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(Updated 29/10/18)

Next EFRN General Meeting: November 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2018 - Paris, France

The meeting this year is being hosted by Milija Simlesa and will take place in the Brain Place To Be offices in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, France, just across the street from the Metro station *Malesherbes* (metro line 3). The address is: 114 boulevard Malesherbes, 75017 Paris, FRANCE

Milija will be defending her Ph.D. thesis on the 22ndof November and that’s the main reason why the meeting lasts three instead of two days, as usual. The Friday afternoon (23rd) and whole Saturday (24th) will be dedicated for more “serious” EFRN activities.

Don’t hesitate to contact Milija directly by mail, Skype ( or phone (+33 6 32 93 98 31) if you have any question, doubt, wish or suggestion. 

More venue information will follow shortly.

(Updated 26/06/18)

Good Luck to Our Colleagues at the European Congress on Positive Psychology in Budapest!

Many of the EFRN's members will be presenting and attending the ECPP conference in Budapest, running June 27-30, 2018, including a symposium on More Flow, More Well-being: Studies on How to Increase flow in Daily Life and Reap the Benefits with Orin Davis, Jef van den Hout, Frans Ørsted Andersen, and Jasmine Tan from 15:30-17:00 on the 28th June. See more information on the ECPP website.

(Updated 09/10/17)
Upcoming 6th Annual Official EFRN Meeting: Nov 24-25, 2017

The next official meeting of the EFRN will take place in Tilburg, the Netherlands, from Nov 24-25.
Venue address: Bank 15, Spoorlaan 350, 5038 CC, Tilburg

The programme of (social) events planned can be downloaded here (PDF).

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Nov 14th. If you have any suggestions or requirements, please also make those known.

This year's organiser, Jef van den Hout, has recommended the following place for accommodation, and provided the following information:

Hostel Roots is a brand new hotel/hostel, very close to the central station and close to the meeting venue.

Tilburg is a city with 200,000 inhabitants, with a university where you can study psychology, economics and law. It is 30 minutes from Eindhoven airport, 60 minutes from Rotterdam Airport and 90 minutes from Amsterdam (Schiphol). All easy accessible by train or bus.

Please contact Jef for any questions about this meeting.


(18/03/17)  Looking for new partners for FLIGBY (Leadership & Flow) Initiatives

Dr. Zoltán Buzády (Associate Professor of Management and Leadership at CEU, Budapest, and co-author of Missing Link Discovered, the book on Flow-Leadership&Serious Games and on FLIGBY, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's Official leadership development program, as well as Director of the 'Leadership & Flow Global Research Program') is looking for new partners in training/teaching and research who might be interested in adopting Csikszentmihalyi's Official Flow-promoting Leadership Development Program FLIGBY, in their practice/portfolio. Please contact Dr Buzády if interested. More FLIGBY links can be found on the following social media platforms:   (flow, leadership and serious games) (flow in general)


A Conversation on Academic Engagement between Students at IowaBIG and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

An EFRN associate from the US, Gary Gute from the University of Northern Iowa and Director of the Creative Life Research Center, recently facilitated a conversation between Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and three students from IowaBIG, an initiative-based high school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. The students in the video are assisting in a study of academic engagement among their peers. You can watch this great conversation here:


The 5th Meeting of the EFRN

The latest (5th Annual) official meeting of the EFRN was the last weekend of November 2016 (Fri 25th & Sat 26th) in Milan, Italy. Organizer: Eleonora Riva. Updates to follow.

New Flow Anthology Book Published: "Flow Experience: Empirical Research and Applications"

A new flow anthology book has been published via Springer, with editing and contributions by EFRN members. You can find the book via the Springer website; the book will also be on sale at ECPP2016 at the Springer stand.


The 4th Annual EFRN Meeting in Braga, Portugal, 27th-28th November 2015

The last official meeting of the EFRN was held at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal, from 27-28th (Fri-Sat) November 2015.

Download full meeting report (PDF)


3rd Annual EFRN Meeting in Angers, France, 27th to 28th November 2014


Around 20 flow researchers from all over Europe participated in the annual meeting of the EFRN in Angers during the last weekend of November. We caught up on themes from last year’s meeting in Eastbourne; among these were the progress made in the joint book project, which features around 30 chapters written by approximately 50 EFRN contributors.


Another theme discussed was our mission statement which will guide our work in the coming years.


In order to pursue the goals we are presently working on an application for a UK fund. 


Finally we chose a new chairwoman, Lucia Ceja, for the next year. And we decided to have our next meeting at the University of Minho in Braga Portugal, hosted by Teresa Freire, taking place 27th to 28th November 2015.



2nd EFRN Meeting in Eastbourne, England, 29-30 Nov 2013

The second annual meeting of the EFRN in Eastbourne on 29-30 November 2013, hosted by the University of Brighton, was a great success, with members from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom attending.  The psychophysiology of flow group met on Friday the 29th and the general meeting took place on Saturday the 30th.  Hanneke van Bruggen was invited as a speaker this year, to share her extensive experience as the former organizer of the successful ENOTHE occupational health education group, amongst many others.  As a result of her guidance, the EFRN meeting focused on formalising and tightening up the organisation of the EFRN, agreeing on collaborative projects and beginning to establish better networks of communication, both amongst members of the group and with the outside world.  Subcommittees were formed and tasks delegated, including the formation of a mission statement and goals for the coming half year, ahead of the next half-session meeting of the EFRN at the ENPP conference in Amsterdam in July 2014.