ECP 2019

The European Congress of Psychology 2019 was  held in Moscow from July 2nd to 5th.

This Board presented two symposiums. The first symposium was focused on the preventional in the educational context and the second one on the prevention and policy. The presentations from the symposiums are on the left.


1. What we don’t teach our students? Promotion and prevention in psychology at universities across Europe

Promotion and prevention has a rising profile in the governmental policies across Europe and the European Union. In line with that, the EFPA’s Board of Promotion and Prevention aims to support and strengthen the profile of promotion and prevention in the faculties of psychology, in the psychologists’ associations and in the society. A good place to put the Board's focus is among students, the future of Europe’s psychology. This symposium aims at sharing the students’ perspective on promotion and prevention, how it is represented in study curricula across Europe and how these programs could be improved in order to better prepare students to become psychologist. This symposium also aims at opening a discussion about the status of promotion and prevention in psychology across Europe and about possible future steps towards improving this status.


Irena Stojadinović, MSc in Clinical Psychology, Psychosocial Innovation Network (PIN) and EFPA Board of Promotion and Prevention, Serbia,

Britt Randi Hjartnes Schjodt, Clinical and Community psychologist, Special adviser, Department of Health and Care - city of Bergen. Member of EC, Norwegian Psychological Association and EFPA Board of Promotion and Prevention, Norway,  

Panagiota Dimitropoulou, Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Crete,

Margarida Gaspar de Matos, PhD, Full Professor; Coordinator of the Centre for Health Education and Promotion (FMH) and Supportive Environments Research Group ( ISAMB), University of Lisbon, Portugal,

2. Creating policies from best practices - psychological interventions for benefits of individuals and societies

Psychology offers a very broad spectrum of the knowledge and evidenced based interventions. Many of the aspects of interventions eventually become policies, but the translation of individual interventions to broader accepted and implemented practices is a process. The symposia will focus on presenting best practices from different areas, as a part of the work of Board of Promotion and Prevention of European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).


Vita Poštuvan, PhD, University of Primorska, IAM, Slovene Centre for Suicide Research

 Damir Lučanin, PhD, University of Applied Health Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia; (e-mail:

Jasminka Despot Lučanin, PhD, Department of Psychology, Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb, Borongajska cesta 83d, Zagreb, Croatia; (e-mail:

 Rifkat J. Muhamedrahimov (Rus - Рифкат Мухамедрахимов) Head of Child and Parent Mental Health and Early Intervention Division 

Department of Psychology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russian Federation,

 Jennifer Inauen1, Melanie Amrein2, Pamela Rackow3, & Urte Scholz2, 1 University of Bern, Switzerland, 2 University of Zurich, Switzerland, 3 University of Sterling, UK