The membership of the EBC consists of patient groups, scientific and professional organisations as well as industrial partners. As per its statutes, the EBC accepts as Full Members pan-European umbrella organisations with an interest in the brain. Any organisation that supports the aims of the EBC can apply to become an observer in order to contribute in an advisory capacity. Organisations or individuals that have contributed in an outstanding fashion to the aims of the EBC can also become honorary members.


European Psychiatric Association (EPA)

Mari Fresu
Lara Grosso



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Latest activities

  • The EPA regularly holds the annual European Congress of Psychiatry, the latest Congress was streamed online on 4-7 July 2020. The next European Congress of Psychiatry will virtually take place from 10 to 13 April 2021. Since 2015, the EPA also organises a policy event, the EPA Forum, ahead of the annual European Congress of Psychiatry, to discuss matters of importance in the field of mental health at national, European and international levels.
  • Throughout the year, the EPA raises awareness on relevant topics related to mental health care at EU and national levels by promoting articles in its newsletters and on its website, publishing press releases and endorsing publications, as well as by conveying key messages on its social media channels.
  • The EPA promotes cross-cutting and multi-sectoral collaborations around mental health-related topics, by working in partnership on research and innovation projects and undertaking scientific collaborations with relevant organisations.
  • In 2020, the EPA gave particular attention to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on mental health. In this frame, the “EPA COVID-19 Resource Centre” was established, gathering useful resources on COVID-19 and its consequences for mental health care.

Latest news / achievements

All of the EPA’s past accomplishments and future objectives can be found within the EPA Annual Reports.

Plans for 2021

The EPA will continue advocating for improved care of the mentally ill and for the development of professional excellence across Europe. To stay up-to-date with recent achievements, upcoming EPA activities, objectives for the coming years, have a look at the EPA website and social media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram), and subscribe for free to the EPA Minds Online e-newsletter.