DGPs signs Memorandum of Understanding with our British colleagues


Nicola Gale, past President of the British Psychological Society (BPS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Professor Dr Conny Antoni, past President of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), this week.

Both the BPS and DGPs are working towards the advancement of the discipline and profession of psychology in the public interest, and recognise the benefits of mutual working and cooperation to promote this aim.

Through the memorandum, the two organisations commit themselves to work together to:

  • Explore the possibility of developing reciprocal access arrangements for their members.
  • Develop and sustain learning opportunities surrounding organisational structures, activities, operations, and DGPs or BPS work.
  • Organise collaborative events dedicated to subjects of common interest.
  • Share best practice.
  • Provide a small joint grant to encourage collaboration between British and German psychologists and researchers.

Nicola Gale says:

“It has been a great pleasure to attend the 51st DGPs Kongress in Frankfurt am Main, and to sign this Memorandum of Understanding with our German colleagues.

“DGPs and BPS are two of the oldest psychological societies in the world, and we have much shared heritage to draw on as we collaborate to build an exciting future together. The BPS looks forward to working increasingly closely with DGPs over the coming years.

“These are uncertain times politically, but through our membership of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) we are wholeheartedly committed to extending the work that we do and relationships that we enjoy with psychologists and psychological societies across Europe.”

Professor Dr Conny Antoni says:

"I am very pleased that DGPs and BPS have signed this Memorandum of Understanding. As two of the oldest psychological societies, it is important that we work together and share our respective expertise to advance the science of psychology and its applicability to the world in which we live.

"Following a panel I chaired on establishing common open science standards for psychology at our DGPs Kongress this week, in which the BPS shared their work alongside others, I am hopeful that one of our first steps can be to advance the open science agenda for our discipline."

Original story: BPS News

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