The European Federation of Psychology Students’ Associations is currently constituted by 32 psychology students’ organisations from 32 different European countries and regions.
Before becoming Members of EFPSA, students’ organisations go through the process of, initially, becoming observers – this allows the organisations to get familiar with the structure, working practices and current state of the organisation. Upon year of being elected as observers, the students’ organisations may apply to become Members of EFPSA.
For more information about Membership, you can visit the relevant page here.
List of Members
PLAST (from Austria )
PLAST (Plkattform StudentInnen im BÖP) is a group of psychology students who are members of the professional organisation of Austrian psychologists (BÖP, Berufsverband österreischischer Psychologen). Our national organisation consists of an executive board (active members” who support in organising events) and further ordinary members.
Our main goals are networking, orientation and identification. We aim to connect psychology students on a national and international level as well as with professionals from different psychological disciplines, forward information regarding (advanced) training in psychology and give psychology students the possibility to attend events organised by PLAST and BÖP.
The membership includes the subscription of the journal “Psychologie in Österreich” (Psychology in Austria) and the attendance of local events organised by our NO (approx. 10 per year). We currently offer workshops for students writing their thesis and support workshops on statistics.
Further activities to expand our network are currently in the pipeline – stay tuned!
Web Site: www.plast.at
E-mail: student [at] boep [dot] or [dot] at | austria [at] efpsa [dot] org
Young Psychologists Public Union (from Azerbaijan)
Young Psychologists Public Union was established by the initiative of Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University’s psychology students in April, 2009. Young Psychologists Public Union involves several universities’ students from different psychology departments and started working with seminars and meetings on various psychological subjects. After that union realised various projects such as “Psychological help to the Deaf Children”, “Young Psychologist School” and etc. Young Psychologists Public Union consist 7 universities from Azerbaijan including more than five hundred students and young psychologists.
E-mail: info [at] gbp [dot] az | azerbaijan [at] efpsa [dot] org
psychologische kring (from Leuven, Belgium)
J. Nuttin founded the ‘psychologische kring’ in 1945. It is an organisation run by psychology students on a voluntary basis. The main aim is to defend the interests of psychology students at our university and to provide them with opportunities to meet up with each other on a wide range of social and cultural events. Besides that the organisation is part of LOKO, the bigger association in Leuven where most of the student organisations from our city fall under.
Mission: to defend the interests of psychology students at our university and to provide them with the opportunities to meet up with each other on a wide range of social and cultural events.
Vision: We want to be there for the psychology students in Leuven, support them in building the psychology of the future and with them we want to be proud of our growing identity as psychologists. We want to offer them qualitative, dynamic and responsive services. We want to have an open and approachable board. We want to do this through active and passive feedback and communication, through easy accessible activities, intrinsic motivation, an effective organisation structure and good cooperation.
Web Site: www.psychokring.be
E-mail: krico [at] psychokring [dot] be | belgium [at] efpsa [dot] org
Association of Young Psychologists in Bulgaria “4th April” (from Bulgaria)
At the moment, AYPB does not have a designated Member Representative.
The Association of Young Psychologists in Bulgaria “4th April” (AYPB) is a voluntary organisation of psychology students, psychologists, and young people with interest in the field. Established in 1998, AYPB has more than 300 members today, along with regional branches at the universities, where psychology is taught. The Association is run by the Board of Management, which consists of five elected members, the Regional Branches in 7 cities across Bulgaria, and the Work Groups, formed according to the different activities in AYPB and led by a coordinator. A General Assembly is called at least once a year.
Web Site: www.4april.eu
E-mail: office [at] 4april [dot] eu | bulgaria [at] efpsa [dot] org
USPjeH (from Croatia)
USPjeH (Ujedinjeni studenti psihologije Hrvatske / ‘United psychology students of Croatia) is the Croatian Psychology Students’ Organisation. It has been established in December 2009. It is consisted of 5 Local Organisations: Kasper (Psychology students from Zadar), Psihos (Psychology students from Osijek), Psirius (Psychology students from Rijeka). Feniks (Psychology students from Zagreb, Croatian Studies Faculty) and STUP (Psychology students from Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities Study) and its goal is to organise and promote mutually activities and represent students’ interests. USPjeH collaborates with Croatian Psychology Associations (HPD, HPK). USPjeh is govern by president, vice-president, executive manager and secretary. All decisions are brought by Assembly of USPjeH and at least 2/3 of Assembly members have to be present to vote upon new decisions.
