Last Minute Spots for the First Edition of EFPSA Academy!

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There are a few last minute spots for the first edition of EFPSA Academy 2017 which will take place in Olomouc, Czech Republic from 3rd to 5th March 2017.

What is EFPSA Academy?

The EFPSA Academy is a training event aiming to bring together volunteers of European youth NGOs to enable them to develop professionally, establish networks, heighten their motivation and share experiences, while equipping them with a variety of skills and knowledge.

Project Innovation Academy

be outstanding – be different – be the future

EFPSA Academy 2017 will be built around having great ideas and putting them into practice within your organisation. During the event you will learn state of the art innovation methods including assessing your users’ needs, ideation and prototyping. On top of that, we will make sure that you are equipped with the necessary tools like goal setting and action planning that ensure that your ideas do not merely remain great ideas, but are successfully put into practice within your organisation.

Hard facts:

  • Dates for participants: 3rd to 5th March 2017
  • Place: Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Accommodation: You will be in charge of arranging your own accommodation
  • Catering: Lunch & Snacks will be provided
  • Participation fee: €40
  • Participants: 30 student volunteers from various NGOs

Application:

In order to apply please fill in this form until 25th February 2017, 23:59 CET. EFPSA Academy is open for all student (or those who graduated within two years) volunteers that are active in any NGO within Europe. Be sure to attach a CV and proof of your studies at the end of the form.

Contact:

For any clarifications and suggestions do not hesitate to contact the EFPSA Academy Trainers’ Coordinator – Mara Milena Suter – via email at trainingexpansion@efpsa.org.

 

 

Call for Board of Management 2017-2018 is now open!

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The Board of Management 2016-2017 are enthusiastic to be opening the Call for the Board of Management 2017-2018 from the second Board of Management Meeting in Brussels!

All information regarding the purpose, main responsibilities, tasks and requirements for each role within the Board of Management are found within the Role Description Documents. Additionally, you can find a document outlining the collective responsibilities and functions that apply to all the members of the Board of Management here together with a General Prerequisites Document that applies to all members of EFPSA’s Working Community.

In order to get further insight into the position and to clear out any queries, it is encouraged for individuals interested in applying for the Board of Management to contact the person currently holding the position you are interested in.

Application Procedure

Kindly fill in and send your completed application form along with a copy of your CV to ipp@efpsa.org no later than Friday 10th March 2017 23:59 (CET). Additional submission details can be found within the application form itself.

Please note that an individual may apply for more than one Board of Management position. The election procedure at the General Assembly will go according to the following order: President, Vice President, Secretary General, Finance Officer, Marketing Officer, Member Representatives Officer and Events Officer. If elected for a position, one’s candidacy for the subsequent other positions will not be taken into further consideration.

The applications will not be seen prior to the deadline.

If you have questions concerning the application procedure, please contact the Board of Management via secretary@efpsa.org.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

Board of Management 2016 – 2017
Clara, Nicola, Jolien, Ana, Maciej, Artemis & Mónica

 

 

Ninth Postcard from the Board of Management

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A new year has started and we hope that it has started well and fruitfully for everyone. January has proved to be a very productive month for the Working Community of EFPSA, despite the highly busy exam season. We would like to wish all students good luck for any remaining exams. Here are some highlights from this month’s ongoing projects.

 

Board of Management

 

The Board of Management is preparing for the second Board of Management Meeting (BMM) which will take place in Brussels, Belgium between the 11th and 17th of February. We are excited to discuss upon current projects and develop further plans for the Federation’s future taking into consideration suggestions given from the Working Community during EB & MR Skype Reports that were held by the Presidential Office throughout the month. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Working Community for their valuable feedback and suggestions which will be reviewed at the upcoming BMM.

