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Dear colleagues,

It is a great honour to  serve as the President of the EADP. I want to once more thank you all for the great conference in Braga and look  forward to meeting you all in Utrecht 2017! As the new President  my  aim is to build bridges with the other societies such as International  Society for the Study of Behaviroal Development (ISSBD), EARA, SRCD and SRA. For example,  next summer we will have the 1st ISSBD-EADP joint symposium in Vilnius focusing on Peers, where ISSBD and EADP are present as institutional peers.

Second, my plan is also to build bridges with the European Federation of Psychological Associations (EFPA). New President of the EFPA  Telmo Mourincho Baptista, coming from Portugal, is eager to collaborate with our society, EADP. EADP is now associate member of  EFPA. In addition, my plan is to build bridges between EADP and policy, Refugee crisis being one key topic, global recession as another and the role of young people as drivers of change as third. Fourth, I want to get our wonderful alumni on board. And finally, last but not least, the young generation is our future! I also aim to build new ways to achieve these goals for example methodological webinars as one model for capacity building.

Let’s work together.

very best wishes  

Katariina Salmela-Aro

President of EADP


MISSION STATEMENT Positive Development of Immigrant Youth: Why Bother?

The European Association for Developmental Psychology (EADP) together with the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA) formulated a mission statement for improving the situation of immigrant youth.


Read the full mission statement

Newsletter 2015


With lots of information on the Association scientific activities, the first number of the EADP Newsletter is available. Read about our initiatives and a humorous and vivifying tribute about the history of EADP.


The newsletter will certainly give you all a relaxing reading at this summer season.


Click here for our newsletter

An SRCD-Funded Event in Collaboration With EADP and EARA

SRCD funds an experts’ meeting on the topic of immigrant youth adaptation and well-being. The main goal of the meeting is to generate new insight on explanatory mechanisms on what is presently known about positive youth development (PYD) and positive adaptation of immigrant youth from a global perspective. The meeting is a collaboration between SRCD, the European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP), and the European Association of Research in Adolescence (EARA).


More information can be found here

Scientific Program