Since independence, no attempt has been made in order to accede Ukraine to the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations. This has now been made possible at the Congress in Amsterdam in 2017. Representatives of the largest European Psychology Coalition, in the presence of the guests from USA (APA), have voted for the inclusion of Ukraine in the umbrella association, which today brings together more than 300,000 psychologists all over Europe.
The Ukrainian National Psychological Association (NPA) will be hosting the European Semester of Psychology in 2019.
At present, the NPA is undergoing major development. We had chosen to establish the umbrella association, which already united 14 different psychological associations, on the basis of democracy. We continue to expand with the hope that the idea of mutually beneficial relationships with Europe and the rest of the world will be strongly supported by the scientific and practice community of Ukrainian psychologists. With this help we will be able to reform the whole psychological sphere in our country and bring psychologists together. The Ukrainian psychological community has a large and growing membership, but also a lack of coherence. Unfortunately, most of the psychological associations have not published data on the number of their members and have not kept records.
All the activities of the European Semester have been supported by the universities and institutions of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odessa, Dnipro, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Ternopil, Lutsk. A number of international, European and local events are scheduled. We call on the working groups and committees of EFPA to hold meetings in Ukraine during the latter part of 2019. Your arrival and involvement in the partnership-building process with Europe and the world will enhance the further development of Ukrainian psychology.
After three revolutions (Revolution on Granite 1990, Orange Revolution 2004, Revolution of Dignity 2013-2014) we finally realized, that we have to move forward without great expectations for outside help. We are awaiting the goodwill and support for our desire to become colleagues and co-authors of our common European psychological history.
Welcome to Ukraine!