2017 General Conference, Oslo

The 2017 General Conference will be held at the University of Oslo, which was founded in 1811 and was the first University in Norway.

The General Conference is the platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and the best thinking in the discipline, and is Europe's biggest gathering of political scientists. Attracting scholars throughout the world, and at all stages of their career, the conference covers the full range of political science. The Academic Programme will consist of lectures, Roundtables and themed Sections and Panels on topical subjects. Each Panel will include 4 – 5 Papers. The Programme will be very broad with Sections covering all the main areas of political science, political theory and international relations.

The key to a successful conference is teaming challenging academic content with a stimulating plenary timetable, which also includes social functions that facilitate effective networking. The General Conference does just this through roundtables, a plenary lecture and an interesting social programme. Oslo, with its world-class museums and galleries, fjords, forests, hills and lakes, also promises to be an exciting backdrop to the Conference.

For further information please contact the Events Team / +44 (0) 1206 630046



Event Fees

Conference fees include participation and conference packs.

ECPR Members                 €247.00

ECPR Student Members   €152.00*

Non-ECPR Members         €370.00

Non-ECPR Students          €228.00*

Please note all participants wishing to attend must pay a conference fee.

*Students must send a copy of their student card or a letter from their head of department to the Events Team by 17 May 2017. If you fail to do so by this date, you will be invoiced for the full conference fee.

Panel Chair/Discussant volunteers 08/04/2017

If you want to make the most of your time in Oslo, why not volunteer to be a Panel Chair and/or Discussant. Vacancies are listed here. Please email us if you're interested.

Registration now open 07/04/2017

All participants attending the conference must register and pay by midnight UK time on 17 May. You can register here. Fees are listed above, but make sure your MyECPR profile is up to date so you are charged the correct fee. If you're a student, remember to send us a copy of your student ID to prove you're eligible for the discounted rate.

💡 THINK: do you really need a printed programme? If you tend to plan your conference schedule online, please help us reduce waste by checking the 'opt out of receiving a printed programme' box when you complete your online registration form. ♻️ Thank you!

Proposal notifications sent - Academic Programme LIVE 06/04/2017

Confirmations emails were sent to all Panel and Paper proposers on Monday, so if you haven't received an email yet, check your junk/spam folders. If you still can't find anything, email us and we can resend the message. If you did submit a proposal, you should be able to see the status of it in your MyECPR account. The Academic Programme is now live, with 72 Panels, more than 460 Panels, and over 2,200 Papers - something for everyone.

Funding deadline approaching 04/04/2017

There is still time left to apply for funding to attend the General Conference. If you're a student from a full member institution and have had a Paper approved, apply here by 10 April.


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