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Dear Colleagues,

In May 2013 we proposed to the General Assembly of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Association (EFPA) that the 15th European Congress of Psychology (ECP) be assigned to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We are pleased that this proposal was accepted. We proudly welcome you all to EFPA’s 15th ECP; Connecting Psychology to Society’s greatest Challenges!

Joint effort

We are delighted to welcome you to Amsterdam, the fascinating and inspiring capitol of the United Kingdom of The Netherlands. This 15th ECP is a joint effort between the Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP) and the Belgian Federation of Psychologists (BFP). We are working hard to offer an interesting and challenging program for both researchers and practitioners. The scientific program will aim to enhance knowledge and enable interaction with colleagues from all over Europe. We offer plenty opportunities for scientific and social interaction in the modern surrounding of the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre.

We strive to offer a scientific program that will be of interest to everyone. The congress will feature high-quality professional contributions and will provide the opportunity for debate in the various broad areas of psychology.

Psychology’s contribution to Society

Psychology is a major scientific field of study, but it is also something from everyday life. We all experience the power of communication and the expressing of our thoughts, whether or not this is in the form of psychological advice. We all ‘do psychology’.

Amsterdam is hosting the European Congress of Psychology for the second time. The first edition was held in 1989 and since then a lot has changed! We therefore encourage you not only to visit the EFPA-congress and the EFPA General Assembly, but also to enjoy the charming and lively city with it’s cultural, culinary and many other attractions and your summer in Amsterdam.

We are looking forward to meeting you in July next year.

Mrs. dr. Elly Plooij- van Gorsel

Chairman of the Executive Committee
President Netherlands Institute of Psychologists.

Prof. Dr. Pim Cuijpers

Chairman of the Scientific Committee
Head of the Department of Clinical, Neuro and Developmental Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.





Elly Plooij – van Gorsel

Chairman of the Executive Committee

On behalf of the Executive Committee, I welcome you to the European Congress of Psychology 2017. We trust you will find everything you may require with regard to the congress on our new website.…

Johan Parisse

President Belgian Federation of Psychologists

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Steve Majerus

Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences

Prof. Dr. Steve Majerus Research professor funded by the Fund for Scientific Research FNRS, Belgium University of Liège, Belgium Short Bio Steve Majerus is a research professor at the Department of Psychology, University of…

You can download all Communication Materials below.


PDF Document with highlights of ECP2017 and website


PDF Document with Impression of ECP 2017, City and Venue


English Edition of 'The Psychologist'

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