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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 to stream via our podcast
or watch on demand.
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
A key mission of the ECPR is supporting the development of the discipline. To achieve this, we undertake a number of regular and ad hoc studies and projects looking at the challenges facing scholars studying political science across the world. We look at how the discipline works now, and how things could be improved in order to build a more inclusive and diverse community, with the object of supporting and nurturing both research and careers.
Implementing a discussion on protecting the academic freedom of scholars within our community.
Ensuring that everyone can always work within a safe and respectful environment.
Advancing towards gender-equal composition across our sub-organisations, activities and events.
Monitoring participation and representation of women across our activities, operations and leadership.
Gathering valuable insights and feedback from across our global membership to drive improvement.
and research transparency
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