Eleventh Postcard from the Board of Management

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We are exactly 28 days away from the 31st EFPSA Congress and the closure of the mandate 2016-2017! The Board of Management Postcard for the month of March brings with it various updates from the EFPSA Working Community who is working at full capacity with finalising Action Plans and any pending tasks while kicking off the very final month for the mandate!

Board of Management

The Board of Management has been very busy with preparations for the upcoming Congress including preparing the working schedule, preparing proposals for the upcoming General Assembly, working on pending tasks, opening the Call for the next Board of Management and also the Call for the Executive Board 2017-2018 which you can find here. We urge any motivated individuals interested in developing EFPSA and their skills simultaneously to apply – we can say from experience that it is truly worth it!

On 2nd March 2017 the Opening Ceremony of the JADE (European Confederation of Junior Enterprises) Spring Conference took place in Brussels. Jolien Vandeneynde, our Secretary General represented EFPSA at this event. Besides keynote speeches and a panel discussion JADE also announced the Junior Enterprises competing against each other for the JADE Excellence Awards in different categories. The Board of Management would like to thank JADE for the opportunity to attend this event.

Jolien Vandeneynde also attended the European Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (EPSA)’s Annual Reception at the European Parliament in Brussels which took place on 8th March 2017. The event consisted of different presentations, a panel discussion and a networking reception which gave the opportunity to connect with different partners of EPSA. The Board of Management would like to thank EPSA for the invitation.

Mónica Duarte, our Events Officer attended the EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers 2017 which took place between 18th and 26th March in Viseu, Portugal. We would like to thank the Organising Committee, the Training Office and the Trainers’ Team for their phenomenal work. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the European Youth Foundation (EYF) for supporting EFPSA in the organisation of this Event among others.

Services & Offices

The Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS) is looking forward to delivering a workshop on responsible and reproducible psychological research at the 31st EFPSA Congress in Azerbaijan. In this workshop, the team will outline the crisis in reproducing psychological research, the growing movement towards open science, and how JEPS promote sound research practice. Moreover, in a new JEPS Bulletin blog post, the team interviewed Jonathon Love, co-founder and developer of jamovi, about jamovi’s challenges, features and future.  

Throughout the last month, the Junior Researcher Programme (EFPSA JRP) Team has opened the call for the European Summer School 2017 Supervisors! All PhD or postdoc researchers interested in the fields of Developmental & Educational psychology are invited to apply until 9th April 2017, 23;59 CET. Furthermore, the Organising Committee of the JRP Conference and Internship has invited the JRP 2016-2017 cohort to register for the Event. The conference will take place in Ireland between 1st – 4th August 2017, followed by the Internship between 8th – 25th August 2017. The Conference registration for alumni and other students will open shortly, so make sure to stay updated with our media.

The Social Impact Initiative (SII) have launched the Call for Local Coordinators for the Better Together Campaign in collaboration with the Training Office and supported by EYF. We encourage any interested individuals who would like to create a more positive attitude towards building a more inclusive society to get involved! Meanwhile the Study & Travel Abroad Team have been working hard on developing the highly sought after Travel Network Membership Cards which will be launched at the upcoming Congress. Furthermore, we are happy to announce the success of Part One of our first ever EFPSA Exchange which took place between the 8th – 12th of March 2017 in Macedonia between the Member Organisations of Psihesko (Macedonia) and SPOL (Finland). We are looking forward for Part Two!

Reb Xiberras, the Policy Coordinator, has been working on finalising three policies which will be put forward for adoption at the General Assembly in the upcoming Congress. Moreover, the External Relations Office is currently collaborating with JEPS and SII on finalising our Open Access Policy Paper that we are writing on behalf of the European Health Students’ Associations Network. The EFPSA Office is working on the website and materials for the upcoming Events and projects. Furthermore an edition of the External Newsletter will be published in April and the Internal Newsletter is currently being compiled.

The Finance Office is currently working on closing our fiscal year and preparing the financial report. At the same time, they are coordinating the first activity of Empowering youth for building more inclusive societies work plan and preparing another “Project Incubator: From Idea to Grant” workshop for the upcoming Congress. On 13th March 2017, our Grant Coordinator Karla Matić attended European Youth Foundation Information Session held at the Council of Europe offices in Brussels. The session was organised by EYF Secretariat and gathered the representatives of international NGOs and networks who deal with EYF grant applications. The session helped us to understand better the EYF application, assessment and reporting process

Events

The very first EFPSA Academy took place between 3rd – 5th March 2017 in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Under the topic of ‘Project Management and Design Thinking’, participants from several NGOs had the opportunity to discuss and share practices with the aim of implementing the knowledge gathered in the NGOs they are involved with. EFPSA believes this Event was a success for its first edition and is already searching for ways to improve this Event in future editions. EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers 2017 took place between 18th – 26th March in Viseu, Portugal. The topic of this year’s edition was ‘Making Your Impact Last’  and the aim of the Event is to provide professional development and work as a networking platform for young trainers. The 30 TAT graduates will now have the opportunity to join HIVE, a networking platform for advanced trainers.

