respective nominee. As the Ema Geron is awarded during the closing ceremony of the European Congress of Sport Psychology, the nominee is required to attend the closing ceremony; in exceptional circumstances, the nominee can receive the Ema Geron award in absentia. Neither FEPSAC nor the local congress organiser is required to provide financial and/or logistic

support to nominee(s) to attend the closing ceremony. The nominator will provide the necessary financial support in order to ensure the presence of the nominee during the closing ceremony of the European Congress of Sport Psychology at which the Ema Geron award is to be awarded.