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. 

To find out more, contact Marcia Taylor / +44 (0)1206 630045


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.

Change of date of Joint Sessions of Workshops in 2019 03/04/2018

Due to circumstances outside of our control we are having to change the dates of the Joint Sessions in 2019.

These will now be taking place from Monday 8 to Friday 12 April 2019.

Workshop proposal deadline today 01/02/2018

Please note the deadline for Workshop proposals for the 2019 Joint Sessions of Workshops is midnight UK time tonight.   If you have any questions, contact Marcia Taylor at

Deadline for Workshop proposals only one week away 25/01/2018

The deadline for proposing a Workshop for the Joint Sessions of Workshops at the Mons Campus of Université catholique de Louvain is approaching fast. These should be submitted through your MyECPR account by midnight UK time on Thursday 1 February.


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