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Activities of the AICPC

AICPC
Every four years AICPC organizes a world congress of applied psychology which serves as a review of advances in applied psychology and unites several thousand psychologists from all over the world. The 25th ICAP was held in Singapore and about 2,500 did participate. The 26th ICAP will be held in Athens July 16-21, 2006 and the 27th in Melbourne, 2010. These congresses belong to the main responsibilities of AICPC  inasmuch as they are a particularly suited instruments to pursue the Association's mission of bringing applied psychologists in world-wide contact with each other. In addition, the ICAP offers the unique opportunity to demonstrate the societal significance of applied psychology.

Regional Psychological Conferences
AICPC, through its Divisions and as a whole, contributes to international regional conferences of psychology by organizing symposia and by contributing to the funding of such conferences. These regional meetings are especially important for younger psychologists and colleagues from less developed countries who may not be able to afford the travel cost and congress fees for world congresses. Besides, they help to bridge the periods between two ICAPs, thus facilitating continuity of contacts and cooperation.  Special attention is paid to organizing workshops and specialized seminars for new graduates in Psychology.

Regional Meetings of Divisions
Sometimes AICPC Divisions organize theme-oriented workshops and unite colleagues from a particular region in focused scientific exchange.

Training
AICPC cooperates with the International Society of Cross Cultural Psychology in the organization of "Advanced Research Training Seminars” – ARTS-  for colleagues from low income countries. These seminars are carried out in connection with international congresses and focus on particular themes. It is envisioned to expand training activities by  AICPC members either coincidentally by renowned colleagues during their travels or through workshops in connection with international congresses.

International Cooperation
AICPC has the status of Non Govermental Organization (NGO) before United Nations and the status of Affiliate Member of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) within the umbrella of UNESCO and the Wolrd Federation of Mental Health, NGO of UN. AICPC also maintains contact with the International Labour Office (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).