Guidelines and deadlines

Joint Sessions of Workshops format
Proposals process
Call for Workshops
Call for Papers
Final Academic Programme
Printed programme
Paper upload
Workshop schedule
Further information

Joint Sessions of Workshops format

The Academic Programme will be organised in the format of Workshops with Papers. Each Workshop will contain Papers selected by the Workshop's Directors. The programme will be very broad, with Workshops covering all the main areas of political science, including comparative politics, public policy and public administration, political theory, international relations and European studies.

Proposals process

There is a two-stage process for submitting proposals to the Academic Programme:

Call for Workshops 5October 2018 – 4 February 2019 (midnight UK time)
Call for Papers 1 August 2019 – 2 December 2019 (midnight UK time)

To find out how to submit Workshop and Paper proposals, see How to Participate.

Each Workshop should ideally have two Directors. Individuals may take part in only one Workshop.


Stage 1 Call for Workshops

Deadline 4 February 2019 (midnight UK time)

Anyone from a Full ECPR member institution may organise a Workshop as long as they haven't directed a Workshop in the two years previous. Co‑Directors may come from Full or Associate member institutions. Check your institution's membership status here.

All proposals to organise Workshops must be in English, and submitted online using the form on the ECPR website.

Before submitting the proposal, please note:

  • Only the proposed Workshop Director should submit a Workshop proposal
  • The proposed Workshop Director and Co-Director must both have a MyECPR profile (please create an account here if you do not already have one)
  • ECPR Standing Groups can endorse Workshop proposals but this does not guarantee approval
  • The submission process will be managed through MyECPR

Academic Convenors and Workshop Evaluators use the following criteria to evaluate Workshop proposals:

  • Quality of the proposal
  • Experience and competence of Section Chairs
  • Participation potential

All Workshop proposals must be submitted online by 4 February 2019. The Academic Convenors should accept or decline proposed Workshops no later than the end of April 2019

Proposers will be notified by ECPR of the outcome of their Workshop proposal in early May 2019. If you have not received notification by the end of May 2019, contact the Events Team.

Stage 2 Call for Papers

Deadline 2 December 2019 (midnight UK time)

The second stage of the process is open to anyone wishing to propose a Paper. Paper proposers do not need to belong to an ECPR member institution, but they must have a MyECPR profile. Only two Papers from scholars at non-member institutions will be accepted in each Workshop.

Find out more about the Paper submission process at How to Participate.

The deadline to submit Paper proposals is 2 December 2019 (midnight UK time).

From 1 August 2019, Workshop Directors can view Papers being proposed to their Workshop via their MyECPR account. From 3 December 2019 Workshop Directors can review proposals received and will begin to approve / decline / reserve Papers. Workshop Directors have until 13 January 2020 to finalise the Papers in their Workshops via MyECPR.

On 14 January 2020 Paper presenters will be emailed with the Workshop Directors' decision. If your Paper has been marked as reserved, ECPR will contact you if a space becomes available in the programme.


Final Academic Programme

The Academic Programme will appear on this website in early February 2020. A full Workshop schedule will be sent by the Workshop's Directors ahead of the event.

To ensure inclusion in the printed programme, amendments to Paper information (change of co-author, title etc) must be emailed to the Events Team by 17 February 2020.






Online registration opens on 14 January 2020. Further details, including registration fees, will be on the ECPR website in due course. Participants attending and appearing in any capacity in the Academic Programme must register and pay before midnight UK time on 31 January 2020. Registration and payment takes place through MyECPR. Anyone who has not registered and paid by this date will be withdrawn from the Workshops.


Printed programme

To receive a print copy of the programme, tick the box in the online registration form.

Updates to the printed programme

If your circumstances change and you cannot attend the event, despite having registered and paid, it’s very important to tell us you can’t attend, even at the very last minute, In the lead-up to, and during the Joint Sessions, we maintain a constantly updated webpage to keep all participants aware of changes to the Academic Programme after the date on which the print programme went to Press. If you have an update, email us as soon as possible.

Paper upload

Approved Papers can be uploaded to the ECPR website via the Presenter's MyECPR profile from 3 December 2019. Only the person listed as Presenter can do this. Papers should be in PDF file format, in English. To specify preferences and presentation times, contact your Panel Chair directly. Please upload or circulate your Paper to fellow Workshop attendees by 1 April 2020 so they have time to prepare comments and questions.

Uploading your Paper via MyECPR constitutes agreement for ECPR to publish the Paper on this website.

Workshop schedule

Schedules are determined by the Workshop's Directors but all start on Tuesday 14 April at 09:30 and conclude on Friday 17 April at 17:00. Participants should ensure their availability for THE WHOLE WORKSHOP.






Visas are the responsibility of the individual. Depending on the purpose of travel and your country of origin, different types of visas will apply. Enquire well in advance about entry regulations at the embassy or consulate in your home country. Visa letters will be supplied only when we have received your registration fee in full, and after the 7-day cooling off period. ECPR cannot offer any further advice on visas. 

Further information

Questions? Contact the Events Team.

This website is updated regularly with information about the academic and social programmes, registration, accommodation, etc.

We will also make regular announcements in e-bulletins. Please subscribe to the 'Events' mailing list via your MyECPR profile if you have not already done so.

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