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Here you will find a timeline of the history of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis (EABA), from its beginnings in the late 1990's to the present.
Please enjoy this nostalgic look back at our history and feel free to send any suggestions for revisions to the EABA secretary.

9th -11th September 2020

EABA Conference Cancelled

Tampere, Finland Event Cancelled It is with deepest regret that we must announce the cancellation of the 2020 conference in Tampere, Finland. This decision was not taken lightly but it is in the best interest of our members, invited speakers, presenters and attendees given the COVID-19 pandemic. The board are announcing cancellation rather than postponement to avoid a clash with another biannual behaviour analytic conference in September 2021. 2022 EABA Conference The 2022 conference will be held in Tampere, Finland from the 7th - 10th September and we hope to see you all there. Many thanks for your understanding. EABA Board
September 2017

Board of Directors

  • Secretary: Christoph Bordlein, Germany
  • Treasurer: Hanna Steinunn Steingrímsdóttir, Iceland
  • Basic science representative: Torunn Lian, Norway
  • Applied science representative: Christos Nikopoulos, Greece
September 2017

Erik Arntzen, Norway

Erik Arntzen, Norway
July 2017

2nd EABA Summer School

Cadiz, Spain

93 attended the EABA summer school 2017

50% were from Spain, 22% from the USA, including some from Latin America. The rest were from the UK, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, France, and Norway

In addition, 34 attended through the streaming facilities. Most of those were from Greece, some from Spain, Italy, Germany, and the USA

December 2016

8th EABA Conference

8th EABA Conference Enna, Italy
November 2016

Hellenic Association for Behaviour Analysis

The first elections of the Hellenic Community of Behavior Analysis took place in November 26th, 2016

The first elections of the Hellenic Community of Behavior Analysis took place on November 26th, 2016 and the newly elected Board members are:

  • Professor Robert Mellon, President.
  • Dr Maria Kladi-Kokkinou, Secretary.
  • Dr Katerina Dounavi, Treasurer.
  • Dr Chris Nikopoulos, Director of Education.

After the elections, the President appointed the Directors of the Committees of the Applied Science of Behaviour Analysis.The Committees and the Directors are:

  • Committee of Psychopathology. Director: PhD (c),Stefanos Katsaras
  • Committee of General and Special Education. Director: PhD (c), Anastasia Salma
  • Committee of Mental Health. Director: Athina DesypriCommittee of Prevention and Management of Social Exclusion. Director: Aggeliki Aloupi
September 2016

Board of Directors

  • Secretary: Christoph Bordlein, Germany
  • Treasurer: Karola Dillenburger, UK
  • Basic science representative: Torunn Lian, Norway
  • Applied science representative: Christos Nikopoulos, Greece
July 2016

Award Winners 2016

The selection committee agreed on granting this year‘s awards to: 1) Anastasia Salma, a PhD student in Panteion University in Greece. Ms. Salma’s dissertation research is a conceptual and theoretical analysis of the effects of differential reinforcement of variability (VAR) schedules that emerged in an analysis of failures to generate desired levels of variability in autistic children. Ms. Salma will use the award to purchase experimental equipment, including a computer. 2) Ruth Kopperud, MA student at Oslo and Akershus University College. Ruth’s research focuses on methods to teach discrimination between benign and malignant melanoma. Ms Kopperud will use the award to get professional artists to design the necessary stimuli to be used in the discrimination training.

The board of EABA is very happy to announce that a three member election committee selected two awardees for the 2016 B. F. Skinner Foundation award. The award will be delivered at our upcoming bi-annual conference in Enna, Sicily. Each award is 500 euros.

EABA received a total of 5 applications, one for research in applied behavior analysis and four for experimental research, two of them can be regarded as translational research.

1) Anastasia Salma, a PhD student in Panteion University in Greece. Ms. Salma’s dissertation research is a conceptual and theoretical analysis of the effects of differential reinforcement of variability (VAR) schedules that emerged in an analysis of failures to generate desired levels of variability in autistic children. Ms. Salma will use the award to purchase experimental equipment, including a computer.

