Limerick Newsletter #13


Dear IACCP Conference attendees!  Don’t forget to download the WHOVA app for the event. Make sure to use the same email you used to register to gain access. Stay connected and informed throughout the conference as organisers will be sharing important announcements through the app. Follow the link:

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Once you have signed up, you should be taken directly to your event! If you have any problems logging in, please send an email to We would also like to kindly ask you to double-check the information in the program and reach out to us if you notice any conflicts or missing information in the agenda.

Alternatively, you can view the conference agenda here:

Don’t forget to check your spam folders as important emails (from regarding the conference might possibly end up there!



Join us for an unforgettable night out in Limerick, Ireland’s historic city known for its lively pub scene!

On Wednesday, 2nd of August (starting from 7:30pm) once the scientific programs are over for the day, we invite you to embark on a real #LimerickPubCrawl experience in the heart of Limerick city.

Our experienced guides will lead you on a curated route, taking you to the best pubs in Limerick, where you’ll enjoy culinary adventures, live music, and the warm hospitality of the locals. As we hop from one pub to another, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in Limerick’s rich culture, mingle with fellow pub-goers, and create unforgettable memories. Throughout the pub crawl, we will ensure alcohol-free options are available.

Limited spots are available, so book early – don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore Limerick’s pub scene with fellow conference attendees. Register below to secure your spot:

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Right before the official start of the conference, we invite you to take part in our pre-conference workshops on July 31st and August 1st. We will be offering a variety of half-day and full-day workshops and invite you to use this incredible opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills in cross-cultural research!

Below we briefly introduce two of our exciting pre-conference workshops and then we present a table with the schedule and event links for registration:


Developing Intercultural Competence: Strategies for university students, educators, and administrators

Facilitators: Diana M. Lizarazo Pereira (University of Oslo), Anastasiia Zubareva (University of Limerick), Aigerim Balkhashbayeva (University of Limerick)

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This workshop provides practical strategies for participants to create an inclusive and respectful academic environment. Since diversity comes with differences, it is important to see beyond the surface to effectively engage across lines of differences. Participants will learn about the impact of culture on behavior, communication, and relationships and gain an understanding of how stereotypes and prejudice can create barriers to cross-cultural communication. We will also discuss intersectionality as a way to include diverse voices. Participants will be equipped with practical strategies for creating an inclusive environment and will have an increased ability to adapt and work effectively across cultures in the university context.


“Ukraine: Who, where, and why?” Cultural sensitivity in working with Ukrainian refugees

Facilitators: Prof. Dr. Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska (Jagellonian University, Krakow), Dr. Anca Minescu (University of Limerick), Liliyana Mbeve (University of Limerick)

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This workshop is aimed at people working with Ukrainian communities in host countries. Expertise from Poland and Ireland from psychologists working in the field will be discussed and core principles are introduced addressing trauma-informed care, understanding the needs and situation of displaced people, with a focus on the gendered nature of the Ukrainian refugee profile, as well as the particular situation of dealing with Ukrainian children in schools. The first part of the workshop focuses on the general psychology of displacement and how the trauma of war and migration affects refugees differently depending on their age and gender, family status and other more general characteristics. The second part of the workshop is dedicated to concrete situations in schools and other community settings where we can intervene to enhance the well-being of refugees and facilitate their sense of belonging and inclusion in host communities.

Overall, we also address how cultural sensitivity and specific cultural knowledge about Ukraine and the geo-political space of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet territories should inform work with Ukrainian people.

