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EFPTA 2024 Helsinki 20th Anniversary - what a great Conference!

A huge thank you to
everyone who joined us in Helsinki for our 20th Anniversary Conference! 

The conference theme was "The Age of Psychology: Teaching Psychology in the Modern World" -  our keynotes Prof Markus Jokela of the University of Helsinki, and Dr Karen Marangio of Monash University, Australia, delivered fascinating lectures on this theme.

It was our first in-person event since 2018 (when the Conference was held in Reykjavik). In fact Helsinki is the place where EFPTA was founded in 2004, so it was very fitting that we were there again to celebrate our 20th birthday.   

The Finnish psychology teachers' associationPsykologianopettajat (PSOP), and Eira High School for Adults were wonderful hosts. We were delighted to welcome participants of 17 different nationalities - a record for an EFPTA conference! In celebration of the 20th Anniversary, several Past Presidents delivered greetings either in person or on video, and Joe Cocker, EFPTA 'founding father', gave a speech congratulating the Federation on its achievements. A message was delivered from Tuomo Tikkanen, Past President of Psykologiliitto, the Finnish psychologists' association, who had encouraged the founding of EFPTA. We were pleased to welcome current Psykologiliitto President Dr Jari Lipsanen, who gave an address too.

As well as keynotes, we had a full programme of workshops, updates on psychology education in European countries, and networking sessions. And very sociable evenings dining together! The link below will take you to the full Conference Programme.

You will find most of the conference presentations here. 

EFPTA is grateful for the support of PSOP RY, Psykologiliitto and Eira High School for Adults in the organisation of the Helsinki 2024 Conference.

Documents and Resources

Full Conference Programme