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During the meeting of  the ESMN subgroup “Disabilities and Sexual Health” in Valencia, Spain, on October 225, 022 this video was made

You can watch it by clicking on the picture!

New ESMN publication on the impact of the COVID-10 pandemic on intimacy and sexuality in eight European countries

To download the article in Sexuality & Culture, click the link.

Online meeting Working Group 2


Online meeting Working Group 4


Open Research Europe: An opportunity for open access publishing of ESMN-related papers

COST Actions can now submit their scientific publications directly to Open Research Europe (ORE), the European Commission’s Open Access publishing platform for research stemming from Horizon Europe.

Open Research Europe is an original publishing venue, like a journal, not a repository (where papers already published somewhere else are deposited). ORE accepts articles in all fields of science: submitted research must be original, not be submitted anywhere else for publication, and stem from a COST Action.

It provides a reliable peer-reviewed publishing service of high scientific quality, with swift publication times. The platform also implements rigorous scientific standards which are overseen by an international Scientific Advisory Board.

Publishing in Open Research Europe is free of charge; the European Commission covers all costs. Lastly, Open Research Europe is also a solution to publish articles even after the COST Action has ended.

More information is available on the European Commission’s website, which contains helpful tips, guides and FAQs, including how to prepare articles and data for submission. If you have further questions on submitting research that stems from your COST Action to ORE please contact Ruth Fisher:

Please note that this is complementary to the existing COST rules on Open Access publications.

COST webinar on Integrating the gender dimension in research & innovation

The COST Academy is delighted to invite you and your COST Action colleagues to join its first ever webinar on Integrating the gender dimension in research & innovation. The webinar will be held on 13 October 2022, between 11:00-12:00 CET.

The webinar is open to all COST Action participants, so please feel free to spread the information to all of your Action network.

The aim of the webinar is to raise awareness on how to effectively integrate gender and sex analysis when carrying out research. The webinar will be presented by Prof. Ineke Klinge, Rapporteur for the Horizon 2020 Gendered Innovations 2 project, and Chair of the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Gender at the European Commission.

The webinar will provide participants with a general introduction on topics related to the gender dimension in research, including:

  1. How to integrate sex and gender analysis into different areas of research and innovation
  2. Why the integration of sex and gender analysis is important and how it will add value to your research in terms of excellence and in-depth understanding of diverse gender needs
  3. How sex and gender stimulate innovation and respond better to social needs and interests by opening new perspectives,
  4. How a sex, gender and intersectional analysis can contribute to a more inclusive society.

During the webinar you will also learn more on the results of the Gendered Innovations Expert Groups 1 and 2, e.g., by presentation of case study examples.

Please join us online on Thursday 13 October 2022 between 11:00-12:00 CET by registering using the link and password below to learn more about these highly relevant topics.

Registration link:

Password: GENDERWEB2022

4th International Seminar of the Doctoral Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Porto, Portugal

4th International Seminar of the Doctoral Program in Human Sexuality 

University of Porto, Portugal

September 21 | 14h30 | Auditorium 1



ESSM 2023 Congress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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The 24th Congress of the ESSM will be organized in Rotterdam on February 16-18, 2023.

Call for ESMN Training School 2022

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This is the call for the ESMN Training School Porto 2022.

Date and location: 19 – 21 September 2022, Porto, Portugal

Deadlines and contact information:

– Closing date for applications: June 30, 2022

– Announcement of selected applicants: July 20, 2022

– Please submit applications to: Jenny Rose Van (

– For grant related queries please contact: Heidi Mehler (

– For all other queries please contact: Erick Janssen, Ph.D. ( or Joana Carvalho, Ph.D. (

For more information, click here.


Last Call: Assistant Research Position at the Center for Psychology at University of Porto (CPUP)

Apply for an Assistant Research Position at the Center for Psychology at University of Porto (CPUP)

The CPUP is calling for applications for one Assistant Research Position to work at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP) for a six-year contract

Deadline – July 8th

Apply here 

Detailed information here

Candidates should have a PhD in Psychology or related areas, and should develop their work within one or more of the CPUP Research Groups:

  • Culture, Normativity and Diversity: Analyses social challenges of specific group demographics and contexts aiming to contribute to a more inclusive society
  • Development and Education: Focuses on child and adolescent development, learning, and wellbeing seeking to evaluate and build evidence-based or informed-based interventions for schools, parents and youth
  • Relationships, Change Processes and Wellbeing: Researches regulatory processes of individual and family adaptation/development, as well as psychological intervention and change, to improve wellbeing and health care systems
  • Neurocognition and Language: Uses behavioral and neuroscientific methods to better understand language, learning and cognitive processes, and develop science-based applications
  • Human Sexuality: Studies basic and applied dimensions of sexuality to inform evidence-based interventions and to promote sexual rights and well-being of all individuals.


Who can apply?

The candidates are required to have:

  • Experience of participation in research projects with competitive funding in the area of Psychology or similar and whose domain is framed in one or more of the CPUP research groups;
  • Authored at least 10 international scientific articles published in psychology or related sciences in journals indexed in the Scopus/SJR and/or WoS/JCR (of which at least 5 in quartile 1 journals)
  • (c) a minimum of 50 citations or an h index equal to or greater than 5 in accordance with Scopus and/or JCR;
  • Solid research skills in Psychology, in quantitative and/or qualitative methods.

What does the funding cover?

The selected candidate will have a salary of 3.230,21 Euros per month (total of 14 monthly salaries per year) during a six-year contract.

The selected candidate may also apply for additional funding from FCT (Portuguese Science Foundation) or other National and International agencies to carry out scientific activities.

Small scientific activities or research related costs can also be covered by CPUP funding

How can I apply?

The application shall be accompanied by documents proving the conditions

  • Copy of a PhD certificate or doctoral diploma;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Five publications considered more relevant by the candidate;
  • Letter of motivation in English (up to 1000 words);
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • Document in English (max. 2000 words) explaining how the scientific curricula of the candidate is aligned with the CPUP’s strategic plan (available on the CPUP website)

More information here

For questions