Dear friends of EFPSA,
We are writing to you from Belgrade, Serbia, eager to share with you a brief glimpse of the Second Board of Management Meeting for this mandate. We would like to thank the Odabašić family, who are our hosts, for their hospitality and kindness. We are enjoying a busy, but exciting schedule, and are focused on a number of projects, which would allow us to make the most out of the remaining two months of the mandate and ensure a smooth transfer to the next generation of EFPSA volunteers.
As always, we have a couple of interesting updates to share with you about the previous month. The registration for 29th EFPSA Congress has been closed and we are happy to report we have received more than 500 applications. The Member Representatives had the difficult task of selecting the participants and reviewing the applications, following an objective set of guidelines, known as the Selection Criteria. Unfortunately, we were unable to approve all the people we would have liked, but we encourage everyone to keep an eye out for calls to other EFPSA events and projects throughout the year.
At the beginning of February, our Marketing Officer Tajana joined a brainstorming session on EuroPsy at EFPA’s headquarters, representing EFPSA. We encourage you to follow the link and learn more about the European qualification standard for psychologists (http://www.europsy-efpa.eu/).
One other round of E-Voting was organised and finalised this month. The outcomes include the selection of the host of the EFPSA Joint Member Representatives and Executive Board Meeting in 2015: Romania. We also welcome Vanja Ivić and Isidora Bašić to the Social Impact Initiative Team. We wish good luck to both teams!
On Monday, 23rd February, Katalin Todor-Soo, External Relations Officer, and Ringaile Slapšinskaite, on behalf of Social Impact Initiative, are going to represent EFPSA at a panel debate organised by EMSA on interprofessional collaboration in healthcare to take place in Brussels. We look forward to reporting how this went in our next postcard.
Lastly, we’d like to wish the best of luck to the organising team, trainers, and participants of the second Train Advanced Trainers event to take place in Turku, Finland. You can read more about it and expect updates in the following weeks https://www.efpsa.org/train-the-advanced-trainers-school/.
Mariyan, Spyra, Mirna, Jayne, Tajana, Ana and Alex