Welcome to the Association of European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology (EQuiP). We are a society that aims to create bridges among qualitative researchers in psychology across Europe - bridges between researchers from different European countries but also bridges between different research traditions of qualitative inquiry in psychology. In doing this, we also want to contribute to (re-)think about psychology as a discipline. Our specific aims are to:

  • Provide researchers from different geographical parts of Europe opportunities to increase their visibility
  • Serve as a ‘hub’ that fosters dialogue among researchers engaged in qualitative research
  • Represent clearly the multiplicity of qualitative research approaches (or/and ‘schools’) and providing a platform for constructive exchange between colleagues working in different qualitative research traditions
  • Promote qualitative research practices from plural institutional and sociocultural backgrounds (beyond but not excluding Anglo-Saxon organisations)
  • Advance innovation in qualitative methodologies in psychology and enhance the understanding of how qualitative research can contribute specifically to psychology
  • Create dialogue with other disciplines and interdisciplinary areas
  • Overcome possible linguistic barriers and enable scholarly exchange across linguistic communities in Europe (and beyond)

This may be achieved by:

  • Providing researchers and practitioners opportunities to reinforce links with concrete applications and higher education, such as our Biennial international conference and opportunities for publication.
  • Providing information on possible links with other national and international societies worldwide pursuing similar aims.
  • Providing a platform for sharing information on ongoing events, job opportunities, workshops and trainings, etc. relevant for qualitative researchers
  • (Supporting early career researchers in participating in advanced research method trainings and helping them getting connected with more experienced scholars)

We invite researchers interested in qualitative research to join us!


For any further questions regarding EQuiP please contact:

Association of European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology (EQuiP)
Universite Lumiere Lyon 2 - Laboratoire Greps
5 Avenue Pierre Mendes France
69676 Bron, France
E-mail: EuropQualPsy@gmail.com