Hey, you, would you enjoy organising and hosting an event together with your friends and colleagues? Would you like to meet other students coming from all over Europe? If the answer is yes, then being the Organising Committee Coordinator of the 7th edition of EFPSA’s Train Advanced Trainers or of the 15th edition of EFPSA Research Summer School is just the right thing for you!

So what are these 2 events about and how to choose which one better suits your team or country? Read below!

 

 

EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers

Train Advanced Trainers is a 9 day long non-formal educational event at which experienced youth NGO trainers can further develop their skills and knowledge through receiving training from both professionals and their peers, as well as gain valuable experience through delivering sessions and receiving feedback. A further intention of the event is to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and networking between trainers, many of whom represent other student organisations. This event usually takes place in March each year. It is one of the few EFPSA events that are open to non-psychology students and externals. The TAT is designed for up to 24 experienced trainers from various NGOs and offers an opportunity to further develop training skills within a specific topic. TAT enables experienced trainers to grow professionally, heighten their motivation, establish a strong and rich students’ network, share experiences and make lifelong friendships.

After our first six successful editions in Lithuania, Finland, Poland, Portugal, Cyprus and Turkey, we’re now opening the Call for the Coordinator of the Organising Committee (Org Com) of the 7th EFPSA Train Advanced Trainers in March 2021.

Responsible for a successful organisation of this event is the Organising Committee together with Training Events Coordinator from within the Events Office and Training Events Responsible from within the Training Office. Collectively, the Organising Committee should arrange all practical elements of the event, including its venue, food and accommodation of participants and Trainers. Training Events Coordinator will guide the OrgCom in the organisational process and facilitate collaboration with other EFPSA Offices and Services. Training Events Responsible will undertake the preparations for the training programme, including the Call for Trainers’ Team. All OrgCom Coordinators should work in close collaboration with the Events Office in order to ensure that events are organised in accordance with the mission, vision and values of EFPSA and that they meet the requirements specified by the Board of Management and Minimal Requirements document. It should be noted that this requirement is also made to enable the organisers to get as much support from EFPSA as possible and ensure a successful event.

Number of participants:  24 participants, 6 expert trainers.

OrgCom Teams : Administration, Social, Marketing, Finance.

OrgCom Size : ideally, 5 people

So, what’s in it for you? 

The Organising Committee of TAT will have the 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 your local students
  • Participate in a number of training sessions at the event
  • Gain valuable experience in organising a training event in order to develop yourself as an aspiring trainer

How do I apply? 

  1. Read the TAT OrgCom Coordinator Role Description Document 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, excursion day, fundraising and more. Ask the Training Office, Events Office and former Org Com for help and input if needed!
  4. Search for possible partnerships with other local student organisations that might be interested in getting involved.
  5. Download and fill the Application Form and send it along with your CV and proof of studies to applications@efpsa.org until Friday 10th of July 2020 23:59 (CEST).

EFPSA Research Summer School

The EFPSA Research Summer School is an annual, week-long event for psychology students, providing a platform for establishing multiple research projects which are carried out through the EFPSA Research Programme for 12 months following the EFPSA Research Summer School. Research projects are conducted under the supervision of PhD or post-doc researchers referred to as Supervisors and relate to the theme chosen for the event. Supervisors are advised throughout the EFPSA Research Summer School, as well as throughout the EFPSA Research Programme by PhD and Research Academics referred to as Advisors. Academic researchers and/or psychologists are typically invited to speak at the event to complement the theme.

Throughout the event, participants discuss theory and methodological matters relating to their respective project, whilst also gaining knowledge about the overall topic and scientific research in general. Participants also initiate the research project within their teams and develop an action plan for the EFPSA Research Programme. A varied social programme and an excursion is also organised for the event.

Thirteen previous editions of the RSS have been hosted, all of which in different countries, with a different research theme each year.

This year’s RSS has been moved online due to the CoVid-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions induced and will instead be happening on Zoom in less than a month from now! We’re hoping that by July next year the circumstances will allow us to host a live event, but by then we will be ready to adjust the event to an online platform if need be! 

Responsible for a successful organisation of this event is the Organising Committee together with Events Coordinator from within the Events Office and the entire Research Programme Service. Collectively, the Organising Committee should arrange all practical elements of the event, including its venue, food and accommodation of participants and Supervisors. Events Coordinator will guide the OrgCom in the organisational process and facilitate collaboration with other EFPSA Offices and Services. Research Programme Service will undertake the preparations for the research programme, including the Call for RSS Supervisors. All OrgCom Coordinators should work in close collaboration with the Events Office in order to ensure that events are organised in accordance with the mission, vision and values of EFPSA and that they meet the requirements specified by the Board of Management and Minimal Requirements document. It should be noted that this requirement is also made to enable the organisers to get as much support from EFPSA as possible and ensure a successful event.

Number of participants: 36 participants, 6 supervisors.

OrgCom Teams: Administration, Social, Marketing, Finance.

OrgCom Size: minimum 5 people.

So, what’s in it for you? 

The Organising Committee of Research Summer School will have an opportunity to : 

  • Network with other European Psychology Students and learn about different cultures and backgrounds
  • Communicate and establish connections around research with the Supervisors (PHD psychology students)
  • Closely work with multiple offices within EFPSA
  • Learn about the way research and psychology studies are conducted in multiple European countries (and wider)
  • Gain thorough experience with organising events from the administrative, social, financial, scientific and marketing aspect
  • Learn how to successfully organise large scale events
  • Establish Teamwork and Communication skills whilst working within a dynamic team of individuals and with the EFPSA Executive board

How do I apply? 

    1. Read the RSS OrgCom Coordinator Role Description Document 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, excursion day, fundraising and more. Ask Research Programme Service, Events Office and former Org Com for help and input if needed!
    4. Search for possible partnerships with other local student organisations that might be interested in getting involved.
    5. Download and fill the Application Form and send it along with your CV and proof of studies to applications@efpsa.org until Friday 10th of July 2020 23:59 (CEST).

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

We look forward to receiving your application! Good luck!