Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Fact Sheet - update 7/2017

Update August 2018

Basic Facts:

Since July 2017 EFPA had 37 member associations from 37 countries, including all 28 EU countries

The largest associations are those from Italy (97.634), Spain (68.500) and the UK (46.000); the smallest ones are from Malta (130), San Marino (46) and Liechtenstein (40) (figures 2017).

The number of psychologists in the countries represented by these associations is over 300.000.


The highest body in the federation is the General Assembly, the central position is the Executive Council, and the Head Office is its administrative organ.  EFPA also has Committees related to EuroPsy and Test user Certification, and the many other committees, of which the major ones are Boards, Standing Committees, and Task forces.


The European Federation of Psychologists Associations represents and promotes psychology in Europeas academic discipline, science and profession, in all its forms.

The mission of EFPA is to promote the development, dissemination and application of psychology in all its forms, and to contribute to shaping a humane society, in Europe and beyond, on the basis of psychology’s expertise.

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What EFPA does

  • Representation, advocacy and lobbying at European level

  • Promotion of psychology education, research and profession

  • EuroPsy Certification (

  • Test User Accreditation

  • Support for Member Associations

  • European projects

  • Advice on professional affairs, work areas, new developments

  • Publicity and information sharing

  • Bi-annual European Congress of Psychology

  • European awards

  • The European Psychologist (journal)

  • The EFPA News Magazine (


The Head Office has a staff of 2 FTE (3 persons). This is similar to the staff of the smaller Member Associations; for comparison, BPS (UK) has almost 100 staff, NIP (NL) 60, NPF (NO) 45.

The Executive Council counts 7 members, all volunteers with a limited amount of time for EFPA matters. They are from Portugal (President), Lithuania (Secretary-General), Germany (Treasurer), Cyprus, Italy, Croatia, and Norway.

The number of Committee Members, again all volunteers, is 375. They are from 33 countries.

Thus, EFPA is largely a volunteer organization, where most of the work is done by psychologists with main responsibilities in other organizational domains.


The budget of EFPA has grown from 163 K€ in 2007 (32 Member Associations) to 321 K€ in 2012 (35 Member Associations). The budgets for the coming years are 309 K€ for 2013, 324 K€ for 2014, and 368 K€ for 2015; this includes EuroPsy certification.