Action plan 2014-2015

Action plan HRTF 2014-2015

November 2014

 

From the preamble:

… the EC proposes that EFPA more strongly articulates psychologists’ responsibilities and develops a policy for counteracting human rights violations based on the following points.

1. Human rights are of crucial importance to everyone in the world, psychologists included.

2. EFPA, like any professional organization, shall do what is within its scope and capabilities to:

 _raise awareness of human rights and (risks of) human rights violations

 _prevent human rights violations

 _alleviate the effects of human rights violations ….

 

Action Plan is based on the Workplan 2014-2015. This contains among others:

1) drafting a proposal for EFPA’s policy and action in the area of Human Rights, to be presented at the General Assembly 2015;

2) developing a view as to how Human Rights can best be anchored in EFPA, with involvement of all Boards, Standing Committees and Task Forces;

3) exploring possibilities for cooperation with European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), and the Regional Representative for Europe of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

 

 

Work plan

What

How

When

Who

1. Policy paper Y

Ingredients:

-    final draft Feb 2015

March 2015

PH and KS and MP

 

1a. anchoring in EFPA

 

 

 

 

1b. Proposal for policy and action

-          raise awareness

-          prevent HR violation

-       alleviate the effects

1c. Education in HR for psychologists (8a)

 

 

BI (to research and add health and human rights psychology on the website)

 

 

 

 

 

2. Presentation to EFPA MAs

2a. Present ourselves, inform about HRTF existence, working group, information exchange

Letter to MAs via EFPA HQ

Done ?

Second one?

PH / KS

 

2b. suggestions for implementing HR, special days and so on, at the national level

Later letters

2015

Everyone

 

2c. Involve more MAs, SCs, TFs and Bos  in the HRTF

letter

2015

?

 

 

 

 

 

3. Board of Ethics

3a. HR giving a place in EFPA Metacode

Contact

asap

KS and PH; with KT and AG

 

 

3b. HR taking a place in Codes of MAs

 

2015

Idem

4. Questionnaire to be sent to the EFPA MAs

4a. place human rights to take in their respective codes of ethics as well as in their statutes

 

later

KT and MP, BI, AG, SP, YN

5. EFPA members, to make an inventory in their country

what is going wrong: violation of Human Rights and exclusion and discrimination of individuals and groups and what is going well: good practices of psychologists’ organizations and of individual psychologists in the field of promoting HR, of actions against violations and helping victims

-          suggestion for MA’s to get involved in the periodic review of HR from the UN (http://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/upr/pages/uprmain.aspx)

 

 

KT and MP, BI, AG, SP, YN

Country wise

6. PR

6a.advise the EC

 

 

MP, BI, AG, YN

 

6a1. Website

 

 

MP

 

6a2. events relevant for human rights, like special days

 

 

 

 

6a2. prepare a press release for special days like the International Human Rights Day (10 December) and Children's Rights Day (20 November)

 

 

KS -> on Children’s Rights Day; KS and PH -> on Human Rights Day

 

6b. develop a policy when and how to react to (threats of) violations

 

2015

UW and BI

 

6c. raising funds for special seminars, research, articles, books, education

 

 

 

7. Cooperation with HR  organizations

exploring possibilities for cooperation  

 

PH: not top priority

Bogdan to make an overview of most international organizations

8a. Curriculum development HR

With other international colleagues

 

ECP2015

PH and MP, KS, AG, SP

 

8b. collecting literature

KS: health and human rights info focuses especially on psychology and HR: www.hhri.com

Excerpts to be sent around; database

Starting now

All; BI

9. Symposia and presentation to the GA

preparing

 

Now

Milan ECP 2015 – Bogdan will assist with the creation of the Prezi presentation / PH

10. Logistic tasks

9a. making notes at meetings

 

 

?

 

9b. agenda and dates

 

 

PH and KT

 

9c. convenor’s meeting

 

 

PH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Ythe why, or the motivation and content, see work plan