european psychiatric association

Gaining Experience Programme


  1. Offer Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs) short (2-8 weeks) observership placements in various renowned psychiatric institutions across Europe that will allow them to broaden their clinical, research, teaching skills and knowledge, and become familiar with different mental health systems in Europe;
  2. Improve mentoring and professional networks among experts and ECPs;
  3. Gather more Early Careers Psychiatrists under the EPA Early Career Psychiatrists Committee (ECPC) umbrella.


This is a unique experience for Early Career Psychiatrists! The 2023-2024 winners have the opportunity to fulfill their observerships all around Europe:

Visit our dedicated webpage for more information about the participating institutions, eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Want a sneak peek? Then read our Programme FAQ and check out what participants have to say about previous editions!

Applications for the 2025 Gaining Experience Programme will open in August 2024. Stay tuned for next year’s edition by registering to the ECPC’s Newsletter or join the ECPC private LinkedIn Group


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