ECPA Awards

2021 call for nominations is open! Deadline extended to April 30, 2021.

The European Community Psychology Association (ECPA) confers awards in the four different categories:

  1. The ECPA Lifetime Career Award: The Award is to honour individuals with outstanding, long-term scientific contribution to Community Psychology theory, research, and practice.
  2. The ECPA Young Career Award: This award will recognize individuals for their notable contributions to the field of community psychology and who are within eight years of the award of their Ph.D.
  3. The ECPA Best Doctoral Thesis Award: This Award is to identify the best doctoral thesis on a topic relevant to the field of community psychology completed between January 2018 to December 2020.
  4. The ECPA Contribution to Practice Award: The Award is presented to honour individuals who are making a significant contribution to the field of Community Psychology (e. g., have developed intervention projects in local or virtual communities, which produced a significant impact in the communities).

Procedure rules

  • The prizes are awarded biennially.
  • Nominations and self-nominations are both accepted.
  • Each application should include a 1-2 pages letter describing the nominee’s work and why they are worthy of recognition, as well as the proposer (when applicable) and nominee’s personal data (names, address, and e-mails).
  • Nominations should be sent as e-mail attachments to the ECPA BOARD (at ecpa.psychassociation@gmail.com) by April 30, 2021; notifications are made in May.
  • We strongly recommend submitting supporting documents, including published papers, books chapters and/or other relevant outputs.
  • For the ECPA Doctoral Thesis Award, please submit a document (max. 5,000 words) summarising the main sections (i.e., state of the art, methodology, results and conclusions), including a summary of the thesis (~300 words) and a brief presentation of the doctoral student (~200 words).
  • Each award is accompanied by the Award Certificate and announcement of the award on the ECPA website.  More benefits for the winners include: free membership for 1 year; free registration for the ECPA conference; public announcement of the nomination at the ECPA conference. 
  • The prizes will be awarded by a Committee, which will include one person from the ECPA Board and at least two invited external experts.

Portraits in CP across Europe – Call for participants

There is a personal history behind every community psychologist but these stories are rarely told in public. Students, for instance, often find it very useful to learn about how one “enters” community psychology and develops a commitment to it. Yet there has been little interest in generating venues where community psychologists can share their stories. I believe there is a lot to learn from diverse personal stories told by community psychologists across Europe. I am interested in compiling personal stories of community psychologists and introducing them to a wide audience under the title, Portraits in Community Psychology across Europe. This initiative has been endorsed by ECPA and the portraits will be presented on the ECPA web site.The plan is simple:

  • I will invite participants to answer 5 questions via email.
  • These will be questions that invite short answers.
  • Each participant will have two weeks to respond.
  • The compilation will be in English – for now.
  • There will be room for creativity, photos, songs, videos and possibly more.

If you identify as a community psychologist and you would like to share your story, please let me know via email at serdardegirmencioglu at gmail.com. I will get back to you quickly.

Serdar M. Degirmencioglu

Mapping community psychology in Europe – Survey

We ask all people professionally working in the area of psychology (academics, students, people working in the field of community psychology, etc.) to cooperate and answer the questions contained in this survey on community psychology in Europe. Our aim is to grasp the “state” of community psychology in Europe. This work will help us to get to know our colleagues, the topics and research they deal with, and to build a good network. We will collect what will emerge from this fact-finding survey in written form that we will share with you.

We hope you are willing to spend about 10 minutes completing the survey. Due to tight deadlines, we kindly ask you to complete this survey by March 31, 2021. If you have received this survey from different sources, please complete it only once. The survey has been prepared by ECPA Board.

Please click on the following link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMQyHhptY-_HhhyHGwOtQL4jce1Lp-rjTphOUkwJymPXxITQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thanks for your participation!

Book Release “Contemporary dialogues in the community psychology field: Scenarios, issues and learnings”

An edited book of papers from the 7th International Conference of Community Psychology will be presented on December 18th at 2 pm Santiago, Chile time. There will be Spanish to English translation.

ID Webinar (Zoom): 95229938842 | Access code: 750742

The book can be read and downloaded on ISSUU at the following link

The 11th ECCP, Oslo June 2-4, 2021

There is still time to submit proposals for the 11th Digital European Conference of Community Psychology!

Abstract submissions for the 11th European Conference on Community Psychology is still open. Submit your abstract using the online form on the conference website no later than February, 5th. Please scroll down to the Chapter “Call for papers” and click the box “Submit your abstract here…”

Please take a look at the new deadlines:

  • November 15th 2020: Opening abstract submissions
  • NEW!! NEW!! NEW!!! Deadline for abstract submissions postponed to February 5th 2021 :
  • NEW!! NEW!! NEW!!! March 5th 2021: Notification regarding review

Obituary – Murray Levine

Murray Levine, a prominent figure in community psychology and one of its leading theorists, died May 4 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, NY, after a short illness. He was 92.

He served as president of the American Psychology Association’s Division of Community Psychology in 1999-2000 and received its Distinguished Contribution Award. In 1997, becoming the third person to receive the Seymour B. Sarason Award from the Society for Community Research and Action.

ECPA expresses its sincere condolences to the family and relatives of Murray Levine.