E-mail: hr.uspjeh [at] gmail [dot] com | croatia [at] efpsa [dot] org
CYPSA – students (from Cyprus)
CYPSA is a professional and scientific Psychological Association in Cyprus. It is an association that looks after the interests of all psychologists, protects and promotes psychological science.
• CYPSA provides information on working as a psychologist or with a psychologist in Cyprus.
• It is a communication forum for psychologists
• It assists on legal and practical matters regarding the exercise of the psychological profession
• CYPSA is well informed on developments within psychology in Europe and shares this information with the local community.
Our general objectives are:
• to promote psychology in Cyprus
• to serve psychologists’ social and professional interests
• to provide members with a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience/expertise
Foreign psychologists and students wishing to work or study in Cyprus can contact CYPSA directly. Regarding students, CYPSA has connections in all local universities offering accredited psychology degrees (UCY, UNIC, EUC, NUP, and UCLan Cyprus).
Web Site: www.cypsa.org.cy
E-mail: info [at] cypsa [dot] org [dot] cy | cyprus [at] efpsa [dot] org
CASP (from The Czech Republic)
The Czech Association of Students of Psychology (CASP) is a non-profit organisation run on a voluntary basis by and for psychology students. The organisation was established on the 11th of April 2001 in Prague and has been a member of EFPSA since. Nowadays its headquarters are in Olomouc (Palacky university) with respectable departments in Prague (Charles university) and Brno (Masaryk university). There are also two ambassador universities in Ostrava (University of Ostrava) and Prague (University of New York in Prague) who are waiting to become full-powered departments. It is run by the Board of Management which consists of 12 members.
The organisation helps to connect all psychology students through the Czech Republic. Its aim is to improve the study conditions and to help improve the quality of education. CASP creates many different opportunities for psychology students by providing excursions, organising qualification courses, international exchanges, introduction courses for new psychology students, connecting with professional organisations etc.
To achieve its aims – CASP cooperates with CMPS (The Czech-Moravian Psychological Society), UPA CR (The Union of Psychologists Associations in the Czech Republic) and CAPPO (Czech Association of Work and Organizational Psychologists).
The highlight of the year is the annual CASP conference which is held by one of the cities. Every conference has a different topic, on which various lectures, workshops and poster presentations are held by students and professionals.
Web Site: www.caspos.cz
E-mail: info [at] caspos [dot] cz | czechrepublic [at] efpsa [dot] org
DPS (from Denmark)
Dansk Psykolog Forenings Studentersektion (DPS) – in English, The Danish Psychology Students Association, is managed by the National Organisation (NO), which is elected each year at the annual general assembly. The NO consists of 4 LOs (1 LO from each university in the country). Each LO has its own president. Two of the 4 LO presidents gets elected as the president and vice-president of the NO and thereby represents the Danish students in the board of the Danish Psychology Association. Overall, DPS works to promote the professional and student political interests of the students. We also work to promote the cooperation between DPS and the remaining four of the associations plus the contact between the students among the universities of the country.
Web Site: www.dp.dk/studentersektionen
E-mail: dps [at] dp [dot] dk | denmark [at] efpsa [dot] org
EPSA (from Estonia)
EPSA, the Estonian Association of Psychology Students, or EPSÜ in Estonian, was called into action in 1992. It represents all current and past psychology students in Estonia. Presently psychology is taught in two universities in Estonia. The goal of EPSA is to unite psychology students into a single organisation, to improve the quality of psychology curricula in our country, to collaborate with other organisations and to introduce scientific psychology to the society. By organising annual congresses, workshops, meetings with working psychologists and other specialists (e.g. lawyers) etc, we try to provide students with useful contacts and information which will hopefully help them become more aware of their future work field and commence collaboration with each other at the first opportunity.