Workshop schedule and links to registration

“The Cost Of Caring – Caring for the carers” – The consequences of supporting and caring and how to take care of ourselves 

Monday, July 31, 10:00 – 13:00 

Facilitators: Manoela Lucena, One Housing & CoCreate Humanity, and Leticia Scheidt, University of Limerick

Developing Intercultural Competence: Strategies for University Students, Educators and Administrators

Monday, July 31, 10:00 – 13:00 

Facilitators: Diana M. Lizarazo Pereira; Anastasiia Zubareva and Aigerim Balkhashbayeva, University of Limerick

A Social Identity Model of Trauma and Resilience  

Monday, July 31, 10:00 – 13:00 

Facilitators: Prof. Orla Muldoon, Dr. Sarah Jay and Dr. Aisling O’Donnell, University of Limerick

All that we share: The Tell your own story (TYOS) project working to improve diversity in the media

Monday, July 31, 14:00 – 17:00 

Facilitators: Dr. Maria Rieder, Gail Flanagan, Dr. Anita Barmettler, Robyn Cunneen, and Hadjer Bensadek, University of Limerick

Mapping attitudes as networks

Monday, July 31, 14:00 – 17:00 

Facilitators: Prof. Mike Quayle and Dr. Elaine Smith, University of Limerick

Decolonizing Psychology

Monday, July 31, 14:00 – 17:00 

Facilitator: Dr. Susana Núñez Rodriguez, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Social Psychology of Climate Conflicts: How to Mediate and Resolve Climate Conflicts in Different Cultural Contexts? 

Monday, July 31, 14:00 – 17:00 

Facilitators: Dr Gulnaz Anjum and Nora C. G. Benningstad, University of Oslo

Ukraine: who, where and why? Cultural sensitivity in working with Ukrainian refugees

Monday, July 31, 14:00-17:00 

Facilitators: Prof. Dr. Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska, Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow, and Dr. Anca Minescu and Liliyana Mbeve, University of Limerick 

The importance of intercultural competence when fighting for social justice in the media. 

Tuesday, August 1, 9:00 – 12:00 

Facilitators: Mamobo Ogoro, University of Limerick, and Beatriz Gómez Moreno, GORM 

The influence of Geo-Politics on cross-cultural psychological research – examples from Eastern Europe

Tuesday, August 1, 9:00 – 12:00 

Facilitators: Prof. Nino Javakhishvili, Ilia State University, and Dr. Anca Minescu, University of Limerick

A Practical Guide to Cross-Cultural Comparisons and Measurement Invariance Using R 

Tuesday, August 1, 9:00 – 15:30 

Facilitators: Dr. Johannes A. Karl, Dublin City University, and Dr. Pablo De Tezanos-Pinto, University of Limerick

Student Solidarity as Praxis

Tuesday, August 1, 12:30 – 15:30 

Facilitators: Tony Nelson, Kalamazoo College, and Kaylee Henderson, Fund for Education Abroad

To register for these workshops, please visit our registration page at

Price information

3-hours-workshop: 100€ regular, 60€ for students

6-hours-workshop: 150€ regular, 120€ for students 


SPECIAL SESSION: Concert by Matthew Noone

We’re excited to announce that Matthew Noone will perform on Thursday, August 3rd, from 1-1:30pm.

He is an Australian-Irish ex-indie rocker, improviser, composer and performer of the 25 stringed lute called sarode. He plays two unique custom made hybrid sarodes, one designed particularly for playing Irish traditional music, and the second is an electroacoustic ‘dream’ sarode for exploring new compositions.

General Assembly of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Join us at the General Assembly of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology!

We would like to invite all members of IACCP to our General Assembly on Thursday, August 3rd (late afternoon) as part of the upcoming regional conference in Limerick. The General Assembly will focus on crucial discussions, including plans for upcoming conferences and important organizational updates. The meeting is open to all members, and your presence is highly valued as we shape the future of our organization.

Warm regards,

IACCP Organising Committee 

For more information, please visit our website:
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If you have any questions… 

regarding travel, accommodation or registration,

please email

For every other question about the conference, you can contact the organizing committee by sending an email to


Conference motto: 

Knowledge is power. Knowledge shared is power multiplied.’ 

by Robert Boyce

Attachment: IACCP 2023 Preconference workshops

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