The most awaited annual EFPSA Event, the Congress, is less than one month away. The Organising Committee has been intensively working on the last logistical details and both participants and EFPSA Working Community are very excited to attend this Event. The 31st EFPSA Congress will happen between 23rd – 30th April in Gakh, Azerbaijan.

Task Forces

The Internship Task Force has been working hard on meeting the goals set in their Action Plan and are currently in the final stage of their work in which they are getting in touch with institutions in order to build a final database of secure contacts to be passed on to the next mandate. Moreover they are finalising a statistical report where the findings from our Internships Survey will be shared – stay tuned for updates!

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We hope you enjoyed reading our updates for the month of March. We are now gearing up in our final month as the Board of Management for the mandate 2016-2017 and look forward to bringing you more updates next month in our final Board of Management Postcard!

Board of Management 2016 – 2017

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

The Call for Executive Board 2017-2018 is now Open!

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EFPSA is pleased to announce the call for applications for positions within the Executive Board for the mandate 2017-2018. EFPSA’s Executive Board is made up of a variety of teams working on different aspects and projects within the Federation. EFPSA is looking for committed and enthusiastic individuals interested in contributing to the development of the Federation for a one year mandate!

Here you can find a specific Role Descriptions for each position within the Executive Board, as well as a General Prerequisites Document
which applies to all members of the EFPSA Working Community. We encourage you to contact the individual(s) holding the position(s) that you are interested in, in order to gain personal insight into the role and the associated duties and tasks. Should you require help in acquiring their contact details, do not hesitate to contact us via secretary@efpsa.org.

Please send your complete Application Form along with a copy of your CV to applications@efpsa.org, together with proof of studies or graduation within the last two years, by no later than Sunday 23rd April 23:59 (CET). Additional submission details can be found within the application form itself.

Should you have any questions about the application procedure, do not hesitate to 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

Call for Supervisors for the EFPSA European Summer School 2017

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Are you a PhD or PostDoc researcher in psychology who would like to be a Supervisor for an

international group of six motivated students? If your answer is yes, then apply for this year’s

European Summer School, taking place between 10th -16th July 2017, in Cyprus! This year’s theme

is ‘Developmental & Educational Psychology’ which means that any topic or research area

within these fields is eligible.

More about the ESS and this year’s theme can be found in the Portfolio. Please ensure you

have carefully read the Supervisor’s Guidelines before sending your application. In order to

apply, please complete and submit the application form, and attach your CV here. The deadline

for applications is the 9 th April 2017, 23:59 CET.

If you know anybody who might be interested in applying for one of these positions, please feel

very welcome to share this information with them.

Please contact jrp@efpsa.org if you have any questions about the Supervisors recruitment

process.

Call for EFPSA Training Office 2017-2018 is now open!

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Dear EFPSA Trainers,

The Call for applications for the Training Office for mandate 2017-2018 is now open!

Are you interested in being part of a highly dynamic team? Are you passionate about EFPSA and training? Do you want to get more actively involved with the functioning of the Training System? Do you have some exciting ideas for developing our Community and Pool? Would you like to be involved in Training Events? This is the perfect opportunity for you!

In order to apply for the Training Office you need to be a member of the EFPSA Trainers Pool and preferably, are willing and available to attend the 31st EFPSA Congress between 23rd and 30th April 2017 in Gahk, Azerbaijan.

The application should contain the following:

If you want to learn more about specific roles within the Training Office, have a look at the general Training Office Role Description, specific Role Description together with the General Prerequisites Document. An individual can apply for more than one position within the Training Office. Separate application forms for each position should be submitted and the preference of positions should be made clear in the e-mail.

Please send your application, training portfolio, a copy of your CV together with your proof of studies or graduation to applications@efpsa.org by no later than 29th March 2017, 23:59 CET.

Extended Call for Board of Management 2017-2018

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EFPSA is looking for a committed individual to join the Board of Management 2017-2018 as the Events Officer!

All information regarding the purpose, main responsibilities, tasks and requirements for these roles can be 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 individual currently holding these positions on marketing@efpsa.org, mrofficer@efpsa.org and events@efpsa.org.

Application Procedure

Kindly fill in and send your completed  along with a copy of your CV to ipp@efpsa.org no later than Sunday 26th March 2017 23:59 (CET). Additional submission details can be found within the application form itself.

The applications will not be seen prior to the deadline. No late applications will be accepted.

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

Tenth Postcard from the Board of Management

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The month of February brings with it the tenth Postcard from the Board of Management, collecting all the exciting updates from the EFPSA Working Community. With less than two months left until the end of the mandate 2016-2017, the Executive Board, Member Representatives, as well as the Task Forces, and Event Organising Committees have been working hard to finalise the tasks on their Action Plans. Have a look below to see what our teams have been up to this past month!

Board of Management

February was a very productive month for the Board of Management who made their way to the capital of the European Union for their second Board of Management Meeting between the 11th – 17th February! While in Brussels, the Board of Management had the opportunity to evaluate their mandate and discuss various important topics crucial to the strategical development of the Federation, while also preparing for the change of mandate, among other tasks.

