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EFPSA - European Federation of Psychology Student's Associations

 Update Nov 2016 


What is EFPSA?

The European Federation of Psychology Students’ Associations (EFPSA) was established in 1987 as a nonprofit, student-run Federation, at the first International Congress of Psychology Students in Portugal. EFPSA represents a highly diverse network of psychology students working on a voluntary basis by and for psychology students of Europe. The Federation currently consists of 32 Psychology Member Organisations and one Observer Organisation, which are each represented by a Member Representative.

EFPSA attracts more students every year, with the number of its members continually increasing across Europe. The Federation is run by seven Board of Management members and an Executive Board of over 50 individuals; together with the Member Representatives who collectively form the decision making body of the Federation.

What does EFPSA offer to psychology students?

Currently EFPSA organises multiple events across Europe; including nine annual events, namely the Congress, the Joint Executive Board and Member Representatives Meeting (Joint EB&MR Meeting), the European Summer School (ESS), the Train the Trainers Summer School (TtT), the Train Advanced Trainers (TAT), the Trainers Conference (TraC), the Trainers Meeting (TRAM), EFPSA Academy and EFPSA Day; and one biennial event, the Conference.

Additionally, EFPSA runs five Services, namely the EFPSA Junior Research Programme (EFPSA JRP), the Social Impact Initiative (SII), the Training Office (TO), Study & Travel Abroad (STA), as well as a peer-reviewed Open Access Journal - the Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS), which recently introduced Registered Reports. AltogetherEFPSA has positioned itself to provide psychology students with unique and exciting opportunities for academic, professional and personal development.

Our mission is to bring psychology students together on a European level to enrich their concept and application of psychology and encourage skill development in order to contribute to the improvement of the field; have a positive impact on society and its perception of psychology; support scientific and social interaction and cultural exchange between psychology students, academics and professionals. Our vision is to have a psychologically aware society where the misconceptions that surround it are diminished in order to enhance general well-being; to provide services and events that accommodate the vast expanse of needs of psychology students to develop themselves professionally and reach interconnectedness across all of Europe.

How can professionals participate in the work of EFPSA?

Academics may become part of the Scientific Committee of the Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS) as Associate Editors or Reviewers. Additionally, the European Summer School (ESS) invites PhD students to take on the role of Supervisors by forming international research groups on a topic proposed by them and lead these groups during the week-long Event and while conducting the cross cultural research following the Event. Moreover, academics may apply for the position of Advisor for the Supervisors and participants of the European Summer School (ESS), and hold the position throughout the EFPSA Junior Researcher Programme (EFPSA JRP). With regards to the EFPSA JRP, academics may also apply for the position of Mentor of the EFPSA JRP Team, who hosts the annual EFPSA JRP Conference at their university.

Moreover, the annual EFPSA Congress has a different theme every year providing the opportunity for academics, lecturers and professionals within the respective field of the theme to present their research topic, hold a workshop or open up a discussion with psychology students.

You can find more information about EFPSA, our Events & Services on our website, you can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn or send us an email on contact@efpsa.org

EFPSA Board of Management 2016-2017

Clara Chetcuti | President 

Nicola Falzon | Vice President 

Jolien Vandeneynde | Secretary General 

Ana Škeljo | Finance Officer 

Maciej Kucharski | Marketing Officer 

Artemis Stefani | Member Representatives Officer 

Mónica Duarte | Events Officer