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 4-7 June 2022. The next European Congress of Psychiatry will be held in Paris from 25 to 28 March 2023. 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 2022 EPA Forum was focused on the role of research to improve mental health care response in times of emergency.
  • 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. In 2022, the EPA Summer School focused on the brand-new topic “Focus on Suicidal Behaviours – One Step Beyond”, welcoming 21 young psychiatrists from across Europe for an immersive three-day training programme.
  • 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.

Plans for 2023-2024

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.