We also had the opportunity to meet with EFPSA alumnus, Edward van Rossen (EFPSA President 2000-2001), who provided us with some documentation from previous EFPSA mandates which gave us a significant insight into the history, growth and development of EFPSA! We are very thankful for these documents and we cannot wait to share what we have gathered with you.

The Call for the Board of Management 2017-2018 is now open! Follow this link for more information and for the application procedure.

Executive Board

On behalf of EFPSA, the Presidential Office, Clara Chetcuti and Nicola Falzon together with the External Relations Coordinator, Monika Schwärzler and Events Officer, Mónica Duarte are honoured to have shared and hosted the 3rd European Healthcare Students’ Associations Summit (EHSAS) which took place in Brussels, Belgium between 17th and 19th February 2017. Various topics related to the field of health-care, interprofessional collaboration and education were discussed, while also building the foundation for the development of the European Healthcare Students Associations network. We would like to thank the Head Office of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) for kindly providing us with a wonderful venue for our meeting. We would like to extend our gratitude to Valerie Boni, Ivana Marinovic and Sabine Steyaert for their constant help, including the organisational process of the meeting.

This Summit brought us together with the European Dental Students’ Association (EDSA),  EPSA – European Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, EMSA – European Medical Students’ Association, as well as guests from the International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA) who joined us through Skype. We would like to take the opportunity to thank all the individuals present for their participation and for contributing to what we aspire to be to be a long-term project with concrete goals. Our sincerest thanks goes to Monika, for chairing and taking care of the necessary preparations for the Event.

With regards to policies, the Policy Coordinator, Reb Xiberras is currently finalising various policies which will be put forward for adoption at the General Assembly of the 31st EFPSA Congress in Gahk, Azerbaijan this coming April. In the meantime, within the EFPSA Office, the Content Review Responsible, Michaela Pace, has been busy reviewing content for Congress materials while the Administrative Support Responsible, Louise Camilleri has been developing the Internal Newsletter. The Finance Office was busy meeting with various EFPSA Organising Committees and sharing their knowledge and support on financial matters. Within the Marketing Office, the Content Coordinator, Catherine Friend, is developing an EFPSA Promotional Video while Team Members, Tiago Moderno and Tea Jermanis were working hard on designs for various teams. Meanwhile, the Members Office and Member Representatives are taking care of internal projects that are essential for the closing of the mandate.

For Study & Travel Abroad (STA) Team, this was the month of deal-making. For those travellers out there, we now have deals with 10 new hostels with discounts varying from 10% to 20%. More information on how you can make use of such discounts will be shared shortly, together with the list of participating hostels. Moreover, we have a 20% discount deal with HousingAnywhere.com, a peer-to-peer platform for longer term housing opportunities, perfect for people who study abroad for erasmus or masters! The Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS) have published a new blog posts entitled  Magical 7±2 Tips for Psychologists Participating in a Hackathon, by former JEPS Editor Taavi Kivisk, who tells us how fun and engaging it can be, while also giving the opportunity to develop both one’s social and professional network. If you want to learn more about JEPS, check out their latest video and spread the word!

As the European Summer School (ESS) 2017 is slowly approaching, the EFPSA Junior Researcher Programme (EFPSA JRP) Team has been focusing on promoting the Event among psychology students and PhD candidates. Moreover, it has been announced that the 11th ESS will take place in Cyprus. Meanwhile, the JRP Conference and Internship Organising Committee has been working on securing lecturers and fundraising for these Events. The Social Impact Initiative (SII) Team are working hard on the development of Better Together, their latest campaign in collaboration with the Training Office. The campaign will kick-start in May this year and the recruitment of volunteers will start during March, so everyone interested in participating keep track of our page to get more details on the Campaign. The Project Responsible, Rebecca Hjemdahl, is doing a great job on broadening the impact of Open Access and is currently collaborating with Laura Griffin and Martin Holst, Team Members within JEPS and the External Relations Office on creating the Policy Paper on Open Access. We are also happy to note that increasingly more organisations showed interest on collaborating with SII on our Mind the Mind Campaign and we are very satisfied with the progress made on impacting European society, especially after adapting materials for adults and younger children.

Events

The first edition of EFPSA Academy is approaching and the Organising Committee is looking forward to welcome NGO volunteers in Olomouc, Czech Republic from the 3rd – 5th March 2017. Under the motto “be outstanding – be different – be the future”, this three-day long Event is aimed to empower youth volunteers on the topic “Project Innovation”. EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers 2017 Organising Committee is working on the last details of this Event which will happen between the 18th – 26th March 2017 in Viseu, Portugal. The EFPSA Congress 2017 Organising Committee has been intensively working to provide a great experience to the participants, particularly regarding the travel to and from Azerbaijan. Having this in mind, we are happy to announce that Turkish Airlines is the official 31st EFPSA Congress airline providing discounts to Congress participants.

That is all from the month of February! We hope you have enjoyed reading our updates and look forward to writing the next Postcard.

Board of Management 2016-2017

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

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  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.