34th EAAP Conference


Re-Building Bridges – Enabling Human Performance

The Scientific Committee of the European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP) is excited to announce the FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS for the next biannual EAAP conference. The conference will be held from in Gibraltar from 20th September - 24th September 2021. This follows the postponement of our 2020 conference due to Covid-19.

The 2021 conference theme "Re-Building Bridges - Enabling Human Performance" is inspired by two trends. The first is the re-building of aviation following Covid-19. The second affirms recent activities by the EAAP Board to build upon strategic partnerships with professional aviation organisations around the globe. We are forming new links with South America, Asia and national European aviation psychology associations. EAAP has also built new bridges with several specialised European aviation organisations to support and enable human performance.

Aviation Psychology is thriving and the number of members and supporting organisations outside Europe is growing significantly.
The 34th EAAP Conference will provide a platform to strengthen not only these new strategic partnerships, but all partnerships that have developed over the past few years.

Goals & target audience

EAAP is very much committed to ensuring a high level of science. We would like to invite specialists from universities and research & development organisations to present their studies. At the same time, we would like to invite key stakeholders and practitioners to not only take part, but also to exchange both their experience and their research.

Individuals and/or teams from universities, research institutions, airlines, air forces, air navigation service providers, airports, manufacturers, maintenance facilities, regulators, bureaus of air safety investigation, and any others in the aviation system are invited to submit an abstract for a scientific paper or poster.

Call for papers and posters

Topics of interest are focused on, but not limited to:

Covid-19 and pandemic effects on aviation
• Effects of the pandemic on the well-being of aviation personnel
• Global solutions for limiting contamination in aviation
• Other impacts of Covid-19 on aviation

Human performance
• Fatigue & stress management
• Human-machine interface
• Automation and artificial intelligence
• Unmanned and manned aviation
• Air-ground communications
• Physiological and neurophysiological measures

Aviation mental health & wellbeing
• Peer support programs
• Psychological risk assessment
• Random alcohol & drug testing

Safety culture and organizational learning
• Safety climate measurement
• Safety culture development
• Just culture
• Accident and incident investigation
• HF taxonomies
• Effective HF recommendations

Selection and training
• Selection and new regulatory guidance
• Personality/aptitude/attitude testing
• Validation of selection
• CRM/TRM/MRM training effectiveness

The tradition of the Best Poster Award will be continued! The award will be presented at the end of the conference.

Please note that presentation is not required for participation.

Important dates

  • • 1st March 2021 – abstract submission deadline
    • 15th April 2021 – abstract acceptance
    • 15th August 2021 – full paper submission
    • 14th September 2021 – registration deadline

Conference venue

EAAP34 will be held at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel, Gibraltar. For travel and visa advice, please check the venue page on our conference website.

Conference fees

Conference fees include all conference material, coffee breaks, lunch and a gala dinner. For details please check the 'fees' page on the EAAP conference website by clicking here.


Please register for the 34th EAAP conference here.

Become an EAAP34 sponsor

We are still looking for sponsors for our 2021 EAAP conference. If you would like to sponsor us or know of anyone who would be willing to do so, please visit our sponsor page for more information.

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Full call for papers

The full call for papers is available for download here.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and papers. See you in Gibraltar!

The EAAP 34 Scientific Committee

  • • Prof. Mickaël Causse
    • Prof. Robert Bor
    • Prof. Karina Mesarosova
    • Prof. Harald Kolrep