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Annual General Assemblies & Workshop 3rd October, 2019

Dear ECPA Members,

It is now time to convey our annual General Assemblies that this year 2019 are integrated in the Conference “From Conflict and Hate to Healing and Hope:  Psychological Perspectives on Community and Wellness” organized by  Naples Community Psychology Lab (Caterina Arcidiacono and colleagues) (Italy).

This year we have an electoral cycle both for President of the next mandate 2019-2021 (President and Treasurer), and President-Elect (President and Treasurer) 2021-2023.

General Assembly I

Date:3rd October, 2019

Location: Lanificio 25- piazza Enrico De Nicola (second courtyeard) Napoli

Time: 19.30-21.00

Proposed workplan:

The 2017-2019 activity and financial reports are to be presented and discussed.

 

General Assembly II

Date: 4th October 2019

Location: DSU, University Federico II, Via Porta di Massa 1, second floor, room Iacono- Via – 80135 Napoli

Time:13.30-14-30

 

Proposed Workplan:

This year we have a two section electoral cycle:

A: The Board decided to submit an electoral cycle for the mandate of President of the Board 2019-2021;

B: Following the ECPA statutes this year we have a regular election for President Elect 2021-2023;

Therefore we hereby present to you the electoral calendar.

 

2019 Electoral Calendar & Invitation for candidates

Following the procedures of previous electoral cycles for the European Community Psychology Association, we are now in contact to invite you to participate in the elections:

ELECTION A:

ECPA President of the Board and Treasurer for the term 2019-2021

ELECTION B:

ECPA President of the Board and Treasurer for the term 2021-2023 (Being President-Elect for the mandate 2019-2021).

The two ballots shall be differentiated and contain the names of associate members who wish to be candidates for the position of President and Treasurer (2019-2021), and another for President-Elect for current term 2019-2021, that become President and Treasurer (2021-2023).

The ECPA is now accepting candidates for both the positions President and Treasurer with the following procedures and calendar:

  1. a) Candidates for both positions of President and Treasurer are to present a letter to the electoral committee using the following email address – maria_moniz@ispa.pt – by September the 13th;
  2. b) The letters received are to be issued to ECPA members on the 17th of September, together with a voting ballot, and we may receive your vote in one of the following three options:
  1. Return to the email address maria_moniz@ispa.pt;
  2. Delivered in person in the Naples Event
  3. Proxy-vote with an email of the associated member stating that the vote is to be issued by the named associate,

Please note that for these options the vote(s) should be issued to the electoral committee until the September the 13th at 20.00 hours, so that the results are presented in the GA to be held on the October the 4th

Your participation is crucial for the vitality European Community Psychology

PhotoVoice Workshop for Social Action and Social Justice

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 13.00-19.00 (6h)

Workshop Instructor: Susana Helm, PhD is a Community & Culture Psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai`i Mānoa, in Honolulu, Hawai`i, USA. Dr. Helm is an American of Italian descent – her grandmother moved to the US from Chiavenna early in the 20th century.  PhotoVoice and photography for social action has been a useful tool in her community and academic work since the 1990s.

Member of IAPS- The Italian American Psychological Society.

 

Note: This is a 6-hour workshop to be conducted in English. Please feel free to bring snacks for yourself and to share. Please wear comfortable clothes, including walking shoes.  Submit your photo before the workshop, and if you have questions, please contact me:  PhotoVoice.Napoli@gmail.com

 

Part 1. 13.00-14.30, Introduction & Overview.  This workshop will be introduced by Maria Joao Vargas Moniz, President of ECPA and Professoressa Fortuna Procentese, Scientific Director of the Community Psychology Lab, University Federico II. PhotoVoice is a technique for promoting social justice and social action through community collaboration when local residents use photography to voice their concerns, identify solutions, and address power imbalances.

