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European Semester of Psychology 2018

The British Psychological Society is extremely proud that the UK has been chosen as a host for the European Semester of Psychology in 2018.

The European Semester of Psychology is aimed at creating a common space in which European psychologists can interact and communicate so as to foster the sharing and transmission of knowledge and expertise between members and, in turn, to stimulate the ongoing development of a truly European identity among psychologists across Europe.

During the six month period in which they play host to the European Semester, member countries are expected to organise numerous events and meetings, welcome visiting delegates and colleagues from other associations, and promote materials and information on both current and historical developments within psychology, both at home and abroad.

For more about EFPA and the European Semester, please consult the tabs below.

Between January and July 2018 the BPS is hosting a number of events for the various divisions which make up the Society, each of which will consider how best to promote increased cooperation and collaboration with other associations across Europe.

The events currently confirmed to be taking place are:

In addition to the regular events being held we are also going to be hosting the following events for EFPA at our London office (unless otherwise specified):

  • Operational Support Network

    2nd February

  • EFPA SC Psychology and Health

    17th March

  • EFPA SC Board of Educational Affairs

    23rd March - Glasgow

  • Executive Council

    26th April

  • EFPA SC Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma

    ​11th and 12th May

  • EFPA SC Board of Scientific Affairs

    12th May

  • Presidents Council Meeting

    27th April

To book accommodation for these events, please click here.

Further information regarding delegates and catering will be added shortly.

EFPA logoThe European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA) exists to provide a forum for comunication and cooperation in a wide range of fields, including academic training, professional practice, and scientific research.

As an organisation EFPA currently represents over 300,000 psychologists, from 37 different member nations.


EFPA logoThe British Psychological Society is one of 37 current members of EFPA, and the third largest in total.

As the representative body for psychologists in the UK we are responsible for the development, promotion, and application of psychology for the public good. 


European Certificate of Psychology logoEuroPsy is a European standard of education and professional training in psychology set by EFPA, the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations.

For more information about EuroPsy, including how to obtain a Certificate, please click here.

The thoughts and opinions found here, including those by BPS members as well as those provided by our European colleagues, are those of the author(s), and should not be taken to represent an official policy statement or position of the Society.

For more information about the EU Semester please contact us at:


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