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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
In order to achieve our mission of advancing political science, we must first help to advance the careers of our members and the wider community. As such we offer a range of training opportunities which can be accessed at any stage of your career.
Our Methods School provides expert training in a range of qualitative and quantitative methods, with courses aimed at all levels and career stages.
Seeking to fill a gap in professional skills training, the Futures Lab aims to equip PhD students and early career scholars with essential practical advice to forge a successful career in academe and related professions.
Our professional journal, European Political Science (EPS) is essential reading for all political scientists at all career stages, with sections on the profession, teaching and training. ECPR member institutions have free access for all staff and students.
Browse our course lists and get inspiration for ‘training tracks’ across multiple events
Learn how we can help you prepare for life after your PhD in academe and beyond
Read the latest thinking on all key issues affecting political scientists