2016 Summer School in Methods and Techniques, CEU, Budapest

For its 11th year, the ECPR’s Summer School in Methods and Techniques is moving to the Central European University’s Department of Political Science in Budapest.  The School will continue to offer up-to-date methods training, across the same time frame and structure, but just from this new location.

The Summer School forms part of the ECPR's Methods School, which delivers cutting-edge courses in the full span of qualitative and quantitative topics, spread across the two schools. Delivered by a diverse range of experienced Instructors and supported by dedicated Teaching Assistants, the academic side of the School is designed to provide young scholars with the methodological skill set they need at the start of their career, while an exciting plenary programme provides an opportunity for all important networking.

The course content of the Summer School is designed to complement that of its sister event, the ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques, which currently takes place in Bamberg, Germany, every February.


For further information please contact methodsschool@ecpr.eu.



Final Course Confirmations delayed until Monday 20 June 16/06/2016

Contrary to previously advertised, all courses will be either confirmed or cancelled on Monday 20 June.  All participants will be informed by email on Monday.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Funding Application Deadline tomorrow 28/04/2016

If you're from a member institution you can apply for a grant of €250 awarded towards attendance for a one week course or €415 for two one week courses or a two week course.  The deadline for applying is tomorrow, visit the Funding page to apply.

Registration open! 17/03/2016

We are delighted to announce that registration for its Summer School in Methods and Techniques is now open!  Click here to register now.  The course list is here.


We are also pleased to announce that not only have course fees remained the same as 2015, the early bird discount available to participants from member institutions has been doubled.  Yes, you read that correctly: doubled!  With the Loyalty Discount that means you could pay as little as €740 to attend two one-week courses or one two-week course!  A loyalty discount of €50 is available to participants from both members and non-members who have attended the 2015 Summer School or the 2016 Winter School.  The Early Bird is available to those who register and pay before 30 March.


For participants from member institutions who would like to apply for funding, you can do so by clicking here before 29 April.  To be eligible you must meet certain criteria; details of which can be found on the Funding page.


The Summer School webpages give you lots of information about the city, getting to it and where to stay as well as all you need to know about the courses and instructors.  If you have a question or query about the Summer School that you can’t find the answer to on the webpages please do contact Becky Plant, Methods School Coordinator by email methodsschool@ecpr.eu who is more than happy to help.

Course List now published! 11/03/2016

We are delighted to announce that the Summer School Course List is now live!  Registration opens on Wednesday 16 March. Click here to view the Course List.

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