Web Site: www.epsy.org.ee
E-mail: Sulepea.epsy [at] gmail [dot] com | estonia [at] efpsa [dot] org
SPOL (from Finland)
Suomen Psykologian Opiskelijoiden Liitto (SPOL), or The Finnish Psychology Students’ Association (FPSA), was founded in 1968 and currently represents psychology students in Finland. The board consists of 12 members, 2 from each of the 6 local psychology student organisations. Every member of the local organisations is a member of SPOL. The main purpose of SPOL is to function as a platform for cooperation and communication between the Local Organisations, to defend and represent the students’ interests and to organise national events for its members. The annual events can be both scientific and social in their nature. SPOL has extensive representation in all relevant psychological bodies, including the Board of Management of the Finnish Psychological Association.
Web Site: www.psykologianopiskelijat.net
E-mail: hallitus [at] psykologianopiskelijat [dot] net | finland [at] efpsa [dot] org
Studierende im Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologinnen & Psychologen (from Germany)
The Association of German Professional Psychologists (BDP) offers memberships for students which are organised through “Studierende im BDP”, the German Member Organization in EFPSA.
We are currently representing approximately 2000 students – a number that grows constantly.
Being part of the professional organisation members greatly benefit from knowledge transfer, professional advice for career planning, business start-up and on assurance policies as well as legal advice.
Our professional organisation has an own academy, publishing house & university/college.
Members receive a magazine “Report Psychologie” 11 times a year & a regular newsletter. There is an online-platform for job offers, too.
The students section also sends a newsletter every 6 weeks to student members & publishes additional information on its website. Members can contact us through a service email address any time for questions and advice. Furthermore, we stay in contact with the departments of psychology students throughout Germany and their general assemblies.
Since early 2013 we organize national workshop-weekends throughout the year each for about 120 participants. Aiming at a practical approach & application on topics that are not necessarily taught at the faculties these workshops also connect students with professionals, create a network for the participants and provide a valuable insight into our future profession.
Web Site: http://www.bv-studenten-bdp.de/
E-mail: kontakt [at] bv-studenten-bdp [dot] de | germany [at] efpsa [dot] org
GPSA (from Greece)
Greek psychology students association (GPSA) was established in 2006. GPSA has its head quarters in Athens, and accepts every person to become a member, provided they are studying in one of the four psychology departments in Greece. The board of management consists of seven people who meet once a month in Athens or via Skype meetings. The NO’s President, the Vice President who is also the EFPSA’s Member Representative, the Secretary General, the Financial Administrator, the Activities and Services Coordinator, the Marketing’s Administrator and the Department’s Coordinator. There are also helping teams as the one that searches for finances lead by the Finances Administrator, the Activities and Services Team supervised by the Activities and Services Coordinator, the Website and Marketing team coordinated by the Marketing Administrator. As a student association we aim to collaborate with other student organisations, we cooperate with professors in conferences and congresses where we focus on cheaper participation fees for our members. Through the website, the facebook page and the mailing list, we try to keep our members updated about every psychology related event. Finally, we promote every EFPSA event and motivate our members to take part.
Web Site: www.gpsa.gr
E-mail: info [at] gpsa [dot] gr | greece [at] efpsa [dot] org
Hungarian Psychologycal Association (Youth Department) (from Hungary)
The Hungarian Psychological Association (MPT) is one of Hungary’s oldest scientific associations founded in 1928. The Association aims at organising and developing scientific life, education, research, and application of psychology in Hungary. Also, its mission is to inform its members about ongoing discussions, events, and trends of their profession. The Association plays an active part in the continuing education of Hungarian professionals, the distribution of psychological knowledge to the general public, as well as in developing and maintaining international relationships.
MPT IT is an autonomic Department of MPT, but also a big help at organising events and cooperating with students and psychologists in Hungary. IT is a good opportunity for students and young psychologists to be an active part of the professional organization of psychologists in Hungary.
The goal of MPT IT is to make psychology known and understandable for everyday people and to help psychology students in the orientation process in the world of psychology. MPT IT provides its selected members with great opportunities, such as skill-developing trainings, lectures of professionals and workshops. MPT IT is represent at all MPT events, and at almost all bigger Hungarian psychology events and festivals.
