Summer School of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments

16 - 25 August 2017
Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Hosted by:
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Supported by:
Standing Group on Parliaments
Application deadline
Registration deadline: 24 July 2017
Further information and booking


The aim of the Summer School on Parliaments is to provide a mechanism for young scholars of national, regional and/or trans-national parliaments to enhance their theoretical and analytical toolkit as well as receive feedback from leading academics on their particular research agenda. In addition the programme will provide an opportunity for participants to network with each other and with more senior, well established, legislative scholars. The 2017 School builds on the success of the 2010 (Bamberg), 2012 (Lisbon)  and 2014 (Brussels) summer schools. This year the summer school is co-organized with Humboldt University of Berlin.

The summer school takes place over two approximately two weeks. The programme is built around a series of guest instructors who are leading scholars of comparative legislative studies. Thus, a different instructor will lead the discussion of a different topic each day. We plan a series of eight key themes (one for each teaching day of the Summer school), each lead by a scholar writing and researching in that area. As such, the focus is rarely on one legislature but on topics that are typically core to understanding any legislature.


Please note the Summer School is only open to candidates who have already been accepted at the application stage; details of how to register will be sent by email to eligible candidates.


Academic Schedule SGoP Summer School Berlin, 16 – 25 August 2017





Interviewing and surveying parliamentarians

Stefanie Bailer Wednesday 16 August


Lena Wängnerud Thursday 17 August

Experimental research in legislative studies

Thomas Leeper Friday 18 August

Formal models

Francesco  Zucchini Monday 21 August

Delegation and accountability

Kaare Strøm Tuesday 22 August

Legislative organisation: Parties & Committees

Thomas Saalfeld & Shane Martin Wednesday 23 August

European Parliament (and legislative voting)

Bjørn Høyland Thursday 24 August

Interest groups (including a session on quantitative text analysis)

Heike Klüver Friday 25 August


Registration Terms & Conditions

Cancellation/Refund Policy
In line with the Office of Fair Trading and EU Distance Selling regulations, there is a 7 day cooling off period following registration during which time you have the right to cancel and receive a full refund of the conference fee. This policy only relates to registration, other items purchased may not be subject to a refund. Cancellations/withdrawals from the Conference received after the 7 day cooling off period will not be eligible for a refund.

Payment by Bank Transfer
If paying by bank transfer the invoice number must be included in the transaction details and payment received by ECPR as soon as possible after registering.

These can be found by logging into your MyECPR account and selecting 'My Invoices'.

Once you have registered and paid in full, you can log in to your MyECPR account and select 'My Invoices' to also view/download a receipt.

Visas/Confirmation of Summer School Participation
Letters confirming participation in the conference (e.g. for the purpose of obtaining visas) will only be issued on request by email to the Events Team, once the participant has registered and paid in full and the 7 day cooling off period has passed.


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