The Call for the Train Advanced Trainers 2018 Coordinator has been extended!

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“Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings” ~Linda Thompson

What do you think about hosting an event in which you can meet friends from all over Europe, get inspired by their experience and motivation, learn more about training in NGO’s, help young trainers reach their goal of life-long learning and receive some free training sessions yourself? What would you say if it was possible to organise the 5th edition of EFPSA’s famous Train Advanced Trainers and get in contact with trainers from different NGOs all over Europe?

“Being part of Org.Com is being a bigger than just yourself. It’s about being someone that leads everyone else to a week full of happiness.” ~ Mariana Magalhães (Train Advanced Trainer 2017 Coordinator)

Does that sound exciting? Lucky you!

After our first four successful editions in Lithuania, Finland, Poland and Portugal, EFPSA is now opening the Call for applications for the Coordinator and Organising Committee (Org.Com) of the 5th EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers in March 2018. During this 8-day event of non-formal education, 24 youth NGO trainers further develop their skills and knowledge by receiving training from both professionals and their peers, and also through delivering sessions, receiving feedback and doing reflection. TAT enables trainers to grow professionally, heighten their motivation, establish a network, share experiences and make lifelong friendships.

So what’s in it for you? The Organising Committee of TAT will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Bring together people from many NGO’s and get a look on the inside of other NGO’s
  • Contribute to the development of 24 European Youth Trainers
  • Network with some of the best European Youth Trainers and have the possibility to contact them in the future for trainings in your own association
  • The possibility to organise and attend an Open Training Day (OTD) with the Trainers who participate in TAT and thus contribute to the development of local students
  • Participate at a number of training sessions in the event
  • Get experience with organising a training event in order to develop yourself as an aspiring trainer

EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers Organising Committee will work closely with the Events Office and Training Office and have the support of Marketing, Finance and EFPSA Offices.

Some tips to get you started:

  1. Check the website of the former TATs to see what TAT is about.
  2. Read the TAT Coordinator Role Description and the General Prerequisites Document.
  3. Recruit motivated students from your Member Organisation or university to form the Organising Committee.
  4. Brainstorm on ideas and plans for the venue, topic, fundraising and more. Ask the Training Office, Events Office and former Org.Com for help and input if needed!
  5. Search for possible partnerships with other local student organisations that might be interested in getting involved.
  6. Download and fill the application form and send it along with your CV and proof of studies to applications@efpsa.org until 30th June 2017 23:59 (CEST).

If you have any other comments or questions, feel free to contact Andreas Anthimou, Events Officer at events@efpsa.org.

We are looking forward to your applications! Good luck!

EFPSA Call for Interns has been extended!

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Attention all those looking for internships! The Call for Interns has been extended!

EFPSA is pleased to announce the first internship opportunities brought forward by our very own Study & Travel Abroad Service. This Internship is in collaboration with Willingness Malta, a multidisciplinary team of professionals focusing on sex, family and health.

The internship will consist of research projects, event management, helping in setting up of new services, presentations, discussing clients, assisting diverse managers in running of services, attending multi-disciplinary meetings, and attending multi-disciplinary case reviews among other activities.

Information:

Location: Zebbug, Malta
Duration: 2 months, August and September 2017
Spots: 5 interns will be selected
Requirements: Bachelor, Master, or PhD level psychology students; students who graduated within the past 2 years are also eligible.
Terms: The internship will be unpaid, and interns would be responsible for covering their living costs including insurance during their internship. It is recommended to apply for funding opportunities such as Erasmus + grants.

Application deadline: 25th June 2017, 23.59 CET

Contact sta@efpsa.org or internships@efpsa.org for any questions or queries, and apply today by filling in this application form!

The Call for the 2nd EFPSA Academy 2017 Coordinator has been extended!

