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Loss of Prof. Augusto Palmonari

With great sorrow, we communicate the loss of Prof. Augusto Palmonari, Emeritus at the University of Bologna, Italy.
Augusto was a marvelous mentor, a great colleague, and a sincere friend. He largely contributed to the development of EARA and he chaired together with his colleagues one of the first EARA conferences (in Bologna, 1992). In 2008, he was awarded with the EARA Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the study of adolescence.
We feel a deep sense of gratitude for having had the chance to learn from him, to work with him, and to get stimulated by his sincere passion for the study of adolescence. We wish to keep his legacy alive.

ISSBD 2018

The 2018 Conference of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) will run from 15 – 19th July 2018 on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. From early 2017 students and scholars are invited to submit abstracts on their research for selection to be part of the scientific program. Research on all segments of lifespan development are welcome.

SAVE THE DATE: EARA 2018 Conference in Ghent: 12-15 September 2018!

The EARA 2018 conference in Ghent will be on Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 September 2018.
Conference venue will be at our faculty (Faculty of Psychology & Educational Sciences; Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium).
City center is on walking distance, with lot of hotels, restaurants and bars available. Read more…

EARA awards

The European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA) has awarded Wim Meeus and Stefanie Nelemans two major awards.
Professor Wim Meeus has been awarded the EARA Lifetime Achievement Award 2016. This award is given biennially by the European Association for Research on Adolescence to one scholar whose overall program of work has had a significant impact on our understanding of development and behavior during adolescence. The EARA Lifetime Achievement Award was founded in 2004 to honor EARA’s founding president. Read more…


The 18th edition of the European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP) biennial conference (ECDP2017) will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from August 29 to September 1, 2017, with preconference workshops on August 28 and 29. For more information, go to the ECDP2017 website. We hope to welcome you in Utrecht next year.

Student discount for SRA membership

EARA student members receive a student discount for SRA membership. The discount is 20% off of the Student Membership price. Ask the EARA treasurer, Dr. Loes Keijsers (L dot Keijsers at uu dot nl) for the promotion code. Current EARA student members will enter this code when joining/renewing their SRA membership online at

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EARA newsletter May 2016

Read the May 2016 EARA newsletter here.

Joint symposium at ISSBD

EARA and ISSBD will organize a joint symposium at ISSBD 2016.

MISSION STATEMENT Positive Development of Immigrant Youth: Why Bother?

The European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA) together with the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and the European Association for Developmental Psychology (EADP) formulated a mission statement for improving the situation of immigrant youth. Read more…

European Symposium on Adolescent Research & Research Method Workshop

The European Symposium on Adolescent Research & Research Method Workshop, hosted by the University of Roehampton and the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA), will take place on November 30-December 1st.
Venue: Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, London
For details click caracaw_european-symposium_nov_2015.doc. Read more…