Web Site: www.pszichodiak.hu
E-mail: andrassy [dot] fannii [at[ gmail [dot] com | hungary [at] efpsa [dot] org
PSI Student Affairs Group (from Ireland)
The PSI Student Affairs Group (SAG) was established in 2008 to represent and support psychology students in Ireland. SAG is a division of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), the professional body for psychology in Ireland which provides accreditation for 3rd level psychology courses of sufficient quality. Members of receive a copy of the Irish Psychologist each month, access to the Irish Journal of Psychology, access to job advertisements and other useful information through our mailing list and official google group, protection by the society’s ethics code and opportunities to join special interest groups within the PSI as well as access to the many fantastic events organised and supported by SAG. These include presentation workshops, guest lectures, the careers fair, the Student Congress and the recently launched A Day in the Life Series. These lectures are focused on a particular branch of psychology and consist of a professional and a student describing the lived experience of working in that branch of psychology.
Web Site : www.psychologicalsociety.ie
E-mail: studentaffairsgroup [at] gmail [dot] com | ireland [at] efpsa [dot] org
KOAPS (from Kosovo)
The “Kosovar Association of Psychology Students“ – KOAPS represents all psychology students of the University of Prishtina. It was founded on 2001 with the aim of: improving conditions of studying and lectures, improving the living conditions, standards and basic rights of students, commitment in research work and professional impeccability, advancement of psychology as a profession, contribution in the modern development of University of Prishtina, assistance of students in specific situations, and other issues as necessary. To fulfill its aspiration the association initiates activities such as organising lectures, sessions, professional meetings as well as all other necessary means for implementing work, the organisation of publishing and informative activity, organising of cultural, entertaining and recreational activities, execution of cooperation with international psychology students and their proper structures, collaboration with educational institutions, elaboration of other activities that are in accordance with the aspirations and principles of association’s work amongst others.
Web Site: www.psikos.com
E-mail: koapss [at] gmail [dot] com | kosovo [at] efpsa [dot] org
lpsa (from Latvia)
At the moment, lpsa does not have a designated Member Representative.
Our organisation is organised by students who have decided to develop and learn by their own, in addition to studying at the institute. The same way it is known, that knowledge of psychology given to the students by the teachers are very narrow and distorted. Who is going to like it? There are no similar organisations for students psychologists in Latvia. Also, knowing that psychology in Latvia is not very developed, and the fact that with that laws they want to make that problem even worse, students decided to “not to sit still” and begin to act, and the first step was the creation of such an organisation. There are many problems need to be solved. One person will fail, but this organisation unites us. Officially our organisation was registered in 2010, but privately it existed since 2000 year. Areas of our work – popularisation of psychology in society; developing programs with kids; individual counselling; assisting in the professional development of psychology students: master classes, workshops; arrangement of different trainings; business-coaching; consulting. Our partners include – Baltic International Academy (BIA), Baltic Psychology and Management University College, Latvian Association of Psychologists and Psychotherapists, Latvian Professional Psychologist Association, International High School of Practical Psychology Society Association HIV and LV Student Copy Centre.
Web Site: www.lpsa.lv
E-mail: psylogos10 [at] gmail [dot] com | latvia [at] efpsa [dot] org
LiPSA (from Lithuania)
LiPSA – Lithuanian psychology students association is a socially active organisation, representing and uniting Lithuanian psychology students from six universities in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda. Our main goal is to create opportunities for students to realise their ideas and develop skills needed to reach professional ambitions. Other aims include contributing more knowledge to society about psychology and psychologists.
Local groups of Psychology students in our universities existed a long time ago, but officially LiPSA as National Organisation was established in 2004, after Lithuanians participated in the EFPSA Congress for the first time. From that moment LiPSA has been growing and becoming a bigger and stronger organisation every year. Currently it consists of 6 Local Organisations in each university, a national board, a training office, a scientific group and other teams. LiPSA organises various events, such as Congresses, days of Psychologists, summer camps, workshops and lectures throughout the year.
LiPSA is also actively cooperating with other student NGOs in Lithuania and recently the organisation has established partnership with our Professional organisation – Union of Lithuanian Psychologists (LPS).
