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Welcome to the December edition of EFPA’s News Magazine.

Dear colleagues,

We had a very full year. More than 300 psychologists volunteered their time and expertise to make EFPA a stronger representative of Psychology in Europe. The work of the boards, committees, task forces and groups stood up in the positions that were taken and the knowledge that was shared. 

We started new groups (TF’s on e-Health; Psychology and Internet; Clinical Neuropsychology) to cover new areas in need of contributions from EFPA. We are stressing the importance of the role of psychologists regarding Human Rights, and the expert conference that took place in Venice will bring us important contributions to include Human Rights in the formative curricula of psychologists. 

The first Presidents Council meeting of the year took place in Istanbul, with Turkey hosting the European Semester. We offered our support to our Turkish colleagues and we are still very concerned with them, so we will follow closely the situation and do what we can to have them participate in our activities.

The second European Semester was in Germany, so we headed to Berlin to be present in the Presidents Council meeting there.  

In both organising countries we had the opportunity to know better our colleagues and the situation of psychology in those countries. We are getting closer as organisations and we are sharing important knowledge that can help us develop in each country. In 2017, Switzerland and the Czech Republic will be the organizers of the European Semester. 

Next year we will have the 15th European Congress  of Psychology in Amsterdam, from 11-14 July 2017.  The theme is very up-to-date “Psychology addressing society’s greatest challenges”. We will have the opportunity to see the work of many researchers, academics and professionals, and also the contributions of all the groups of EFPA. Come and present your work, we need to show how we are contributing to solving society’s greatest challenges. 

I wish you all a very productive and successful New Year, demonstrating that psychology has an important role in societies, and coming together in EFPA to make it a stronger organization of psychologists in Europe. 

Telmo Mourinho Baptista
EFPA President


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EFPA and Russia signing the ECP 2019 contract.
Presidents’ Council Meeting, Berlin, Dec. 2, 2016

BDP President Michael Krämer and DGPs President Conny Antoni, our German colleagues, welcomed the Presidents in their offices in Berlin. 35 Presidents and observers met in Berlin and got an update on the organization of the next EFPA Congress of Psychology 2017 in Amsterdam and the congress in 2019 in Moscow, the state of affairs on the EuroPsy, news on the activities of EFPA working groups etc..

In his presentation ‘Getting acquainted with Psychology in Germany’ Prof. Conny Antoni from the Deutsche Gesellschaft f. Psychologie informed about the history, Psychology training and legal and professional situation of psychologists in Germany.

During the meeting, EFPA president Telmo Mourinho Baptista and RSP Vice President Aleksander Veraska signed the ECP 2019 agreement confirming the decision of the Presidents council in May in Istanbul to accept the bid of the Russian Society of Psychology to host the European Congress of Psychology in Moscow in July 2019. 

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EFPA Board of Ethics, Oct. 21, Luxembourg 

The EFPA Board of Ethics (BoE) met after his participation to the symposium organised by the Luxemburgish association on Online-Therapy (October 21, 2016). During this meeting, the BoE ended the new proposition concerning teaching ethics and worked on guidelines concerning supervision. Another topic was the preparation of a research concerning the ethical problems and difficulties encountered by the psychologists in Europe. Third part of the meeting consisted in working out a glossary containing key words appearing in the documents presented by the BoE.

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EFPA Board of Ethics Meeting, Luxembourg.
From left to right - 1st row: Nina Dalen, Karin Kalteis, Thérèse Michaelis, Pierre Nederlandt, Yesim Korkut, Anne Andronikof.
2nd row: Henk Geertsema, Kristina Taylor , Miguel Ricou,  Bohumila Bastecka.

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