2) Ruth Kopperud, MA student at Oslo and Akershus University College. Ruth’s research focuses on methods to teach discrimination between benign and malignant melanoma. Ms Kopperud will use the award to get professional artists to design the necessary stimuli to be used in the discrimination training.

The committee and EABA board was very pleased to realize the numerous important and well designed research projects about to be executed by students of behavior analysis in Europe. The board looks forward to witnessing the growth of behavior analysis research in Europe."

Zuilma Gabriela Sigurðardóttir, Ph.D.

EABA President

November 2015

AIAMC, Italy

Associazione Italiana di Analisi e Modifcazione del Comportmento
October 2015

IESCUM, Italy

IESCUM, Italy
July 2015

1st EABA Summer School

The 1st Summer School of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis took place on the beautiful island of Crete in the Hellenic Republic from July 6th to 17th. The local organization was a collaboration of the Departments of Psychology of the University of Crete and Panteion University of Athens, together with the Hellenic Community for Behavior Analysis.

The inaugural Summer School was composed of four 15-hour courses. The first week’s courses were taught by Ricardo Pellón of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid and by Katerina Dounavi of Queens University Belfast. Pellón provided the enthusiastic “summerschoolers” with a systematic demonstration of the relevance of work in the experimental analysis of behaviour for clinical analysis and intervention by describing how his understanding of the nature and determinants of adjunctive behavior has changed over the course of nearly three decades of research, and how this understanding has lead to innova- tive intervention in phenomena such as exercise-induced anorexia and related forms of com- pulsive behavior. In the first week’s evening sessions, Katerina Dounavi amply demonstrated the power and elegance of a scientific analysis of verbal behavior and its effective application in enriching the family, school and social lives of individuals characterized by developmental delays. Week two saw a continuation of Pellón’s efforts to demonstrate the clinical relevance of basic experimental analysis, with Robert Mellon’s (aka Mellón) presentation of the implications of aversive control processes for understanding problematic “cognitive” phenomena such as thought-action fusion and catastrophic thinking. In the evening course, Christos Nikopoulos of Autism Consultancy Services, London and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, treated his participants to a delightfully practical, hands-on course on developing curricula for persons with autism spectrum disorder utilizing functional analysis and video modelling.

The EABA Summer School’s courses were conducted in an atmosphere that was both intellectually rigorous and fun. The fun continued between classes, with a lively social program improvised by the summerschoolers themselves in collaboration with our Local Coordinator, impresario George Kandylis, who also arranged two delightful evenings of Cretan music and cuisine in the charming village of Koufi, as well as excursions to Episkopi Beach and to the spectacular Triopetra Beach on the Libyan Sea.

The EABA board wishes to express its gratitude to the 1st Summer School’s instructors who, in the interest of disseminating behavioral philosophy and its experimental and applied sciences, provided their excellent courses for our participants without monetary remuneration.

December 2014

7th EABA Conference

7th EABA Conference Stockholm, Sweden
October 2014

AARBA, Italy

Association of Advancement of Radical Behaviour Analysis.
September 2014

Board of Directors

  • Secretary: Christoph Bordlein, Germany
  • Treasurer: Karola Dillenburger, UK
  • Basic science representative: Martti Tuomisto, Finland
  • Applied science representative: Torunn Lian, Norway
August 2014

ABA Deutschland

ABA Deutschland
April - August 2014

1st Issue EJOBA

European Journal of Behaviour Analysis (EJOBA) is published by Taylor & Francis group in collaboration with the Norwegian Association for Behaviour Analysis. Published articles, as well as information to subscribers, authors and others are now to be found at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rejo. The first issue of tEJOBA was published in spring 2000.
December 2013

FINNABA

Association for Behaviour Analysis Finland (Suomen Kayttaytymasanalyysin Seura ry. Sallksapet for beteendeanalys i Finland rf).
September 2013