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EFPSA is now opening the Call for applications for the Coordinator and Organising Committee (Org.Com) of the 2nd EFPSA Academy, which will take place in December 2017. During this 3-day long event of non-formal education, approximately 25 youth volunteers from different NGOs within Europe will get the chance to develop a specific skill that is relevant for their work in the NGO, by receiving high quality workshops and trainings, by both professionals and NGO trainers. The theme of the EFPSA Academy changes for every edition, depending on the needs and current developments within youth NGOs. The theme of EFPSA Academy 2017 will be established shortly by the EFPSA Training Office. EFPSA Academy empowers NGOs within Europe by enabling volunteers to develop professionally, establish a network, heighten their motivation and share experiences.

As an Organising Committee you will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Bring together many NGOs, get a look on the inside of other NGOs and build your network with motivated youth volunteers
  • Make more international connections
  • Contribute to the development of 25 European Youth Volunteers
  • Participate in some of the training sessions and workshops and develop crucial skills you need as a volunteer
  • Gain experience with organising a training event and thus develop yourself

The EFPSA Academy Organising Committee will work closely with the Events Office and Training Office and will have the support of Marketing Office, EFPSA Office and Finance Office.

Here is how you can get started and get ready to apply:

  1. Read the EFPSA Academy Coordinator Role Description and the General Prerequisites Document.
  2. Recruit motivated students from your Member Organisation or university to form the Organising Committee.
  3. Brainstorm on ideas and plans for the venue, fundraising and more. Ask the Training Office, Events Office and former Organising Committee for help and input if needed!
  4. Search for possible partnerships with other local student organisations that might be interested in getting involved.
  5. Search for possible partnerships with other local student organisations that might be interested in getting involved.
  6. Download and fill in the application form and send it along with your CV and proof of studies to applications@efpsa.org until Friday 30th June 2017 23:59 (CEST).

If you have any other comments or questions, do not hesitate to contact Andreas Anthimou, Events Officer at events@efpsa.org.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

Call for EFPSA Alumni Board 2017-2019

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Alumnus, alumna – ‘A former member of a group, company, or organisation’ (Oxford Dictionary)

We are pleased to open the Call for the Alumni Board 2017-2019. The Alumni Board represents the Alumni Network – a formal body that unites all former members of EFPSA with the aim to support EFPSA based on the experience within the network and create a networking platform among EFPSA Alumni network members in accordance with the Statutes of EFPSA. The mandate lasts for two consecutive years and implies maintaining the virtual communication tools of EFPSA Alumni Network and their activities, as well as the communication with EFPSA, support and advising of the currently active members.

Who can apply?

  • Anyone who previously held an official position within the EFPSA Working Community.

How can you apply?

  • To express your interest, please send a motivational statement (250 words max.) together with your Proof per Position document (if you held multiple positions over the time, it is enough to send only one Proof per Position document) to ipp@efpsa.org

How does it work?

  • After the deadline, we will open the online voting for the Alumni Network where all the alumni, except for the applicants, will have a chance to vote for the applicants they find suitable to be in these positions based on their motivational statements. Upon the ending of the online voting, the previous Alumni Board and the Immediate Past President will meet to discuss the applicants, taking into account the recommendation obtained from the Alumni Network online voting.

When can you apply?

  • The deadline is Tuesday 20th June, 23:59 (CEST)

If you have any comments or questions, do not hesitate to contact ipp@efpsa.org.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

First Postcard from the Board of Management 2017-2018

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It has been four weeks since the 31st EFPSA Congress in Gakh, Azerbaijan where the Board of Management and Executive Board commenced their mandate and we are very excited to be sharing many updates from our teams, partners and associates, via our first Board of Management postcard for the mandate 2017-2018.

Board of Management
Nicola Falzon, Vice President, attended the Presidential Council Meeting of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) in Zurich, Switzerland on 5th May 2017, where she started laying the groundwork for further collaboration with EFPA regarding policies and endorsement. Moreover, Clara Chetcuti, President, and Nicola held the first face to face Presidential Office Meeting for the mandate, where they discussed various matters in preparation for the mandate ahead. Collectively, the Board of Management has been preparing for the upcoming e-voting, where our Member Representatives will be voting upon various proposals, including the selection of the EFPSA Congress 2019 Coordinator and thus the host country/region of the 33rd EFPSA Congress.