Web Site: www.lipsa.lt
E-mail: info [at] lipsa [dot] lt | lithuania [at] efpsa [dot] org
Alep (from Luxembourg)
The Alep was founded in 1998. Given that Luxembourg is a rather small country and that it had no real university until 2002 Luxembourgers were forced to study abroad. As this is still the case, one of the main goals of the ALEP is to link Luxembourgish psychology students all over the world, psychology students at the university of Luxembourg and the Association of Luxembourgish Psychologists (SLP). Our organisation is quite dynamic; consisting of a committee board of which our president is the chairman. Each committee member has a specific task such as maintaining the link to the national psychology association. Nevertheless we are flexible and each year our committee is renewed, some people leave our organisation (also because they finish their studies) while other people join it. In this manner we can respond to the current demands in the world of psychology.
Web Site: www.alep.lu
E-mail: contact [at] alep [dot] lu | luxembourg [at] efpsa [dot] org
Betapsi (from Malta)
Betapsi is an organisation which represents all Maltese Psychology students. It aims to ensure that their rights and interests are safeguarded and acts as the bridge between Psychology students and the Psychology Department. Betapsi also endeavours to work towards the enhancement of the Psychology profession within the Maltese society. Moreover, Betapsi provides the appropriate scenario of working and studying opportunities to students who want to further their career in Psychology. It is the place where students can build a strong network during and after their years at University. Throughout the year, Betapsi organises a host of activities which appeal to all students. It especially invites Psychology undergraduates to participate and to be actively involved in all the events and projects which the organisation undertakes.
Web Site: betapsi.org.mt
E-mail: info [at] betapsi [dot] com | malta [at] efpsa [dot] org
SPS-NIP (from the Netherlands)
The SPS-NIP is the Dutch national psychology students’ association. It established in 1981 with its main goal to bring the field of activity and the psychology students more close.
This is still the main focus and with a Platform on each university, the SPS-NIP is located in the whole country. It has a close connection with the Dutch professional institute of psychologists. The association has around 100 active members who organise activities on a local and national level like lectures, workshops, exchanges, congresses and symposia. It looks after the interests of psychology students by keeping contact with other local psychology students’ associations and with study directors of each university. On the international level, the SPS-NIP is a member of EFPSA.
Web Site: www.spsnip.nl
E-mail: commissiecoordinator [at] spsnip [dot] nl | netherlands [at] efpsa [dot] org
NPF (from Norway)
The Norwegian Psychological Association (NPF) has over 7000 members (including students). This accounts for approximately 90 percent of the total number of registered professional psychologists in Norway. Our members have at least 6½ years university education and training in Psychology. The Norwegian Psychological Association functions both as a trade union and an independent political body. As a trade union NPF safeguards its member’s financial, political and professional interests. As an independent political entity NPF involves itself in matters concerning a wide range of professional issues, such as national health policy, psychological services, science & educational policies.
Web Site: www.psykologforeningen.no
E-mail: student [at] psykologforeningen [dot] no | norway [at] efpsa [dot] org
Polish Association of Psychology Students and Graduates (from Poland)
The mission of the Polish Association of Psychology Students and Graduates is to integrate the psychological society, to promote psychological scientific knowledge and to contribute to the Polish society in means of its growth. Polish Students and Graduates of Psychology Association was founded in 1997 (officially registered in 1998) in Warsaw. The idea was born at the Warsaw University and rapidly attracted students from other universities in Poland. There are a few projects we are involved in and can be proud of. Members from The Wroclaw University organise ‘Day of Psychology’ and ‘Mobile Museum of Psychology’ thanks to which, the knowledge of psychology among city residents expands. Students from The Gdańsk University came up with the idea of Psycho Tram which promotes psychology through the activities that bring a lot of fun and joy. Members from The Poznań University invite famous and respected psychologists who give speeches about the areas of psychology that interest them most. There is also a well organised project of fairy tale therapy at University of Lodz, where the main aim is to help kids to deal with their problems in a constructive and creative way. The students from universities located in Warsaw launched the project “Psychotherapy in Practice”. They invite acclaimed psychotherapists that represent different schools in psychotherapy to give lectures about their everyday work.
