2016 General Conference, Prague

The ECPR's General Conference is the largest political science event in Europe, bringing some 2,000 political scientists together every autumn. The 2016 Conference will be held at Charles University, Prague, in the Czech Republic; the oldest institution of higher learning in Central Europe. One of the best preserved cultural centres of Europe, Prague is often referred to as 'Golden Prague', 'The City of a Hundred Spires' and 'The Paris of the East', and we look forward to holding the 10th anniversary of the General Conference in this beautiful city.

The academic programme takes the traditional format of Sections and Panels, with over 60 Sections normally being organised, each focussing on a particular sub-field of the discipline. Each Section then contains between three and eight Panels, each addressing a specific question within the overall topic.

The ECPR General Conference attracts a truly international audience crossing all sub-disciplines of political science and indeed all career stages; presenting a Paper therefore provides the opportunity to benefit from invaluable discussion and debate. Alternatively, participants can simply observe and still take advantage of the full conference experience.

The key to a successful conference is teaming a challenging academic content with a stimulating plenary timetable, which also includes social functions that facilitate effective networking. The General Conference does just this through round tables, a plenary lecture and an interesting social programme.

For further information please contact the Events Team / +44 (0) 1206 630046


Event fees

Conference fees include participation and conference packs.

ECPR Members                 €232.00

ECPR Student Members   €138.00*

Non-ECPR Members         €345.00

Non-ECPR Students          €214.00*

Please note all participants wishing to attend must pay a conference fee.

*Students must send a copy of their student card or a letter from their head of department to the Events Team by 17 May 2016. If you fail to do so by this date, you will be invoiced for the full conference fee.

Academic timetable 25/05/2016

The full Academic Timetable for the in Prague has now been confirmed. ou can view and search the timetable here.

The timetable is subject to change and should not be treated as final. We will let you know as soon as possible if any Panel times are changed.

Last few hours to register 17/05/2016

The deadline for registration and payment is midnight UK time tonight. If you haven't done so already, click here to register and pay. You do not need a PayPal account to pay via credit/debit card. If you want to pay by bank transfer, once you have registered you can download an invoice from your MyECPR account.

Four Roundtables confirmed 12/05/2016

Four Roundtables have now been confirmed:

  1. Still Post-Communist? Central Europe a Quarter of a Century after First Free Elections
  2. Professional Ethics in Political Science
  3. Under Pressure: International Institutions and the Global Power Shifts
  4. Gender in Political Science Research: Achievements and Outlook

Roundtables 1 and 2 are held Thursday 8 September, 14:00-15:30
Roundtables 2 and 3 are held Friday 9 Septermber, 16:00-17:30

Registration 07/04/2016

Registration to attend the conference is now open. All those attending are required to register and pay the conference fee by 17 May. You do not need a PayPal account to pay your conference fee, you can use a credit or debit card. If you need an invoice, after you have registered you can download one from your MyECPR account. Please remember, if you are registering at the student rate, you must also send your student ID to the Events team by 17 May. 



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