Past ESCAP congresses

The ESCAP international congress has been held every two years since 2007. The Budapest congress in 2009 was the first of its kind to be jointly organised by a host ESCAP member country and the ESCAP board. 

The first congress that founded the society took place in 1960 in Paris. Since then, ESCAP has hosted 20 international congresses in various countries throughout Europe. 

Explore what happened during these meetings and find relevant documents by clicking on each congress in the table below.



Online meetings

ESCAP Expert Day: 25th June 2021

ESCAP, UEMS-CAP, EFPT Training Day: 24th June 2021



Special webinar: Impact of war and forced displacement on children's mental health: 29th March 2021

ESCAP main congresses

Location, year

Theme and Host National Society

Copenhagen 2023

Next Generation Europe - a balancing act between clinical, research, clinical and political demands
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Association in Denmark (BUP-DK)

Maastricht 2022 Networks in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dutch Association for Psychiatry, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (NVvP)
Vienna, 2019 Developmental Psychiatry in a Globalized World
Austrian Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (ÖGKJP)
Geneva, 2017 Transition – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in a World of Change
Swiss Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (SSPPEA/SGKJPP)
Madrid, 2015 From Research to Clinical Practice – Linking the Expertise
Spanish Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AEPNYA)
Dublin, 2013 Optimising Outcomes in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Helsinki, 2011 Hope for Bright Futures
Finnish Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Budapest, 2009 Quality of Life in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Hungarian Association for Child Neurology-Neurosurgery and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Florence, 2007 Bridging the Gaps – Integrating Perspectives in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Paris, 2003 Developmental Psychopathology: Transmission and Change.
Influence of transmission models on understanding development, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders of children and adolescents

Hamburg, 1999 New Challenges, New Solutions
Utrecht, 1995 ESCAP
Varna, 1987 ESCAP
Lausanne, 1983 ESCAP
Madrid, 1979 ESCAP
Vienna, 1975 ESCAP
Stockholm, 1971 ESCAP
Wiesbaden, 1967 ESCAP
Rome, 1963 ESCAP
Paris, 1960 ESCAP

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