Web Site : www.pssiap.org
E-mail : kontakt [at] pssiap [dot] org | poland [at] efpsa [dot] org
ANEP (from Portugal)
ANEP (Associação Nacional de Estudantes de Psicologia), it’s the National Students’ Associtation of Portugal, established in 1988. There are, actually, 8 members elected by local psychology students’ associations, which have the power to vote during the general council of ANEP. Our main goal is to defend psychology students’ rights, to represent them and also, to create social and scientific events that may serve as opportunities to unite students from all over the country. In addition, we have partnerships with solidarity organizations that provide to the students the opportunity to do some voluntary work there. Other partnerships that were established this year are with companies that organize scientific formation in psychology. Visit our Website to get to know more about it, or feel free to send us an email with any other questions.
Web Site: www.anep.pt
E-mail: direccao [at] anep [dot] pt | portugal [at] efpsa [dot] org
Cognosis (from Romania)
Cognosis or Federation of Psychology and Educational Sciences Student’s Association was founded under the initiative of a few enthusiastic students in the year of 2006. Similar to EFPSA our members are our LO’s, and our biggest aim is to help them grow, and to do that every LO sends a delegation team of 4-5 members to vote at our GA which happen twice every year. Our structure is formed out of the CD (Director Council) and the project teams, whose coordinators are in direct contact with the CD. The CD is formed out of a President, Vice-president, Human Resource Coordinator, Public Relations Coordinator, Organizational Development Counselor, Secretary General and National Representative. We also try to increase the number of our volunteers and the students we represent, and we do that with projects like The Summer Winter School, CNSP ( our National Scientific Congress), Newsletter, Exchange and Mobility projects (one is for students and the other is for volunteers), InfoStud project, and different team-building’s along the year.
Web Site: www.cognosis.ro
E-mail: romania [at] efpsa [dot] org
SUSP (from Serbia)
Savez udruženja studenata psihologije Srbije (SUSP) is National Organisation of Serbia. It was founded in 2003 and consists of psychology students’ organisations from 4 universities that teach Psychology:
– Klub studenata psihologije “TraNsfer” from Novi Sad
– Udruženje studenata psihologije “Stimulus“ from Belgrade
– Udruženje studenata psihologije “PsihoN“ from Niš (not currently active)
– Udruženje studenata psihologije “Kosmopolit“ from Kosovska Mitrovica (not currently active)
The main goal of SUSP is to connect psychology students all over Serbia and to represent their interests. Member organisations of SUSP organise lectures, events, exchange programs and together with students, work on improving academic and other aspect of students’ life.
E-mail: serbia [at] efpsa [dot] org
SAŠAP (from Slovakia)
Slovak Association of Psychology Students and Graduates/Slovenská asociácia študentov a absolventov psychológie (SAŠAP), is a non-profit civic association that was established in March 2009. It became a Member Organisation of EFPSA in May 2011. SAŠAP’s mission is to connect students and graduates from various departments of psychology in Slovakia and hence facilitate the exchange of information, experience and encourage technical cooperation and discussion. Therefore, it strives to organise events for students and graduates (lectures, seminars, workshops, courses, conferences, summer schools, international exchanges and various types of international cooperation), convey information about professional events held at home and abroad. It allows students to publish in its own journal E-mental, but also in the journal published by EFPSA – JEPS.
Web Site: www.sasap.sk
E-mail: efpsa [at] sasap [dot] sk | slovakia [at] efpsa [dot] org
DŠPS (from Slovenia)
Psychology Students’ Association of Slovenia (DŠPS) is a voluntary, non-profit, non-political association of students of psychology in Slovenia. The primary objectives of the association are to improve the quality and conditions of the psychology studies, the extension of studies with extracurricular activities, integration and collaboration of psychology students and international representation and cooperation with psychology students in Europe. The association was officially established in 1996 and it has developed into seven work groups: international relations, extracurricular activities, PR, magazine Panika, training office PsihoMOČ, winter/summer school group and website group.
Web Site: www.dsps.si
E-mail: info.dsps [at] gmail [dot] com | slovenia [at] efpsa [dot] org
CEP-PIE (from Spain)
The Spanish Organisation is known as Colectivo de Estudiantes de Psicología (CEP-PIE) and are members of it all the Spanish universities that teach Psychology, both private and public. Each University has two member representatives, and they have to attend to the meetings that are organised twice a year.
The MO of students cooperates with the “Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos”, that is the professional association, and also with the “Conferencia de Decanos”, that is formed by Deans of all the universities.
