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'Psychology - A Contribution to EU Policy Making ' November 9, 2011 at the European Parliament Brussels

31 Oct 2011

The aim of the conference is to provide Members of the European Parliament, officials from the European Commission, and representatives of other European organizations with up-to-date information on psychology and what it can offer to European society

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The event should give attendants a view of what present-day psychology can contribute in areas such as health, education, work, community, and traffic.

It should make clear how psychologists with expertise in these areas can effectively work together in preventing mental illness and social conflict, and in promoting life-long learning, social inclusion, and economic growth and innovation.

We hope that the conference will help to establish a dialogue that will allow psychology to contribute to European policy-making in the future.

The conference will start with an opening by MEP Prof. Leonidas Donskis and a short presentation on behalf of Gyula HEGYI from the European Commission DG EMPL.

Next, there will be a presentation with an overview of psychology’s possible contributions to European policy-making, and four short presentations on selected topics that are of special relevance for European policy-making.

Psychological experts from all over Europe will be present to give supplementary statements and answer questions.

The conference will be concluded with closing remarks by MEP Vilja Savisaar-Toomast.

Participants will also receive an information package, documenting a wide range of psychological projects and interventions.

This conference can be attended on invitation only (by ALDE, EFPA or EFPA's member associations) - deadline November 1, 2011.

More information on the program and the registration procedure can be found here. and on the ALDE website : here

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