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Venue and location

Our 2020 General Conference takes place at the University of Innsbruck. Registration, the exhibition and all Panels will run throughout the event at the following three faculties:

  • Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitätstraße 15, 6020 Innsbruck
  • Theology Building, Karl-Rahnerplatz 1, A-6020
  • MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Universitätsstraße 15, 6020

Registration and the exhibition of books and software will run throughout the event and will be located on the ground and first floor of the Social Science Building.

Getting to Innsbruck

Innsbruck train station is centrally located for international rail travel. Most trains are operated by the National Rail Company Österreichische Bundesbahn (ÖBB). For more on train times, see The Trainline.

Munich → Innsbruck: 1 hour 45 minutes
Salzburg → Innsbruck: 1 hour 45 minutes
Trento → Innsbruck: 2 hours 40 minutes
Zurich → Innsbruck: 3.5 hours
Vienna → Innsbruck: 4 hours 15 minutes

Sleeper train: if you are travelling from further afield, you may also wish to take advantage of the Nightjet overnight train service, which connects Innsbruck with Cologne, Düsseldorf, Munich and Hamburg and offers a great option to travel in an environmentally friendly way. From 19 January 2020, the Nightjet is operating a new route between Innsbruck and Aachen, Liège and Brussels. Depending on where you live, you could also transport your car or motorbike on the Nightjet. 

Innsbruck airport, also known locally as Flughafen Kranebitten, is 2.5 miles from the city centre. It is served by carriers including Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Finnair, easyJet, flybe, KLM and British Airways.

Getting to and from Innsbruck airport (INN)

  • Bus: route F connects to Innsbruck main station. The journey takes about 20 minutes. Buses run approximately every 15 minutes
  • Taxi: there is a fixed fare and a taxi costs around €15 depending where you want to go in the city centre. Pick taxis up outside the arrivals hall
  • Car: Innsbruck airport is just off the A12, signposted Innsbruck West / Flughafen

Getting Around

Bus and trams are operated by IVB, for more detailed information visit the IVB website.

  • Tickets: single tickets can be purchased from the driver for €3 and for €2.40 from ticket machines. You can also buy 8-trip tickets in advance for €14.60 or a 24-hour ticket for €5.60 
  • Buses: operate regularly throughout the city - view details here
  • Trams: three routes, 1, 3 and 6, run roughly every 10 minutes: 

Number 1 Mühlauer Brücke → Bergisel / Tirol Panorama
Number 3 Amras → Peerhofsidelung / Technik West (near the University)
Number 6 (‘Innsbruck Mittelgebirgsbahn’) Igls Bahnhof → Bergisel


If you require childcare during the conference for children aged between six months and ten years, please contact by 30 June 2020.  Childcare can be requested on an hourly or daily basis and the costs will be covered by the University of Innsbruck. When submitting your request, please specify the age of the child and any special requirements (allergies, intolerance, special care, etc.). Cancellations must be reported as soon as possible. 

The childcare room will be located on ground floor of the main conference building. 

Disclaimer: ECPR cannot accept responsibility for the quality of childcare provided by third parties, nor for any accident or injury sustained by your child or children while under their care. All bookings with third parties are subject to the terms and conditions of that third party.


ECPR and the Local Organising Committee are committed to organising the General Conference 2020 as a 'green event'.

As part of this initiative, our goals are to:

  • Minimise the use of plastic
  • Adopt eco-friendly water supply solutions
  • Use regional and organic foods wherever possible
  • Print on demand only
  • Print the conference handbook on an 'opt-in' basis and on recycled paper 
  • Encourage eco friendly travel