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EFPA participates in European Mental Health Week 2023
May 25, 2023
EFPA was delighted to host a panel event: 'European Mental Health: A comprehensive and unified approach' on Monday 22nd May 2023.
EFPA @European Parliament meeting MEPs about 'Plan, Act, Change' - A comprehensive approach to Mental Health in Europe
May 3, 2023
March 21, 2023
EFPA was delighted to attend the MEP Alliance for Mental Health and the Coalition for Mental Health and Well-Being's meeting on ‘A Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health: Plan, Act, Change’.
World Health Day April 7
April 6, 2023
On 7 April 2023—World Health Day—the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA) joins many around the world today in marking 75 years since the establishment of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and recognising its important work in promoting public health.
EFPA replies to European Commission Call for Evidence 'A comprehensive approach to mental health'
February 17, 2023
EFPA welcomes a recognition of the importance of ensuring that EU and national policies proactively promote good mental health, as well as work to prevent, mitigate and respond to mental health challenges.
EFPA Awards 2023: Call for nominations
February 2, 2023
EFPA's Member Associations, Associate and Affiliate Members are invited to make nominations
ICRC - International Committee Red Cross is hiring clinical psychologist
January 9, 2023
Vacancy: clinical psychologist at ICRC - international posting
ESPLAT conference in Umeå: Abstract submission until January 20th
December 20, 2022
"Learning and Teaching Psychology in a Changing World"
We welcome submissions for the ESPLAT-conference 2023 until January, 20th, 2023: This conference will be hosted by the University of Umeå from June, 14 until 16, 2023
ECP2023 Brighton: Submission deadline is fast approaching!
December 20, 2022
Deadline submissions: 10 January 2023
EFPA calls for comprehensive EU action on mental health
November 15, 2022
At the Czech EU Presidency Conference entitled ‘Resilient Mental Health in the EU’ taking place today , EFPA President Christoph Steinebach underlined the importance of ensuring attention for the mental health of the most vulnerable.
WHO and ILO call for measures to tackle mental health issues at work
October 21, 2022
An estimated 15% of working-age adults have a mental disorder at any point in time. Depression and anxiety are estimated to cost the global economy US $1 trillion each year driven predominantly by lost productivity.
People living with severe mental health conditions are largely excluded from work despite participation in economic activities being important for recovery.
World Mental Health Day October 10, 2022
October 7, 2022
EFPA calls for comprehensive, sustained and meaningful EU-level action on mental health.
2nd International Symposium on Crisis, Disaster, Emergency and Trauma Psychology
September 26, 2022
Global Emergencies - Local Preparedness
In line with this year’s World Mental Health Day (Oct 10) theme and to commemorate the day, EFPA SC Disaster, Crisis, Emergency and Trauma Psychology together with the Cyprus Psychologists Association and the University of Cyprus invite to important symposium.
Calling on all community psychologists in Napoli ICCP 21- 24 September 2022
September 22, 2022
Want to be part of our project on psychology and climate change? Join the EFPA working group!
Vacancy: International assignement for multi-lingual Staff Mental Health and Psychosocial Support professionals at the International Committee of the Red Cross
June 17, 2022
The International Committee of the Red Cross has a vacancy for multi-lingual Staff Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (Staff MHPSS) professionals going on international missions.
Vacancy: International assignement for a multi-lingual clinical psychologist at the International Committee of the Red Cross
June 17, 2022
The International Committee of the Red Cross has a vacancy for a multi-lingual Clinical Psychologist, to to deal with trauma, violence and depressions etc...
EFPA Member Associations have voted to expel the Russian Psychological Society from EFPA
June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022
A meeting of EFPA’s General Assembly took place today, June 1, 2022, at which the Member Associations in General Assembly took the unanimous decision to expel the Russian Psychological Society from EFPA.
CALL: seeking volunteer psychologist representatives for UN Geneva team
April 25, 2022
The Federation of Swiss Psychologists (FSP), the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA), and the American Psychological Association (APA) are collaborating to develop a presence for the science and profession of Psychology at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva.
Psychology at the UN in Geneva
April 25, 2022
The Federation of Swiss Psychologists (FSP), the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA), and the American Psychological Association (APA) are pleased to announce the collaborative development of a presence for the science and profession of Psychology at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva.
World Health Day 2022
April 6, 2022
On World Health Day 2022, EFPA makes the link between our climate and our health, and looks forward to European Mental Health Week.
Statement from EFPA concerning the war in Ukraine and action in relation to the EFPA membership of the Russian Psychological Society
March 3, 2022
EFPA and its member associations strongly condemn the war started by the Russian government on the Ukrainian people. As the days pass the evidence mounts that this war causes unspeakable and intolerable human suffering.
