Main Goals of ECPA

  • Awareness of, education, training, and research, as well as practical applications, of community psychology in the general body of psychology.
  • Critical debate of key issues in community psychology and related issues.
  • Progressive influence of community psychology on practice and policy.
  • Personal health, human development and social justice.
  • Dismantling of disabling societal barriers and psychologically damaging contexts and practices.
  • Solidarity, collaboration and mutual respect between community psychologists and marginalized, disempowered or oppressed people.
  • Social change to nurture and sustain psychological, collective and physical well being.

Executive Committee

ECPA is led by an Executive Committee, which is elected every two years and consists of:

  • the president
  • the treasurer
  • the president-elect (president in the following election period)
  • several members-at-large
  • the past president (with advisory function)

Maria Vargas-Moniz (Portugal)

Caterina Arcidiacono (Italy)

Cinzia Albanesi (Italy)
Juliá Halamová (Slovakia)
Moises Carmona Monferrer (Spain)
Rebecca Lawthom (United Kingdom)
Wolfgang Stark - Liaison with EFPA (Germany)

Past President
Elizabeth Cunningham (United Kingdom)

President Elect
Terri Mannarini (Italy)

History and Previous Events

The European Community Psychology Association (ECPA) was founded out of the European Network of Community Psychologists.

Previous events: