ECPR Joint Sessions
Université catholique de Louvain, Mons, Belgium, UCL Mons
8 - 12 April 2019

2019 Joint Sessions of Workshops, Mons, Belgium

The unique format of our Joint Sessions makes them a leading forum for substantive discussion and collaboration for scholars from across the world, and at all stages of their career. In 2019, the Joint Sessions, which is now recognised as one of the major highlights of the world's political science calendar, takes place at the Mons campus of the Université catholique de Louvain in Mons, Belgium.

The five-day event consists of around 30 closed Workshops, each with 15–20 participants. Topics of discussion are precisely defined, and only scholars working in that particular field, with a Paper or research document for discussion, are invited to participate. Participants may attend only one Workshop, and must stay for the duration. Such intensive collaboration results in thorough critiques of the new research presented, and, often, in research groups being formed to take that work forward towards publication.

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

Registration fees

The fees for the 2019 Joint Sessions of Workshops are as follows:

Students from ECPR member institutions €88*
Students from non-member institutions €495*
Other participants from ECPR member institutions €175
Other participants from non-member institutions €750

*Students must send a valid copy of their student ID, a letter from their supervisor confirming they are a student at the time of the event, or a copy of their enrolment confirmation to the Events Team by midnight UK time on 31 January 2019.

For further information, contact the Events Team / +44 (0)1206 630045


Stein Rokkan Lecture 21/09/2018

We are pleased to announce that Professor Donatella Della Porta of Scuola Normale Superiore, where she is dean of the Department of Political and Social Sciences and Director of the PD program in Political Science and Sociology, will be giving the Stein Rokkan lecture in Mons on Tuesday 9 April. 

Paper proposals now open 01/08/2018

We are now welcoming Paper proposals to the Workshops in Mons  Please see the Academic Programme where you will find the link to be able to propose your Paper.  Should you have any queries don't hesitate to contact the event organiser, Marcia Taylor.

Look out for the Call for Papers - 1 August 2018 26/07/2018

Paper proposals for the Mons Joint Sessions of Workshops will be welcomed from Wednesday 1 August.   Look out for the link to propose a Paper.

Workshops for 2019 confirmed 17/04/2018

The evaluations of the Workshops have now been completed and the Academic Convenors have confirmed the Workshops that will run in Mons in 2019.  The list of approved Workhsops can now be found here.  There are 30 Workshops that will go ahead.

The system for Paper proposals will open on 1 August.  The deadline for Paper proposals will be 1 December 2018.


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