european psychiatric association

Gaining Experience Programme


  1. Offer Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs) short (2-8 weeks) observership placements in various psychiatric institutions across Europe that will allow them to broaden their clinical and/or research and/or 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 ECPs under the EPA Early Career Psychiatrists Committee (ECPC) umbrella.


Applications for the Gaining Experience Programme 2023-2024 are now closed. The selection process will now begin. Stay tuned!

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!

This is a unique experience for Early Career Psychiatrists! The 2022-2023 winners have the opportunity to fulfill their observerships all around Europe:

  • Groupe Hospitalier du Havre, University Rouen Normandy, France
  • CMME at the GHU Paris, France
  • University Hospital, LMU Munich, Germany
  • Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Edoardo Bassini Hospital, Nord Milano Community Health and Social Care Trust-ASST, Italy
  • Marmara University (Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital), Türkiye
  • Istanbul University, Istanbul School of Medicine, Türkiye
  • Hacettepe University, Türkiye
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust & Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
  • King’s College London a South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom


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