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EAPA December announcements

An extraordinarily challenging year is coming towards an end. The pandemic has hit us all pretty much by surprise. The impact it has had on our personal and professional lives

 

Dear EAPA members,

An extraordinarily challenging year is coming towards an end. The pandemic has hit us all pretty much by surprise. The impact it has had on our personal and professional lives is nothing I imagined possible. All of us have had to overcome numerous challenges. And, looking around I see many wonderful examples of successful transitions into this new life. Sure, there are also shocking and sad examples, which we all should be aware of! Thus, on a personal note, I wish all of you a better new year!

For EAPA the past year started promising: We started our new online open access journal PTAD, launched a new website, were planning a conference in Warsaw in 2021, and also planned summer and autumn schools and an expert workshop. All of the events were first postponed and later canceled. Despite being caught up in our daily struggles, the executive committee came to the conclusion that we needed to hold up EAPA activity. So, I am happy to announce that we will host several digital events in 2021. There will be a keynote and symposia series in May / June. Moreover, we will organize a virtual autumn school and expert workshop. So, keep your eyes open, more information is about to come!
At this point my special thanks goes to all executive committee members for all the hard work!

And then, there are things that just keep working. Our flagship journal, the European Journal of Psychological Assessment is one such thing. It is also due to the strong leadership by the editor in chief Samuel Greiff that the EJPA remains one of the top addresses in the field of psychological assessment. Next year a new editor in chief, Dragos Iliescu will take over. I want to thank Samuel for his work and leadership! It has been a pleasure to see how he developed the journal. The fact that the EJPA  has adopted TOP guidelines is just one of his many achievements. Now, I look forward to Dragos taking over!

All associations struggle in these times, also because membership is declining. So, I want to add here that we appreciate you being a member and we hope that you will continue to remain one!

I want to end this email wishing all of you a merry Christmas and a better 2021!

All the best and stay safe,

David Gallardo-Pujol
EAPA Secretary-General