BAPS is affiliated with various national and international organisations. Together, we aim to represent psychological science at the Belgian, European, and global level.
Full membership to BAPS also makes you a member of the Belgian Federation of Psychologists (BFP/FBP). The BFP/FBP was founded in 1979 and coordinates the various associations of psychologists.
BAPS is officially represented in the National Committee for Psychological Sciences at the Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts of Belgium. This committee aims to promote Belgian cooperation with international and interdisciplinary projects initiated by the International Council of Scientific Unions and the International Union of Psychological Science.
BAPS is a founding member of the International Union of Psychological science (I.U.Psy.S.). IUPsyS was founded in 1951 and at present unites 51 national associations of psychology. IUPsyS organizes the International Congress of Psychology every four years. IUPsyS also takes other initiatives to promote the international collaboration for the development of psychology as a science. BAPS members can purchase publications of the IUPsyS at a reduced price (International Directory of Psychologists, International Journal of Psychology, etc.). In July 1992, the Belgian Psychological Society organized the 25th International Congress of Psychology in Brussels. At that time, it had been well over a century ago that psychological science had begun to settle itself independently in Europe - notably in Belgium too (Brussels, Gent, Louvain, Liège). This meeting of considerable scientific importance was highly stimulating for the further growth of psychology in Belgium, from a societal as well as from a scientific point of view.
The mission of the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA) is to promote the development, dissemination and application of psychology in all its forms, and to contribute to shaping a humane society, in Europe and beyond, on the basis of psychology’s expertise.
EFPA has several working groups in which volunteers nominated by the member associations convene to work on specific topics. If you would like to be involved in one of these working groups, please let us know! You can see an overview of the 2021-2023 working groups below and you can read more about their activities in this document.