Robert Mellon

Robert Mellon, Greece
September 2013

Zuilma Gabriela Sigurdadottir

Zuilma Gabriela Sigurdadottir, Iceland
September 2013

Board of Directors

  • Secretary: Borge Stromgren, Norway
  • Treasurer: Karola Dillenburger, UK
  • Basic science representative: Martti Tuomisto, Finland
  • Applied science representative: Neil Martin, UK
December 2012

6th EABA Conference

5th EABA Conference Lisbon, Portugal
September 2012

Board of Directors

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  • Secretary: Borge Stromgren, Norway
  • Treasurer: Lise Roll-Pedersen, Sweden
  • Basic science representative: Ricardo Pellon, Spain
  • Applied science representative: Neil Martin, UK
  • April 2012

    Norwegian Association for Behaviour Analysis

    The first National Member Organisation (NMO) of EABA.
    September 2011

    Board of Directors

    • Secretary: Borge Stromgren, Norway
    • Treasurer: Lise Roll-Pedersen, Sweden
    • Basic science representative: Ricardo Pellon, Spain
    • Applied science representative: Neil Martin, UK
    September 2010

    5th EABA Conference

    5th EABA Conference Crete, Greece
    September 2009

    Board of Directors

    • Secretary: Carl Hughes, Wales
    • Treasurer: Nanni Presti, Italy
    • Basic science representative: Ricardo Pellon, Spain
    • Applied science representative: Neil Martin, UK
    September 2008

    Erik Arntzen, Norway

    Erik Arntzen, Norway
    September 2008

    Board of Directors

    • Secretary: Javier Virues-Ortega, Spain
    • Treasurer: Nanni Presti, Italy
    • Basic science representative: Ricardo Pellon, Spain
    • Applied science representative: Neil Martin, UK
    September 2008

    4th EABA Conference

    4th EABA Conference Madrid, Spain
    September 2006

    3rd EABA Conference

    3rd EABA Conference Milan, Italy
    December 2005

    2nd EABA Conference

    2nd EABA Conference Gdansk, Poland
    December 2003

    1st EABA Conference

    1st EABA Conference Parma, Italy
    September 2001

    Meeting in Venice

    Discussions on the development of a European Association were continued at the first international ABAI Conference in Venice, Italy.

    The initial goal of the EABA were:

    1. to act as a unifying body to promote Behaviour Analysis across Europe.
    2. to organise the European Congress in experimental and applied Behaviour Analysis
    3. to foster collaboration between the member countries and organisations outside Europe (e.g. The Association of Behaviour Analysis International).
    4. to establish and maintain a website.
    5. to support the publication of the European Journal of Behaviour Analysis (EJOBA).
    6. to work towards developing a democratic organisation representing Behaviour Analysis from both applied and basic domains from all countries in Europe.
    April 2001

    Meeting in London

    Discussions on how to develop a European Association was continued at the EABG Conference in London.
    April 2001

    Phil Reed, UK

    In the EABG 2000 meeting Phil Reed was appointed interim President of EABA by the attendees of the EABG business meeting.
    April 2001

    Geraldine Leader, UK

    Geraldine Leader appointed interim Treasurer.
    March 2000

    Fergus Lowe, Wales

    The meeting at the EMEAB IV Conference in Amience France appointed Professor Fergus Lowe to serve as the initial Chair of the European Association
    Oct 2000

    Meeting in Amiens

    The decision was taken to formally establish a European Association for Behaviour Analysis.
    At the EMEAB IV meeting in Amiens 2000 a decision was taken to formally establish the EABA that would seek to develop and promote Behaviour Analysis in Europe.
    At the meeting Professor Fergus Lowe was appointed the initial Chair of EABA.
    April 1999

    Meeting in London

    The discussions on the establishment of a European Association of Behaviour Analysis continued at the EABG Conference in London. During the meeting at the EABG Conference, a committee was elected to consider administrative, financial and professional issues associated with the creation of a Europe wide association.
    Nov 1998

    Meeting in Seville

    The idea to form a European Association for Behaviour Analysis was launched at an informal meeting at the 4th International Congress of Behaviourism and the Science and Behaviour in Seville.

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