Welcome from EFPA President

Welcome to ECP 2023

Welcome message from the EFPA President
Christoph Steinebach

Christoph Stienebach

Dear colleagues...

A very cordial invitation to the 18th European Congress of Psychology in Brighton, UK 2023!


There is no doubt that we are facing great challenges. It is high time that we, as psychologists, work together to address the major problems facing our societies.

We use the congress to exchange ideas, to reflect together and to learn from each other. Psychology as a science and evidence-based practice wants to make an important contribution to addressing the central problems. By working together to address poverty, disadvantage based on race, gender, special needs, war or climate change, we help society and strengthen our own professional identity. “Psychology: Uniting communities for a sustainable world”, the theme of this congress is timely and relevant. At a time when there is division between people, and people and our environment are being damaged, psychologists are coming together to talk about how psychology can contribute to fairness, sustainability, and community.

Brighton is a vibrant and diverse seaside city on the south coast of England. It has some famous attractions for those who like to sightsee during the Congress, and EFPA is delighted the organisers have included the congress social for all delegates on the very famous Brighton Pier. It’s also very easy to get there by train.

This 18th European Congress of Psychology, like Brighton the city in which it is being held, embraces diversity, inclusion, and opportunity for all. It will be a marvellous opportunity for colleagues from across Europe and our international friends to come together and deepen existing relationships and make new contacts and collaborations. Do bring your family too, there is lots to appeal to everyone in Brighton!

We are all looking forward to a joyful, creative, and inspiring ECP2023 in Brighton!


BPS gives evidence to Holyrood’s inquiry into the health and wellbeing of young people

BPS member Heather Connolly told the Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee that exhaustion is preventing her mental health colleagues from providing a holistic service for children.

Award-winning mental health service is a “game-changer”, say psychologists

22 December 2021

As a model, it is not one you would typically find in a paediatric setting and does not duplicate existing services”, according to Professor Shafran, a clinical psychologist and one of the principal investigators of the research project evaluating the service. 

Project exploring impact of people’s living spaces on their mental wellbeing urges

22 December 2021

But we could also refer to other services within and outside the hospital for other difficulties such as support with adjustments to coping with the diagnosis of a chronic illness,” said Dr Bennett. 

Psychology can be the driving force to unite.

Get ready for sun, sea, sand and psychology at the ECP 2023 in Brighton!