The European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations is the umbrella organisation of national societies in the field of psychology that are located in the European Economic Area.
Refer to the European Federation of Psychology Students’ Associations (EFPSA).
The federation was founded in 1981 and the first general assembly was held in Heidelberg. Since then, general assemblies have been held every two years in different European cities. Since 1995, the general assembly is held in conjunction with the biennial European Congress of Psychology.
The federation is concerned with promoting and improving psychology as a profession and as a discipline, particularly, though not exclusively, in applied settings and with emphasis on the training and research associated with such practice. Its official journal is the European Psychologist. In 2009, the federation launched the EuroPsy register.
As of July 2019 the federation has 39 member associations, which together represent over 350,000 psychologists from all 28 members states of the European Union. In addition, there are 11 organisations registered as associate member associations and 2 that are registered as affiliate member associations.
One of the major initiatives of the federation was the establishment of the EuroPsy or European Certificate in Psychology. This qualification sets a common standard for education, professional training and competence for psychologists to practice independently across Europe.
The Aristotle Prize, established in 1995, is awarded by EFPA to a psychologist from Europe who has made a distinguished contribution to psychology.
Recipients of the prize have been:
- 1995: Pieter Drenth.
- 1997: Paul Baltes.
- 1999: David Magnusson.
- 2001: Alan Baddeley.
- 2003: Lea Pulkkinen.
- 2005: Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros.
- 2007: William Yule.
- 2009: Claus Bundesen.
- 2011: H. Marinus Van Ijzendoorn.
- 2013: Niels Birbaumer.
- 2015: José Maria Peiro.
- 2017: CON AMORE – Centre on Autobiographical Memory Research.
- 2019: Naomi Ellemers.
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