ECPR Joint Sessions
University of Nicosia, Nicosia
10 - 15 April 2018

2018 Joint Sessions of Workshops, Nicosia

The ECPR’s Joint Sessions of Workshops have a unique format that makes them a leading forum for substantive discussion and collaboration between scholars of political science. They are now recognised as one of the major highlights of the world's political science calendar. In 2018, the Joint Sessions will take place at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.

Workshops are closed gatherings of 15-20 participants, which last for about five days, bringing together scholars from across the world and all career stages. Topics of discussion are precisely defined, and only scholars currently working in the Workshop's field, and with a Paper or research document for discussion, are invited to participate.  Participants may attend only one Workshop, and must stay for the duration of the event.  This format ensures intensive collaboration which often results not only in thorough critiques of the new research being presented, but in new research groups being formed to take that work forward.

The Joint Sessions of Workshops have been held in a different European city, at an ECPR Full-Member university, each spring since 1973. 

For further information please contact Marcia Taylor / +44 (0) 1206 630045.


Event fees

More information about the event fees will be available as soon as they are confirmed.

Propose your Workshop now 03/10/2016

Proposals for Workshops can now be submitted here.  Proposals must be submitted by midnight UK time on 1 February 2017.  Should you have any questions, contact

2018 Joint Sessions of Workshops - Updated Dates 15/09/2016

Due to differing Easter dates the Joint Sessions will now be taking place from 10-15 April 2018, rather than the previously stated dates.

Call for Workshop proposals - watch this space! 08/08/2016

The Call for Workshops for the 2018 Joint Sessions of Workshops in Nicosia will be circulated 1st October 2016.  Watch this space for more information!

2018 hosts confirmed 01/08/2016

We are pleased to confirm that the 2018 Joint Sessions of Workshops will be held at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus from 3-8 April 2018.

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