Welcome to the 20th International Congress of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 29th of June to July 1st, 2023.
It will be the third time in ESCAP’s 30 years long history, we meet in a Nordic Country. The summers here are beautiful and the long summer evenings just magic.
ESCAP pursues the following aims:
To promote mental health of children and adolescents in Europe
To increase quality of life among children and families
To ensure children's rights to a healthy development and wellbeing.
To foster the European knowledge and skills in child psychiatry.
To facilitate and extend the bonds between European countries in mental health issues.
To spread the results of research and experiences by publishing reports and organizing scientific conferences and meetings and to collaborate with international organizations with the same or related aims.
The congress is open for all specialities and trainies with an interest in mental health of children and adolescents.
We want to learn of the latest research results, get to know the newest evidence-based treatments and to listen to the newest creative initiatives for cooperation with families, patient organizations, and other sectors. Both ESCAP and The Danish Child and Adolescent society (BUP-DK) have long been active lobbying and participating in the public debate for better conditions for children and adolescents with mental problems. Thus, the title: Next generation Europe - a balancing act between clinical, research and political demands.
Copenhagen has been ranked the Monocle survey as the 'most livable’ city for 2021 and 2022. Important criteria in this survey are safety/crime, international connectivity, climate/sunshine, quality of architecture, public transport, tolerance, environmental issues and access to nature, urban design, business conditions, pro-active policy developments and medical care. Furthermore, the ability to transform and renew itself. This Copenhagen has done among other things by building new biking and pedestrian bridges. One of them being the Circle Bridge by Icelandic artist Olafur Eliason - inspiration for the congress logo.
Hopefully here we'll be able to integrate science with play and pleasure.
We hope to see you.
Dimitris Anagnostopoulos, ESCAP President Nina Teis Jørring,
Anne Marie R. Christensen, ESCAP board President Child and Adolescent Society, DK
member and head of Local Organizing Committee