E EQuiP 2024

2nd Conference of the Association of European Qualitative

Researchers in Psychology 2024 (EQuiP): "Doing qualitative research in the age of uncertainty"

University of Milano-Bicocca, 26-28 June 2024



When we started our association, we decided to have our bi-annual conference always in even years so that it didn’t  collide with some of the other main conferences that qualitative researchers in psychology may attend. The first EQuiP conference was originally planned to be held in 2020 and then – due to the pandemic – had to be postponed by one year. That put us in the situation where we needed to decide whether then next conference should be held in 2023 to keep the 2-year rhythm, or in 2024 to keep the even-year rhythm and avoid colliding with other relevant conferences.

We decided for the latter and are very happy to announce the 2nd international conference of the Association of European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology which will take place in 2024. After that, we will go back to the regular 2-year rhythm which means the following EQuiP conferences will take place in 2026, 2028 etc.
The preparations of our 2nd EQuiP conference are in full swing and we will soon send out the CfP.  We look forward to meeting many of you again.

The Conference intends to address the following question: “What does qualitative psychological research become in the age of uncertainty?” Innovation and social transformations, as critical features of our liquid contemporaneity, trouble traditional categories and challenge established practices, creating a state of structural uncertainty. This uncertainty may also be exacerbated by social, political, and environmental events having global repercussions - the pandemic, climate change, the war in Ukraine, rising unemployment rates and various attacks on human rights and dignity.

Putting these phenomena in the spotlight, the Conference encourages us – as researchers – to critically reflect on the “objects” we focus on and how we can understand and explain them by means of qualitative approaches.

Concerning the first issue, we ask ourselves what impact structural change and uncertainty exert on our research “objects”. To this end, we welcome research proposals focusing on the theme of change in its various manifestations - personal, environmental, social and organisational, political, technological - and/or its effects on individuals, organisations, and social contexts. Following the same line, we are interested in research highlighting how individuals and groups navigate uncertainty to promote innovation and change.

Concerning the second issue, we question how we can innovate our theoretical and research apparatuses to better capture the dimensions of change and fluidity. We therefore welcome methodological reflections and/or proposals introducing and discussing innovative practices to generate or analyse data. In fact, contemporary fragmentation and uncertainty also trouble traditional methods and methodologies, leading and encouraging us to imagine and craft new methodological discourses and practices.

In this age of uncertainty, psychological phenomena become fragmented, blurred, and challenging to grasp. Consequently, their understanding requires original and emancipatory visions, inviting qualitative researchers to adjust and experiment in a way that enables people and scholars to both pursue social justice and contest oppression. This Conference invites participants to abandon the certainty of analytical procedures, to put their imagination to work and propose new ways of doing research.


Keynote Speakers


Lorenzo Montali

University of Milano-Bicocca


Angelo Benozzo

University of Valle d' Aosta


Michael Bamberg

Clark University




Paula Castro

Universitário de Lisboa


For any further questions regarding EQuiP please contact:

Association of European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology (EQuiP)
Universite Lumiere Lyon 2 - Laboratoire Greps
5 Avenue Pierre Mendes France
69676 Bron, France
E-mail: EuropQualPsy@gmail.com