Web Site: www.cep-pie.org
E-mail: juntaceppie [at] gmail [dot] com | spain [at] efpsa [dot] org
PS (from Sweden)
Psykologstudent Sverige (Psychology student Sweden) – or PS for short – is an independent association organised by and for Swedish psychology students. We provide an interface between students, associations and professional psychologists.
Our website works as a hub where students from all over Sweden can share thoughts and keep each other posted on psychology related happenings and topics. It aims at being both a source of information, where one can find comparisons between different universities in Sweden, contact details to important associations, and information about studies abroad and EFPSA. It also aims at being inspirational, and our blog Tänk Tanken (“Think the thought”) is open for anyone to contribute about psychology related topics and personal experiences.
In addition, we organise Sweden’s largest event for psychology students: the annual PS Congress. It is hosted by different universities every year, and is a three-day event with professional speakers, dinner and workshops.
Web Site: www.psykologstudentsverige.org
E-mail: info [at] psykologstudentsverige [dot] org | sweden [at] efpsa [dot] org
psyCH (from Switzerland)
In May 2002, two Swiss psychology students (Markus & Sven) returned from the EFPSA Congress, fully motivated by EFPSA spirit and decided to build up a Swiss National Organisation – psyCH – which was founded in 2004. All the universities (7) and applied schools (2) in Switzerland which offer psychology are members of psyCH. The organisation is structured as follows: The p-team (one president, two vice-presidents), a person in charge of finances, one (or more) in charge of communication (keep in mind that Switzerland has 4 official languages, so translating documents/letters is quite a job), one MR, and several freelancers who help out wherever necessary. We are always in touch with our two POs. One important event and highlight in the psyCH-year is the annual national congress which lasts for one weekend in spring. Students from abroad are always welcome to participate! Check our web page for more info.
Web Site: www.psynet.ch
E-mail: psyCH [at] psynet [dot] ch | switzerland [at] efpsa [dot] org
TPOCG (from Turkey)
Turkish Psychology Students Working Group (TPOCG) was founded in July 2001. Each member of TPOCG has been working actively to towards the fulfilment of the obectives of the organisation. The working system is really similar to EFPSA, which offers Exchange programs, travel networks, an online journal, a congress once in a year and two Executive Board meetings during each year. In the Exchange program, the students are provided free accommodation for a week and nearly 10 universities provide this chance to 5 students each semester. The congress lasts for 4 days and each year different universities become the hosts of the event. Each year approximately 1000 students attend the congress.
Web Site : www.psikolog.org.tr
E-mail : bilgi [at] psikolog [dot] org [dot] tr | turkey [at] efpsa [dot] org
BPS (from United Kingdom)
At the moment, BPS does not have a designated Member Representative.
The British Psychological Society (BPS) was founded in 1901 as a professional body overseeing psychology and psychologist in the UK. The BPS is responsible for the development, promotion and application of pure and applied psychology for the public good. It is thought the many Members Networks that the BPS continues to support and promote psychology. Students on accredited undergraduate courses or postgraduate conversion courses can join the BPS as student members. You will automatically become a member of the Student Member Group and receive PsychTalk; a newsletter written by students for students. You will also receive a monthly magazine from BPS; The Psychologist. Members will also get access to job advertisements, journals and conferences and more.
Web Site: www.bps.org.uk
E-mail: enquiries [at] bps [dot] org [dot] uk | uk [at] efpsa [dot] org
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SINAPSA(from Bosnia & Herzegovina)
The Association of Psychology Students “SINAPSA” was established in 2011 to represent and support psychology students in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H), at the moment Association has 50 members.
The main aim of the association is to provide additional support to psychology students in the country by offering additional educational opportunities in the form of lectures, trainings and chances for practical implementation of their acquired knowledge. Through its operations SINAPSA aims to connect the students with the academic community and professionals who regulary take part in events organised by the association. Since its establishment, SINAPSA has successfully implemented a range of different activities for its members and psychology students in general, including the educational sessions on some of the most relevant and up to date topics, study visits and parcipation in the events of regional character that were organised by fellow associations.
E-mail: sinapsa [at] live [dot] com | Bosnia_herzegovina [at] efpsa [dot] org