 

Clara Chetcuti and Nicola Falzon, President and Vice President respectively have been working with the External Relations Coordinator, Monika Schwäzler in preparation for the European Health Student Associations Summit (EHSAS) which will be taking place in Brussels, Belgium between the 17th and 19th of February. We would like to thank the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) for their help and advice with the logistics. We look forward to this meeting and to enhancing our collaboration with all the associations involved. Meanwhile, the EFPSA Office is gathering information for the next Internal Newsletter, reviewing documents and updating the EFPSA website. Moreover, the Marketing Office was working on promotion of the EFPSA Academy, Congress and Train Advanced Trainers with great success. The team has been also working on designs for the EFPSA Academy, Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS) and other internal tasks. The Members Office has been busy with Observer and Member membership stages, as the Federation is ready to welcome new associations in the family! Moreover, the Members Office has been involved in the Congress applications procedures and the redistribution process of Congress applicants. The Member Representatives have been really busy with scoring and accepting applicants for the 31st Congress and starting procedures for selecting and training  new Member Representatives for the upcoming mandate. Lastly, the Events Office welcomed the Joint EB & MR Meeting 2017 Organising Committee. Regarding the 31st Congress the registration has now closed and we are in the proud position to announce that we have received almost 600 applications!

 

Services and Events

 

The Training Office has managed to select 6 amazing trainers out of many great applications for TAT 2017. The Trainers’ Team is finalising the selection of participants as we speak! Also, a unique opportunity for the TAT Trainers’ Team and Training Office happened in January. The entire TAT Trainers’ Team and 3 TO members were present to promote the Event and represent EFPSA Training at Trainers’ Forum 2017 in Poland: a conference of 130 youth NGO Trainers. Speaking about Conferences: the Training Office is busy preparing the EFPSA Trainers’ Conference in Poland, where Trainers and Trainer Candidates gather to develop the EFPSA Training System. Last but not least, preparations for EFPSA Project Innovation in the Czech Republic are in full speed. The Trainers’ Team has been selected and is representing a nice mixture of backgrounds and fields of expertise. Participants are currently being selected. Busy months ahead for the team!

 

JEPS starts the new year with six new Associate Editors joining the team: Peter Edelsbrunner (ETH Zürich, Switzerland), Sebastian Trautmann (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany), David Mehler (Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, UK), Thomas Faulkenberry (Tarleton State University, USA), Franziska Ehrke (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany), and Katharina Brecht (University of Cambridge, UK). We wish them an enjoyable and rewarding experience with JEPS. Also, make sure to check out JEPS  latest blog post by Tim van der Zee on Open Online Education: Research Findings and Methodological Challenges.

 

The Social Impact Initiative is working hard on developing the workshop materials for the new campaign Better Together. We’re hoping that the new campaign will be as successful as the rest of them and that it will have an even greater impact since it will consist of a cycle of 5 workshops on anti-discrimination. Our Projects Responsible, Rebecca Hjemdahl has been productive since her return from OpenCon and she updated the Open Access promotional kit which will soon be available on EFPSA’s webpage so that everyone can freely join in the promotion of Open Access.

 

The Study & Travel Abroad team has welcomed a new team member: Ivan Lepej, who together with the EFPSA Exchanges Responsible, Andrew Camilleri, is writing the EFPSA Exchanges Guidebook. This guidebook will help Member Organisations with organising an exchange from next year on. It will cover a broad range of topics including planning, finances, teamwork, choosing a theme, getting speakers, accommodation, activity management, among other informatioj. Also the subpage of Study & Travel Abroad has been updated with new logos and a new Database of European Psychology Masters, which is based on google maps and has options to filter by field, country, language, and more. Lastly, the Service has continued to seek partnerships with Hostels and Housing organisations and is sending out the contracts shortly.

 

Throughout the past weeks, the Junior Researcher Programme (EFPSA JRP) Team has been working on both supporting the 2016-2017 Junior Researchers, and preparations for the European Summer School 2017. The 2016-2017 research groups have been given feedback on their work so far from Nika Čermak, the Research Responsible, as well as constant scientific support provided by Dean McDonnell, the JRP Mentor, including feedback on their submissions to JEPS. The groups and their research are currently being introduced on the official JRP facebook page. Moreover, the JRP Conference and Internship teams have been delivered a training with the aim to facilitate their work. Finally, the preparations for the ESS 2017 have started, and the scientific theme – Developmental & Educational psychology – was officially announced on the website and JRP Facebook Page.

 

We hope you have enjoyed this postcard as much as we do enjoy working for the Federation! Keep in mind that the call for Executive Board positions will soon open, so if you’re interested in joining us, keep an eye on our updates!

 

The Call for Participants for EFPSA Academy 2017 has been extended!

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We are happy to announce that the call for participants for the EFPSA Project Innovation Academy has been extended. EFPSA Academy 2017 will take place in Olomouc, Czech Republic from the 3rd to the 5th of March 2017.

What is EFPSA Academy?

