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13th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry, 7th – 8th November 2024, Krakow, Poland. FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER:

For the latest information on upcoming activities, also see the right side column. If you have any questions or remarks regarding about past/upcoming EViPRG events, please contact Alina Haines.

Happy New Year to the EViPRG community!


4th Indo-European Symposium on Violence in Psychiatry

On behalf of Prof Peter Lepping and Prof Raveesh BN, we would like to invite all EViPRG members to attend the 4th Indo-European Symposium on Violence in Psychiatry. This will take place in Mysuru on 29th February – 2nd March 2024. In addition to the conference programme, there will be a social agenda and a wide range of touristic options for those who want to combine their visit with learning more about India. Mysuru is a particularly pretty town in the South of India with many places of touristic interest. It is close to Bangalore airport.


EViPRG 2023 Autumn meeting – Online 6th November 2023 (10am – 4pm CET)

  • We welcomed new members, and as always, challenged the use of coercion and restrictive practices around the world. Sirpa Tölli introduced us to a new instrument measuring staff competence to promote “Humane and Comprehensive Management of Challenging Behaviour in mental health services”. Simone Eckemann discussed ethical and psychological contributions regarding the use of coercion at the intersection of psychiatry and police, while Juš Škraban presented findings from action research exploring the deinstitutionalisation of a long-term mental health secure service in Slovenia. In the afternoon, we had António Ferreira describing a nursing intervention focused on early warning signs aimed at preventing and managing aggressive behaviour in adolescents with acute mental illness; Tilman Steinert highlighting the findings from an experimental study on an alternative to mechanical restraint; and Keith Reid talking about a novel approach using Information Science as a feature of microeconomics frames for restraint reduction.

EViPRG 2023 Spring meeting – Manchester, 24th – 26th May 2023 (joint venture with the COST Action network FOSTREN). More details here: