european psychiatric association

13th Summer School


The EPA 2024 Summer School will take place from 12 to 15 September 2024 at the European Youth Center in Strasbourg, France and will offer a blended learning programme focusing on Suicidal Behaviours.

Over 3 training days, participants will gain theoretical knowledge about suicidal behaviours during plenary sessions, including discussions on the management of suicidal crises, therapeutic innovations, and prevention strategies. This will be a unique experience to practice their skills through workshops, simulation techniques and role play scenarios.

This event is accredited by UEMS-EACCME and is organized under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić. A guided visit of the European Parliament will be organised on Thursday 12 September for all scholars.


Selected participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with world’s leading experts in the field of suicidology:

Prof. Emilie Olié (France), Prof. Jorge López-Castromán (Spain) and Prof. Carla Gramaglia (Italy) will share their knowledge and expertise on suicidal behaviours. The highly anticipated simulation sessions will be led by Dr. Cécile Hanon (France, EPA Committee Chair for Education), Dr. Defne Eraslan (Germany/Türkiye) and Dr. Julian Beezhold (United Kingdom, EPA Secretary General).

To learn more about the Faculty, click here.

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Eligible candidates must meet all the criteria set out below:

  • Be in possession of a Medical Doctor degree;
  • Have at least 4 years of training/work in psychiatry (including 4th-year residents);
  • Be under 40 years old (on the Summer School dates);
  • Reside in a country included in the World Health Organisation Europe region (please select European Region from the drop-down list);
  • Be fluent in English;
  • Intend to participate in the whole programme of the Summer School;
  • Be able to spread the acquired knowledge in their own country (please provide details in the motivation paragraph of your application).

Please note that all selected participants will be required to complete the EPA online course Focus on Suicidal Behaviours” prior to the event. A certificate with 16 European CME credits (ECMEC®) will be provided to all scholars at the end of the event. More information will be communicated to scholars ahead of time.

Registration fees

There are three categories of registration fees based on the list from the World Bank Country List.

  • Participants from lower-middle income countries: 165 €
  • Participants from upper-middle income countries: 275 €
  • Participants from high income countries: 330 €

The EPA will cover your accommodation for the duration of the event. Lunches will be provided on site and social events will be organised on Thursday, including a guided visit of the European Parliament and a dinner at a local restaurant.

Application process

Only those responding to all the eligibility criteria above are invited to fill-in the following application form. You have until 06 May 2024 to apply! More information will be sent to those registered once applications are closed.

For any questions related to this event, please contact Sarah Kremer