The EFPSA Academy is a training event aiming to bring together volunteers of European youth NGOs to enable them to develop professionally, establish networks, heighten their motivation and share experiences, while equipping them with a variety of skills and knowledge.

Project Innovation Academy

be outstanding – be different – be the future

EFPSA Academy 2017 will be built around having great ideas and putting them into practice within your organisation. During the event you will learn state of the art innovation methods including assessing your users’ needs, ideation and prototyping. On top of that, we will make sure that you are equipped with the necessary tools like goal setting and action planning that ensure that your ideas do not merely remain great ideas, but are successfully put into practice within your organisation.

Hard facts:

  • Dates for participants: 3rd to 5th March 2017
  • Place: Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Accommodation: You will be in charge of arranging your own accommodation
  • Catering: Lunch & Snacks will be provided
  • Participation fee: €40
  • Participants: 30 student volunteers from various NGOs

Application:

In order to apply please fill in this form until 23rd January 2017, 23:59 CET. EFPSA Academy is open for all student (or those who graduated within two years) volunteers that are active in any NGO within Europe. Be sure to attach a CV and proof of your studies at the end of the form.

Contact:

For any clarifications and suggestions do not hesitate to contact the EFPSA Academy Trainers’ Coordinator – Mara Milena Suter – via email at trainingexpansion@efpsa.org.

Call for Participants for the fourth edition of EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers

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We are happy to announce that the call for participants for the fourth edition of EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers (TAT) is now open until the 18th of January, 23:59 CET.

TAT 2017 will take place in the beautiful surroundings of Porto, Portugal between the 18th and 26th of March, 2017, under the title of ‘Making Your Impact Last – Creating Effective Trainings’. All the participants will be invited to deliver trainings to volunteers who will hold a cycle of workshops for high-school students addressing the topics of cultural, racial, gender and disability discrimination.​ This event is a part of work plan “Empowering youth for building more inclusive societies​”​​, which is  funded by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.​

  • Participants: 30 advanced trainers from any European youth organisations
  • Dates for participants: 18th to 26th March, 2017
  • Participation fee: €60
  • Travel reimbursement: €120

What is TAT?

EFPSA TAT aims to professionally develop trainers of European youth organisations. The core goal of the eight day event is the acquirement of advanced knowledge on a specifically selected content theme as well as networking between young, experienced trainers from different non-governmental organisations. The event is a call for a selection of talented trainers who want to take their personal competences and their profession to a higher level – giving an opportunity to exchange experiences and collaborate on designing evidence-based practices.

TAT 2017

‘Making Your Impact Last – Creating Effective Trainings’

This year the event will revolve around the art and science of extending the impact of our trainings under the title “Making Your Impact Last – Creating Effective Trainings”.

Impactful trainings do not start when participants enter the room and end when concluding a session. As trainers, we want the learning outcomes for our participants to last far beyond the training room. But how can we assure and measure that our trainings have the impact we wish for? During TAT 2017 we will synthesise cutting edge research into an actionable and evidence-based framework around the following questions:

Who can apply?

The call is open for any young individual, aged 18 to 35, who is involved in initiatives, projects or organisations; and for whom a key factor  for individual and organisational growth is transferring knowledge, experiences and best practices.

Applicants should:

  • Have graduated a Train the Trainers event or equivalent, and have been active in the past years in youth work;
  • Have been active as a trainer locally or internationally and can provide a portfolio of delivered trainings that demonstrates   that at least 30 hours of training have been delivered ( hours, topics, etc.)
  • Be willing to contribute to the event. For instance by delivering a session on a topic related to Impact Creation during TAT.
  • Be available between 18th and 26th   of March.
  • Additionally preferable: Have already started or be interested in pursuing a training career in youth work.

How to apply?

In order to apply to this event, we ask you:

* To fill in this form until the 18th January 2017, 23:59 CET.

* To send us your CV pointing out the TtT you have graduated, all the activities, initiatives, international projects you’ve been involved in within and/or outside your organisation.

* Provide us with your Training Portfolio (an example for the portfolio can be found here)

Do also take into consideration that, once selected, preparation work will be expected from you before the event.

Contact information

For any clarifications and suggestions do not hesitate to contact the TAT 2017 Trainers’ Coordinator, Mara Milena Suter, on trainingexpansion@efpsa.org.

