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The Board of Management (BM) is a team of seven individuals responsible for maintaining the ethos of EFPSA and providing foundations for the organisation’s growth and contributing toward the strategic, long term, development of EFPSA in order to meet the needs and interests of European psychology students. The Board of Management providing oversight and support to all teams and activities of the Federation and work on various common projects in order to reach EFPSA’s goals.

Tea Jermaniš, President

I am currently studying for my master’s degree at the University of Rijeka in Croatia. My main interests in psychology are in cognitive psychology and neuropsychology, but I find a wide range of topics in psychology interesting and fascinating. I am involved in different research areas, as I want to gain more knowledge about different fields of psychology during my master. I am also looking for different internship or MSc opportunities abroad for after my studies. I’m eager to learn, not only about psychology, which is why I always wanted to be involved in different projects and organisations as an active volunteer. I believe that, as students, we get a lot of opportunities which can lead to different experiences and gaining more knowledge. The most important thing we need is motivation. My high motivation is the reason why I got involved in EFPSA. In return, EFPSA provided me with the best experience of my life. As a member of Board of Management 2017-2018, I realized the potential EFPSA has for growth and further development. As a President, I would like to focus on expanding our horizons with new partnership organisations across Europe. With upgraded policies and new position papers EFPSA can be more involved in important social matters. Working alongside the rest of the Board of Management, I want to develop new projects and opportunities for students, as well as increase productivity and work efficiency of EFPSA Working Community.

Marija Lugarić, Secretary General

After graduating in Psychology at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, I continued my studies abroad and am currently pursuing an MSc degree in Neuroscience at The University of Edinburgh, UK. My research interests are quite broad and include topics from bioinformatics to neuroimmunology. As a trained musician, I decided to delve deeper into music research and am currently investigating the neural correlates of beat processing. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and playing foosball 🙂 My previous experience in EFPSA allowed me to get to know the organisation and its work dynamics, as well as helped in gaining different soft skills and making friends from all over Europe. As a Secretary General, I will work on spreading the information about various opportunities for psychology students more effectively and ensuring the continuous evaluation of EFPSA and its Services and Events in order to advance the organisation and ease the work of our community.

Elvira Aghalarova, Marketing Officer

I am from Azerbaijan and I am currently in the last year of my Bachelor’s studies in psychology at Baku State University. The two most interesting branches of psychology for me are forensic and neuro- cognitive psychology. Therefore after finishing Bachelor degree, I would like to continue my Master degree in one of these fields. Despite this, I am interested in music, art and photography. I believe in nothing, but universe and the motto of my life’s philosophy is ‘’You live only once’’, that’s why with the sense of purpose I am trying as much new things in life as possible. I have joined EFPSA during the 31st Congress and the spirit of this organisation in general and all participants separately left me amazed. The mood that is reign during events can not be expressed in words, only being in the process you can understand the atmosphere of EFPSA. This mandate I would like to make EFPSA even more recognisable organisation, by bringing into life new projects, concentrating on promotion and showing people who stand behind everything, that nowadays give an opportunity for you to observe the process and be a part of it.

Nicole Saliba, Events Officer

I am currently in my final year of the Bachelor of Psychology (hons) at the University of Malta. When finishing my degree, I intend to focus on Clinical Psychology as this is a field that I find truly interesting. I am also interested in Social Psychology, the behaviour of people in groups and social situations, and Health Psychology. As a student, I am very active, and can often be found in the midst of university organized activities and events! In my free time I enjoy travelling to new countries, being immersed in different cultures and enjoying breathtaking views. After being Member Representative of Malta in EFPSA, and Co-head of the Scientific Team of the 32nd EFPSA Congress, I can say I truly fell in love with EFPSA. I enjoy being part of something bigger and actively working with other students to provide opportunities to others. As events officer, I will do my utmost to uphold the professional level of events and to guide organizing committees on their journey.

