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.

Last chance for programme amendments 21/07/2016

If you need to make changes to any aspect of your Section/Panel or Paper, please ensure you have notified us by Monday 25 July at the latest. Amendments received by this date will be included in the printed programme.

Chairs found - Discussants still needed 20/07/2016

All Panels now have Panel Chairs - thank you to all the volunteers and already appointed Panel Chairs. We are still looking for a lot of Panel Discussants, so check the list of Panels still needing Discussants and email generalconference@ecpr.eu if you are able to act as a Discussant for any Panels.

Conference Paper Upload 18/07/2016

Accepted Papers (in PDF format only) can be uploaded to the Academic Programme on the ECPR website here. Only the person listed as Presenter can upload the Paper. Ideally, you should aim to upload your Paper approximately two weeks in advance of the conference, although there is no deadline to upload your Paper.

Click here for further information on how to upload your Paper.

Panel Chairs required 14/07/2016

There are still a few Panels that require Panel Chairs - click here for the list. Please email us as soon as possible if you are able to volunteer as a Panel Chair for any of these Panels.


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