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Call for Participants for the first EFPSA Academy

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We are happy to announce that the call for participants for the EFPSA Project Innovation Academy is now open. EFPSA Academy 2017 will take place in Olomouc, Czech Republic from the 3rd to the 5th of March 2017.

What is EFPSA Academy?

The EFPSA Academy is a training event aiming to bring together volunteers of European youth NGOs to enable them to develop professionally, establish networks, heighten their motivation and share experiences, while equipping them with a variety of skills and knowledge.

Project Innovation Academy

be outstanding – be different – be the future

EFPSA Academy 2017 will be built around having great ideas and putting them into practice within your organisation. During the event you will learn state of the art innovation methods including assessing your users’ needs, ideation and prototyping. On top of that, we will make sure that you are equipped with the necessary tools like goal setting and action planning that ensure that your ideas do not merely remain great ideas, but are successfully put into practice within your organisation.

Hard facts:

  • Dates for participants: 3rd to 5th March 2017
  • Place: Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Accommodation: You will be in charge of arranging your own accommodation
  • Catering: Lunch & Snacks will be provided
  • Participation fee: €40
  • Participants: 30 student volunteers from various NGOs

Application:

In order to apply please fill in this form until 14th January 2017, 23:59 CET. EFPSA Academy is open for all student (or those who graduated within two years) volunteers that are active in any NGO within Europe. Be sure to attach a CV and proof of your studies at the end of the form.

Contact:

For any clarifications and suggestions do not hesitate to contact the EFPSA Academy Trainers’ Coordinator – Mara Milena Suter – via email at trainingexpansion@efpsa.org.

Call for trainers for the first edition of EFPSA Academy

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The call for the first EFPSA Academy Trainers’ Team is now open. You can find all information required to apply in this document. Please read through it carefully before deciding to apply.

What is EFPSA Academy?

The EFPSA Academy aims to bring together volunteers of European youth NGOs to enable them to develop professionally, establish networks, heighten their motivation and share experiences, while equipping them with a variety of skills and knowledge.

Hard facts:

  • Trainers team: 2 experienced trainers and 1 training coordinator (and 1-2 guest trainers)
  • Dates for trainers: 2nd to 6th March 2017
  • Place: Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Accomodation & catering: Will be provided for the whole duration of the event.
  • Travel reimbursement: €250 have been allocated for travel reimbursement and will be shared between the 3 trainers
  • Participants: 30 student volunteers from various NGOs
  • Dates for participants: 3rd to -5th March 2017

Please note that all work within EFPSA is voluntary based.

Responsibilities of the trainers’ team

The EFPSA Academy Trainers’ Team is responsible for everything related to content and dynamics of the event. There is a wonderful Organising Committee who will take care of logistics.

Being a trainer at EFPSA Academy means:

  • Being actively involved in the planning of the event by:
    • Reliably and efficiently communicating and cooperating online (starting from mid-January)
    • Creating the goals, flow, and schedule of the event.
    • Doing profound research on the topic of the event in order to provide evidence-based training sessions.
    • Analysing and addressing participant’s learning/developmental needs and goals.
    • Communicating with participants (including facilitation of their pre-event preparation).
  • Being fully present and engaged during the event:
    • Preparing the official sessions and framing the spaces for participants’ contributions.
    • Managing the group process and creating a safe learning environment.
  • Providing state of the art follow-up by:
    • Writing reports and high quality evidence-based handouts about all sessions delivered to create an EFPSA Academy Handbook.
    • Reliably and efficiently communicating and cooperating on-line to coordinate the evaluation of the event and providing follow-up for participants.

Application requirements

If you fulfil the following conditions we happily receive your application:

  • You have expertise in innovation and/or project management methods.
  • You have received sound trainer’s education and you have (preferably) several years of experience working internationally and with different youth organisations.
  • You can be fully present with training delivery, facilitation & coaching during the entire event (including 1 day before for preparation and 1 day after for evaluation).
  • You are available and willing to invest time for online preparation work and follow-up, as well as for virtual meetings of the event between the months of January and April 2017.

Application procedure

In order for you to apply, we ask you to provide us with four parts:

  1. Motivation letter (max. 2000 characters)

Besides you general motivation, please outline how you relate to the topic of innovation and project management and share your experiences and ideas.

Please save your letter as pdf named Academytrainerapplication_yourname_motivationletter.