Offices & Services
The first month of this mandate has been busy and productive for all teams within EFPSA, who are currently hard at work on the development of their Action Plans for the mandate.

External Relations Office
Simona Gorjan (SII Development Responsible 2016-2017) attended the European Pharmaceutical Students’ Associations (EPSA) Congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia where she had the opportunity to represent EFPSA and deliver a workshop on the Mind the Mind Campaign. We would like to thank everyone who attended the workshop and EPSA for the warm welcome to the event. The External Relations Coordinator has been busy preparing an outline of external events for the mandate, as well as goals for each event. Additionally, the Policy Team has been working on familiarising themselves with their roles and dividing the work for the upcoming year.

EFPSA Office
The EFPSA Office has been reviewing Calls and documents for the Organising Committees and planning the goals for the mandate. Interviews for the position of Web Support Coordinator have been held so the Office should be complete soon. Furthermore, they have been busy organising a livestream for the EFPSA Congress 2019 Coordinator applicants to present their proposal and plans to organise this Event.

Finance Office
The Grants Team is in the middle of evaluating and rearranging the projects included in European Youth Foundation from the Council of Europe grant. Also, in cooperation with Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS), they are preparing to apply for a Mozilla grant for a completely new project. The Partnerships Team is updating the portfolio and brainstorming about new partnership connections. The Office is working on the budget for the new mandate and collecting information about financial structure and obligations for organisations registered in Belgium.

Marketing Office
The Marketing Office is currently busy editing and selecting the photos from the 31st EFPSA Congress as well as reviewing and creating materials for various teams and supporting them with materials.

Member Representatives Office
We would like to officially welcome Psihesko (Skopje, Macedonia) as a Member Organisation and Virtus (Montenegro) as an Observer Organisation within EFPSA, after their formal approval at the General Assembly in Azerbaijan. We are very happy to have you on board and we look forward to our collaboration this upcoming year.

Events Office
The Events Office has been overseeing the work of the Train the Trainers 2017 Organising Committee, and has been collaborating with the Training Office on various Calls. Additionally, the Events Office has been working with the Congress 2018 Organising Committee on ensuring a great Congress in 2018.

Journal of European Psychology Students
Following the Congress in Azerbaijan, JEPS is proud to welcome four new members to the Editorial Team. They are excited to announce the JEPS Ambassador programme with the goal of creating a network of psychology students interested in and excited about science who will collaborate with JEPS on promoting student publishing opportunities. More details about this programme will be revealed shortly so stay tuned. Meanwhile, they have posted their first bulletin for the mandate which was an exciting interview with none other than Prof. Chris Chambers!

Study & Travel Abroad
The Study & Travel Abroad team has been working tirelessly since the Congress, kicking off with the second EFPSA exchange happening between Malta and Croatia. If your Member Organisation would like to organise an exchange do not hesitate to contact us. With regards to the Study Abroad area of the Service, the team is working on updating a new google form that will contain even richer information about studying abroad; this time also including information about PhDs and this will be sent out to our amazing Member Representatives.

In regards to the Travel Network, the team is working on the second wave of partner hostels to continue increasing the number, this time also including affordable hotels! They are also constantly updating the Facebook group and reposting pictures on our Instagram account. Do not forget to use #efpsasta when travelling! We are also proud to announce that the team has secured the first partnership opportunity which will be happening between August and September – a Call will be open soon so stay tuned! They are also in contact with other universities for more internship offers. STA is working towards gathering more experience stories from studying abroad, exchanges, internships or just travelling! If you want to share your experience go ahead and submit it here. They are also working on a system to purchase Travel Network Membership Cards online for those who did not manage to get their hands on it yet; and for those who did, you can access the map with all of our partner hostels here.

Finally Study and Travel Abroad are also now on Snapchat! Add us on efpsasta and start snapping!

Social Impact Initiative
The new mandate kicked off, with an entirely new Social Impact Initiative team being inaugurated at the Congress.  The team is working on the reports of the second and the third wave of the Mind the Mind campaign, and the further development of the materials for the new, fourth wave. Special attention will be given to attracting more volunteers to join the campaign and to the facilitation of communication between Local Coordinators. An OAK app, which would enable its users to practice acts of kindness and acquire achievements, is planned to be developed during the mandate. In collaboration with JEPS, the Open Access kit will be updated and workshops will be organised.

