The 17th European Congress of Adapted Physical Activity (EUCAPA) is set to take place in the captivating city of Seville, Spain, from June 11-14, 2024. EUCAPA stands as a distinguished event known for fostering the exchange of research and practice in the realm of adapted sport and physical activity. This Congress serves as a gathering point for academics, researchers, students, stakeholders, and practitioners worldwide, all dedicated to advancing research and professional standards in adapted physical activity on a global scale.

Aligned with the Congress theme, “Participation and Inclusion in Sports for Quality of Life: Paris 2024 Horizon,” this congress is an optimal platform for cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships among all participants. The forthcoming Paris Paralympic Games in 2024 will serve as a significant focal point for discussions during this Congress, spanning a wide array of topics in adapted sports.

The EUCAPA 2024 is a face-to-face (in-person) scientific activity and its program will consist of the following:

  • Keynotes speakers
  • Invited speakers
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentations
  • Symposiums
  • Professional and video presentations
  • Workshops

This congress will feature esteemed keynote speakers including:

  • Hayley Fitzgerald (Leeds Beckett University)
    “The Promise and Perils of ‘Intersectionality’: Considerations for APA Research and Practice”
  • Andrew Parsons (President of the International Paralympic Committee)
    “Paralympic Games – the ambition to be the most transformational event of the planet, and what is the role of science and research to achieve that”
  • Kirstie Simpson (University of Chester)
    “Inclusive Employment and Workforce Development”
  • Adolfo Cangas (Universidad de Almería)
    “Mental Health, Physical Activity, and Sport: An Area to Discover”

In addition, check out the extraordinary line-up of  Symposia Speakers that have been announced to hold their lectures at the event:

  • Prof. Jan Burns – Joint Clinical Psychology Program Director at Canterbury University
  • Prof. Kwok Ng – Docent (Adjunct Professor) Health Promotion and Adapted Physical Activity & Senior Researcher at University of Turku, University of Limerick & University of Eastern Finland
  • Alba Roldán Romero – Professor Department of Sport Science, Center of Sport Investigation – University Miguel Hernández de Elche
  • Caroline van Lindert – Senior Researcher at Mulier Institute in the areas of Inclusion in Sport & Disability Sport

A new deadline for key dates was released to submit abstracts and present scientific research at the 17th European Congress on Adapted Physical Activity 2024:

  • Paper Submission Closes: 15th February 2024 (23:59 CET)
  • Review and Decisions Process Concludes: 15th March 2024
  • Presenting Authors Latest Registration: 11th April 2024

For more information visit the congress website: