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

The fees for the 2018 Joint Sessions of Workshops will be as follows:

ECPR Members €160
ECPR Student Members €80
Non-ECPR Members


Non-ECPR Students €450



Workshops now approved 28/04/2017

The Workshops that will be running in Nicosia have now been decided and can be found in the Academic Programme.  The online system for Paper proposals will open in August.  In the meantime, should you have any questions please contact Marcia Taylor.

Workshop proposals currently under evaluation 21/03/2017

The Workshop proposals for Nicosia are currently being evaluated.  All those who submitted proposals will be notified the outcome of their proposal by early May.

Tomorrow, Wednesday 1 February - final chance to propose a Workshop for the 2018 Joint Sessions of Workshops 31/01/2017

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

Reminder for Workshop Proposals - just under a month left to propose a Workshop for the 2018 Joint Sessions of Workshops in Nicosia 09/01/2017

There's just onder one month left to propose a Workshop for Nicosia.  They can be submitted here.  Ensure you are logged into your MyECPR account. 


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