What is the Research Academy?

The Research Academy has biennial meetings to promote research excellence, and collaborative work among young clinician-scientists in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. The ESCAP Research Academy supports early careers by promoting training, encouraging collaborations, and provides a forum to share experiences with senior world-leading researchers in psychiatry.

Meet the Research Academy committee

View the publications generated from the Research Academy

Research Academy 2025

The next Research Academy will take place from 27th to 28th June 2025 in Strasbourg ahead of the ESCAP main congress. 

Further information to follow in the autumn of 2024.

Past academies

The ESCAP Research Academy Committee have successfully organised six Research Academies since it was launched in Madrid in 2015.

Madrid 2015

Geneva 2017

Vienna 2019

Virtual 2020

Maastricht 2022

Copenhagen 2023

Residential academies

ESCAP Research Academy supports the running of satelite residential courses in a similar format to the biennial meetings. 

The fourth residential course will take place from 25 to 28 September 2024. For all further information, visit the course's website.

Find out what happened at the first residential course in Catania, Italy October 2019.

The second residential course took place from 28 September to 1 October 2022. Read the report here.

Johannes Hebebrand, “Within our specialty much is at stake”


Johannes Hebebrand revives the ESCAP Research Academy, its vision and its ambition

The urgent need to interact

Imagine a bit better than ordinary country house in Rees, a small North Rhine-Westphalian town just off the Rhine river, close to the Dutch border. A band of young men and women occupy the kitchen, making an effort to produce a tasty meal for their respected tutors. With visible tension they go to the extreme. They dance around the stove, performing something they were not trained for.....Read more