George Savage, Vice President

After completing my Bachelors in Psychology at Dublin Business School in the Republic of Ireland, I continued my studies with a Master in Mental Health & Family Therapy Applied Psychology at Ulster University. My Main interest is in Clinical Psychology. I am currently working for multiple charity organizations, such as the Criminal Youth Justice by helping young offender rehabilitate by means of restorative justice. I am currently engrossed in the techniques of Low Intensity Cognitive Behavior Therapy, based of the IAPT system introduced in England. I love to learn about new techniques and research methods. My passion is for helping people, thus it was a natural progression to help students. I accomplished this by helping to set up the first Student Union in my college, with being awarded student of the year in my final year of my Bachelor’s. My beginnings in EFPSA started with being a Vice-Member Representative in 2016. I learned about the people and the services within EFPSA and fell in love with what students were capable of doing. I was in awe with the professionalism and what an organization of student could do. I thought to myself there is nowhere else, I wanted to spend my time but with the amazing people in EFPSA.

Ying Wai Cheung, Finance Officer

I’m a Dutch-Chinese student finishing my Bachelors at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. I enjoy visiting new places, love watching a good match of football and have an odd fascination for traffic jams. In my studies I’m mainly interested in Organizational and Social Psychology. Next year I’m going to take a gap year to focus on my personal development outside of my studies. After my gap year, I will most likely do my Masters in the field of Consultancy and Organisational Development. My board and international experience started with the Erasmus Student Network, the Dutch Member Organization (SPS-NIP), a local NGO. Thanks to SPS-NIP I got in contact with EFPSA. This journey started with being in two Organising Committees (JRPC 2016 and TtT 2017). I loved the diversity and enthusiasm of EFPSA Working Community. After that I went to Hong Kong to study a semester abroad. When I came back, I got the chance to become Finance Officer. I saw this Office as the perfect opportunity to put my interests in management, finance and internationalisation to use. In my opinion, EFPSA still has a lot of room for growth. I view this position as an opportunity to make an impact on the Events and Services of EFPSA to ensure the sustainability, improvement and expansion of this Federation for all European psychology students.

Victoria Joy Firsching, Member Representatives Officer

Having completed my Master in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience, I am currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Intervention Science at the University of Basel in Switzerland. With my research team, we are looking at the role of Psychological Flexibility in mental health and well-being. I am also researching the effects of stress and emotion regulation on sleep, a topic that is very fascinating to me. Before studying psychology, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and this is where I first got in touch with student organisations. Since then I have always been volunteering, gaining experience in a variety of positions from finance to the organisation of events. Joining EFPSA in 2015 opened up a new world for me. Not only is EFPSA a great group of humans that strive to develop psychology and diversity in Europe, I also admire the way members treat each other with respect and compassion, enabling everyone to be themselves. As Member Representatives Officer, it is my privilege to support a group of representatives from 35 different countries in growing and promoting EFPSA and the bonds between the psychology students in Europe. My aim is to foster connection and communication between the psychology students’ associations in Europe as well as establishing new ties with countries that are not yet members of EFPSA. Together with my amazing members office we will do our best to keep the the team motivated and support them in their tasks at all times. I am honored that the members of EFPSA trust me with this task and I always have an open ear and heart for questions and concerns. As to my personal life: When I am not researching or involved in EFPSA, I love playing Dungeons & Dragons and spending time with humans that are dear to me.

The Executive Board (EB) consists of a number of Offices and Teams who maintain and develop EFPSA activities. Altogether, there are over 60 positions within the Executive Board each of which works alongside their Board of Management (BM) responsible in developing an Action Plan according to EFPSA’s Strategic Plan and working towards achieving their goals.

