Sun, Feb 18, 2018

1. European Semester of Psychology









Now: European Semester of Psychology in the United Kingdom:

January - June 2018:

'Psychology moving humanity forward'             

Psychology Moving Humanity Forward’ 

The BPS is honoured to host our European colleagues in the UK for the European Semester January to June 2018, to work together to share our psychological science and professional practice across EFPA.

All information about the Semester can be found at , the site is being updated as new information becomes available.

About the British Psychological Society BPS

The BPS is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. It was established in 1901 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1965. 

We are responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and practical applications of psychology. 

We have over 60,000 members across the UK and internationally, ranging from students to qualified psychologists.

We support and enhance the development and application of psychology for the greater public good. 

We set high standards for research, education, and knowledge, and seek to disseminate these to increase wider public awareness of psychology and its importance.

Events listing: sit Jan 2018

The Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) Annual Conference
10-12 January, Stratford Upon Avon

The Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) Annual Conference
11-12 January, Brighton

The Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) Annual Conference
17-18 January, Cardiff

Northern Ireland Branch 2018 Annual Conference: Psychology and Identity
20-23 March, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland

The Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities (FPid) Annual Conference
21-22 March, Glasgow

The BPS Annual Conference
2-4 May, Nottingham

The Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DARTP) Annual Conference
6-7 June, Birmingham

The Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) Annual Conference
19-21 June, Newcastle


Countries that organised or will organise the European Semester of Psychology

  • Portugal : July - December 2015
  • Turkey: January - June 2016
  • Germany : July - December 2016
  • Switzerland: January - June 2017
  • Czech Republic: July - December 2017
  • United Kingdom: January - June 2018

European Semester of Psychology: Members Associations are invited to organise a European Semester of Psychology in their country. They can opt to be organizer or steward or leader of a European Semester (ES) of 6 months.


Create common space for European Psychology that would greatly facilitate knowledge sharing and joint activities, which would in their turn stimulate the development of a European identity among psychologists in Europe.

Activities :

Activities that raise the level of involvement of Member Associations in European matters, and produce a greater understanding of and support for EFPA activities

In this ES our member associations would be expected to organize a number of events, such as: 

  • Present information on history of the country, history of psychology, history of links with Europe and rest of the world, recent contributions to psychology.
  • Organization of research, teaching (incl. curricula), health care, psychological practice.
  • Key information on the association itself, how it is organized, which services it provides to its members.
  • Host a Presidents Council meeting.
  • Have a website explaining Europe and EFPA to members in the country.
  • Have a web-space within EFPA with the above information.
  • Organize additional events, like study visits of foreign colleagues.