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:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • President-elect (President for the following election period)
  • Several members-at-large
  • Past President (with advisory functions)


Cinzia Albanesi (Italy)


Fortuna Procentese (Italy)


Martina Barankova (Slovakia)
Anna Bokszczanin (Poland)
Francesca Esposito (Italy)
Maria Fernandes-Jesus (Portugal)

Past President

Maria Vargas-Moniz (Portugal)

History and Previous Events

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

Previous events: