Wed, Jan 20, 2021

EAWOP - European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology

Accepted by GA 2013


To promote and support the development and application of Work and Organizational Psychology in Europe and to facilitate links between scientists and practitioners working in this field across Europe.

EAWOP as an Organization

EAWOP was founded in 1991, and is based on the philosophy of multiformity. It takes the political, cultural and linguistic diversity of Europe as a point of departure and acknowledges the existence of various intellectual communities that differ in the way they view and approach the problems of W&O psychology. Recognizing the fundamental equality of these intellectual communities, EAWOP tries to open boundaries and establish effective and durable links of co-operation.

EAWOP has been designed as an open network in which associations (called ‘Constituents’) as well as individual members can participate. Associations – in many cases ‘sections’ or ‘divisions’ of national psychological associations – are expected to play a crucial role in EAWOP by opening some of their activities to EAWOP members from other countries, and by cooperating with other associations in so-called ‘Dedicated Networks’ related to particular issues relevant for W&O psychology. Associations may also organize special activities in cooperation with other associations and/or the EAWOP secretariat. Individuals can take part as members of Constituents, i.e. through a collective arrangement, or on a direct, personal basis.

EAWOP is made up of a General Assembly, a Constituent Council, and an Executive Committee (EC). The highest body in EAWOP is the General Assembly. It decides about the general policy and budget of the association. It also elects the President and the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee develops, elaborates and implements EAWOP's policy and fulfils all further roles vis à vis the members and the outside world. Support is given by Task Forces and the Secretariat. The Constituent Council, composed by representatives of the Constituents, advises the Executive Committee on any relevant matter. There is considerable room for activities that are not under direct control of the General Assembly or the Executive Committee. Such activities take place in Dedicated Networks (run by Constituents) and Spontaneous Networks (run by individual members).


President : Arnold B. Bakker