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Conference Registration Fee: All participants, including Section/Co-Section Chairs, Panel/Co-Panel Chairs, Discussants and Paper Presenters must register and pay the conference fee. The conference fee payment is due immediately after registration.

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 payment, 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 and before midnight UK time 31 March 2016 will receive a refund of 50% of the registration fee;
  • after 31 March 2016 will not receive 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 within 14 days of registering, otherwise registration will be cancelled and details removed from the conference programme.

Paper Presenters: All Paper Presenters must have paid the registration fee by 29 February at the latest. After this date Paper details for those who have not paid will be withdrawn from the conference programme and replaced with other Paper proposals.

Invoices: Can be found by logging into your MyECPR account and selecting 'My Invoices'.

Receipts: 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 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.

Withdrawal from the Conference: Participants who withdraw from the Conference should notify the Academic Convenors by email to as soon as possible.

Panel Cancellation/Merging: SGEU reserves the right to cancel or merge Panels and to move Papers to different Panels.

Certificates of Attendance: These will be issued after the conference on request to

MyECPR account:  The participant’s email address in MyECPR will be used for all correspondence about the event. Please make sure your details are correct and your institutional affiliation has been selected as this could affect your registration fee. If you have more than one MyECPR account, please let us know and we can merge them accordingly. Also note: the information in your MyECPR profile will be what is included in the conference programme and badges.


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