United in Diversity

The theme of the ESRII 2023 conference is “United in Diversity” in mental health science, routine care practices and digital technologies. Diversity will be expressed in terms of the variety of target groups to be addressed, cultural identities, methodological innovations such as AI, therapeutical framework developments and technological innovations. With this theme we aim to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in science and routine mental health care with a specific focus on the next generation of multidisciplinary researchers and scientists’ practitioners. The ESRII 2023 is free of conference charge as we want to enable young researchers to partake as well.

The VU Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) welcomes all participants to the 7th ESRII Conference 2023. We are happy to host the conference as innovations in digital mental health as well as values like diversity are part of the VU identity.

We welcome presentations related to the overall conference theme which is divided in the following eight tracks:

  1. Diversity
  2. Routine care & implementation
  3. AI & mental health
  4. Hard to reach populations
  5. Blended interventions for mental health
  6. Youth
  7. Innovations in research methods
  8. Global e-mental health

European Society for Research on Internet Interventions
7th Conference, Aug 30 – Sept 1, 2023
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The deadline for submitting abstracts was 30 April ’23 and has therefore passed.

Abstract submission is now closed.

Abstracts (150!)  are currently under review by the Scientific Advisory Board.


Registration of participants will open on June 1, 2023!

Access to the 7th ESRII Conference is free of charge for all.

Free of charge !

Yes indeed, no conference fee, but places are limited, so book your spot as early as possible by using the submission form on this website, starting end of this month.

Scientific Advisory Board



Prof. Dr.Heleen Riper
Vrije Universiteit
Clinical psychologyNL
Prof. Dr.Gerhard AnderssonLinköping UniversityClinical psychologySE
Prof. Dr.Thomas BergerUniversität BernClinical psychologyCH
Prof. Dr.Per CarlbringStockholm UniversityDept of PsychologySE
Prof. Dr.Pim CuijpersVrije Universiteit
Clinical psychologyNL
Dr.Tom van DaeleThomas More University
of Applied Sciences
Clinical psychologyBE
Anna-Paulina Ewalds MulliezWHO Collaborating Centre
for Research and Training
in Mental Health
Dr.Annet KleiboerVrije Universiteit
Clinical psychologyNL
Dr.Petra KouvonenItla Children's
Dr.Hugo López-PelayoHospital Clínic de Barcelona
Dr.Kim MathiasenUniversity of Southern
Clinical psychologyDK
Dr.Tine NordgreenUniversity of BergenGlobal public healthNO
Prof. Dr.Soledad Quero
Universidad Jaume IGeneral psychologyES
Prof. Dr.Michael SchaubUniversity of ZurichClinical Psychology
Prof. Dr.Annemieke
van Straten
Vrije Universiteit
Clinical psychologyNL
Prof. Dr.Nick TitovMacquarie UniversityClinical psychologyAU

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Social Program

Welcome drinks

Wednesday 30 August ’23 – 19:00 h

Pension Homeland, Marine Terrein, Amsterdam

Welcome drinks in Pension Homeland, a retro style bar/restaurant/hotel on the Marine Terrein in Amsterdam. Surrounded by water, a green park and tranquility, yet in the middle of the lively city. It is located on a former naval base hence the name Marine Terrein. The former naval offices and barracks are now home to creative startups, living labs and technical and environmental studies. The park and the open water are ideal for spending time on sultry summer days.

ESRII 2023 Party

Registration required!

Friday 1 September 2023 – 9 PM – 1 AM!

Restaurant Kanteen25, Marine Terrein, Amsterdam

The party has free entrance. You will receive the first three drinks free of charge (doubles if you take your partner or spouse with you, register this before). DJ is Raoul Lachman!

Kanteen25 is a hub that connects students and professionals at the neighboring (computer science) school CODAM and provides educational options for refuge cooks as well. Kanteen aims to be a culinary playground where young talent, good (organic) food and quality are connected.


The conference venue is in the historic center of Amsterdam, 4 minutes walking distance of the Central Train Station Amsterdam and easily reachable by public transport.

OBA Congres
Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam

The conference will take place on the 6th floor of the OBA (Amsterdam Public Library). The building is located on the waterfront with spectacular views over the old town.

Wednesday evening we kick off with a welcome drink in the nearby bar of Pension Homeland. It is a 5 minute walk along the water over 2 pedestrian bridges. (see map)

The last day, Friday 1 september we will end with a party in bar-restaurant Kanteen25 (next to Homeland).


Amsterdam is a popular city for conferences, so early booking of accommodation is adviced. The historic city center with classic canal houses is world famous. Amsterdam has accommodations for every budget near the conference venue.

Hotel Pension Homeland is located on the nearby Marine Terrain. Bar Restaurant Kanteen25 where the closing party is held is right next to it.


We mention here a few (but there are many more)

Hotel Pension Homeland
Marineterrein Amsterdam
1018 JA Amsterdam

price range €

building 025 on the
Marineterrein Amsterdam

price range €

DoubleTree by Hilton Central Station
Oosterdokstraat 4
1011 DK Amsterdam

price range €€€

Hotel Jakarta
Javakade 766
1019 SH Amsterdam

price range €€

Hotel Parklane
Plantage Parklaan 16
1018 ST Amsterdam

price range €

Meet our VU Organizing team.

The team consist of members of the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit, department of Clinical, Neuro- & Developmental Psychology.

Heleen Riper

Heleen Riper


Full Professor eMental-Health/ Clinical Psychology VU & Amsterdam University Medical Centre (VUmc), Dept. of Psychiatry, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Eirini Karyotaki

Eirini Karyotaki

Associate Professor

I find internet-based interventions fascinating because of their great potential to expand evidence-based psychological interventions all over the world so effective care is available for all people who need it.

Claire van Genugten

Claire van Genugten

Assistant Professor

"I hope that we can ensure that one day anyone who needs it will receive the best mental health care powered by digital means."

Khadicha Amarti

Khadicha Amarti

PhD Candidate

My passion and goal is to contribute to the opportunities and possibilities that lie within the field of online mental health.

Marketa Ciharova

Marketa Ciharova

PhD Candidate

I am applying next generation methods to assess and improve psychotherapy for common mental disorders.

Xianhua (Dennis) Peng

Xianhua (Dennis) Peng

Research Master

Research Master Clinical & Developmental Psychopathology
Dept. of Clinical, Neuro and Developmental Psychology
Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences

Sophia Trofimova

Sophia Trofimova

Student Assistant

We need to join together to advocate for improving our mental health care system and its accessibility.


If you have any questions or remarks concerning the conference please send an email to esrii2023.fgb@vu.nl

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