EFPSA Office

Secretary General
Marija Lugarić

Web Support Coordinator
Patrick Reisinger

Administrative Support Responsible
Valerija Vidović

Content Review Responsibles
Miriana Ferrito
Michaela Pace

Data Management Responsible
Lukasz Stecko

The EFPSA Office represents the central point of administration within the Federation. As such, it is primarily involved in: ensuring effective administrative practices are in place; archiving of documentation and supporting communication within and between the Executive Board and Member Representatives.

Events Archive and Documentation Task Force

Chair of the Events Task Force
Andreas Anthimou

BM Responsible
Nicole Saliba

EB Representative
Clara Chetcuti

MR Representative
Antonia Armpounioti

Team Members
Mónica Duarte
Nicola Falzon
Erika Kajatiova

Finance Office

Finance Officer
Ying Wai Cheung

Partnership Coordinator
Sander Roosen

Partnership Team Member
Iva Žužić

Grants Coordinator
Marko Šopar

Grants Responsibles
Annamari Järviniemi
Clarissa Anne Veitch

Grants Team Member
Jakub Krawiec

The Finance Office is responsible for overseeing and managing the financial elements of the Federation. Its main tasks include allocating financial support to activities of the Federation through management of its annual budget; and generating additional means of income for the Federation through grants, sponsorship and partnerships.

Immediate Past President

Immediate Past President
Clara Chetcuti

Events Office

Events Officer
Nicole Saliba

Events Coordinator
Luka Uršič

Training Events Coordinator
Kristina Mozuraityte

The Events Office is the support for the Organising Committees of all the EFPSA Events which include direct help and contact with the Organising Committees, create supporting documents for the Organising Committees and improve their quality and to keep record of all the logistical matters of the Events.

External Relations Office

President
Tea Jermaniš

External Relations Coordinator
Clara Chetcuti

Policy Coordinator
Sahana Sriskandarajah

Policy Team Members
Eleftheria Foka
Maria Chiara Leone
Jan-Klaas Somers
Robin Willems

The External Relations Office is responsible for establishing and supporting meaningful partnerships between external entities and the Federation, while simultaneously representing EFPSA appropriately externally.

Marketing Office

Marketing Officer
Elvira Aghalarova

Content Responsible
Catherine Friend

Photographer
Catherine Friend

Social Media Responsible
Nastasija Bjelanovic

Team Members
Heidi Hajar Aliyeva
Sara Stanisavljević

The Marketing Office is the responsibility of the Marketing Office to produce online and tangible promotional materials and to spread awareness of EFPSA and promote all EFPSA opportunities using national and local networks through the Member Representatives, as well as all official channels of communication.

Members Office

Member Representatives Officer
Victoria Joy Firsching

Member & Observer Coordinator
Michèle Hedige

Members Office Team Member
Elena Pauli

The Members Office is responsible for managing relations and activities relating to Member and Observer Organisations of the Federation.

The Executive Board (EB) consists of a number of Offices and Teams who maintain and develop EFPSA activities. Altogether, there are over 60 positions within the Executive Board each of which works alongside their Board of Management (BM) responsible in developing an Action Plan according to EFPSA’s Strategic Plan and working towards achieving their goals.

Journal of European Psychology Students

JEPS Coordinator
Helena Eidast

Junior Coordinator
Karla Matić

Team Members
Sophia Crüwell
Laura Van Heck
Tim Leers
Eva Štrukelj

The Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS) Team is responsible for publishing, maintaining and promoting the Journal of European Psychology Students - a registered, indexed, peer-reviewed and open-access scientific journal.

Social Impact Initiative

Social Impact Initiative Coordinator
René Freichel

Project Responsibles
Anja Javorič
Marvin Kunz

Team Members
Eva Hannon
Barbora Hubena
Ana Nikolic
Višnja Tatic

The Social Impact Initiative (SII) revolves around the ambition to make use of psychological knowledge in order to make a positive and significant impact on society.