  1. Training portfolio

Share with us your experiences with designing and delivering training events. Please structure this summary as an Excel spreadsheet (as a training portfolio) with the following columns: Date(s) – Event or session name – Duration (in days or hours) – Trainer(s) co-delivered with – Topic(s) delivered – Additional information (if needed).

If you have experience related to the topic specifically, please describe these experiences separately and more extensively.

Please save the portfolio as excel spreadsheet named  Academytrainerapplication_yourname_portfolio.

  1. Training outline

Write a (brief) session outline you propose for this event. Keep in mind that this session outline does not have to be perfect – we’re interested in your ideas, the gist of the goals, content and activities you have in mind. Also, it is perfectly fine to send us an already existing outline of a training you delivered before. If you are lacking any information you would need for designing the session, feel free to make it up.

Please save the outline named Academytrainerapplication_yourname_session. Choose the format you see fit to present best your ideas.

  1. Your CV (max. 2 pages)

Please save your CV as pdf named Academytrainerapplication_yourname_CV.

When all parts have been completed, zip them in a folder and email it to academyapplications@efpsa.org until 12.1.2017. Kindly note that only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

Contact information

For any clarifications and suggestions do not hesitate to contact the EFPSA Academy Trainers’ Coordinator – Mara Milena Suter – via email at trainingexpansion@efpsa.org.

 

Eighth Postcard from the Board of Management 2016-2017

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With the year 2016 coming to an end we would firstly like to wish you all a peaceful festive season and a joyful New Year. We hope that 2016 was enriching and full of meaningful experiences and we are enthusiastic about starting 2017 with new energy and plans to make it truly special. 2016 has been a very eventful year in the world of EFPSA and we are excited to be sharing our latest updates and developments for the year within this postcard.

Board of Management

The Presidential Office is currently preparing for the Executive Board & Member Representatives Skype Reports and the second Board of Management Meeting. Additionally, they are working very closely with the External Relations Officer, Monika Schwärzler, as well as many representatives from various health care student associations in the organisation of the European Healthcare Students’ Associations Summit (EHSAS) which will be held in Brussels, Belgium this coming February. What is also worth mentioning is that Nicola Falzon (Vice President) also represented EFPSA at the EFPA Presidential Council Meeting which has held earlier this month in Berlin, Germany while Secretary General, Jolien Vandeneynde, and Grants Coordinator, Karla Matić, also had the pleasure of attending the JADE Meeting in Brussels on the 9th December and proudly represented our Federation. We would like to thank both EFPA and JADE once again for this opportunity to partake and contribute to these insightful meetings.
Meanwhile, the Finance Office has prepared and submitted an application for a funding opportunity awarded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) on behalf of the Federation. Additionally, the Finance Office is busy with the kick off of “Empowering youth for building more inclusive societies” work plan for the upcoming year. EFPSA would like to thank European Youth Foundation (EYF) for recognising the value of mentioned programme and thus granting us the support needed to effectuate it. We as prospective psychologists place a great value on shaping inclusive societies and look forward to giving our contribution.

As for the Members Office, the connection with new Observer Organisations was strengthened and Member & Observer Coordinator, Amra Džindo, is finalising the Observer Organisations Guidelines. Member Representatives are currently engaged in the December E-Voting and are taking care of promotion of the Congress and other internal tasks.

With EFPSA Day having taken place on 3rd December, the Marketing Office focused on EFPSA Day preparations tasks including the creation of the EFPSA Day Video. We want to thank everyone involved in the organisation of EFPSA Day and we look forward to sharing more updates with you from this Event in the coming weeks. The team is also focusing on  perfecting the CVI Brandbook and version 3.0 is close to being finalised. Meanwhile, the EFPSA Office has also been busy with various tasks such as updating the EFPSA Wikipedia page and compiling the EFPSA Day Edition of the Internal Newsletter.

Services and Events

The Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS) will be liaising with the Scientific Committee of the 31st EFPSA Congress in Azerbaijan. The team will be involved in the selection of the Active Participants. In other news, JEPS Team Members will be involved in the drafting of the Open Access Policy Paper for the European Health Students’ Associations (EHSA).

The Study and Travel Abroad Team has been putting a lot of energy into seeking partnerships with hostels all around Europe and to get discounts for EFPSA people. They are also currently helping Finland and Macedonia with organisation of the first Exchange recognised by EFPSA! The students will be hosted in Macedonia between 8th – 12th of March 2017 and in Finland between the 5th – 9th of April 2017 and we look forward to sharing more updates with you in the future.