Training Office
The Training Office has been working on the 8th edition of Train the Trainers Summer School. This amazing Event is taking place in the lovely Netherlands between 29th July – 6th August 2017. Soon the participants will be selected and all together they will work on making this summer unforgettable. However, this is not the only thing the Training Office has been working on! The Calls for the Train Advanced Trainers 2018 Coordinator and the EFPSA Academy 2017 are now open. If you are interested in organising one of these amazing training Events do not hesitate to apply! A Training Office Meeting will be held in Prague this coming June so look forward to many more updates from the team then.

Junior Researcher Programme
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EFPSA JRP Team 2016-2017 are currently working hard in preparation for the closure of this programme this coming August, where the Research Groups will meet and present their work at the Junior Researcher Programme Conference on the 1st-4th August 20017, and 11 Junior Researchers will then partake in individual research internships. For the first time ever, the JRP Conference is open to the EFPSA Community for attendance and even presentation! Find more information
here and apply today!

Member Representatives
The Member Representatives have successfully started their mandate. Following the Congress, they have received the first emails, including promotional packages and materials and have been very busy promoting different Calls, preparing for the upcoming session of e-voting and their first online Member Representatives’ Meeting.

Events
In addition to the Working Community, over 300 European psychology students gathered in Gakh, Azerbaijan for the 31st EFPSA Congress. The theme of ‘Humanity Today’ extended to a diverse scientific programme composed of lectures, workshops, poster and paper presentations from professors and student participants. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to an education and enriching scientific programme.

We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the 31st EFPSA Congress Coordinator and Co-Coordinator, Orkhan Orujzade and Rovshan Ugur, who, for the past two years, have devotedly led the Organising Committee in the organisation of this EFPSA Event! Thank you to the entire team for their dedication, patience and hospitality throughout the week, and prior to the event. We would also like to thank the Congress Trainers Team and the Training Office for helping us kick-off the mandate in the best way possible by delivering diverse training sessions to participants and the EFPSA Working Community.

The success of the week in Azerbaijan would not have been possible without the previous Board of Management who tirelessly dedicate their time and energy throughout the week. Their constant support, availability and proactive approach was invaluable to us and we would like to congratulate them once again for a productive and successful mandate – it is our honour to continue building upon their work.

Meanwhile, the European Summer School (ESS) Organising Committee has been busy with the ESS participant selection! Our thanks and appreciation goes to the team for all their work with the promotion and selection procedures, while we congratulate all the selected participants and wish them a successful and exciting event.

Calls
While we are preparing for the first e-voting of the mandate, a number of Calls for different positions are currently open including the Calls for JRP Mentor, JRP Advisors, EFPSA Academy Coordinator, Train Advanced Trainers 2018 CoordinatorJRP Conference participants. We look forward to receiving your applications to these diverse opportunities.

Announcements from our Partners and Associates
The EFPA News Magazine has just been published, and contains updates from the world of EFPA, the EFPA Boards, Standing Committees and Task Forces as well as the Joint Statement calling for more action on mental health in Europe all of which you can read here.

The European Congress of Psychology will be taking place between 11th – 14th July in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Registration is currently open – do not miss out on this opportunity to attend this scientifically enriching Event! We look forward to seeing you there.

We would like to express a big thank you to the EFPSA Working Community for their evident hard work throughout the past four weeks – we are greatly looking forward to receiving and reading your Action Plans and seeing your projects come to reality throughout the year! We are very excited to be able to share with you all these outcomes via these monthly postcards, so stay tuned on the last Sunday of every month for further information and updates.

With warm regards,

Clara, Nicola, Mónica, Luc, Tiago, Erika & Andreas
Board of Management 2017-2018

The Call for the EFPSA Junior Researcher Programme Mentor is now OPEN!

