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VIII International Congress on Emotional Intelligence (VIII ICEI)

30 August – 2 September 2022
Palazzo Chiaramonte Steri

under the patronage of

We are pleased to announce the
VIII International Congress on Emotional Intelligence (VIII ICEI)
that will take place in Palermo, Italy, between 30 August – 2 September 2022,
at the Palazzo Steri of the University of Palermo.

with the contribution of

The Congress

The main aim of the VIII ICEI Palermo 2022 is to promote research in the field of Emotional Intelligence (EI), bringing together leading researchers and scholars from around the world to collaborate, exchange and share theoretical and empirical research findings and innovative applications of EI.

To this end, the VIII ICEI will offer a broad scientific program on various areas of EI development, research and application:

  • keynote presentations with leading scientists;
  • symposia sessions;
  • individual paper sessions;
  • poster sessions;
  • pre-conference workshops for researchers and practitioners.

The pre-conference workshops (on Tuesday 30th August) will provide professional training certificates from the International Society for Emotional Intelligence (ISEI).


Palermo is the regional capital of Sicily (the biggest island of Mediterranea Sea), and is one of those cities with a very distinct, almost tangible atmosphere, a place of fascination, where reality often outperforms the traveller’s imagination.

It is a buzzing Mediterranean centre whose 1 million inhabitants are a fascinating cocktail of apparently conflicting characteristics. The city’s history has been anything but simple, and the city has passed from one dominating power to another with remarkable frequency. Its strategic position at the heart of the Mediterranean brought wave upon wave of invaders, including the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the Normans, the Swabians, the French, the Aragonese and the Bourbons just to name the most influential.

The result of this quilted history is evident today in the vast range of architectural styles, the intriguing fusion of ingredients used in many local dishes and in the many place names whose etymology bypasses Italian linguistic traditions. In 2015, Arab-Norman Palermo and its neighbouring cathedrals were granted status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The grandeur of many of Palermo’s wonderful palaces and churches in the centre gives way to popular areas where the way of life doesn’t fully belong to the 21st century. This is particularly true of the historical markets, whose Arabic origins are still evident today thanks to their noise, aromas and colours, their narrow labyrinthine streets, the exotic array of food on display, and their souk-like atmospheres, but also, monuments, squares, baroque churches, and two of Europe's biggest 19th-century theatres, the Politeama Garibaldi and the Massimo theatres.

Palermo is a city you never forget!