Call for a host for the annual EFPSA Congress, 2015
EFPSA are pleased to be opening one of the most exciting Calls of the year … the Call for a host for the annual EFPSA Congress. This Call represents an incredible opportunity for a brave and committed group of students to take up the challenge of preparing for the 29th annual EFPSA Congress of 2015.
As EFPSA’s largest event, organisation of the Congress requires a dedicated and hard working crew. But it promises to be an immensely rewarding experience – one from which you will develop new personal and professional skills that will benefit you for years to come. You’ll have the opportunity to network with universities and academics across your home country, and ultimately to showcase your culture to hundreds of eager psychology students from all across Europe.
The EFPSA Congress is our longest tradition – dating back to 1987 – so if you’re interested in becoming a part of this, whilst delivering a unique experience for the organisation and to your fellow European psychology students, then don’t hesitate to apply. Applications will be accepted until March 8th 2013.
Download the Application form
Download the Procedures for candidate-committees document
Congress, 2013, Turkey
The next Congress will be hosted in Izmir, Turkey between April 21-28. For information relating to all aspects of the Congress, including its Scientific theme, information on how and when to register, as well as on what to expect from the Turkish organisational committee, please visit the Congress 2013 website by clicking here.
Introducing the Congress
The annual EFPSA Congress fascinates and inspires around 250 psychology students from all over Europe every year. With a rich agenda of scientific contributions from students, researchers and experienced academics, as well as opportunities for cultural and social exchange, the Congress is an outstanding highlight of the EFPSA year.
Just as the host country of the Congress changes each year so does its academic theme. Covering new fields of psychology each year, the content of the Congress is as varied as its participants’ origins. The Congress hosts lectures and workshops delivered by professionals and students from all over Europe. Participants can hear from experts discussing contemporary topics in psychological theory, research and practice as well as participate in practical workshops and a lively social program.
All students are also invited to contribute to the Congress and to receive feedback on their own studies and research by presenting their own research poster. In these ways, and many more the Congress offers young psychologists the opportunity to broaden their scientific and personal horizons.
A social program unlike any other runs throughout the week each evening. There is of course the traditional EFPSA Cultural Evening at which every participating member of the organisation presents itself to the Congress by sharing foods, drinks, and customs from their home nation. An excursion to a local city or regions offers a break away from work and rounds off the Congress nicely as a truly unforgettable experience.
The Congress represents a highlight in the organisation calendar not simply for its academic and social program, but because it is also where we hold our annual General Assemblies. At the General Assembly the Board of Management, and Executive Board members are elected by the representatives of EFPSA.
The Congress takes places around the end of April or the beginning of May and lasts one week. Next April the Congress will be hosted in Izmri, Turkey. Psychology students from every European country can attend this congress … the more countries we welcome next year in Turkey the better.