Dear psychology students and EFPSA friends,
It is time for the seventh monthly postcard from the Board of Management (BM) of EFPSA.
December has been a month of progress and stability for our organisation. Already into the second half of their mandate, teams have been working well on goals and tasks, actively collaborating with one another, whilst at the same time preparing for a second round of EB/MR reports. The consequences of such great work were clear to see in the recently published second newsletter of the mandate – a document which gives a great overview of EFPSA activities and events taking place over the last few months.
Moreover, within this month EFPSA has worked on establishing stronger links with the EFPA (the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations). For instance, on the 9th of November EFPA organised its President’s Council Meeting – an event attended by the Presidents of each national organisation from member countries, as well as EFPSA President. On the meeting agenda were many interesting topics including recent developments in the EuroPsy project; a report from the next European Psychology Congress in 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden; discussions about specialisation and certificates in further education systems; an update from the executive council and many other important issues. Participation in meetings like this brings EFPSA fantastic insight and opportunities to get engaged in contemporary activities, issues and discussions relevant to European Psychology.
Additionally we are happy to bring you some news from the teams: the second EFPSA day took place on 15th of November across Europe and the EFPSA day team are now in the process of gathering the memories and preparing evaluation materials. The registration for the 26th EFPSA congress opened on 1st of December. Finally psychology students all around Europe will have opportunity to become a part of this amazing event – the Congress will be hosted in Denmark in April 2012 on the topic of “Mind the body”. Refreshing changes have been being made to the sponsorship team. After undergoing a restructuring process and opening a call for additional members, the financial office can look forward to new faces and fresh ideas. Work by the EFPSA External Relations office on collaborative projects recently brought an extraordinary opportunity to its EFPSA members – allowing them to become country liaisons in the open source website Psychology Resources Around the World, a project supported by International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS).
Finally, we would like to conclude by on behalf of EFPSA, acknowledging how proud we are to have so many enthusiastic students supporting our activities and events on voluntarily basis! Thank you.
Evangelia, Annique, Luís, Kasia, Dalya, Maaike & Vedran (The BM)