The Social Impact Initiative (SII) Team has launched a new idea for sharing kindness – the OAK box. The idea is to anonymously spread kindness by giving others a surprise box with something good in it. More information about how you can form part of this great initiative can be found on the SII Facebook page.

SII together with Training Office and Finance Office worked on the European Youth Foundation grant. Social Impact Initiative is currently focusing on further development of a new project – “Better together” which aims towards decreasing discrimination and increasing social inclusion. Following the previous success with Mind the Mind, it will be developed to aim high school students. The project will launch in the next year.

The Training Office has been working on preparing the Train Advanced Trainers 2017 together with the Events Office and the Portuguese Organising Committee. Also for the first time, trainers were involved in the JRP programme: during the Mid-JRP Meeting in the Netherlands, every team received a training to support their hard work throughout the weekend. In the meantime, the team is reviewing the applications for the EFPSA Trainers’ Pool. Lastly, to celebrate New Years’ the Training Office is meeting in the Netherlands to work and spend time together. Meanwhile, the Call for Trainers for the EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers 2017 has been launched and the official dates for EFPSA Academy has been released.

It was a busy month for the Junior Researcher Programme (JRP) Team too. Between 9th and 12th  December the Mid-JRP Meeting took place in Utrecht, Netherlands, where they had the opportunity​ to work on their projects in person. Working sessions took place in the offices of the Dutch MO, SPS-NIP. Overall 5 Supervisors and 29 Junior Researchers attended, they were given training sessions by EFPSA Trainers, a workshop on JEPS (Journal of European Psychology Students) and Registered Reports, and presented their work so far. Moreover, the Irish Conference & Internship Organising Committee have prepared a Needs Assessment for the JRP Internship in Dublin.

Last but definitely not least, the registration for the 31st EFPSA Congress in Azerbaijan has officially opened! More information about the Congress can be found by following this link. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to partake in EFPSA’s largest Event and expand your psychological knowledge and discuss various topics on the theme of humanity with students from 33 different countries/regions! Registration closes on the 15th January 23:59 (CET).

December has been yet another productive month in EFPSA and we are looking forward to carrying the festive spirit, as well as new found energy and motivation with us into the new year and channel it into taking EFPSA further! Until next month, we would like to wish you all and your loved ones a great and safe start to 2017!

Call for Trainers for the fourth edition of EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers is now open!

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#Event: EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers 2017: Making Your Impact Last
# Time & place: 18.03.2017 – 26.03.2017 in Porto, Portugal
# Dates for trainers: 15.03.2017 – 27.03.2017
# Application: Submit your application until 16.12.2016, 23:59 CET

Dear Trainers

The European Federation of Psychology Students’ Associations (EFPSA) proudly presents the Call for the Trainers’ Team for the fourth edition of the Train Advanced Trainers (TAT). TAT 2017 will take place from 18.03.2017 to 26.03.2017 in beautiful surroundings of Porto, Portugal following the theme ‘Making Your Impact Last – Creating Effective Trainings’. We are now looking for 4 experienced trainers who are ready to create an outstanding learning experience for 25-30 advanced trainers.

Hard facts:

  • Trainers team: 4 experienced trainers and 1 trainers’ coordinator
  • Dates for trainers: 15.03.2017 – 27.03.2017
  • Dates for participants: 18.03.2017 – 26.03.2017
  • Accommodation & catering: Will be provided for the duration of the event.
  • Travel reimbursement: €500 have been allocated for travel reimbursement and will be shared between the 5 Trainers, with a minimum of €50 per trainer
  • Participants: 25 – 30 advanced trainers from any European Youth Organisation

Detailed information and the Call for trainers can be found on this link. For any clarifications and suggestions do not hesitate to contact the TAT Trainers’ Coordinator, Mara Milena Suter, on trainingexpansion@efpsa.org.

We are looking forward to get to know you and your vision of TAT 2017 and wish you the best of luck with your application.

Yours sincerely,

EFPSA Training Office

Seventh Postcard from the Board of Management

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The Joint Executive Board & Member Representatives Meeting took place between 30th October – 5th November in Fužine, Croatia, bringing together the Executive Board and Member Representatives for a week of productivity and an opportunity get to know eachother better. We would like to thank the Organising Committee for their hospitality, the participants and our external guest, Žiga Barbaric from the European Medical Students Association (EMSA) for their input and contribution during all of the sessions. The end of November brings forth our seventh Board of Management Postcard with updates and developments from our teams.

