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Practitioner initiatives

EAWOP Call for proposals on
Practitioner-oriented initiatives promoted by EAWOP Constituent Members

The mission of EAWOP is to promote and support the development and application of Work and Organizational Psychology (WOP) in Europe and to facilitate links between scientists and practitioners working in this field across Europe. In line with this mission, the EAWOP Executive Committee (EC) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for practitioner-oriented initiatives from constituent members. With this call, the EAWOP EC wants to support initiatives promoted by its constituent members that focus on the practice of WOP facing Covid-19 as well as the crisis triggered by it and that are European and even global in scope and impact.

Practitioner-oriented constituent members are particularly encouraged to respond to this call but all constituent associations may apply; it is the practical relevance of the proposed initiative that determines eligibility.  Each constituent may submit only one application. Constituent members who participated in previous Practitioner-oriented initiatives can apply on the condition that they have submitted final report with positive feedback from the EC. Joint initiatives by two EAWOP constituents are also welcome. The proposed initiative should be practitioner-oriented and have a European or global perspective. A wide range of initiatives may be supported, such as (but not limited to): the invitation of an expert as a guest speaker or trainer, the participation of practitioners from several countries or even several disciplines to work together (in the multidisciplinary approach WOP has to be central to the initiative). As always, the EAWOP EC desires academic-practitioner co-operation on the topics emerges in the field of practice, that facilitate the enhancement and dissemination of WOP knowledge, and those that enable the development of new professional competencies and the strengthening of existing ones.

In 2021 year the EAWOP EC is particularly looking for virtual activities in the formula of live online events allowing participants both to learn and to socialize. Learning includes WOP knowledge, competencies, methods and tool as well as virtual communication and co-operation skills emerging as the crucial in the post-pandemic world.

EAWOP is making 10000 Euro available for this call, with individual proposals funded up to a maximum of 1000 Euros. The budget is to be used exclusively for organizational costs. Moreover, it is explicitly meant for not-for-profit initiatives. Please note that the organizers of the funded initiative will receive up to 500 Euros before the initiative and the remainder after it (on the presentation of original invoices) following the requirements presented below.

In order to receive funding, original invoices are required after the initiative has taken place corresponding to the amount to be financed by EAWOP. These invoices should have EAWOP in the entity name. Additionally, for requesting the advance of the funding the final program of the initiative and a short description/justification of expenses is required.

Constituents interested in responding to this call are invited to submit a proposal to the EAWOP EC by email to Barbara Smorczewska, (including cc to

The deadline for submissions is 31st March, 2021. Decisions will be communicated by 30th April 2021. The proposal should contain the following:

• Title and description of the initiative, including an explanation of its practitioner-oriented nature and European/global scope;
• Timing of the initiative (which should take place in 2021; by 31st March 2022 at the latest);
• Contact person from the constituent;
• Contact person from the initiative together with details of any organizing committee or sponsoring organizations;
• Budget

The following criteria will be used for selecting the successful proposals: a) overall relevance to the call; b) the extent to which the topic has emerged from the field of practice and the practical dimension of the proposed initiative; c) the approach to virtual formula of the event using the advantages of online communication; d) a clearly identified international; component/perspective; e) having an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach; f) implications that reach beyond the local event itself. Additionally, the constituent proposing the initiative should be up to date with the annual EAWOP membership fee payment, that is, it should have paid the 2020/2021 EAWOP membership fee.