The European Federation of Psychology Students’ Associations (EFPSA) was established in 1987, at the first International Congress of Psychology Students in Portugal. EFPSA represents a highly diverse network of psychology students working on a voluntary basis by and for psychology students of Europe. The Federation currently consists of 33 psychology Member Organisations and three Observer Organisations.

Currently EFPSA organises eleven events across Europe. Additionally, EFPSA also hosts several online resources and runs its own training service, a research programme, a fully-reviewed, open-access Journal, facilitates studying, working and travelling abroad and makes a positive impact on society through social impact campaigns. Altogether EFPSA has positioned itself to provide psychology students with unique and exciting opportunities for academic, professional and personal development. Stimulated by its mission, vision and values, EFPSA continues to expand its presence and visibility within student communities, refine its activities and develop an unrivalled portfolio of opportunities and membership for European psychology students.

At the heart of all EFPSA activities are four core goals:

  • To serve psychology students
  • To contribute to society
  • To improve psychology
  • To link professionals, academics and students

EFPSA Strategic Planning 2018-2022

“Strategic planning – developing and improving the ethos and plans of our activities and events, whilst contributing to the future of EFPSA in a positive manner”

EFPSA introduced a formalised strategic planning to ensure long-term sustainability and development of our activities. In addition to consideration of developing existing EFPSA activities, events and services, we also sought to foster new opportunities and prospects for growth of EFPSA.

The strategic plan was established in a document entitled ‘EFPSA Strategic Planning’.  A principal aim of the initiative was to collate and organise and long-term objectives of the organisation, and in doing-so, overcome inherent difficulties posed by one-year mandates.

The strategic plan took the four core goals of EFPSA (to serve psychology students; to link professionals, academics & students; to improve psychology; and to contribute to society) and used them to formulate objectives with measurable outcomes. These objectives were set against a timeline of five years.

We considered the first year of the plan to be especially important in respect to it being one of setting foundations and an encouraging course of development for EFPSA in the coming years.

Accomplishments so far

At the end of each year, we take time to review our progress of the mandate in relation to the strategic plan and compile a Strategic Review. Here we account for accomplishments, acknowledge unfulfilled objectives, and leave notes for our successors such that they may continue working towards a sustainable and bright future for EFPSA.

We welcome anyone interested in the recent development and future of EFPSA to download these documents and have a read. If you have questions or comments, please direct them to the Secretary General (