Welcome to the Network of European Psychologists in the Education System!

The network is meant to support Psychologists in their work in the Education System across Europe through this website in order to help developing an optimal learning environment. This is the place to publish and store your projects, ideas, experiences, stories and professional issues you like to share.

Also we wish to inform interested people about the work of Psychologists in the Education System, who they are, what they do, where you can find them...Read more about us!


 N.E.P.E.S. Activities      

EFPA has published the European Reference Guide of Universities with offers in the area of psychology in education.

N.E.P.E.S. has established October 2012 a European Working Group on Inclusive Education in order to exchange best practice among Psychologists in Education. If you like to share best practice examples, ideas, projects in the area of inclusive education, please send your message to Marianne.Kant@efpa.eu We are happy to compile quality examples from the workfield of psychologists into a European database.  We are looking forward to hear of you! One result of this collection process is an EFPA Policy Statement on Educational Psychology and Inclusive Education as well as a report from various European countries about this topic.

Some activity examples: Psychologists in the educational system of Lithuania   organized in March 2013 an according conference under the title " Psychologists and inclusive education". Read here the conference summary.

A school psychological service from northern Germany realizes the best practice model "Family in Schools - FiSch' , which is a support programme for primary school children at risk of a healthy emotional, social and academic development due to recurrent behavioural challenges. The active involvement of parents is a central role in this programme. Please click on the title to read more...

In February 2013 the European Commission published recommendations for Member States how to tackle child poverty and social exclusion as part of the social investment package. Among the recommendations the EU Commission also refers to inclusive education as an important strategy. Psychologists in Education should be aware of this document, which forms the political background for future EU funding. Read more....

The German Speaking Community in Belgium is about to develop a reform project aiming at the cross sectoral integration of prevention services for youth. N.E.P.E.S. is supporting this innovative reform project, which also includes restructuring school psychological services. School Psychologists will work in the future in a multidisciplinary and multiprofessional team ( i.e. including nurses, social assistants, ICT experts, physicians, public health experts etc.) supporting a healthy development of young people ( aged - 9 months to 20 years).  To read more about this reform project please click here. The work is based on the UN Convention of Child Rights. It will be interesting to monitor the development of the professional profile of school psychologists in such an innovative setting. Due to N.E.P.E.S. lobbying, beginning of October 2013 Prof Stuart Hart led a 3 day training course on child rights based work of youth services in this German Speaking Community of Belgium in order to prepare common grounds for future members of the innovative service . Prof. Hart also presented at the office of the Belgian Federation of Psychologists in Brussels in presence of the Flemish Child Rights Commissionar Dr. Vanobbergen.

The EFPA/ N.E.P.E.S. Report 2010 " Education, Training, Professional Profile and Service of Psychologists in the European Educational System" is a result of the EU co-funded ESPIL PROJECT Nov.2009-Oct.2010 and now available at this website in three languages ( EN, D, F).

You will read about the links of European Lifelong Learning Policies and the Work of Psychologists in the Education System and you are welcomed to watch the according film 'European School Psychologists' by clicking on the reference below. The film is also a product of the ESPIL project. To learn more about the ESPIL project, please click on the image below. To read the report, please click on the mentioned documents below.



This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website, video film and publication reflect the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


ESPIL Project Video Film 'European School Psychologists'.

ESPIL report "Training, Education, Professional Profile and Service of
Psychologists in the European Educational System" PDF 2.6MB

ESPIL Bericht "Aus- und Fortbildung, Berufsprofil und Dienste von
Psychologen im Europäischen Bildungssystem"PDF 2.8 MB

rapport ESPIL "Formation Initiale et Continue, Profil Professionnel et
Service de Psychologues dans le Système Educatif en l'Europe" PDF 2.9MB






Job shadowing EU Comenius Program


N.E.P.E.S. informs about relevant European policies, activities and funding in order to stimulate cooperation among European psychologists in education. As an example please read the story of a School Psychologist about participation in a job shadowing activity on inclusive education funded under the EU Lifelong Learning Comenius Program.

N.E.P.E.S.  organized in 2012 a study visit about the efficiency of different service structures of psychologists in education in Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany in the framework of the CEDEFOP Study Visits Program. Read more...

European Synthesis Report: Investing in Children - Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage
Call for an expert to cooperate on a report on youth participation
ISPA Conference 2014
ERASMUS+, the new EU programme for education, training,youth and sport 2014-2020
Final RESLEA Conference