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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.
Professional training aimed at PhD students and early career scholars, providing the essential skills and advice needed to establish a successful career.
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 in a blog format.
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.
Our Standing Groups and Research Networks award prizes for exceptional achievement within their specialist fields.
Joint Sessions of Workshops
Standing Groups' Prizes
We can support you through all stages of your career – from essential methodological or professional training during your PhD, to building enduring international networks; from providing stimulating environments in which to nurture and develop your own research, to reading the very best new thinking across the global discipline; and from providing highly cited and impactful platforms on which to publish your work, to institutional support to create your own research group.
The ECPR’s offering provides a range of different ways to access our international network of c. 30,000 scholars and to develop your career. Check whether your institution is currently a member and start taking advantage of the benefits on offer.
See how you can shape your research at the Joint Sessions of Workshops and General Conference.
Learn how our Methods School and Futures Lab provide essential training to develop and nurture careers.
Read the very latest thinking or submit your own research to our extensive publishing programme.
From a member institution? Then you can apply for funding to cover the full cost of event attendance.
Join a group or network to connect with scholars working in the same field as you.
Scholars from member institutions are entitled to a wider range of benefits – see the full list.