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.


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Latest activities

  • The EPA regularly holds the annual European Congress of Psychiatry, the latest Congress was streamed online on 10-13 April 2021. The next European Congress of Psychiatry will be held in Budapest from 4 to 7 June 2022. 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. The 2021 Forum was centred around quality data and indicators, and on patients’ role in assessing mental health care and practices.
  • 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. 
  • Over the years, the EPA has developed a diversity of training opportunities via in-person educational programmes, such as the annual EPA Summer School, the EPA Gaining Experience Programme and the EPA Courses, as well as online via its dedicated e-Learning platform and its catalogue of training courses, allowing healthcare professionals to learn at a distance and at their own pace. On 10 September 2021, World Suicide Prevention Day, the EPA launched its online course on “Focus on Suicidal Behaviours”.  
  • 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. 

Future plans

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.