Mission, Vision & Values
Our mission is to represent the needs and interests of the psychology students of Europe, improve Psychology, develop ways and habits to contribute to society, and support scientific, social and cultural cooperation between students, academics and professionals.
By constantly developing our services and the quality of communication between European psychology students and their national and local associations, we are creating a fertile ground for the science of psychology in Europe and subsequently around the globe. We work on a voluntary basis and believe that high levels of commitment and enthusiasm will guarantee the best outcome.
We aim to constantly develop our services and events, give students possibilities to grow both as professionals and as human beings by learning from and sharing with one another and cooperating with academics and professionals in a multicultural environment. We endeavour to raise awareness of principles in psychology, lessen misconceptions of it, and integrate psychological concepts into society.
We want to build a strong network of psychology students and their national and local organisations which will enable us to unite them all together, under one European roof. We believe in a multicultural Europe without borders and strive to spread our activities within and around Europe.
With spirited leadership, cooperation and team work, we intend to provide psychology students of Europe with unique personal experiences, giving them extraordinary possibilities to grow both as human beings and as professionals; by learning from and sharing with one another in an international environment.
We endeavor to raise awareness of principles not just in ‘Psychology’, but indeed to lessen the misconceptions that may surround it. In addition the outcome will enable us to integrate psychological concepts into society.
The meaning of Success to us is:
- Dynamic, responsive, high quality services
- Teams that are personally dedicated
- An effective structure of the organization
- High level of co-operation with other entities, who share the same ideals
European integration – As an organisation of European psychology students, we try to enhance the integration between European countries, regions and cities. By organizing events, offering services and focusing on communication, we want to enhance the scientific and cultural exchange among members of the European community.
Organisational Proficiency - As a learning organisation we value continuous improvement and innovation. Therewith, we strive for efficient processes, transparent structures and long-term continuity.
Diversity - We are aware of our differences, we respect, celebrate and welcome them as a valuable asset. At the same time we cherish cross-cultural learning, tolerance and unity. Therefore we encourage exchange on a scientific, cultural and personal level.
Integrity - We are committed to principles of truth, honesty, responsibility, cooperation, reliability, and professionalism.
EFPSA Spirit - We embrace open communication, exchange of ideas, freedom of expression, and friendship; we are committed to initiative and proactive thinking and believe that with enthusiasm and positivity we will make a difference.
We exchange ideas, opinions, knowledge and experiences on the basis of fundamental principles such as: open and respectful communication, clear expression, constructive dialogue and flexibility.
We prefer direct ‘person to person’ to a more formal across-the-board communication.
As a multinational organisation, we are facing specific challenges since we have to overcome large geographical distances and face to face meetings are rare. Depending on the requirements of the situation, we make use of all the available communicational tools such as phone, email, discussion boards, messenger systems and lots more. We are open and ready to adapt the newest technologies so that we will be able to benefit from the above.
We communicate directly to our members, i.e. national psychology students’ organisations, which mediate the information-flow to their local organisations and individual psychology students.
In doing so, we communicate with our professional partners, sponsors and other international organisations.