of the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations
Welcome to the February edition of EFPA’s News Magazine
The main subject of this edition is our upcoming European Congress of Psychology from 11-14 July in Amsterdam, organized by our colleagues from the Dutch and the Belgian member associations and the European Semester in the first half year of 2017 which is in the hands of our Swiss colleagues.
The Executive Council had a meeting in Amsterdam last week with representatives of the ECP organizing and Scientific Committee and got a full update on the organization of this important event: nearly 2200 submissions, a quite impressive looking list of invited keynote speakers and about 25 special EFPA events presented by our boards, standing committees and task forces.
Again a lot of our EFPA groups are planning to use this congress to show their work. The Standing Committee Psychology and Education is going to present their book ‘EFPA and the inclusion monograph’, the Board Human Rights and Psychology organizes a Human Rights track which is linked to the Ethics Track of our Board of ethics.
Our colleagues from the European Federation of Sport Psychology will have a panel discussion about working with Olympic and Paralympic athletes and coaches as sport, health or clinical psychologist together with the Olympic committee of the Netherlands. To stay informed please subscribe to the Congress newsletter here.
During the European semester hosted by the Fédération Suisse des Psychologues FSP, there will be a Presidents’ council meeting in Zürich on May 5, where about 25 presidents of EFPA’s member associations will prepare the General Assembly of July 15-16 in Amsterdam.
Indeed a very busy year for EFPA.
Enjoy this new edition of our newsletter.
The editorial board.
Feedback from the 2016 Expert Meeting Human Rights Education for Psychologists
Human rights awareness is on the radar of most psychologists. However, there is still a lot of room for improvement. With that in mind, this expert meeting on Human Rights Education for Psychologists, was jointly held by the European Federation of Psychologists Association (EFPA), the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) in October of 2016, as a step towards the development of a structured and integrated training and learning programme on human rights for psychologists.
A structured human rights education curriculum may guide psychologists in applying a human rights approach to their professional conduct, ethical codes and scientific practices. To achieve these key competences and skills for psychologists to become better human rights defenders and promoters within their professional setting were identified in the framework of this meeting.
Interested to learn more about the outcomes of this meeting? Please follow this link
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