Guidelines and Deadlines
Call for Panels and Papers
Final Academic Programme
Updates to the printed programme
The Academic Programme will be organised in the format of Sections and Panels, with each Section containing a variety of Panels in a given field. The conference provides space for researchers from various backgrounds – Political Science, History, Sociology, Law, Anthropology, Philosophy, Geography, Economics – to present and discuss cutting-edge research focused on the pressing questions of European integration.
Sections have already been organised and can be viewed on the Academic Programme. The process for submitting Panel and Paper proposals to a Section can be found on How to Participate.
Call for Panels (with Papers) and individual Papers
Deadline 8 January 2018 (midnight UK time)
Anyone wishing to propose a complete Panel with Papers, and those wanting to propose individual Papers can do so to a specific Section. Panels should include 4–5 Papers (Papers submitted as part of a Panel do not need to be resubmitted individually). Panel and Paper proposers do not need belong to an ECPR member institution, but they must hold a MyECPR account. Approved individually submitted Papers will be allocated to an appropriate Panel by the Section Chairs.
The process for submitting Panel and Paper proposals can be found on How to Participate.
The deadline to submit complete Panels (with Papers) and individual Paper proposals is 8 January (midnight UK time).
From 1 November, Section Chairs can view Panels and Papers being proposed to their Section, via their MyECPR account. From 9 January, Section Chairs may approve/decline/reserve Panel and Paper proposals in their Section. Section Chairs have until 31 January to finalise their Sections via their MyECPR account.
Section Chairs are expected to evaluate all Panel and individual Paper proposals in their Section; to allocate individual Paper proposals to Panels and, where appropriate, to form Panels out of individual Paper proposals. It is the Section Chairs' responsibility to allocate Chairs and Discussants for Panels in a Section.
When evaluating Panels and Papers, Section Chairs should consider the quality of the proposal and the fit with the Section theme.
From 1 February the Academic Convenors will review approved Panels and Papers to finalise the Academic Programme. The deadline for Academic Convenors to complete their review is 7 February.
The Academic Convenors may use their discretion to reallocate Panels and Papers to other Sections and Panels as required. Section Chairs may, therefore, be asked to accommodate new Panels in their Sections, and Panel Chairs may be asked to accommodate extra Papers within their Panels. Similarly, Section Chairs may also be asked to reduce the number of their Panels and rearrange their Papers accordingly.
Section Chairs, Panel Chairs, and Paper Presenters will be contacted with the Academic Convenors' decision mid-February. If your Panel or Paper has been marked as reserved, ECPR will contact you as soon as possible should a space become available in the programme. Unfortunately it is not possible to determine when this will be.
Final Academic Programme
The Academic Programme will be available on the ECPR website on 14 February and participants will be notified of the outcome of their proposal by this date. A full timetable will be published in late April.
Amendments to Section/Panel/Paper information must be sent to the Events Team by 15 March in order to be included in the printed programme.
Online registration opens on 14 February. Further details, including registration fees, will be on the ECPR website in due course; please check the cancellation policy. Participants attending and appearing in any capacity in the Academic Programme must register and pay before midnight UK time on 15 March. Registration and payment takes place through MyECPR. Anyone who has not registered and paid by this date will be withdrawn from the conference and replaced.
Updates to the printed programme
If you're unable to make the conference after your proposal has been approved or after you have registered, even if at the very last minute, it’s very important to tell us you can’t attend
. Panels can collapse without sufficient Papers to create a meaningful discussion, or a Chair/Discussant to lead it. Despite cancellation at short notice, Panel or Section Chairs can sometimes rearrange schedules to avoid disappointment. In the lead-up to and during the SGEU Conference, we maintain a constantly updated webpage to keep all participants aware of changes to the Academic Programme after the date on which the printed programme went to press. If you have an update, please email us
as soon as possible.
Approved Papers can be uploaded to the ECPR website via the Presenter's MyECPR account from 14 February. Only the person listed as Presenter can do this. Papers should be in PDF format, in English. To specify preferences and presentation times, contact your Panel Chair directly. Please upload or circulate your Paper to fellow panellists by 1 June so they have time to prepare comments and questions.
Please be aware that uploading your Paper via MyECPR constitutes agreement for ECPR to publish the Paper on its website.
Panels are scheduled in eight time slots between Wednesday 13 June and Friday 15 June 2018. Participants should ensure their availability for ALL eight time slots.
Visas are the responsibility of the individual. Find out more. Visa letters will be supplied on request only when we have received the registration fee in full and the 7-day cooling off period has passed.
Questions? Contact the Events Team.
This website is updated regularly with information about the academic and social programmes, registration, travel and accommodation.
We will also make regular announcements in e-bulletins; please subscribe to the 'Events' mailing list via your MyECPR account if you have not already done so.