Board of Management

Following the Joint EB&MR Meeting we have a number of new members in our Executive Board, on behalf of the EFPSA Working Community we would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the team and wish them a successful mandate. The Board of Management has been busy working on post-event tasks and preparing for the December e-Voting. Jolien Vandeneynde, Secretary General, attended the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) meeting for Associate and Affiliate Members in Brussels on 25th November.

Executive Board

Following the Joint EB&MR Meeting, the External Relations Coordinator, Monika Schwärzler, travelled to Cluj Napoca, Romania, to represent EFPSA at the European Pharmacy Students’ Association (EPSA) Autumn Assembly where she had the opportunity to present the Mind the Mind for adolescents and adults and got an insight into how EPSA works. We want to thank EPSA for their invitation and we look forward to collaborating with them more in the future. Monika also had the opportunity to represent EFPSA at the Informal Forum for International Student Organisations (IFISO) Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal between the 17th – 20th November. The Policy Coordinator, Rebecca Xiberras, has finalised the updated EFPSA Privacy Policy which was approved at the Joint EB&MR Meeting.

Meanwhile, the EFPSA Office is working on the second Internal Newsletter and planning on updating the Wikipedia page and Frequently Asked Questions section of the website. The Marketing Office is putting together the EFPSA Day Snap Video and preparing the materials for the Local Organisers to organise an amazing sixth edition of EFPSA Day. The Member Representatives are currently helping Study and Travel Abroad compiling a database and preparing for EFPSA Day; additionally the Members Office is communicating with Member Organisations and prospective Observer Organisations.

A follow-up on the Project Incubator Workshop was sent out to the EFPSA Working Community by the Finance Office. During the month they were busy collecting information and documents in order to apply for funding opportunities awarded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Lastly, the Partnership Task Force was busy with systematically collecting data on all current partnerships established by EFPSA’s various teams.

Services

The Training Office has been working on the follow-up of the training sessions delivered during the Joint EB&MR Meeting. Meanwhile, they are preparing the Train Advanced Trainers (TAT) and the EFPSA Academy in collaboration with the Events Office and the Portuguese and Czech Organising Committees respectively. The first Trainers’ Conference (TRaC) as an official EFPSA Event will happen this mandate and a Dutch delegation of EFPSA Trainers will be supporting the mid-Junior Researcher Programme (JRP) Meeting with training sessions. Furthermore the Training Office will hold a Training Office Meeting in Utrecht in December.

Meanwhile, the Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS) are conducting the second stage of the selection of new Associate Editors which is due to be completed in December. Besides that they received their first Registered Report. The Social Impact Initiative (SII) started analysis of the data to measure the impact of the Mind the Mind workshops, while Rebecca Hjemdahl, SII Projects Responsible, represented the Social Impact Initiative at the OpenCon in Washington, where she delivered a workshop about Social Impact and EFPSA’s involvement in Open Access. The Study & Travel Abroad (STA) Team had an agreement with Chillout Hostel in Zagreb to host members of the EFPSA Working Community for reduced prices. Following this success, they started selecting hostels across Europe to get discounts for members of EFPSA. We are also proud to announce “Minds Across Borders”, an exchange being co-organised by PSA Psihesko – Macedonia, and SPOL – Finland, which will be the first exchange to be officially supported by EFPSA​.

Events

During the Joint EB&MR Meeting, the Congress 2017 Organising Committee shared the official dates for the 31st EFPSA Congress, which will be held in Azerbaijan between 23rd – 30th April 2017 under the topic “Humanity Today – Individuals and Society”. Furthermore, the Events Office and the Congress 2017 Organising Committee are preparing the registration for Congress which will open shortly. Along with TAT 2017, Congress 2017, and Congress 2018 Organising Committees, the Events Office started working with the recently approved Organising Committees for the European Summer School 2017, Train the Trainers 2017, and the first edition of EFPSA Academy.

We hope you found this month’s edition of the postcard insightful and we are looking forward to sharing more updates with you in December.

Board of Management 2016-2017

Clara, Nicola, Jolien, Ana, Maciej, Artemis & Mónica