Dear psychology students and EFPSA friends,
Welcome to the third monthly postcard from the Board of Management (BM) of EFPSA.
In the middle of the summer season, EFPSA is active as always and engaged in many different areas. At the moment, every BM member is working on the preparations for our week-long meeting, which will be held in the Netherlands from 22nd to 29th of August. Different topics will be on our agenda starting with the EFPSA structure, the strategic planning process, internal and external communication tools, promotion issues, grants plans for the mandate and many more challenging contents. We will inform you about the outcomes of the meeting in our next monthly postcard!
This third month of the mandate has mainly been filled with collaboration with external partners. Our Study Abroad team is successfully collaborating with Study Portals, and the Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS) team has started cooperation with Right to Research Coalition. Also, EFPSA got its place within the framework of an amazing project Psychology Resources – Around the world. Many other contacts have been established but we would have to wait a little bit more before we make these partnerships official. If you have any questions, suggestions of ideas for future EFPSA external relations, contact our External Relation Officer Kadi from Estonia (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
Furthermore, wonderful 5th EFPSA European Summer School took place at Balaton, Hungary, from the 24th to the 31st of July. It was an extraordinary opportunity for 30 psychology students from all over Europe to get hands-on international research practice and explore the Hungarian culture. Under the topic of Heath Psychology, six international research groups, supervised by PhD students, will be working through the year to make this research happen. Besides that, 2nd EFPSA Train the Trainers Summer School has started a few days ago in Oucmanice, Czech Republic. This is a summer school with a very intense, focused content that prepares psychology students to become trainers through the principle of learning by doing. From EFPSA we wish all the participants and organisers a great week, and we congratulate the teams for making these events exceptional with their passion and commitment!
The first quarter of the mandate is behind us. For us, it has been filled with enjoyment, work, and most of all – with enthusiastic and motivated people. Everyone interested in reading about the EFPSA world should check our 1st Newsletter of this mandate, which you can find in our Documents section on the website.
Evangelia, Annique, Luís, Kasia, Dalya, Maaike & Vedran (The BM)