ERU at your country

In addition to the Board members, ERU consists of national representatives in their respective countries across Europe that serve as board members of the general council.

Apart from other tasks, the national representatives advise and assist the Executive Board, encourage new membership and colleagues to join the ERU/EADP, and expand ERU dissemination of press releases, research reports, or policy briefs in local languages.

If you want to contact the ERU representative in your country, please find more information below:





Belgium Sofie Weyn is a PhD student at KU University in Leuven, Belgium. In her PhD thesis, she focuses on individual differences in susceptibility to environmental influences, or environmental sensitivity, in children and adolescents, considering multiple levels of analysis.



Croatia Ana Žulec is a PhD student at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, and a research associate on the project "Digital technology in the family: patterns of behaviour and effects on child development". Her PhD thesis focuses on daily Instagram use in adolescents and their body satisfaction with the mediation role of social comparison.



Estonia Anni Tamm, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at University of Tartu, Estonia. Her research focuses on children’s and adolescents’ relationships and conflictual interactions with parents and peers; value priorities.

Carrizales, Alexia

France Alexia Carrizales is a PhD student at Bordeaux University (France). In her work she focuses on the role of living environments in adolescents’ empathy and prosocial behaviors development using quantitative methodologies such as latent variable approaches for longitudinal data.



Germany Sophie Hölscher is a PhD student at the MLU University in Halle, Germany. Her research focuses on the role autonomy and relatedness play in cultural identity development of adolescents.

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Lisa De Luca is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florence, Italy. Her research focuses on aggressive behavior and on the development of forms of silent suffering such as Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in adolescence, with particular attention to the role of interpersonal and intrapersonal risk factors.




Netherlands Jana Vietze is an assistant professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In her work, she investigates how and when feelings of (not) belonging are related to the well-being of adolescents. Using mixed methods, she studies how parents, school and peers can support youth in their identity development, feelings of inclusion and belonging.
Skoczen, Ilona Poland Ilona Skoczeń is a PhD student at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland. Her research focuses on parent-child relationships, attachment, emotion regulation and problem behaviour in childhood and adolescence.



Portugal Rita Pinto is a PhD fellow at the University of Porto, Portugal. Her research interests include the protection of children and young people at risk of any form of violence, mainly through family and community-centered approaches. In particular, her Ph.D. project focuses on the implementation and sustainability of an evidence-based parenting program in community-based settings with families followed by the Child Protection Services.
Stefenel, Delia Romania Delia Stefenel, PhD, works as associate teaching assistant at “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania. Her research interests include the study of migration crisis with an applied interest for national and local policies to promote adjustment and well-being of people belonging to ethnic and cultural diverse communities.
Romanyuk, Lyudmyla Ukraine

Lyudmyla V. Romanyuk, PhD, is a professor at the State Tax University (Irpin, Ukraine), where she developed a master educational program in Business Psychology. Her research interests include well-being and orientation, educational psychology and personality.

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