Extended: Open Call for the Coordinators of the Joint Executive Board and Member Representatives Meeting, Research Summer School and the Train the Trainer Summer School 2022!

November 2, 2021 secretary 0 Comments

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?

This is possible by applying for being the Organising Committee Coordinator of one of EFPSA’s 2022 Events! We are currently searching for a Coordinator for the Joint Executive Board and Member Representatives Meeting 2022, Coordinator for RSS 2022 and Coordinator for the Train the Trainers Summer school 2022.

Does that sound exciting? Lucky you! You can read all about the events and how to apply below!

Joint Executive Board and Member Representatives Meeting (Joint EB&MR Meeting)

The Joint Executive Board & Member Representatives Meeting marks the halfway point through the EFPSA mandate, bringing together the EFPSA Working Community for a week-long face to face meeting. The meeting provides the perfect opportunity for EFPSA to evaluate the first half of the mandate, prepare for the second half, refuel motivation and work together on developing EFPSA further.

When? October/November 2022
Where? In a venue with accommodation that you will find in a city of your choice!
The number of participants: Minimal 70 participants of the EFPSA Working Community
Duration: 8 days
Org Com teams: Administration, Social, Marketing, Finance
Org Com size: 8 – 10 people
How to apply? See below.

Train the Trainers (TtT) Summer School

Train the Trainers (TtT) Summer School is a week full of training sessions, knowledge transfers, self-development, challenges, fun, and new friendships! Participants are provided with a broad set of skills on how to deliver training sessions and how to provide others with information.
These training sessions are delivered experientially and non-formally. Upon the completion of this intensive week-long course, the 16 participants, all of whom are psychology students, should obtain the necessary skills and experience to become EFPSA Trainers.

When? August 2022.
Where? In a venue with accommodation that you will find in a city of your choice!
The number of participants: 16 TtT participants, 6 Training Office members, 1 Chair Trainer, 1 Board Representative, and 3 members of your Organising Committee will be present during the event.
Duration: 7 entire days + 1 arrival and 1 departure day for the participants. However, trainers are to arrive two days earlier and stay one day longer!
Org Com teams: Administration, Social, Marketing, Finance
Org Com size: Maximum 5 members, which includes you as the Coordinator.
How to apply? See below.

EFPSA Research Summer School

The first Research Summer School (RSS) took place in Leie, Estonia in 2007, with the topic of ‘Cross-Cultural Psychology’; it was then followed by Research Summer Schools covering different topics every subsequent year! By joining the RSS, you are sure to gain an incredible opportunity to become an international psychology researcher during your studies! During this seven-day event, students immerse themselves in a programme of intercultural research where they have the opportunity to join one of six research projects led by a Ph.D. supervisor in planning and implementing a 12-month study. Apart from this, the programme is enriched by a variety of lectures given by professionals from relevant areas of psychology. Each year, all lectures and research topics are set around a theme, chosen to reflect a field of contemporary psychology. Since 2011, all RSS participants completing the training programme and committing to the research project have been invited to join the EFPSA Research Programme, extending the Research Summer School from a one-week EFPSA Event into a fully structured 12-month research programme. Finally, student researchers are welcome to present their work at the annual EFPSA Congress to the biggest audience of any EFPSA event: around 500 other psychology students, academics, and professionals!

In short, taking part in the RSS and entering the EFPSA Research Programme is a unique opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience and training in every aspect of the process of carrying out a successful research project; all under the guidance of an accomplished researcher and in cooperation with fellow psychology students from all over Europe.

When? July 2022
Where? In a venue with accommodation that you will find in a city of your choice!
The number of participants: 36 participants, 6 supervisors.
Duration: 7 days
Org Com Teams: Administration, Social, Marketing, Finance.
Org Com Size: minimum 5 people, 8 people maximum.
How to apply? See below.

The Organising Committee of these EFPSA events 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
  • 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
  • Volunteering experiences like these are loved by employers!
  • Get actively involved within EFPSA!

How do I apply?

  1. Read the following documents:
    – Coordinator Role Description:
    RSS Org Com Coordinator
    Joint EB&MR Org Com Coordinator
    Train the Trainers Org Com Coordinator
    Org Com’s Roles Description
    General Prerequisites Document.
  2. Recruit motivated students from your Member Organisation or university to form the Organising Committee.
  3. Brainstorm ideas and plans for the venue, excursion day, fundraising, and more. Ask 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 by Tuesday, 9th of November 2021 23:59 (CET).

For any further questions, either before or after filling out the Application Form, please do not hesitate to contact us at events@efpsa.org.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Good luck!