Update July 2013
Actual Situation of Boards, Standing Committees and Task Forces as agreed at the GA in Stockholm 2013, here
Boards deal with general aspects of professional development that are relevant for the psychological profession as a whole, irrespective of field of practice or specialization.
Standing Committees deal with expertise development and professional development within particular areas of professional practice. Standing Committees are appointed for a four-year period and may be renewed following review.
Much of the development work of EFPA is carried out by Task Forces which are appointed at a General Assembly usually for a two year period and to carry out a certain task. They consist of representatives from member associations. Each Task Force has a convenor and a small number of members with interest and /or expertise in the area of activity.
Task Forces usually work for a two-year period and present a report to the General Assembly. They provide a valuable means of collecting information on a particular area from member associations and the reports are a useful resource both for members and others.
One of EFPA's most important tasks is communication. The Federation has several means of communication:
- the EFPA website
- regular circulars mailed to Member Associations from the Secretary General
- each Executive Council member has liaison responsibility for a number of member countries
- face-to-face communication with member associations wherever this is possible, e.g. meetings of the Presidents' Council or when meetings or conferences are held in that country.
Member associations pay an annual subscription to EFPA, according to the size of their membership. The financial resources of EFPA are used to fund a small Secretariat and administration of EFPA, Task Force activities, meetings of the Executive Council, the Presidents' Council, the General Assembly and the production of EFPA publications.
Operation of EFPA
EFPA has an Executive Council consisting of an Executive Board of three members and four other members.
The Executive Board consists of the President, the Secretary General and the Treasurer.
Members of the Executive Council serve a term of four years and are eligible for re-election for one further term.
Each Member Association may have only one member on the Executive Council.
Between meetings of the General Assembly (every two years) the Executive Council is responsible for the management of EFPA and for the observance of the Statutes and Regulations.