4th General Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments

29 June - 1 July 2017
University of Basel, Switzerland

Hosted by:
University of Basel
Supported by:
Standing Group on Parliaments
Application deadline
Registration deadline: 1 May 2017
Student fee €100 / all other attendees €250
Further information and booking


The conference will bring together senior and junior scholars of the field. Away from the hectic bustle of large-scale conferences it will offer unique opportunities for detailed discussions and networking. The academic programme will be completed by a social programme including a welcome reception allowing us ample time to catch up with old friends and to meet new members as well as a reception at the Basel Town Hall and a conference dinner on the second evening of the conference.



Registration opens on 1 April and closes at midnight UK time 1 May.  To register, click here.


Travel grants available for PhD students

Travel grants available for PhD students traveling from abroad of CHF 250 (about €230) on an application basis.


In order to receive the grant, PhD students will need to submit a confirmation from their PhD supervisor that their home institution will not cover their travel and accommodation costs at the value of the grant. A simple statement along the lines of “I hereby confirm that the PhD student’s travel costs are not covered by the amount of CHF 250 which will provided through the travel grant from the conference organisers of the SGoP Basel 2017” will suffice.


After the conference, grant recipients will need to submit an overview of their travel budget including copies of receipts for travel and accommodation. Upon receipt of this, their travel grants will be paid out.  


Applications for the travel grant should be submitted no later than 15 April 2017 to parliaments.2017@gmail.com


Visas/Confirmation of Conference Participation

Letters confirming participation in the conference (e.g. for the purpose of obtaining visas) will only be issued once the participant has registered and paid in full.  To request a Letter please email sgconferences@ecpr.eu.

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