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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.

Clara Chetcuti, President

Having graduated from my Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Malta, I am currently working within the Structured Training & Education Programme of an NGO, providing school intervention and individual sessions with children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. I also work as a childminder, animator and a summer school teacher. When I am not working, I like to teleport myself into another reality through literature or film; or transport myself to another country and embrace a different culture. I enjoy being active by doing things such as jogging, hiking, swimming, yoga and kayaking. When it comes to psychology my interests lie in research, neuroscience, neuropsychology and educational psychology. Throughout these four years that I have been involved in EFPSA I have seen myself grow and gain various skills and experiences and knowledge of EFPSA. This mandate, I want to dedicate all my energy, skills, knowledge and awareness to taking EFPSA to another level by working with this dynamic team on various projects in order to address students’ concerns while providing them with further opportunities to develop themselves personally, scientifically and professionally through advocacy and representation.

Mónica Duarte, Secretary General

I am from Portugal and have recently finished my Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom. My thesis focused on the verbal behaviours of suspects during police interviews and I aim to work with violent and sexual offenders before starting a PhD. I am Training and Development Responsible in Projecto Transformers, a youth association which aims to promote volunteering and activism through what people like to do the most (my case is artistic roller skating and ballroom dancing). Within EFPSA, I am also Mind the Mind Local Coordinator and I recently became an EFPSA Trainer. At the moment, I am taking a gap year so then I can invest more time on self development, enjoying new experiences, travelling and fully contributing to the projects I am involved in. From previous Events Officer to current Secretary General, I realised that EFPSA has a huge growth potential. We need to give more voice to students to understand what their struggles are while pursuing their studies and careers so then EFPSA, as a European Federation, can work to address the needs of our students. This mandate, I would like to strengthen our internal and external communication while giving special attention to advocacy and students’ rights and needs.

Tea Jermaniš, Marketing Officer

I am from Croatia and 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. This is why my master's degree is about general psychology. I am planning to do more research and to gain more knowledge about different fields of psychology during my master. I am also looking for different internship opportunities abroad. 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. My EFPSA journey from Team Member in Marketing office to Marketing Officer helped me develop my leadership and organisational skills. Besides that, EFPSA increased my motivation not only to be an active student, but to live fully. My goal is to provide EFPSA with strong visual identity and more promotional campaigns in order to become an even more recognisable organisation.

Andreas Anthimou, Events Officer

I am from Cyprus and at the time being I am in the last year of my bachelor’s studies in psychology at the University of Cyprus. What intrigues me is neurodevelopmental and genetic disorders, hence I am aiming to focus on the clinical aspects of psychology but for the non-general population. I have been working for the past two years in this field and all I can say is that inclusion for the differently abled has been a taboo for me and for the majority of people in my country so I would really like to see some mental and social barriers being broken on that matter! I have been active in volunteering and in collaborating with various NGOs in Cyprus and in May 2017 I will also get my certificate as a Trainer regarding matters of non-formal education and personal development from a local programme at University of Cyprus called “ΜτΜ”. Since my first attendance at an EFPSA Congress three years ago I was so excited to find people so motivated and so enthusiastic about their academic lives. This inspired me to live my life with passion and love what I chose to do and even more, discover how many things I am able to do! A small hobby profile? I am a fan of outdoor activities, I love swimming, I enjoy reading and writing literature, learning new languages and motivating people who need it!

Nicola Falzon, Vice President

Following the achievement of a Bachelor’s in Psychology at the University of Malta, my country of residence, I currently work as the Event and Service Manager at Willingness Malta, a multidisciplinary team of professionals focusing on sex, family and health. I also work as a Project Worker at YMCA Homeless Shelter, working with diverse clients presenting various difficulties relating to homelessness. When I am not multitasking across my multiple jobs, I enjoy travelling and exploring the world as much as I can, staying active and spending time outdoors. My main interests in the field lie in Counselling Psychology, with a specific interest in sexuality, gender & queer studies and research, particularly within the LGBTIQ+ Community. I support and encourage activism and strive for social wellbeing across all societies, which is what fuels my drive to work for multiple NGOs and to take on the role of EFPSA Vice President for a second mandate while striving to push for more growth of our Services in providing opportunities for our students and for more recognition of our work in the European Sphere.

