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.


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 Gaining Experience Programme 2023-2024 are now closed. Stay tuned for next year’s edition and register to the ECPC’ Newsletter


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