Training Office

Training Office Coordinator
Bengisu Sezer

Training Events Responsible
Demos Alekou

Internal Training Responsible
Michaela Sklatinioti

Trainers' Community Responsible Coordinator
Rebekka H. Mikkelsen

External Training Responsible
Erika Kajátiová

Training Image Responsible
Valentina Bezzina

The Training Office is an EFPSA Service run by internal EFPSA Trainers who are responsible for preparing and coordinating trainings for the Executive Board and Member Representatives and contributes to the organisation of EFPSA’s Training Events.

Junior Researcher Programme

JRP Coordinator
Lena Steubl

Research Responsible
Sahana Sriskandarajah

The EFPSA Junior Researcher Programme (JRP) aims to facilitate and ensure completion of the research projects established at the European Summer School by supplying framework, guidance and support to both the students and supervisors of each project.

Study and Travel Abroad

Study and Travel Abroad Coordinator
Marija Davcheva

Study Abroad Responsible
Jakob Kveder

Travel Network Responsible
Tina Vardic

EFPSA Exchanges Responsible
Ilya Tseremegkli-Iliopoulou

Internship Responsible
Eleni Dimitriou

Team Members
Ivana Blašković
Tiana Ivanovska
Liisa Koppel

Study & Travel Abroad is an EFPSA Service aiming to facilitate the opportunity to study psychology abroad, travel and facilitate the organisation of Student Exchanges between Member Organisations.

EFPSA Member Representatives (MRs) are individuals who represent each of the Member Organisations within EFPSA. Although they are chosen by their own organisation, all MRs hold an official position within the federation. Many Member Organisations also have a Vice-MR – who supports and contributes to the work of their MR.  Collectively, the MRs constitute the legislative body of EFPSA who hold voting rights exercised during General Assemblies (which are held at the annual Congress, the annual Joint Executive Board & Member Representatives’ Meeting and at various points throughout the year via e-voting).  Votes are held on important proposals including new projects and initiatives of EFPSA, changes to the structure of EFPSA, electing the Board of Management and approving the nominations of the Executive Board applicants.

Duties

Alongside these duties, the MRs perform an essential promotional role for the federation – channelling information and news from EFPSA to psychology students in their own countries and regions, as well as promoting opportunities which arise in EFPSA, such as calls for applications to events and opportunities for hosting EFPSA events. Also central to their roles, MRs represent their Member Organisation and discuss all aspects of this duty, exchange ideas and knowledge on organisational matters and work on common international projects and exchanges.

Skills

In their role, MRs develop a mixture of experiences and skills including communication, critical thinking, promotional management and public speaking. Moreover, the MRs work on the exchange of knowledge and experiences of the working practices within their own organisations to aid further development in their structures and facilitate events and contact with students within their countries and regions.

Regular Meetings

The MRs meet at least once a month for an virtual meeting to review developments within on-going projects and present outcomes of their work to each other. They also meet with the Executive Board at the beginning and end of their mandate at the annual Congresses and mid-way through their mandate at the Joint Executive Board & Member Representatives Meeting - an event typically hosted in October.

The Ethics Committee is a regulatory body within EFPSA to respond to concerns that arise relating to the Federation and its activities in an impartial manner, particularly to decide if an action or matter is in violation of the principles of EFPSA, and to provide advice or decisions wherever necessary.

The Ethics Committee is formed on a yearly basis and consists of four members.

Immediate Past President

Clara Chetcuti

BM Responsible
Ying Wai Cheung
EB Representative

Anja Javorič

MR Representative

Katharina Koss

As every good thing has to come to an end – it is the same with the involvement in EFPSA. The EFPSA Alumni are individuals who have been in the EFPSA Working Community (Board of Management, Executive Board, Member Representatives & Task Forces). This network is beneficial for the related knowledge transfer and advice, which has been collected, stored and built up over the past 30 years. The EFPSA Alumni Board consisting of the Immediate Past President and two EFPSA alumni works towards uniting the EFPSA Alumni through various projects and by creating an alumni schedule during the EFPSA Congress.