Summer School (ISSAS)

Practical information 2022


International Summer School in Affective Sciences (ISSAS)

Emotions & Well being

July 7-15, 2022 
Chateau de bossey, Switzerland


- COVID-19 policy
- Important dates
- Fees
- Venue
- Transportation
- Scientific committee
- Organizing committee


COVID-19 policy


We regret to inform that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been forced to cancel the 2020 (or 2021) edition of the International Summer School in Affective Sciences. The school is postponed until 2022, with new confirmed dates being July 7-15, 2022. We aim to maintain the same scientific program, but some changes may be necessary. Updates will be announced on our website. A new call for applications will also be announced in due time via email and on this site. For inquiries, please contact education-cisa(at)


We look forward to meeting you at ISSAS 2022! (27.11.2020)

Official information about the COVID-19 in Switzerland can be found here


Important dates
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer school has been postponed until July 2022. Our new important dates will be announced via email and on this website in due time.

Application deadline: TBA (at 23:59 of your local time)
Decision communicated: TBA
Registration deadline: TBA
ISSAS 2020: July 7-15, 2022


The registration fee for ISSAS is 1800 CHF on average (slight changes depending on type of room chosen). The price includes registration, full board and accommodation, but not transportation to the venue. For those with financial difficulties, a few (partial) fee waivers are available. Waivers are applied for at the same time as applying for a place at the summer school. However, to apply for a waiver, you must provide evidence that you have already obtained/been denied funding from other institutions or concrete proof that the rules of the relevant agencies will not allow you to apply yet. Therefore, if you intend to request a waiver during the school application, contact your funding agencies ASAP.


Conversion rates can be found here.


Château de Bossey (The Ecumenical Institute)
Chemin Chenevière 2
CH 1279 Bogis-Bossey
Tel: +41 22 960 73 00 - Fax: +41 22 960 73 67



The Château de Bossey is located in Bogis-Bossey, 20 km away from Geneva.
Geneva is easily accessible by plane and train:



From the Geneva airport you can take a train directly into the Geneva railway station (Cornavin), where you can take a regional train to Nyon or Coppet.


From there, take the local bus (line 811) to the stop "Céligny, village" (the bus runs every half an hour from the Nyon train station to the Coppet train station, and back. "Céligny, village" is the stop halfway between the two stations). The chateau is 20 minutes away on foot from "Céligny, village". Just turn left at the bus stop, towards the townhall ("mairie" - look for the flags). At the "mairie" take a sharp right into Route de Coudres. Go straight on for a while, past the "Auberge de Céligny" and past the "Service du Feu", and when you arrive at the first major intersection simply turn left following directions towards the "Institut oecuménique".



Scientific committee

Florian Cova (Scientific co-organizer)
Eva Pool (Scientific co-organizer)
Gilles Pourtois (Scientific co-organizer)
David Sander (Director of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences)
Guido Bondolfi
Corrado Corradi dell’Acqua
Julien Deonna
Didier Grandjean
Olga Klimecki
Marcello Mortillaro
Andrea Samson
Disa Sauter
Cristina Soriano
Fabrice Teroni
Patrik Vuilleumier



Organizing committee

Florian Cova
Eva Pool
Gilles Pourtois
Julien Deonna
Didier Grandjean
Marion Gumy
Marcello Mortillaro
Sandrine Perruchoud
David Sander
Cristina Soriano
Patrik Vuilleumier