Luc Horvat, Finance Officer

I live in Maribor, Slovenia, where I started doing my master’s in Psychology. My deepest interests lie in Sports Psychology, but I am considering Organizational Psychology as well. The motto of my life is to seize every moment with positive attitude and that there is a solution for every problem. The EFPSA journey began when I took over the position of Vice MR of Slovenia in the mandate 2016-2017. In October 2016, I took on the role of Accounts Administration Coordinator within the Finance Office. After a year of experience in EFPSA I felt the need to contribute even more. As Finance Officer, my mission is dealing with EFPSA’s finances on any matter. My main goals this year are to continue the good work of getting more and more funding from grants, getting new partners for EFPSA and providing everyone inside involved with the organisation with knowledge about fundraising, sponsorships and accounting.

Erika Kajátiová, Member Representatives Officer

I am from Slovakia and I am currently studying my Master’s at the University of Presov, Slovakia. My main areas of interest in psychology are in forensic and behaviour psychology although, I am also thinking of getting involved in organisational and work psychology. I have always been an active person, opened to new knowledge, experiences and ideas, plus I love travelling. Those and many more are the reasons why I took every opportunity EFPSA gave me – as a participant of the Congress, member of Organising Committee of the 2nd EFPSA Conference and Member Representative of Slovakia. I can see how much I have developed since I first came to the Congress in the Czech Republic. I have also been active in my Member Organisation and I am trying to contribute to the improvement of psychology not just in Slovakia but across all of Europe. Now, I have decided to share my knowledge and experience with the new generation as part of the Board of Management.

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
Mónica Duarte

Web Support Coordinator
Patrick Reisinger

Administrative Support Responsible
Ana Škeljo

Content Review Responsibles
Michaela Pace
Nathaly Mansvelt

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.

External Relations Office

President
Clara Chetcut

External Relations Coordinator
Valerija Vidović

Policy Coordinator
Livana Borg Falzon

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

Immediate Past President

Immediate Past President
Ana Odabašić

Members Office

Member Representatives Officer
Erika Kajátiová

Member & Observer Coordinator
Victoria Firsching

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

Events Office

Events Officer
Andreas Anthimou

Events Coordinator
Tiana Ivanovska

Training Events Coordinator
Lukasz Stecko

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.

Finance Office

Finance Officer
Luc Horvat

Team Members
Annamari Järviniemi

Partnership Coordinator
Sander Roosen

Partnership Team Members
Gabija Kisieliūtė
Monika Schwärzler

Grants Coordinator
Karla Matić

Grants Responsible
Valerija Vidović

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.

Marketing Office

Marketing Officer
Tea Jermaniš

Content Coordinator
Catherine Friend

Photographer
Elvira Aghalarova

Social Media Responsible
Tiana Ivanovska

Team Members
Mary-Ann Kubre
Robin Willems

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.

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
Lea Jakob

JEPS Junior Coordinator
Fabian Dablander

JEPS Team Members
Helena Eidast
Laura Van Heck
Martin Holst
Ioana Piscoi
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
Josip Razum

Development Responsible
Natalija Ignjatović

Project Responsible
Kristyna Kocandrlova

Team Members
Dillek Demiray
Eleni Dimitriou
Michaela Pace
Martha Wozny

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
Markéta Pešutová

Training Expansion Responsible
Valentina Bezzina

National Training Responsible
Bengisu Sezer

Internal Training Responsible
Miriam Aust

External Training Responsible
Andrea Martinez

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
Reb Xiberras

Study Abroad Responsible
Jelka Stojanov

Travel Network Responsible
Sara Stanisavljević

EFPSA Exchanges Responsible
Andrew Camilleri

EFPSA Internships Responsible
Marija Davcheva

Study & Travel Abroad Team Members
Dajana Čopec
Michaela Sklatinioti
Anna Štekrová

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: one Member Representative, one Executive Board member, one Board of Management member and the Immediate Past President.

Immediate Past President - Ana Odabašić

Executive Board member - Ana Škeljo

Board of Management member - Mónica Duarte

Member Representatives member - Isabel Cardenas

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.