About EFPA

EFPA is the umbrella organization in Europe

EFPA is the umbrella organization in Europe for national psychologists’ associations and currently comprises associations from 38 European countries, including all 27 member countries of the European Union.



Founded in 1981 EFPA has a long tradition of developing psychology (by enhancing scientific and professional standards), contributing to society (by using psychological knowledge and competences in support in particular of the UN sustainable development goals) and serving psychologists (by advancing, promoting and protecting the profession of psychologists at the national and European levels). 

EFPA has a network of some 350,000 psychologists through its Member Associations (professional practitioner psychologists and researchers) and many stakeholders including associate member organisations that represent aspects of psychology at the European level, and affiliated member European teaching and student organisations.


EFPA is a partner in many EU Commission funded research and development projects. EFPA sets a European standard of education, professional training and competence in psychology, EuroPsy. Find out more about EFPA’s strategy and aims.


BPS gives evidence to Holyrood’s inquiry into the health and wellbeing of young people

BPS member Heather Connolly told the Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee that exhaustion is preventing her mental health colleagues from providing a holistic service for children.

Award-winning mental health service is a “game-changer”, say psychologists

22 December 2021

As a model, it is not one you would typically find in a paediatric setting and does not duplicate existing services”, according to Professor Shafran, a clinical psychologist and one of the principal investigators of the research project evaluating the service. 

Project exploring impact of people’s living spaces on their mental wellbeing urges

22 December 2021

But we could also refer to other services within and outside the hospital for other difficulties such as support with adjustments to coping with the diagnosis of a chronic illness,” said Dr Bennett. 

Psychology can be the driving force to unite.

Get ready for sun, sea, sand and psychology at the ECP 2023 in Brighton!