EFPA Statement: European Psychology response to current conflict
February 24, 2022
The serious conflict developing in Eastern Europe brings about great concern.
Vacancy : International assignement for a Clinical Psychologist at the International Committee of the Red Cross
February 18, 2022
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has an international assignment vacancy for a Clinical Psychologist.
The European Journal of Psychology Open (EJPO) special issue on COVID has now been released
February 4, 2022
'Perspectives on the Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Across the World' (Part 1 & 2)
The European Psychologist (EP) special issue on COVID has now been released
February 4, 2022
'Psychology, Global Threats, Social Challenge, and the COVID-19 Pandemic: European Perspectives '
EFPA Season's Greetings!
December 24, 2021
And a message from EFPA president Christoph Steinebach.
COVID19 Survey II - GAMIAN-Europe
December 14, 2021
A survey developed by GAMIAN-Europe and the European Psychiatric Association
November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Gender Violence against Women
November 23, 2021
Migrant women -The intersectional features of gendered violence
ECPA (European Community Psychologists Association) and EFPA join the UN in celebrating the 25th November as a worldwide International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and propose all EFPA members and affiliated associations to join them.
World Mental Health Day October 10, 2021
October 7, 2021
Joint statement EFPA/RECOVER-E
Mental health care for all: let's make it a reality
Early bird registration 20th EAWOP Congress (Jan 11-14, 2022)
September 27, 2021
Book your place before October 29, 2021 and receive up to a 20% discount.
Consultancy offer for Child Psychologist for EU funded project CLEAR-Rights
August 10, 2021
In the framework of the EU-funded CLEAR Rights project, led by Terre des Hommes Hungary, the organisation Defence for Children International - Belgium is looking for a psychologist with experience in the field of child justice.
Psychology and the Environmental Crisis - Special issue EP out now
July 19, 2021
Guest editors: Tony W. Wainwright, Kateriina Salmela-Aro and Margarida Gasper de Matos.
In light of @COP26 the issue is free access until the end of 2021.
See Katarina, Tony and Margarida commenting on the special edition here
EFPA at ICP2020+ now!
July 19, 2021
Several contributions now live!
European Congress of Psychology 2022 : Call for abstracts now open!
July 11, 2021
17th European Congress of Psychology July 5-8, 2022 Ljubljana/Slovenia
The Scientific Programme Committee is pleased to invite colleagues from around the world to submit their abstracts for papers to be presented at the 17th European Congress of Psychology - ECP 2022.
EFPA GA elects Katerina Bartosova (CZ) to Executive Council
June 29, 2021
At the EFPA online General Assembly today, the delegates elected a new member to the Executive Council: Katerina Bartosova from Czech Republic.
World Health Day: EFPA calls EU to make EU4Health count 4MentalHealth2
April 6, 2021
In coming together to celebrate this year’s World Health Day, EFPA welcomes the European Commission announcement on 26 March that the €5.1bn EU4Health programme is coming into force. EFPA particularly welcomes the focus on improving and fostering health, enhancing accessibility of healthcare, and strengthening healthcare systems.
MHE is looking for an Advocacy and Policy Officer
January 22, 2021
Mental Health Europe (MHE) seeks to expand its dynamic team in Brussels by hiring an Advocacy and Policy Officer.
EFPA AWARDS 2021 postponed to European congress of psychology July 2022
November 27, 2020
As a result of the postponing of the ECP 2021 to July 2022 the call for nominations for the EFPA awards 2021 has been rescheduled to end of 2021 and the awards will be presented at the European congress in July 2022 in Ljubljana.
UN Day for the Elimination of Gender Violence against women and girls
November 24, 2020
ECPA (European Association of Community Psychologists) and EFPA Community Psychology standing committee, join the UN in celebrating the 25th of November as a worldwide International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women
EFPA calls for equal access to education and mental health support for all Europe’s children.
November 19, 2020
Nov 19, 2020
The 2020’s celebration of World Children’s Day coincides with the unprecedented measures that have been implemented worldwide due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, affecting children's and adolescents’ rights to education and (mental) health
EFPA asks for significant investment in capacity building for psychological services
October 8, 2020
Oct 8, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 World Mental Health Day: Without a concurrent, increased focus on mental health, the current increase in mental health issues will translate to long term significant mental and physical health issues for individuals and populations.
Humanity needs psychology and psychologists now more than ever
August 17, 2020
Aug 17, 2020
Humanity needs psychology and psychologists now more than ever. EFPA, along with around 60 other psychologists’ associations around the globe, collaborated on a statement highlighting the field’s critical contributions and why we need them.