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Practitioner initiatives

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


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) has decided to continue the practitioner-oriented initiatives initiated last year and launch a second call for proposals. With this call, the EAWOP EC wants to support initiatives promoted by its constituent members that focus on the practice of WOP in Europe and that are European 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. Joint initiatives by two EAWOP constituents (from the same country or different countries) are also welcome. The proposed initiative should be practitioner-oriented and have a European perspective. A wide range of initiatives may be supported, such as (but not limited to):

  • Supporting the invitation of an expert from another European country as a guest speaker for a National congress, small (e.g. one-day) conferences, or knowledge exchange initiatives.
  • Supporting the invitation of an expert from another European country as a trainer for seminars, workshops or other training, development and educational activities.
  • Supporting the participation of practitioners from several countries to work together to develop new practice or educational initiatives, or new guidelines for practice.

Initiatives with an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach (e.g. clinical, mental health, etc.) are also eligible, as long as WOP is central to the initiative.

The EAWOP EC is particularly looking for academic-practitioner co-operation on topics emerging from the field of practice, that facilitate the enhancement and dissemination of WOP knowledge, and those that enable the development of new professional competencies and strengthen existing ones.  

EAWOP is making 15000 Euros available for this call, with individual proposals funded up to a maximum of 3000 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 2000 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, barbara.smorczewska@us.edu.pl (including cc eawop.secretary@gmail.com). The deadline for submissions is February 29th, 2020. Decisions will be communicated by March 31st, 2020. The proposal should contain the following:

  • Title and description of the initiative, including an explanation of its practitioner-oriented nature and European scope;
  • Timing and location of the initiative (which should take place in 2020);
  • 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) a clearly identified international/European component/perspective; d) having an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach; e) 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 2019/2020 EAWOP membership fee.