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 19 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

Host National Society

Maastricht 2022 Dutch Association for Psychiatry, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (NVvP)
Vienna, 2019 Austrian Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (ÖGKJP)
Geneva, 2017 Swiss Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (SSPPEA/SGKJPP)
Madrid, 2015 Spanish Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AEPNYA)
Dublin, 2013 Irish College of Psychiatrists
Helsinki, 2011 Finnish Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Budapest, 2009 Hungarian Association for Child Neurology-Neurosurgery and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Florence, 2007 ESCAP
Paris, 2003 ESCAP
Hamburg, 1999 ESCAP
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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