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We are the leading scholarly society concerned with the research and teaching of political science in Europe, headquartered in the UK with a global membership.
Our groups and networks are pushing the boundaries of specialist sub-fields of political science, helping to nurture diversity and inclusivity across the discipline.
This unique event has helped tens of thousands of scholars over nearly five decades hone research, grow networks and secure publishing contracts.
An engaging platform for discussion, debate and thinking; Europe's largest annual gathering of political scientists from across the globe.
A comprehensive programme of cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative methodological training delivered by experts across two annual events.
Inspired by Harbour House, our HQ which provides a literal and metaphorical ‘home’ for the ECPR family, this lecture series seeks to open doors to some of the most pressing issues and challenges in the discipline.
Our Standing Groups organise a range of annual events, including summer schools, conferences and workshops, open to all.
Our highly regarded peer-reviewed journals, produced in partnership with the world's leading academic publishers, share the best scholarly thinking.
Through our imprint ECPR Press and via the OUP Comparative Politics book series, we publish research by, and for the political science community.
Sharp analyses of topical news from a political science perspective, research summaries and the latest expert thinking.
Digital content from across our activities and community:
lectures, seminars and discussions available on demand or to stream via podcast channels.
Our members are universities across the globe and the scholars who work and study within them; membership benefits both the individual and the institution.
We have a range of funding schemes to help progress individual careers and to support the wider development of the discipline.
From distinguished scholars to exceptional PhD students, our prizes recognise service and achievement across the profession.
Groups and Networks
Joint Sessions of Workshops
The House Lectures
Our two research-focused events provide invaluable opportunities to both share and hear the best new work in your field.
The Joint Sessions of Workshops is a unique format event, bringing together c.30 parallel workshops on different subjects over five days. This intensive and focused environment creates a level of feedback and development not achievable in the traditional conference format. Bringing together scholars from across institutions and geographies who are all working on a common theme also creates networks that often lead to deeper collaborations, longer term research projects and publications.
The General Conference follows the traditional Panel format, and with over 2,000 participants each year has become the largest political science conference in Europe. The academic timetable is complemented by a rich and engaging programme of lectures, roundtables, focus groups and receptions, providing many opportunities for networking.
Shape the academic programme by chairing a Section or Panel, or simply present your new research.
Take part in a workshop to hone your latest research or put together a proposal to direct one.