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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.
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A special film, marking the 50th anniversary of the organisation will be shown at the Innsbruck General Conference and will then available here to view. As part of this project we have interviewed the two surviving founders of the ECPR, Jean Blondel and Richard Rose, to gather their memories of founding the organisation and reflections of how it has grown and changed throughout its life so far.
Jean’s interview was conducted at ECPR headquarters, Harbour House, in October 2019 after a special symposium celebrating his 90th birthday and stellar career. Organised by Ferdinand Müller-Rommel, the symposium explored Jean’s contribution to the establishment of the University of Essex and the ECPR, his work at the EUI and his role in the development of comparative politics. David Sanders, Ian Budge, Andreas Frijdal, Maurizio Cotta and Ferdinand himself shared their own personal memories of working with Jean and summarised the pivotal role he has played in the above areas. Emil Kirchner, Sabine Busse, Jean Louis Thiebault, Martin Bull, Judy Budge and Tess and Dominique Blondel also joined the symposium and the lunch after, which of course included a special 90th birthday cake for Jean. You can see a short video of the day here; the interview with Jean will be available to watch in full later in the year.
At his symposium, Kris Deschouwer presented Jean with a commemorative frame which will be hung in Harbour House, along with one each for the other founders, as a further part of the 50th celebrations. Richard Rose then received his, when he visited Harbour House for his interview in January.