The European Psychiatric Association (EPA) was founded in 1983. With active individual members in as many as 88 countries and 43 National Psychiatric Association Members who represent over 80,000 European psychiatrists, the EPA is the main association representing psychiatry in Europe. Its mission is to improve psychiatry and mental health care in Europe.
EPA members include leading experts in numerous fields. The EPA's activities address the interests of psychiatrists in academia, research and practice throughout all stages of career development. Together, EPA members contribute to the life of the association and to the development of psychiatry in Europe. Each member has the possibility to actively contribute to ongoing projects and play a key role in shaping the future of the association and its policies.
The EPA accomplishes its mission through the following activities
- Annual European Congress of Psychiatry
- European Psychiatry journal
- EPA Courses, Summer School, Faculty Workshop and other forms of training Early Career Psychiatrists Committee and Programme
- Research Prizes and Scholarship Programme
- 22 Scientific Sections
- Cooperation with National Psychiatric Associations through EPA membership
- Guidance papers and position statements on related topics of interest
- Initiatives on improving ethical standards of psychiatric care and practice
- Collaborative activities in partnership with international organisations working in the field of psychiatry and mental health care.
EPA Members benefit from a reduced registration fee at the Congress.