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NPA Activities 2021

Council of NPAs Meetings 2021


The Summer Retreat took place at the end of July and included 28 participants. The key topics discussed included the proposals to promote EPA and NPA’s collaboration – NPA Roadmap as well as the EPA’s Long Term Action Plan and EPA/NPA Tasks Forces.

EPA2021 – Virtual

The meeting was attended by 45 participants, including NPAs representatives and EPA leaders. A new Steering Committee was elected during the meeting: Prof. Jerzy Samochowiec (Chair, Poland), Prof. Bernardo Carpiniello (Vice-Chair, Italy) and Prof. Eka Chkonia (Secretary, Georgia). The new Chair presented a short summary of his proposed activities for the next two years. NPAs were also presented with the plan for the evolution of the EPA as well as activities related to cooperation between EPA Sections, National Associations and the Council.


The meeting was attended by 33 participants, including NPAs representatives and EPA leaders. The meeting  presented the experiences of NPAs with regards to prioritising people with severe mental illness in national Covid19 vaccination programmes. An update on EPA projects, including the ‘Geography of Mental Health Care in Europe’, the ‘Ambassadors project’ and the EPA/UEMS joint works on the concept of identify in European psychiatry was also provided to all attendees.


Joint Symposia 2021

The EPA, through its Council of NPAs, is present every year in at least one or two national events of its national members with the Council of NPAs Symposia. The Symposia are dedicated to present-day problematics in psychiatry, offering a European and national perspective. This is a way to make the EPA aims and activities visible on a national level and also highlight the local specificities and needs.

Szczecin, Poland
24 – 26 June 2021

“Psychiatry in transition”