Call for Proposals

Dear colleagues,

We are honoured to invite you to the First Balkan Conference in Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Action Methods in Education “Pippi Longstocking and the Modern World” which will be held from July 3 to July 6, 2019 in Bulgaria at the Romance Splendid Hotel &Spa, St. St. Constantine and Elena Resort Complex, near Varna.

Children nowadays are quite different from children of the past generations. The rapid pace of life overwhelmed with information, busy parents, teachers’ anxiety, not quite safe surroundings – all these make children vulnerable, not knowing how to determine and cope with their feelings,  how to reply to adults’ requirements without losing their spontaneity, creativity and joy. Even more difficult for all of us is that we should give children roots and wings and be their mentors and friends by vocation, not just as one’s duty. Regarding these, we modern people could learn a lot from Pippi Longstocking.  What could she teach us and what could she learn from us, even being 75 now, is what we will explore and experience together at our First Balkan Conference in Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Action Methods in Education.

This conference is addressed to psychodramatists, psychologists, teachers, kindergarten and school staff, social workers, youth workers and everyone else who is interested in working with children. 

It is our great pleasure to kindly ask colleagues to send their proposals for 2-hours workshops on the following topics using psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry and action methods:

  • Child’s personal development and social inclusion;
  • Helping children and students deal with traumas and conflicts;
  • Working with children and students with special needs;
  • Effective kindergarten group and classroom management;
  • Relieving teachers’ stress and improving their professional development and well-being;
  • Helping parents deal with problems in the upbringing of their children and in their interactions with kindergarten and schools.

Abstracts of the suggested workshops of about 300 words should be submitted to the organisational committee by 15.03.2019.

The working language of the conference is English. Translation into Bulgarian will be available.

Details about registration, accommodations and the registration forms for workshops and participants may be found on the conference website below.

We are honoured to introduce to you our scientific consultants and leaders of the pre-conference workshops:

Dr Daniela Simmons – USA

Eva Fahistrom Borg – Sweden

Prof. Vladimir Nikitin – Russia