 

This workshop will provide participants an overview of the PhotoVoice technique, including “Photography 101.” Dr. Helm will share examples from her work in Honolulu. Workshop participants are referred to these articles, which may be read prior to the workshop:

  • Wang C & Burris MA. (1997). Photovoice. Concept, methodology, and use for participatory needs assessment. Health Education & Behavior, 24(3), 369-387. DOI: 10.1177/109019819702400309.
  • Wang CC & Redwood-Jones YA. (2001).  Photovoice ethics. Perspectives from Flint Photovoice.  Health Education & Behavior, 28(5), 560-572.  doi: 10.1177/109019810102800504
  • Helm S, Lee W, Hanakahi V, Gleason K, McCarthy K, Haumana. (2015). Using photovoice with youth to develop a drug prevention program in a rural Hawaiian community. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 22(1), 1-26. doi: 10.5820/aian.2201.2015.1.  PMCID:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4401743
  • Helm S & Davis K. (2017). Puni Ke Ola. Drug prevention in rural Hawaiian communities. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 8(2), 1-6. https://www.gjcpp.org/pdfs/SB4-HelmDavis_Final.pdf

 

Part 2.  14.30-16.30, PhotoVoice Session. Next, we will conduct a one-hour PhotoVoice session with workshop participants using the SHOWED facilitation technique based on the conference theme as it occurs in our personal and professional lives: dal conflitto e dall’odio alla cura e alla speranza (from conflict and hate to healing and hope).

  • Workshop participants are requested to submit one of their own photos as a jpeg prior to the workshop: Napoli@gmail.com
  • Jpegs should be no larger than 2mb and labeled with your name.
  • We will debrief the activity by highlighting what worked well, challenges, and critical questions.

 

Part 3. 16.30-19.00, Photography for Social Action, Social Justice. We will participate in a short (45 min) photo walk in the neighborhood where the workshop will be held, again guided by the conference theme. Please bring a digital camera, preferably a cel phone. Participants will complete a SHOWED worksheet for their photo (15 min). Then workshop participants will co-critique the aesthetic value of the photos as this pertains to the social action and social justice component of PhotoVoice (45 min). Good pictures tell better stories. We will conclude with a discussion of how workshop participants may use PhotoVoice in their own work (45 min) – from needs assessment, to intervention development, to feasibility studies, to outcome evaluations, and other forms of research and knowledge co-construction.

Conference «From Conflict and Hate to Healing and Hope»

This event is organized by the Department of Humanities and the Community Psychology Laboratory of the University Federico II, IAPS (Italian American Psychological Society), and “Psicologi per la Responsabilità Sociale” in collaboration with AIP (Associazione Italiana di Psicologia), CNOP, PSICAMP (Ordine degli Psicologi Nazionale e della Regione Campania), and SIPCO.

This conference will be characterized by a diversity of contributions in the form of oral communications, round tables, symposia, and cultural events as well as creative activities, aimed at a better understanding of rising global social-psychological and mental-health problems, highlighted, but not limited to, the migrant crisis, rising nationalism, stereotyping, bullying, and youth depression.

The intent of this conference is to generate a coherent understanding of these and related issues, and to highlight possible solutions.

We are pleased to invite you to attend this event by joining us in Naples on October 2019.

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6th Conference and Workshop in Community Psychology in Slovakia

The goal of the conference and workshop is to provide time and space for both researchers and practitioners from various areas of community psychology in Europe so they can meet, present their work and research, inspire each other, and enjoy socializing together.

Organisation: Institute of Applied Psychology at Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, European Community Psychology Association (ECPA), and The Society for Community and Action Research (SCRA) Division 27 Americal Psychological Association.

 

Conference and workshop dates: December 9th-10th, 2019 (9.00-16.00)

Conference and workshop language: English and Slovak

Conference and workshop fees: No fee (free access)

 

Deadline for active participation in the conference: Please send an email with the following information to CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com:  Name and surname of the presenters, workplace address, title of the presentation, and research based abstract (max 250 words) within September 15th, 2019.

The proceedings from the conference will be published in electronic form with ISBN. The deadline for the submission of the conference papers is November 10th, 2019 (CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com) in order to be reviewed and published prior the conference.

The scientific presentations from the conference are encouraged to be submitted in form of the articles into Human Affairs journal https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/humaff

More information:

https://fses.uniba.sk/pracoviska/ustavy/uap/komunitna-psychologia-na-slovensku/   http://www.scra27.org/   http://www.ecpa-online.com/

Place:

Institute of Applied Psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences

Comenius University in Bratislava

Mlynske luhy 4, 821 05 Bratislava, Slovakia

Contact person: Júlia Halamová, 00421908604141, julia.halamova@gmail.com

Members of ECPA received funds for RURAL 3.0: Service Learning for Rural Development