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EFPSA is pleased to announce a Call for Junior Researcher Programme (JRP) Mentor 2017. The EFPSA JRP is a 12 month Research Programme involving students, PhD and postdoctoral researchers, and established academics and offers a unique opportunity to develop research abilities, teamwork, leadership, interpersonal skills and academic skills.

The main roles of the JRP Mentor guides the work of the JRP Team in terms of the scientific development of the programme itself and that of the JRP Conference and the Internship which they would host at their University at the closure of the Programme. More information about the responsibilities, tasks and functions of the JRP Mentor can be found within these guidelinesand about the EFPSA Junior Researcher Programme in general here.

If you are interested in this highly rewarding position please complete the application form and send it, along with a copy of your CV and a brief covering message to our Secretary General at applications@efpsa.org by no later than Friday 9th June 2017, 23:59 (CET).

The Call for EFPSA Junior Researcher Programme Advisors has been extended!

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EFPSA is pleased to announce that the Call for Junior Researcher Programme (JRP) Advisors 2017 has been extended. The team of Advisors will be constituted of three experienced professionals within the field of psychology who are actively involved in research and have relevant experience in working with students.

The main roles of the JRP Advisors involve monitoring the scientific progress and quality of the European Summer School (ESS) group projects and providing support and guidance to the teams and their Supervisors. More information about the responsibilities, tasks and functions of the JRP Advisors can be found within these guidelines and about the EFPSA Junior Researcher Programme in general here.

If you are interested in this highly rewarding position please complete the application form and send it, along with a copy of your CV and a brief covering message to our Secretary General, Mónica Duarte, at applications@efpsa.org by no later than Wednesday 21st June 2017,  23:59 (CEST).

The Call for the 2nd EFPSA Academy 2017 Coordinator is now open!

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EFPSA is now opening the Call for applications for the Coordinator and Organising Committee (Org.Com) of the 2nd EFPSA Academy, which will take place in December 2017. During this 3-day long event of non-formal education, approximately 25 youth volunteers from different NGOs within Europe will get the chance to develop a specific skill that is relevant for their work in the NGO, by receiving high quality workshops and trainings, by both professionals and NGO trainers. The theme of the EFPSA Academy changes for every edition, depending on the needs and current developments within youth NGOs. The theme of EFPSA Academy 2017 will be established shortly by the EFPSA Training Office. EFPSA Academy empowers NGOs within Europe by enabling volunteers to develop professionally, establish a network, heighten their motivation and share experiences.

As an Organising Committee you will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Bring together many NGOs, get a look on the inside of other NGOs and build your network with motivated youth volunteers
  • Make more international connections
  • Contribute to the development of 25 European Youth Volunteers
  • Participate in some of the training sessions and workshops and develop crucial skills you need as a volunteer
  • Gain experience with organising a training event and thus develop yourself

The EFPSA Academy Organising Committee will work closely with the Events Office and Training Office and will have the support of Marketing Office, EFPSA Office and Finance Office.

Here is how you can get started and get ready to apply:

  1. Read the EFPSA Academy Coordinator Role Description and the General Prerequisites Document.
  2. Recruit motivated students from your Member Organisation or university to form the Organising Committee.
  3. Brainstorm on ideas and plans for the venue, fundraising and more. Ask the Training Office, Events Office and former Organising Committee for help and input if needed!
  4. Search for possible partnerships with other local student organisations that might be interested in getting involved.
  5. Search for possible partnerships with other local student organisations that might be interested in getting involved.
  6. Download and fill in the application form and send it along with your CV and proof of studies to applications@efpsa.org until 5th June 2017 23:59 (CEST).

If you have any other comments or questions, do not hesitate to contact Andreas Anthimou, Events Officer at events@efpsa.org.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

The Call for the Train Advanced Trainers 2018 Coordinator is open!

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“Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings” ~Linda Thompson

What do you think about hosting an event in which you can meet friends from all over Europe, get inspired by their experience and motivation, learn more about training in NGO’s, help young trainers reach their goal of life-long learning and receive some free training sessions yourself? What would you say if it was possible to organise the 5th edition of EFPSA’s famous Train Advanced Trainers and get in contact with trainers from different NGOs all over Europe?

“Being part of Org.Com is being a bigger than just yourself. It’s about being someone that leads everyone else to a week full of happiness.” ~Mariana Magalhães (Coordinator of the Train Advanced Trainer 2017 Organising Committee)

Does that sound exciting? Lucky you!

After our first four successful editions in Lithuania, Finland, Poland and Portugal, EFPSA is now opening the Call for applications for the Coordinator and Organising Committee (Org.Com) of the 5th EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers in March 2018. During this 8-day event of non-formal education, 24 youth NGO trainers further develop their skills and knowledge by receiving training from both professionals and their peers, and also through delivering sessions, receiving feedback and doing reflection. TAT enables trainers to grow professionally, heighten their motivation, establish a network, share experiences and make lifelong friendships.

So what’s in it for you? The Organising Committee of TAT will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Bring together people from many NGO’s and get a look on the inside of other NGO’s
  • Contribute to the development of 24 European Youth Trainers
  • Network with some of the best European Youth Trainers and have the possibility to contact them in the future for trainings in your own association
  • The possibility to organise and attend an Open Training Day (OTD) with the Trainers who participate in TAT and thus contribute to the development of local students
  • Participate at a number of training sessions in the event
  • Get experience with organising a training event in order to develop yourself as an aspiring trainer

EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers Organising Committee will work closely with the Events Office and Training Office and have the support of Marketing, Finance and EFPSA Offices.

Some tips to get you started:

  1. Check the website of the former TATs to see what TAT is about.
  2. Read the TAT CoordinatorRole Description and the General Prerequisites Document.
  3. Recruit motivated students from your Member Organisation or university to form the Organising Committee.
  4. Brainstorm on ideas and plans for the venue, topic, fundraising and more. Ask the Training Office, Events Office and former Org.Com for help and input if needed!
  5. Search for possible partnerships with other local student organisations that might be interested in getting involved.
  6. Download and fill the application form and send it along with your CV and proof of studies to applications@efpsa.org until 3rd June 2017 23:59 (CEST). 

If you have any other comments or questions, feel free to contact Andreas Anthimou, Events Officer at events@efpsa.org.

We are looking forward to your applications! Good luck!

Internship Task Force Questionnaire | Statistical Report

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Attention all! We have some exciting information!

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The Internship Task Force* was extended for the mandate 2016-2017 in order to build a strategy, working towards the development of an internship platform for EFPSA.

The team, which consisted of eight individuals, set forth a number of goals for the Internship Task Force. These were to outline the internship possibilities students are looking for, set-up a database with contacts of possible partnerships that could provide internship opportunities, make initial contact with the collected contacts in order to establish these partnerships, and build a solid foundation for the following mandate.

To achieve the first goal the team designed and distributed a short questionnaire for psychology students, which was piloted within the Working Community 2016-2017. The following Statistical Report presents a detailed account of the questionnaire results which looked into various areas concerning internships such as the length of internships student prefer, the field of interest, as well as the conditions students are looking for.

We are proud to announce that the Task Force successfully achieved all the goals that were set forth and we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the team, Ioanna Florou, Nicola Falzon, Andrew Camilleri, Michaela Sklatinioti, Dajana  Čopec, Marija  Lugarić, Joana Velozo and Barbora Hubena, for their hard work, efforts and achievements.

The work has now been passed on to the Internship Responsible, within the Study & Travel Abroad Service, following approval of the position during the first General Assembly held at the 31st EFPSA Congress in Gakh, Azerbaijan on 24th April 2017. The position was taken on by Marija Davcheva, who can be contacted via the email address internships@efpsa.org for further information or for any questions, queries or suggestions.

We are looking forward for the further development of this platform and wish the best of luck to Study & Travel Abroad for the upcoming mandate in this regard.

Clara, Nicola, Mónica, Luc, Tiago, Erika, Andreas
Board of Managment 2017-2018

*A Task Force is  recognised as an official body within the Federation which works on a specific project, external to the work of the Board of Management or Executive Board, typically for one mandate.