Call for nominations to 2019 EADP Preyer and Butterworth awards

At each biennial meeting, two awards are given by European Association of Developmental Psychology to outstanding researchers in the field of Developmental Psychology


The William Thierry Preyer Award for Excellence in Research on Human Development will be given to a European psychologist or a group of European psychologists – who is/are recognized internationally for an original and substantial contribution to a better understanding of human development and its contexts, as demonstrated by first-rate publications in scholarly journals, based on empirical research into the antecedents, processes and outcomes of human development-in-context. All information about nominations for this award can be found in the following link:

William Preyer Award 2019.pdf

The George Butterworth Young Scientist Award will be given to young scholars who have made valuable contributions to the field of Developmental Psychology at an early stage of their career. All information about nominations for this award can be found in the following link:

George Butterworth Award 2019.pdf

Welcome to the site of the European Association for Developmental Psychology – EADP

 Dear EADP members, dear colleagues, dear friends,

 I am very honoured and pleased to become the president of our association for the upcoming two years. I wish to thank the Council and the members of the EADP for entrusting me with the responsibility to serve as new president. In comparison with other international associations, EADP is a small community, yet we have much to be proud of.  We are working hard to reach out different parts of  Europe and to become more and more international,  celebrating our diversity and complexity by involving our members in every aspect of our community's  activities. Much work is left to do, to build effective bridges and strive for balance within our association.

As Florence, my city, is the heart of Renaissance, I will make my mission as president to bring a contribution towards innovation and creativity and to a relaunch of our association. I am thankful for the attainments of our past president Kataarina Salmela Aro and I welcome Marcel Van Aken as president elect. Besides, our efforts would be meaningless without the inexhaustible work of our Secretary Charo Rueda and of other very active members, such as Dagmar Strohmeier, Frosso Motti and Barbara Reichle. I really wish to thank the old and new members of the council, who constitute the backbone of the organization. A special thank goes to the Early Research Union. We are fortunate to have this group of young researchers with us, who make our association more dynamic and energetic. Most of our community's work will be devoted to them as emergent young representatives of the association.

Together with the Council members we aim to contribute to the advancement of research, policy and practice in different areas of developmental psychology in Europe and worldwide through our various activities, foremost the bi-annual conference which will take place in Athens, late August 2019. Other aspects we would like to  promote, together with the Council members, are :
1) Organizing initiatives and events in the area of science and policy;
2) Organizing training  schools for young scholars and researchers;
3) Supporting  ERU in their action of networking across Europe;
4) Enhancing the impact of our journal - the  European Journal of Develpmental Psychology; 
5) Organizing thematic sessions in collaboration with national and international organizations of developmental psychology; 
6) Maintaining and improving connections and collaborations with the other societies such as the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), EARA, SRCD ,  SRA, EFPA…  and welcoming possible future joint initiatives.

Please, use the opportunities offered by our website and contact me and the other council members directly to share new ideas and projects. We need a strong joint effort to promote children's and adolescents' development.

I look forward to working with all of you.
Prof. Ersilia Menesini
EADP President


The 19th biennial European Conference on Developmental Psychology in Athens

Dear Colleagues,

the 19th European Conference on Developmental Psychology will take place in Athens, Greece, from August 29th to September 1st, 2019.

All the necessary information can be found at the 1st Announcement and also at the website of the conference (


The EADP will provide 20 fellowships (travel grants of €250 each) for early career scholars to attend the conference. More information can be found here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Athens and hope that you will enjoy the Conference as well as your stay in Greece.

Professor Spyridon Tantaros
Chair of the Conference



In 2019, EADP, EARA and SRA will again jointly organize a Summer School focusing on research on adolescence. It will be held in Greece from August 26 to 29 (just before the ECDP2019 conference), with arrival on August 25.


We invite doctoral students in any part of the world to apply. A total of 24 students (8 per association) will be selected on the basis of their academic records, research experience, letters of recommendation, and overall evidence of scientific aptitude and competence.


More information about the summer school and the application procedure can be found here.






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Early Carreer Travel Fellowships for the 19th ECDP available

The EADP will provide 20 fellowships (travel grants of €250 each) for early career scholars to attend the 19th European Conference on Developmental Psychology in Athens.



More information on eligibility criteria and the application process can be found here.

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