Cinzia Albanesi, and Elvira Cicognani, Alma Mater Studiorum (Italy), and Wolfgang Stark, Strascheg  Center for Entrepreneurship (Germany)  are involved in a Erasmus+ project that is aimed at establishing partnerships  (knowledge alliances) between different European Higher Education Institutions and rural partners, with the aim to develop resources to implement Service Learning and support the development of  social entrepreneurship in the rural communities.  The KoM of the project took place in Zagreb last March. Nives Mikelic Preradovic University of Zagreb, was a nice host, and welcome the consortium and its coordinator Anabela Correia – Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo,  who had finally the chance to meet in person and start planning in details the activities of the consortium which involves  8 Higher Education Institutions (Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (ESE) (Portugal), University College of Teacher Education Vienna (Austria), FFZG) (Croatia), Rotterdam School of Management – Erasmus University (The Netherlands), Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (Germany), Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) University of Bologna (Italy) and 8 rural partners (AJDeão (Portugal), LAG*5 (Croatia) LAG Ammersee (Germany), Kaunas district LAG (Lithuania), Galsinma (Spain), Stichting Schutsluis Alblasserdam (The Netherlands),  Plenum (Austria),LAG L’Altra Romagna (Italy). The next meeting of the consortium will be in Wien, September 9-10. If you want to know more on the project have a look at the project website https://rural.ffzg.unizg.hr/  or our FB and Instagram pages: Rural 3.0

SIPCO’s Summer School

The third edition of SIPCO’s (the Italian Community Psychology Association) Summer School, this year addresses two group-based research methods: Web focus and Delphi Method.

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5th Conference in Community Psychology in Slovakia

The goal of the conference and workshop is to provide time and space for both researchers and practitioners from various areas of community psychology in Europe so they can meet, present their work and research, inspire each other, and enjoy socializing together.
Organisation: Institute of Applied Psychology at Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, European Community Psychology Association (ECPA), and The Society for Community and Action Research (SCRA) Division 27 Americal Psychological Association.
Conference: December 3-4, 2018 (9.00-16.00)
ECPA General assembly: December 3, 2018 (16.00-17.30)
Workshop on Community Service Design: December 4, 2018 (14.00-18.00) and 5, 2018 (9.00-13.00)
Prof. Alessandra Talamo from University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
The Service Design Thinking workshop will provide a practical experience of some of the most popular techniques for the design of innovative services in real contexts. These participatory techniques are aimed at creating new services connecting the needs and wants of stakeholders with objectives and potential boundaries from service providers.
Conference language: English
Conference fee: No fee (free access)
Workshop language: English
Workshop fee: 50 €
Deadline for active participation in the conference: Please send an email with the following information to CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com: Name and surname of the presenters, workplace address, title of the presentation, and research based abstract (max 250 words) within September 16, 2018.
The proceedings from the conference will be published in electronic form with ISBN. The deadline for the submission of the conference papers is November 1, 2018 (CommunityPsychologySlovakia@gmail.com) in order to be reviewed and published prior the conference.

To participate in the workshop: Please send an email until November 15, 2018 to caterina.arcidiacono@unina.it

More information:
https://fses.uniba.sk/pracoviska/ustavy/uap/komunitna-psychologia-na-slovensku/
Contact person: Júlia Halamová, 00421908604141, julia.halamova@gmail.com

Looking forward to see you in Bratislava in Slovakia!

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Workshop – Service Design Thinking

Workshop
December 4, Tuesday 2018 (14.00-18.00) and 5, Wednesday (9.00-13.00)
Fee: 50 euro
For inscription and information: caterina.arcidiacono@unina.it

The Service Design Thinking is a holistic approach that helps to innovate (create new) or improve existing services to make them more useful, usable, desirable for users and efficient as well effective existing services to make them more useful, usable, desirable for users and efficient as well effective for providers ( Moritz, 2005; UK Design Council, 2010).

Designing a service requires to consider the whole experience of people using it, and that it becomes tangible and usable through a sequence of actions (Moritz, 2005; Stickdorn & Schneider, 2012).

During the workshop participants will get chance of exploring use some most commonly used DST tools.

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Service learning in higher education

Service Learning and Campus Community Partnerships are well known in some places; elsewhere it will be a relatively new approach to teaching in Higher Education.

Service Learning facilitates academic teaching in collaboration with civil society – teaching that is practically oriented, linked to research, connected to real societal challenges, and aims to develop innovative solutions.

Based on the experience of more than 50 universities and colleges in Germany and Europe this card deck represents the tacit knowledge and collective wisdom how to implement successfully Service Learning and Campus Community Partnerships in Higher Education.

For more information visit: www.heyst.com/karten